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American, Bar, Fast Food, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to stop in just knowing the history, and with a song rumored to be written about their cheeseburger and to see what the hype is about. Personally thought it was just okay, coming from the US its easy to get a good burger. But...I will say having eaten a lot of fancy foods over the last week it was nice to have a classic burger. Patty is very thin but the taste is good. They open for serving food about 1130 and was busy but not overly crowded. I also had the poutine but didnt taste like the classic was more of fries with a BBQ like gravy/sauce and shredded fiesta cheese. Good but not what I was hoping for. They had a bar but it was a separate tab which made it slightly difficult as the bar had a minimum of 20 euro for using a credit card. We just wanted a quick beer for lunch that were a reasonable 5-7 euro each so meeting the minimum would have been tough as the food doesnt count toward that as you pay separate. Not a complaint more so a tip for people coming, bring cash if you want drinks, or be ready to have more than one which is not necessarily a bad thing. The bad was there were A LOT of flies all over the place, not sure if it was due to the heat, the general smell of the food, or the tables but as soon as we ate I was happy to leave as there were that many flies. Overall I would go back to have a break from the high end food for a classic burger.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed April 18, 2022

Stopped at this crowded bar, around since the 1950’s. It’s colourful, distinctive décor is eye catching. I enjoyed people watching too in the crowded patio area, full of a collection of revelers enjoying their leisure time. Service was good despite how busy it was. I...enjoyed a couple of brews sitting in the sun. It is in a really good location just off the main harbour. Hard to miss...More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 9, 2022

We were in St Barths this week for our second trip. Our previous experiences have all been so positive, making this island our favorite place in the world. We had been to Le Select during our last visit. This time, we unfortunately encountered Francis Payne,...the bartender with an aggressive attitude. When we arrived, my wife asked Francis Payne for the food menu. His response was extremely rude, informing her to order food outside and then turned his back on her. After ordering burgers, I returned to the bar with my credit card in hand and ordered 2 cokes from him at the bar. He announced that it would be 7 Euros, and then he noticed my credit card, to which he snapped "20 Euro minimum". I inquired why he had not informed me in advance that there was a minimum, as we had no cash. His response was word for word, "Why did you not tell me you wanted to f@#king pay with a card?", at which point he took both cokes and threw the cokes violently into the sink. I was simply stunned. Never in all my years of traveling have I witnessed such a rude person. Any normal person would have discussed what options I had to pay, such as suggesting the closest ATM. However, his response was one of pure hatred towards Americans. C'est la Vie!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed August 25, 2021

I have to say the recent experience at Le Select was exceptional. The barman made sure everyone entering wore a face mask, and even supplied one to one gent who didn't have one. This was the most Covid secure bar or restaurant we visited on...this trip and I felt very safe there so had a nice time. A glass of white wine was 3 EUR and a bottle of Carib was 3.50 EURMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021

It took us a few years to try this gem, but we go back multiple times per trip now. Yes its cheap eats, but the quality of the food is actually very good.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2021

You can't visit Saint Barts and not visit Le Select ! During the day it has a very friendly atmosphere, always busy with locals and families. At night, more of a hangout spot for drinks and snacks. The staff are absolutely fantastic! Yoyo, Jeff, Renault,...Alex, Soledad, Francis and Garri make you feel like part of the family! My favourite place in the world!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 27, 2020

This is just a cool place with a lot of history and we go once for lunch every time we are on st. Barths. Yes the cheeseburgers are average, you have to order at the counter, and the only "service" is bar service but it...is a classic place with the most reasonably priced food on the island. A must do!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020

Can't beat the prices for st Bart. Basically dive bar menu but a classic atmosphere. Definate stop. In middle of gustavia

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

I feel like a trip to St. Barts without a visit to Le Select is a tragedy! A great place to hang and enjoy some cold Red Stripes and Cheeseburger(in Paradise) and some fries. The atmosphere is very festive and plenty of good people watching...and activity in the area. This is a great place to Chillax!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

This place has been here forever. Our first trip here was in 1979. Saw Jimmy Buffet eating burgers. The place is no big shakes - don't expect a fancy joint. Burgers are good, But it is a must do in the afternoon.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Great simple fast burger! I got the bacon cheeseburger which had a generous amount of bacon and nice melted cheese on a toasted bun. It satisfied my craving and can’t beat the price. Also enjoyed a tequila sunrise which was blissful. Great stop.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 29, 2019

Underneath the sign is the above saying. It does seem as if that is the attitude here as well. It was so hot that breathing was uncomfortable but the beer is cold. Just what you want if you have been walking around the area.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2019

It is what it is... a Dive bar. Easy to get beers which are not always easy to come by on the island. Husband ordered a cheeseburger which was good but not great. They did make me a grilled cheese which was not on the...menu (essentially they gave me a bacon cheeseburger with no meat).More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2019

If you believe the New York Times travel article about St. Barths, Le Select is THE place for the ultimate cheeseburger in paradise. But after sampling one, I understand why Jimmy Buffet rejects the rumor his famous song was based on a dining experience here....If it were, us Parrotheads would be singing, "...good god almighty, which way do I steer to a...CHEAPburger in paradise." You get what you pay for. A 4.5 Euro burger on this expensive island is a 4.5 Euro burger, not a low price for a great bargain. If you're looking for a great burger, head across the street, pony up about 20 Euro at Le Bar, and enjoy! Also, please note: if you go to the bar at Le Select, before ordering or asking questions, engage the bartender in some small banter about his well-being, family and every day life. Doing so otherwise may result in a tongue lashing for being a pushy tourist.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019

This was our third time in St. Barts, but our first time at Le Select. My husband and I stopped here for lunch yesterday. There was a cruise ship in so the restaurant was crowded, but we still found a seat. We had fun people...watching and drinking cocktails. For lunch, my husband had a bacon cheeseburger and I had the fish burger. Both were good enough - not great - but that’s what’s to be expected. The restaurant describes itself as a snack bar. If you’re looking for a low-key burger place, this place works well.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Le Select offers takeout services.

Le Select is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4