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Sandra's Beach shop Bar and Grill

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$5 - $25
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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great both times that we went there and the drinks are professionally made in the Caribbean strong. Natalie was our server and was great!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family and friends gathering for lunch while on vacation We enjoyed our meal, the food was great thumb up for the snapper fish, couple of us had the snapper meal. We gave it a 10+ Can’t forget about the drinks🍹🍹❤️ Our waiter Natalie was the...best. Thanks for serving us.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022

Rented chairs/umbrella and had beers. Can't comment on the food. Staff were friendly when we ha questions about the bus stop. 30$ USD for 6 beers, chairs and umbrella. They have a bathroom as well and wifi. Good music playing. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

It’s hard to not love this place. It’s in a great location on the beach, with great music. The food is fantastic, and it has cold Corona! My only issue is the guy that runs the place is nice to the guests, but not to...those that work for him. Having spent years in the restaurant and bar business back in the day, I notice things other don’t. Our server had to wait for him to stop talking to a girl before she could get our beers. Everything runs through him. He is constantly yelling at them. They always serve on the left, and clear glasses and plates quickly. When they fail to do it as his speed, they get dressed down in public. I totally appreciate to service aspect, but he’s doing the right thing wrong. At the end of the day, the staff is not having fun, which totally takes a place that is almost perfect in price, quality and locations and kills the vibe. The vibe starts with your staff. If the staff gets to a point where they enjoy working there, you have a winner. Hands down, this is a five in my book if the owner was a good leader.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

It’s not advisable to go here when you’re hungry as you’d be waiting 1.5hr to get your food and worst of all ( after the ridiculous prices) are the taste of the meal!! Disgusting, the shrimp was as if was just defrosted and cooked and...my friend that ordered a pink salmon. I truly felt it for her as that fish was as if they dipped it in the ocean before serving. (Salty asf!!) Eat at your own risk.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022

Here we have a beach bar and restaurant under tent or tarp, in which one can acquire a meal, and/or drinks...but the helter skelter views of the customers by staff and Sandra tend to sort of get in the way of calling it "best experience...ever". Here's the thing, its the Caribbean. Examining the bill, presented in US dollars and/or Eastern Caribbean dollars, then negotiating which currency you are using...well. I figure if your in a land that uses a currency such as Gilders or EC dollars, calculate it all in that. not your US or "home money" anyway. Sandra's. Staff tend to be marginally untrained, in terms of customer service. Nice people, but having that Caribbean mind-set that prevents quick and eager service to the customer waiting for a drink order. It was the only bar on the beach till now. it is to be seen if Sandra keeps pace with the new pop up. And I plan to check it out. Foods good. Did i say?More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed August 29, 2022

We ordered a couple of rotis and some drinks. The bill came back at a whopping $89. The cost of the roti's were not included on the menu. Eat here at the cost of your wallet!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

Great location, fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Located on the beach it makes for a great location for drinks and food during the day, or stay and watch the sun set.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

great food and cocktails, and good value, perfect location on a stunning beach Lucky to have stayed near this place

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

Spent a lot of time here during our stay at Jolly Harbour. Lots of cocktails at a good price and very friendly staff, even got marshmallows to toast on the Saturday night bonfire 😃. Food wise, a good range of local food, the Sandra Burger...had a great combination of jerk beef patty, chicken and plantain which, with a good dash of hot pepper sauce, created a burger with a proper carribean twist.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

Visited here a number of times on our recent visit. Located right on Jolly harbour beach Sandras serves fab cocktails and tasty food! We had lunch a few times , the menu is quite extensive and sometimes there can be a wait for the food,...but you can always walk along the beach or dip your toes in the sea whilst you wait! The staff we dealt with were all very friendly and helpful. You can also rent beach chairs and umbrellas from the guys on the beach if you want $30 for 2 chairs an umbrella and a bucket of 6 local beers ,what more could you want?! Sandras also has evening entertainment most evenings, we went for dinner one evening and there was a band playing, however it rained so we were the only ones enjoying the music!! I would highly recommend Sandras!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022

This was our local bar when we stayed nearby. In 11 days I think we were here all but one day, either for drinks or food…or both! The bar is well run by Andine, with the fantastic assistance of Tash, Rayanna, and Daryn. I’m so...sorry but I have forgotten the name of the fourth young lady! The drinks are reasonably priced, and there is a happy hour too! The food was freshly cooked and of a very high standard. We were always treated with a warm welcome and a friendly smile. Great people, great atmosphere and great service. Highly recommended! Thanks from Rich, Emma, Graham and SueMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

Food was fantastic, we had a medium Snapper and the Deep Fried Shrimp. Was the best meal of our vacation. Service was great, the staff very friendly. We got caught in a squall which added to the whole experience. :-) Two meals with two beer...each and the tab was $94 USD (with tip) which is a little expensive for lunch but it was worth the expense.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

Right on the beach with good food and very reasonable prices in both EC and USD. Cash only under $20 (USD). My plantain burger and guava margarita were great! Special shoutout to Kem who was my server and was so friendly, welcoming, and professional -...so much so that I made a point of going back my last night! Fun, beachy, delicious experience all around and a great spot if you're staying in Jolly Harbour.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

We were staying close by in Jolly Harbour and during our three week stay came here most evenings.It’s situated right on Jolly Beach and the perfect spot for a sundowner.The service although a bit hit and miss at times was very friendly and we were...soon made to feel like regulars.Although we ate here a couple of times we wouldn’t go here specifically for the food but for a relaxed,sand in your toes,beach bar it’s hard to beat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Yes it's not too far.
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South of jolly harbor
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Apologies when I said resort. You can call and or arrange local cabs.
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Sandra's Beach shop Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4