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“Ok food,; Deceptive business practice”

Cathy's Ocean View Bar and Grill
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Frigate Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We were directed to Cathy's by our taxi driver after finding out the restaurant we planned to go to was closed tonight. The day before, we had walked along the beach where Cathy's and some other shacks/restaurants were located, and honestly we were turned off by the smell in the area and the disheveled shape all the shacks/restaurants were in. However, we went along w the recc since it seemed "local". The restaurant was very simplistic and cleanliness was questionable, but we tried not to think about that. The waitress recommended that both of us get combo plates to try out different entrees. Since that wasn't listed as an option on the menu, we specifically asked if the combo would be the higher price of the individual item and were told "yes". After a considerable but not unreasonable wait, our food came. No complaints there - portions were big and flavorful. The problem came when we went to pay our bill. Despite the menu pricing of $2 for beer, we were charged $3 for each beer. Our combo plates were $23 each instead of $17, which would have been the higher priced item of the combo. Even though these were not outrageous price differences, it was still surprising to see, as it was unexpected. When we brought this to the owner (Cathy)'s attention, she initially seemed flippant, asking if we wanted to pay nothing for the meal. We calmly explained that we're happy to support local business and we'll pay the amount on the bill, but just as a matter of principle the pricing should be accurate and clear. She then said the menu we looked at was an old one, but it turns out all of the menus were the same and not updated. Then she told us that the price of the beer went up during supper time, and that the combo price is never listed but should have been told to us by the waitress. Finally she said it was a misunderstanding. All in all I think the business practice is a bit shady as the prices are not transparent.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We dined here during our vacation. Between the two of us we had the BBQ chicken, Ribs and Shrimp. Our meals were fantastic. First sat outside but it began to rain. So we moved to seats that looked out onto the beach but under the cover of the roof. Yes, we will agree with other reviews that the service is slow. It makes me wonder if this is deliberate to allow the guests to enjoy the scenery, smell from the kitchen, etc. We just kept ordering more drinks. I am still thinking about the chicken, was quite good! Thanks!

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Thank Globalman2001
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you go to Saint Kitts and you don't try Cathy's, you'll be missing one of the best meals you'll probably have in your entire life. It has the allure of home-cooking and careless beach-themed decoration and the value of the warm treatment you get from the staff. Loved it!

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Thank Adriana P
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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

A good shack restaurant on the beach. It's an open air restaurant but can still get very hot and smoky inside. There are a couple of picnic tables outside for seating, too. The ribs were great but everything else was average. The service is super slow. The taxi driver warned us in advance so we were prepared. Not one of the top restaurants if you'll only be there a week.

Thank Terri S
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Toes in the sand, cold beer and amazing chicken. We were in heaven. The food is wonderful as is the view. Get their early so you can sit outside.

Thank SlakkMike
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