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Review of Oistins

Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Oistins
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 January 2017

By far the best meal for the best value so far!

My Husband and I had to check this place out as we'd heard really good things about Oistin's fish fry. We came across a place called Chillin & Grillin. We are non-fish eaters but one of the employees offered us a sample of the Swordfish and the Marlin and told us once we try their food here we wouldn't go anywhere else. We were so brave trying two different fish we'd never thought we'd ever try. The Swordfish was too fishy for us but the Marlin was so good.

We ordered a dinner meal which included grilled Marlin, macaroni pie, macaroni salad, tossed salad, grilled sweet potato & coleslaw. All for $25 BBDS. And they're community tables so you sit with other people. We met a local family of 4 and had so much fun eating local food and visiting with them. Friday nights is apparently busier than the Saturday. We went on the Saturday and we would consider that pretty busy.

Totally recommend Chillin and Grillin.

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Thank Sesssyb
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

I arrived early with family & friends at Oistins, and also at a good time when Barbados were celebrating their 50th birthday anniversary in November.

We all stopped off for a bite to eat at 'Debbie's Fry & Grill' (green building and green uniforms). We managed to find seating before the major crowds arrived. The popular red snapper wasn't available at the time, so I opted for the scrumptious king fish with some rice & peas, oh, and not forgetting the obligatory bajan Banks beer. Hmmm!

After the meal, we popped across the road to a popular and busy karaoke bar, where some of the singing was - to be honest - absolutely awful. We didn't stay long.

Walked around and searched for some good music, and found some dancers on stage doing some great dance moves - not bad at all!

We finished the day by dancing the night away.

A great night had by all ...

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Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh fish then this is a great place. Some stalls are open every day from breakfast so if you don't like crowds go at another time, but Friday nights are an institution. It was busy, we were there not far off 6 and got a seat. Arrive later than 7 and you might have to queue up to 45 minutes at some stalls.
My marlin was amazing and the roast potatoes had garlic on, Delish! You could order extras but you would be hard pressed to finish it all, I could not! It's hands down the best fish I ate while away. Once seated service did slow down, be prepared for a wait and enjoy the ambiance.
The fish friers love having their photo taken as the flames leap high. It did seem to be tourist heavy, locals were tucked away in corners playing dominoes but it did seem very touristy, which some people may want to avoid, it's worth it for the food though!

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The most local feel you can get for food. Grilled fish and many more. Live music in the evening on the weekend. Some stalls open during the day, but evening is when things happen. :)

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Impossible to miss the buzz of the larger fish market and the vibe of the traditional after sunset grill.
The pier during the day is a good spot to catch up some wild turtles, and occasionally you can see the local fishermen to bring in some nice catches (king fishes, dorados, tuna, and occasionally sharks...).

Thank Fredsail
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