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Gertrudes Beach BAr

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Bar, Bahamian
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White bay, Jost Van Dyke
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Bend, Oregon
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554 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gertrudes was highly recommended to us by a long time Jost Van Dyke Traveler and it didn't disappoint. They make great drinks including an ahmazing Painkiller and have less crowds than other places on the beach. Worth a stop to compare and enjoy great service and lovely people.

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Houston, Texas
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop in for a Bushwacker and a gorgeous view of the ocean. Great drinks served with a smile. It is neat, clean and has free wifi. Can't beat that

Thank Bill F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Shrimp Roti by mistake, but SO glad I did. It was by far the best dish of our vacation. The juicy, plentiful shrimp accompanied by a nice curry sauce and whatever goodness they baked in there. It was incredible! I was also pleasantly surprised when I was told to make my own "painkiller" drink. Don't know why,... More 

Thank Bo L
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I spent 3 days on JVD and enjoyed lunch at Gertrude's each day. We liked the roti and fish burgers in particular. If you are lucky, Toya will be there and will provide you with excellent service. She is also very helpful with questions.

Thank John B
Denton, Texas
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be fair.. we did't eat or drink at Gertrudes We typically have 15-20 people on our vacations and many of them, including me, have special diet choices. Always we find chefs or cooks willing to make pasta with garlic and olive oil. Always. Each one of us will accept this and be happy. Most of the time the kitchen... More 

Thank Brendan1969
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past soggy dollar bar as it was manic - pleased we did as food here was first rate - chicken burger was tasty and well cooked and partners shrimp roti was packed full of shrimps - excellent value quick lunch! Not sure about the sign advertising magic mushrooms though?

Thank John H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Let's face it the venue is utterly stunning. A beautiful island bathed in sun, a fabulous beach with clear, warm water. Idyllic. There were a few cafe/ shacks to choose from and we decided on Gertrude's. There is a friendly easy going atmosphere made more so by the invitation to make your own drinks the most popular being a Pain... More 

Thank elaine d
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the beach shacks in the beautiful cove that you swim to. Nothing outstanding, but it's all about the friendly experience and the beautiful beach.

Thank stephanie m
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I felt compelled to review Gertrudes Beach Bar. I found everything so refreshing and different to the norm. Their service is spot on not too much but very attentive and friendly. Pour your own pain killers well wow how good is that up to you if you want a heavy or light rum mix - brilliant. I had their Chicken... More 

Thank AlcesterAlex
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

To call it a fish burger is a crime! It is the best fish sandwich I have ever had. A whole large piece of Mahi Mahi expertly seasoned on a fresh roll with lettuce and tomato. I had it several times while staying on Yost. The chicken roti was excellent as well. The make your own Pain Killers is an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Bar, Bahamian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White bay, Jost Van Dyke
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Jost Van Dyke
  • Phone Number: 12844959104

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