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“Not bad, not bad at all!”

Gertrudes Beach BAr
Ranked #13 of 24 Restaurants in Jost Van Dyke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Redondo Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not bad, not bad at all!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I expected a lot less from a beach bar. I expected even less when we waited forever for our food. But the food was quite good. Plus we were waiting on a beautiful beach.
My fried chicken wings were nicely seasoned, crispy, and fresh out of the fryer. The burger had a pretty thick patty that actually covered the bun, and the roti was stuffed full of pieces of perfectly seasoned, spicy tofu.
I can't begin to tell you what makes a perfect painkiller, but Gertrude's blends a tasty one. I know it's supposed to be on the rocks instead of frozen, but believe me, you won't care after a couple sips.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Mango Daiquery Madness”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Gertrude's will numb your senses with her Brugal Rum made Big Mango Daiquieries. Burgers are hugh. Chicken wings are the best.

Visited March 2013
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Pasadena MD
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Go to Gertrude's when you visit Soggy Dollar!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We visited White Bay on a sailing charter with 8 friends. All the research says go to "Soggy Dollar Bar" -- an we did. And that's where we discovered Gertrude's -- the best bar on White's Bay! There is a chain of beach bars with trinket stores which starts with Soggy Dollar and goes along the beach line. Gertrude's is next to Soggy Dollar and although we started out by sitting by Soggy Dollar, we went to Gertrude's for drinks and lunch. At Gertrude's you choose what size drink you want, they pour the mixer and then hand you the bottle of alcohol to put in what you want! We all had burgers for lunch which were big and typical bar food but good. Some others we didn't eat with said the roti was great. And the best part was the service! Friendly and efficient...something you don't get a lot of on the islands.....so- visit Soggy Dollar but eat and drink at Gertrude's!

  • Visited March 2013
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NB, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amusing Bar Service”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were craving a burger and Gertrudes didn't disappoint...large and filling. But the real fun is when you order a mixed drink. There are just two sizes for every mixed drink...$7 and $10. You tell them what you want ie. rum & coke...they give you a glass filled with ice, a bottle of rum with no limit on how much you can take, and offer a bit of coke for a top-up. Same goes for Painkillers. Very strange and delightfully laid back.

Visited March 2013
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Vt
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Smart alternative to the SD”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Good food, DIY drinks, fair prices, no crowds and a nice staff make this place a far better value than the over-rated SD next door, which has become more of a merchandising operation than a beach bar.

Visited March 2013
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