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Shell's Double Decker Fish & Chips

Valley Rd | West Coast Village, Opposite Sugar Ridge Hotel adjacent to Jolly Harbour, Jolly Harbour 00000, Antigua
+1 268-776-0098
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushy peas” (31 reviews)
“shrimp” (19 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
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Seafood, British
Valley Rd | West Coast Village, Opposite Sugar Ridge Hotel adjacent to Jolly Harbour, Jolly Harbour 00000, Antigua
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to give this place a try and were so pleased we did. It's charm is that its basic but we sat under cover outside the bus and listened to the rain pouring down and as we had put on plenty of mozzie repellent we...More

Thank 4141alian
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited one evening after a few aborted attempts. The food was OK with a very nice welcome but not as good as I assume it was when they had home made chips rather than the frozen ones that we got. Go anyway as this...More

Thank chriski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems odd to eat English fish n chips in the Caribbean but it works.We didn't use the Bus but had a table by the kitchen.Very clean and the fish was freshly cooked and the batter is nice and light. Had a couple of drinks while...More

Thank JonpatHants_
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a couple of times while staying in a villa just opposite. Like everywhere in Antigua it is very expensive compared to UK prices, but the food is freshly cooked and good quality, and the service friendly. We were staying in low season and...More

Thank RMP1960g
Reviewed June 16, 2017

I never thought the best fish and chips I would have to date would be served on a double decker bus on the side of a road in Antigua but there you go! The fish and chips here was delicious, cooked to perfection! Takes about...More

1  Thank TheRealJimmyB
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Shells fish n chips is a must when in Antigua, especially when in Jolly harbour (as its only 2 mins drive from there). Perry is a fantastic host and cook. The food is just like English fish n chips and Perry or his music will...More

Thank Tracie2810
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Great food! Light and crispy batter and great flavour! Great service and really friendly! I got the fish and chips and my mom got the coconut shrimp. Both were good, but I prefered the fish. My mom says best tartar sauve she has ever had!

1  Thank Brianna H
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Nice setting by a London Double decker bus. Menu is "fish n chips" but can get sausages in batter and also serves children's portions. Have now been converted to mushy peas. The chips are hand cut idaho potatoes no frozen ones here and the batter...More

1  Thank susiep222
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Was expecting something really great seeing all the reviews. I wouldn't call our meal bad. It was just what it is. Fish N Chips. Nothing unique and very ordinary. Wish it was less oily though. Frankly, we were disappointed with all the places we tried...More

Thank kitsVA
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Eat here! You will thoroughly enjoy the F&C. My wife flies to London often and stated the F&C is better at Shells than anyplace in London!

Thank lmmk1234
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April 11, 2017|
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Response from laughingtraveller | Reviewed this property |
We paid in EC$, but like everywhere else on the Island they will take US$. Any change will be in EC$
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $19
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valley Rd | West Coast Village, Opposite Sugar Ridge Hotel adjacent to Jolly Harbour, Jolly Harbour 00000, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Mary Parish  >  Jolly Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 268-776-0098
LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY FROM 8.00 A bright red original 1959 London Double Decker bus. Located next to Sugar Ridge Hotel and just a 5 minutes walk from Jolly Harbour this icon is impossible to miss. The bus has been completely renovated and provides seating for 40 guests. We did our best to maintain the historic integrity of this British classic. Or sit outside enjoying the breeze in our lush tropical garden. Delicious fish, crispy chunky chips, homemade mushy peas and tartar sauce and finally some pickles give you the classic fish & chips experience. Beyond that we serve shrimp for those who are less into fish we are happy to offer succulent sausages and rotisserie chicken with any of our side dishes.
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