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“Return Visit”
Review of Lobster Alive

Lobster Alive
Ranked #5 of 112 Restaurants in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $200
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant initially began as a wholesale distributor for the island's hotels and restaurants. Cooked takeaway service was added; along with a friendly free beer while you wait. Shortly after that the health inspector demanded we go the whole way or "wholesale only". This was around 1998. Long time friend and fellow musician with the local VSOP Jazz band "Stu Jenkins" became the resident artist (designer) and we named the up coming restaurant "LOBSTER ALIVE and all that Jazz". We felt our way; with many of the usual restaurant mistakes. But it seems now, we have scored quite well with international critics, restaurant guide books; and our many repeat customers.
Tempe, Arizona
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162 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Return Visit”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Yes, it's expensive, probably too expensive, but been a couple of times and like it. Took reservation for Christmas Eve, it was very crowded, but service was good, food great. Jazz band playing that night was also good. Lobsters come by size and the small ones are a good size meal. Excellent wine list for the place. Crab back was also mighty fine. Both indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank William S
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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Kind of pricy”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

But the dinner show featuring large rats scurrying back and forth across the beach right in front of you is worth the price of admission... Well almost!

Lobster was prepared fine, if not somewhat over-priced.

They could/should lose the shady characters that hang out in their parking lot to shake you down for "vehicle protection" money... That set an unpleasant tone right from the start of our dinner visit!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank PCW54
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Left feeling conned and expensive for what you get.”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

First of all , I would like to say that I work in the food service area, so I do know what I am talking about.
We decided to go to Lobster alive after looking online for a great lobster restaurant.
I must say that the food there is very good
But, I must say to have the feeling of been mislead over the menu, when you order a lobster you get a half lobster, the is a piece of information at the top of the menus saying that the portion is a half and should be enough for a adult. It seems to me to solve any confusion to simply write half a lobster on the menu!?????
IE, Half a lobster with ...... For XX$
As for the service pretty poor and value for money well 325$ for two HALF small lobsters, 4 banks beers , 1 bottle of Evian water and instant coffee... For two
No, I must say I feel a little conned
And after eating it was nearly 21.00. And the staff began cleaning up all around us taking tables down and talking items off our table even though we had not finished, making us filled stressed to leave as THEY wanted to go home, very poor service minded staff, so we felt on wanted as customers.
On a plus....
Good band and good food
On a bad...
Expensive
Poor service
Felt conned over misleading menu

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Dag72
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Do not get illutionated by the great jazz band”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Just returned from a > 300 $ bill with just one Lobster, the service at the location is very very poor (unfortunately) get better waiter from the Restaurant Tapas for instance were we had dinner the last 2 days.
Same price but service 100 % and quality of food and ambiance is worth to visit.
Ladies at Lobster Alive need to learn to be more polite and 100 % service oriented in which restaurant does it happen while you still having dinner the tables next to you are cleaned up for shut down.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank D C
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Be careful with the bill!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We had an extra 20 percent added to our bill after we left the restaurant, this was on top of the existing service charge!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Mags2101
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