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“Local fish market ”
Review of Oistins

Oistins
Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Oistins
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A nice plaice to watch them land the local catch and process the fish. This is also a nice place to walk down the pier where you will see plenty of turtles, you must get permission to go down the Pier first.
They don't like having their photograph taken so make sure you ask first

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

this is a must to eat at with such a variety of fish, Frank's is the greatest for service and makes the best macaroni pie and salads along with any fish dish,

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Dorothy S
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

First I want to say that it was raining much of the Friday night, but we also stopped by on a Thursday night. This review is not about the weather but Oistins itself.
Oistins is are area in Barbados known for it's Friday night fish fry (and other types of food) from vendors with smaller setups stalls.
If you like fish this is your place. Some of the vendors are good, some are not. All are going to try for your business.
Here is my suggestion for how to choose. As some of the many people eating at the tables what they are eating, do they like it, and where did they get it (which vender).
Some vendors do good with some things, bad with other things. Example: I got the red snapper at Shirley's. A very bony fish. Some of it was still raw uncooked. The guy next too me has a different type of fish that was fine. Shirley's also gave the larger portion even though I asked for the smaller, they said they were out of the smaller, but only after taking our money. They had zero interest in addressing any of these issues and cared less.
Other vendors do well.
The fish cakes vendor is a great deal. 75 barbados each for a deep fried fish cake.
In summary, a gathering spot, shop around, talk with others, ask to see the bill before handing over any cash, pay after you get the food (that is normal). Also ask what drink prices are before ordering as that is an add on they make extra which of course is common in food services.

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went twice, 'tho neither on the requisite Friday night. First time had the recommended flying fish; 'twas served cold and dry. Thank goodness for the tarter sauce! My partner had grilled swordfish-better but not great. The macaroni was not a "pie," rather a pile of slop. Our second try, the server was the best thing about the meal. She was HUSTLING, handling approx. 50 diners by herself and doing a bang-up job of it, too. My grilled tuna was extremely marinated to the point all I could taste was Worstershire. My partner's shrimp was not grilled as ordered, but sort of braised in a soupy red sauce which rendered them miniscule. All in all, a disappointment.

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Debmats2015
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on the greatly advertised Friday evening. Got there around 6.30. It was heaving with people. The traffic getting in to the drop off point and the crowds were too much. We strolled up one walkway to the actual fish market then back down the other side. All the stalls - and there were many- had long long queues of people waiting to sit at bench tables and have their Friday fish and chips from a polystyrene box! There were only one or two craft stalls. We found a taxi and returned to our hotel! What we later found out is that it is actually open most evenings and yes Fridays are the more publicised so, if this is your kind of thing then investigate a different evening for your visit!!

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Grandis12
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