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Blue Bead Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, French, Seafood
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| Lower Town, St. Eustatius
(599) 318-2873
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys were great. We were staying on the island for a dive trip with 14 other divers. It is often hard for a restaurant, especially in a quiet place like Statia, to handle a large group to just show up for dinner. not only did they handle the group in timely manner, but the food was tasty and not... More 

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Thank TTPaws
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Enjoyed talking with chef. Tasty pizza and really good wings. Fun to set on porch and watch all of the harbor activity.

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Thank marcollsc
winona, mn
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed a great sandwich while watching the ocean. Staff were lovely to visit with and very helpful.

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Thank lisadramsey
Barbados
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The host is charming and affable, I agree, but I did not have a good meal here. The special billed as seafood linguine came as what I can only call a puree in a tomato sauce. In fairness I was offered to change it when it came but I went ahead. I could taste seafood but there were no visible... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a must visit during your trip to Statia. In addition to an extensive excellent crispy pizza menu, Blue Bead offers great meals and exceptional pastries.

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Thank Cathy T
Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Good variety with the menu, prompt service. My usual dinner site on island. Cash only is the only drawback.

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Thank dick2479
Lisbon District, Portugal
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

They have a fantastic and variety menu. Since Italian cuisine, from the sea, poultry, american, sandwiches, etc. Everything with excellent quality. The view from the balcony with the sea breeze is relaxing. Friendly owner and employees.

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Thank Victor_Antunes
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

One of our best meals, if not the best meal we experienced on Statia, was at Blue Bead Restaurant. I had the mahi mahi in lime creme sauce and my husband had the veal with risotto. Prepared to perfection and served by the owner who was probably one of the most interesting gentlemen we have ever met. We allowed him... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Blue Bead is located at the beach, right before the harbor. We ate dinner there twice and it was excellent both times. The servings are large, the food great and they make sure you are happy and satifsfied. Be aware, this comes at a price, but you get what you pay for.

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Thank N F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Their italian is by far the best thing on the menu. The pizza, any of the pizzas, is fantastic. They have a menu of pizzas but they'll make anything you want. The meatballs are to die for. Get them with pasta and bolognaise sauce. Also asked for some chocolate spiced rum. I think they brew it up themselves but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gastropub, French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Lower Town, St. Eustatius
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Eustatius
  • Phone Number: (599) 318-2873

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?