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“We left”

Cathy's Ocean View Bar and Grill
Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Frigate Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We left”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

I am not a picky person but I had to leave Cathy's. We had heard the food was good so we tried to go there. There was no more seating at the picnic tables outside and it was SO smoky inside from the kitchen I couldn't stand it and I couldn't stay. The menu was very small anyway.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Boonton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Extremely Reasonable”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Right down the strip from Shiggity Shack. Low prices, great rum, punches and a friendly staff. Local food is very good.

One negative menu is quite small and when we went half of it was unavailable. But if you want to experience what St Kitts is about this is the place

Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ok food,; Deceptive business practice”
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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Rosemary Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Ribs, and yes Slow Service”
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!

  • Visited July 2014
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Havana, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Incredibly Good!! Must Have!!”
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!

  • Visited June 2014
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