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Lobster Alive

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Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados
+1 246-435-0305
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12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband really wanted to try this restaurant out after passing by it. I like seafood but never really liked lobster; thought I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did. The restaurant is quaint with a beautiful view, nice jazz music, servers were friendly and attentive. The menu doesn't have a variety of options but they did offer... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told to try it out and did, on the beach, live music, good service and excellent lobsters, over ordered but brought to the hotel and finished next day. A little pricey but you get a lot of food and it is lobster!! Would definitely go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem this restaurant on the main road in Carlisle bay arrived with no reservation but found us s table off the beach but with a great view of the ocean had a 3lb lobster for two it was beautiful great service had white wine but a bit warm need to keep while wine cold second bottle was cold.... More 

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mt. kisco, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time in nine years of eating here, I was greatly disappointed. Instead of flavorful and tender, the lobster was over cooked and tough. Service was poor for a slow Wednesday night.Expensive disappointment!

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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on a cruise and docked in Bridgetown on my birthday. We'd pre-booked a table so strolled along to the restaurant and arrived just as they were opening. Great service, great food. Recommended.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for Terry Great guy and Excellent service Service was great , Relaxing on the beautifull beach very friendly not expensive a Must go place

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to Lobsters Alive for several years now during our annual holiday in Barbados. It's usually one of the culinary highlights of our trip. On this occasion eight of us (four couples) booked a table on the beach and were thrilled to find that a jazz quartet was playing live for our entertainment. Although the service was rather... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for first time with friends for lunch. We all had blackened catch of the day which was really a terrible quality fish. The restaurant while in the beach has a bad smell of fish and not the most pleasant atmosphere. Can't recommend or will we ever return.

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Lobster Alive having visited many times on previous trips to Barbados. The food was excellent once again, however we did notice a very high spike in the prices this year may be due to the weak £ to the $.The service was a little slow but in such a relaxed atmosphere & with jazz... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 1st time here and while nothing fancy the lobsters were delicious....and huge! Took pictures holding lobsters at the tank which was fun. A nice setting right on the beach but definitely drive or take a taxi here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 200
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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