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Caribbean, Seafood, Fast Food
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off the main path is this secret thst seems to be local favorite ... no place to sit, no washrooms, this is a true to go place. Fish sandwich is excellent. We ordered with hot sauce and only complaint is it needed a bit more...spice. But check it out for a to go lunch onthe beach.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

This place serves one of the best fish sandwiches on the island. It is a favorite among locals and rightly so!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

My wife and I have visited Bermuda several times and had been aware of Art Mel's for a long time. The trouble is, this place isn't in the middle of Hamilton. It's on the outskirts and not easy to get to, except by car. Well,...if you know Bermuda, the primary modes of transportation for tourists, like us, are the public methods (bus, ferry or taxi). You can rent scooters too, but I'm not fond of taking my life into my own hands. Now, we're seasoned bus and ferry users, but the cost of a taxi in Bermuda is too high to satisfy our curiosity. For while I love seafood, my wife doesn't. Spending a bunch on a taxi to a fish sandwich place that only one of can enjoy wasn't worth the expense. I've had the excellent fish sandwich at Wahoo's in St George, because we were able to take the ferry. That all said, we tried a new form of transportation on our last visit in 2019 (pre-Covid), the electric cars! We rented one for two of the three days our ship was docked at the Dockyard and finally got to Art Mel's! Its a GREAT fish sandwich! The place is a hole in the wall, with zero interior and exterior seating for dining. Basically, you place your order and take it somewhere else to eat. Just don't try to eat the sandwich without help, especially on a hot day! That was my mistake. Once we got our food (the signature fish sandwich for me, chicken tenders & fries for my wife and a couple of cans of soda), we hopped back in our little electric car and drove over to Ft Hamilton to find a picnic table. It was a lovely, HOT day. Given the heat of the day, I was barely able to finish half the sandwich during our little picnic. I wrapped the rest up and eventually finished the whole thing before we got back to the Dockyard, but, I was stuffed and passed on dinner that night. So, was Art Mel's worth it? yes, but you'll need to have an easy way to get to the place and either have a huge appetite or someone to share the sandwich.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

This place is a must for a visit to Bermuda. Hamilton has fine-dining restaurants that are world-class and offer some local dishes, but a sandwich from Art Mel’s stands out because it’s so good and so uniquely Bermudian. It’s cash only and currently take-out only....It’s also difficult to find, even with GPS, because it requires a handful of turns on unmarked streets off a main road.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

You would think that all of these outrageously positive reviews would have to be more hype than reality...WRONG!! We visited Bermuda early September once they opened for Covid travel and our lunch from Art Mel's was nothing short of life changing. It's a HUGE sandwich,...but every bite is more delicious than the prior. Note that you can't eat there, so best bet is to take a taxi and have them wait for you as you order and take the food back to your hotel to enjoy it! This is a MUST for any visit to Bermuda!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

Soooo freaking good. Huge fried fish sandwich. Fresh inch thick soft raisin bread. Fish perfectly fried - not oily. Just the right amount of sweetness from the raisin bread and slaw. YUMMY! Enjoy

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 5, 2020

I understand that Art Mel's has excellent fried chicken. I've never had it and never plan to... Because their fish sandwich is a gift bestowed upon all mankind by the gods of deep-fried deliciousness. A visit to Art Mel's is no mere fast food run......It is a religious pilgrimage to a divine site of reverence and awe. The sandwich is immense in size, perfectly seasoned, and as ingrained in the fabric of Bermuda culture as the pink sands and azure seas themselves. To pass on the opportunity to visit Art Mel's is not only a mistake, but calls into question the very content of your character.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2020 via mobile

Huge sandwich but great meal!! The raised bread was great! Got the full bermudian meal enough for 2!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

This was always at the top of every Bermudian fish sandwich list so of course it was a must. The hype is real though, and I can happily confirm that it is as delicious as I'd hoped it would be. I would recommend that everyone...learn from my mistake though, and don't make your fiancee walk there from the Hamilton bus terminal in the dark after a long day. She won't be happy lol. Having said that, you'll be happy if you've burned a few calories on the journey to get your sandwich as it truly is a monster. Visited Feb 14, 2020More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

For many years Art Mel's set the standard for a Bermuda Fish Sandwich. They still make a great one, and if you're brave go for it! If your braver, try their own self concocted hot sauce. MMmmm.... A bag of french fries, and a fish...sandwich is good for two for lunch. And if you're not a fish fan, their friend chicken is yumm too.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

this is a take away joint in the " Back o town"...great for an introduction to the Bermuda fish sandwich...get yours with the works on raisen bread..a bit messy...huge and really suited for 2 people..get s drink..take a taxi up for your sandwich and come...back to town and enjoy it at barrs bay park or someplace nice to sit in townMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

The best fish sandwich we have had. The wahoo fish was fresh and flaky and flavored just right. The traditional raisin bread paired well with the fish and slaw and the sauce. The portion size is so big that one sandwich is enough to share...for two people.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

Best fish sandwich I’ve ever had and the combination of fish and raisin bread is amazing. The sandwich is huge. The owner and her son are very friendly. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Greatest sandwich. HUGE. fresh fried fish heaven. It’s a trip but it’s worth it. Crispy fish and slaw layered generously between two giant pieces of raisin toast. Fries and bottles of ginger beer were the perfect accompaniment after a long morning walking and snorkeling all...over the island. Incredibly beautiful place Bermuda and the island was filled with great people.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

This place is a bit tough to find and I don't recommend walking as it's a long uphill hike but it is totally worth it. This place has the absolute best fish sandwich in town that can be split between two people with a side...added on. Go traditional and get it on the raisin bread. I know that sounds weird but trust me it's really good. This place has basically no seating so plan on getting food to go and taking it somewhere. We hopped a cab to a nearby beach and had a little picnic and then went for a swim in a beautiful cove. This is one of the best and cheapest meals you will get in town,More

Date of visit: August 2019
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No it's quite far into the back of town. There is no sitting area. This is basically a take out restaurant. My suggestion in order to get a feel for how some of the locals live, (Bermuda is not all mansions and pools), I... More
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5