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Karel's Beach Bar & Watersports

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Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8434
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Maasmechelen, Belgium
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful place to enjoy a cold drink in Bonaire's hot climate. Situated on a kind of pier or jetty on top of emerald blue water with colourful fish swimming underneath.

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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to eat overlooking the deep blue sea!!! This place has great food and prices are good....

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just left this restaurant without being served. There were at least 10 empty tables but the manager said he could not attend because he was with many customers. How can you be so incompetent? Terrible service.

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100 Mile House, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a cool place to rest from shopping and have refreshment. This place filled the requirement plus my husband got to try Iguana soup & goat stew! I just had a great burger & fries!

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Loveland
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some time to kill before our flight out. Stopped in here to escape the heat and decided to get lunch. It was my wife's birthday and we did a celebration toast. Food was really good. Good cheeseburger, chicken dish and goat stew. The waitress surprised us by bringing a cupcake with a candle. Very classy and nice touch by... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During a cruise stop, we visited Karel's main restaurant. The location is across the street from Karen's Beach Bar. The wifi did not work with our Android phones, but it was OK with our IPad. It's curious that their Amstel beer at $2 was less than a bottle of ordinary water at $2.50 . We tried their fried Calamari as... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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522 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant at the dock with 2 buildings. One is a beach bar seating on the ocean water and across the street is a full restaurant with inside and outside seating. See pictures. Tried the iguana soup Clean and fast service. Accepts credit card.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karel's Beach Bar & Watersports firstly has got a quite unique location with a pier lookout upon the ocean in Kralendijk . Service is great, food is super !

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Thank Danny d
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We originally went to Karel's for coffee, left and walked around town, then returned after finding nothing was open (a holiday). My husband had the Iguana Soup, which he had been wanting to try. He said it was great. My 5 year old daughter had the Conch Chowder and says it was the "best soup of her life." I did... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Our group sat at the bar out on the pier and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Prices were very fair, given the location and we certainly appreciated the view! Service seemed a little slow, but was very friendly. No complaints here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaya N. E Craane, 18, Kralendijk, Bonaire
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bonaire  >  Kralendijk
  • Phone Number: +599 717 8434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?