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Lobster Alive

Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados
+1 246-435-0305
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (558 reviews)
“bisque” (17 reviews)
“crustaceans” (8 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados
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1 - 10 of 760 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well attentive staff, beautiful atmosphere and AMAZING food. Lobster Alive is the ideal place for fresh lobster and local cuisine at fantastic prices.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice grilled lobster tail with some spuds and salid - large lobster enough for two plenty of meat

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me begin by saying the music was good, the waitress, she was friendly, but the food OMG. we went around the dates of July 16-18 and she told us that it was not lobster season so you cannot choose your lobster, but that it...More

Thank chichi058
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lobsters are kept alive in tanks with fresh fed sea water pumped in dirctly from the sea ! pick which 1 you want and wait for the most amazing experience of your life

Thank lovells37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster alive is a lovely seafood restaurant where you actually get to pick your own lobster in the pool and then it's cooked in front of you. The food is pleasant and there is a small kids menu ish. Everybody in our party seemed to...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

WE loved this spot, right on the beach. The food was so fresh... you actually got to see the whole pool of lobsters at the restaurant where your meal is selected from. They also had the only Whispering Angel on the whole island... they must...More

Thank AnnieMiami
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to spend a sunday. Have a wonderful talented live jazz band. The lobsters not bad either. Always very busy, so book early.

Thank ellboyUk
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you want lobster from the tank then visit October to April, but we had lobster bisque and lobster thermidor and both were excellent. We ate there for lunch straight from the beach with 2 young children (7 and 2) and atmosphere was very casual...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and music. Fresh seafood, the staff was very friendly and the musicians made it a truly memorable meal.

Thank jpms2016
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It takes a lot for me to write a poor review, but I've given this considerable thought before doing so. My husband and two children (age 14 and 11) visited Lobster Alive just over a week ago to enjoy the jazz and some fantastic lobster....More

Thank Caroline S
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19 August 2017|
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Response from LittleTLondon | Reviewed this property |
To be sure why not email them directly. They are very prompt in replying and very helpful. If you have a Sunday in Barbados then I would recommend the Sunday jazz lunch. It is a great atmosphere.
7 June 2017|
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4 September 2016|
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Response from Samuel T | Property representative |
Apologies for the late response. The managers have been busy with jackhammers and sawdust for 4 months and have neglected their online duties. Things are finishing up now and we hope to announce our opening date shortly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 200
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 246-435-0305
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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.
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