I have to say, the people here are some of the nicest people we met on the island.
Our first time coming to Barnacles was on our first day. It was a rough start, and my parents were very skeptical. We weren't sure if this was going to be a pleasant vacation experience or a disaster "I can't wait to get home" situation... But the employees at Barnacles, specifically Val, gave us helpful hints and ideas to make our vacation a success. It was just my mom and I and we came on the way to the neighboring grocery store. We both got drinks (very refreshing) and Val advised us on the the what to do and how to do it. She recommended a few excursions and restaurants, as well as little tips... and her advice certainly paid off. Don't hesitate to start a conversation with any of the bartenders or workers. We were also told that Friday was rib night, the chef spent all Thursday preparing-- we simply had to reserve that night to return, with the entire family.
The ribs were very delicious, among some of the best we've had. Very tender and flavorful, and cooked right in front of you! Everybody enjoyed their meal, and there was a pleasant breeze from the water. However, Barnacles is certainly a casual place. Seating is limited, and some may find the breeze bothersome. It was also a bit buggy, and our food came at different times, and took a while. Regardless of the few issues, Barnacles is a place to come. Even if it's just for drinks or a rack of ribs. All their specials are fantastic, from seafood to (the famous) ribs. And say hi to the friendly mascot dog (: