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Uncle Ernie's

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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Shoal Bay Road | Shoal Bay East, Shoal Bay Village 5103, Anguilla
+1 264-497-3907
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering food quality in relation to price uncle Ernie's is easily the winner on Shoal Bay East. On two occasions I had three perfectly grilled fresh crayfish (langoustines) for $25. It's $32 if you get it with salad but that's quite unnecessary and they don't mind if you ask them to leave it out. A very generous portion of perfectly... More 

2 Thank leonard l
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad beach spot for an informal lunch. I had a fish grilled sandwich w fries and it was served quite plain - no sauce or anything. I asked for their creole sauce to put on top and this gave it some flavor. If you are on the beach and want a quick casual lunch then stop here. It... More 

1 Thank peterdaisy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was wonderful! From the moment we pulled in, needed to park, rented beach chairs and got escorted to the best beach chair location, it was all wonderful service from the guys at Uncle Ernie's! We took a day trip from St Martin on the ferry and ended up staying at Shoal Bay the whole day! It is the... More 

2 Thank Island_Soul_Annie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

My spouse and I decided to amble up shoal bay for a snack at uncle earnies from Zemi beach hotel. We shared a fish pocket and a side of rice and peas plus two rum punches. The service was laid back and friendly. The waitstaff took our orders promptly and the food and bevies were delivered fast and with a... More 

1 Thank Happytravellerme
Wheatland, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is a cute beach grill/bar. The food is good and the beer is cold but the view is beautiful. You can get in the 3 S's. Surf, sand, and sun.

2 Thank Cindy W
Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Our kids ate here while we indulged in amazing seafood at the restaurant next door. Food was good, simple and inexpensive which was a great solution for a family with different tastes.

1 Thank Queen_Marg0t
Cornelius, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice spot at the end of the road at Shoal Bay East. Don't be put off by the guys in the parking lot assisting you. They will take you down to the beach and set your chairs up if you are hanging out for awhile. Food was ok but is considerably cheaper than the place next door. And caution about... More 

1 Thank Brian W
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Since uncle ernie died this place has only been ok..it can take forever to get your food... But drinks are good and served quick

1 Thank Voldar15
Englishtown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Day trip to Anguilla and Shoal's Bay. Taxi dropped us off right next to Uncle Ernie's where we walked directly onto the white sandy beach and rented 2 chairs and an umbrella. After a couple of beers, we ordered a chicken wrap and a seafood wrap from Uncle Ernie's. AMAZING! Creole flavor, tender and delicious. Best wraps ever! We highly... More 

1 Thank ghmonroe
Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We spent about half a day enjoying the drinks, food and beach here. it was one of the best days of our week. The beach is incredible, there is snorkeling close to shore, and the food is excellent. The painkillers were some of the best I have ever had. I wish we could have spent more time here!

2 Thank Rowan813

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shoal Bay Road | Shoal Bay East, Shoal Bay Village 5103, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  Shoal Bay Village
  • Phone Number: +1 264-497-3907
Uncle Ernie's Shoal Bay Beach Bar is one of the best known eateries in Anguilla. It is proudly situated at the end of the main road to Shoal Bay East Beach; One of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Caribbean and the most popular in Anguilla. The bar was opened in 1984 by the late Ernest Benjamin Harrigan affectionately known to most everyone on the island as 'Uncle Ernie'. It remains a family affair owned now by his daughters Eileen and Icilma and his nephew Franklin. Its an unpretentious bar, relaxed and informal and boasts bargain prices that ensure value for money without compromising on quality.

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