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“Great Local Food and Friendly People”
Review of Mama Sheila's Grill & Bar - CLOSED

Mama Sheila's Grill & Bar
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

As with most local restaurants on St. Lucia, Mama Sheila's doesn't have that familiar chain-restaurant sheen. That is, don't expect to see fancy signs or manicured entrances or stunningly massive building structures. Mama Sheila's is just a simple place that serves fantastic local food at very reasonable prices.

It was the best, most authentic meal we had during our stay in St. Lucia. Of course, our idea of a 'best meal' is sitting and talking with a local, ordering new foods, and not being at all bothered by having to pick a bone or two out of our fish because the fish itself was so fresh and tasty.

We saddled up to the small bar and started chatting with Ferdi, a quiet, but incredibly friendly bartender/server who offered to seat us at a table. We asked if we could stay at the bar to eat to talk some more, and he gladly sad 'yes'. He told us the menu for the day, and we ordered. Ferdi cheerily entertained our all-too-predictable questions about St. Lucia, and told us a bit about himself.

The food arrived fairly quickly, and all of it looked amazing. The fish plate that both of us had ordered came with rice, fried plantains, boiled plantains, salad, ground provisions (various boiled root vegetables), potatoes au gratin, and fish (of course) with salsa.

Two delicious, stomach-filling meals, great conversation and a beer only came to $55 EC, which is about $20. What a great place.

P.S.
Quick conversion tip:
$40 EC = $15 US

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2  Thank mark_aurelius
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

We were the only people to eat there the night we went. Nice local atmosphere, clean and well maintained.

Mama Sheila's son was our host. He was great. Very nice, he spent a lot if time talking to us and explaining menu items.

Food was very good. Get Mama Sheila's cheesecake for dessert. You are still paying tourist prices for the meal but it goes to a local business owner.

Good food, good people. Worth the experience to go there

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1  Thank fireball561
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

mama Sheila's stands out just set back from the winding main road of the island on your way to Marigot Bay. this was our destination for our accommodation we noticed it straight away vivid apricot. it was a talking point for the 1st 3-4 days of our holiday. having paid a fortune at the local restaurant Doolittles and then getting caught with a very rough chicken sandwich lunch in Castries. We decided to try it. Hoping 3rd time lucky. It was like being a dinner guest at some ones home. Collection from the ferry pier driven to the restaurant with pleasant conversation from the driver who turned out to be Mama Sheila's son and our waiter. The food was great Pumkin soup that had a texture of silk and piping hot both the chicken and fish creole dishes with rice and steamed veg were very good and the banana flambe just perfect plus several drinks and Bob Marley completed a most enjoyable last night on the island and to top it all when we asked if they could call a taxing Mama Sheila junior said we don't abandon our guests and promptly took us back to the ferry pier.

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2  Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

My wife and I were staying Marigot Bay and wanted to try something more local than the upscale restaurants right at the water's edge. Mama Sheila's fit the bill nicely. One of us had the fish of the day and the other the chicken dish. Both were delicious and I particularly enjoyed the day's vegetables which were tastily prepared and a generous portion too.
It's just a short way's toward Castries from where the road from Marigot joins the main road. If you were ambitious I think you could walk there in less than an hour.
Go! You'll be glad you did.

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

This is a great local place that serves authentic creole food, and if you call they will provide transport from marigot bay to the resturant at no additional cost...Pumkin Soup was to die for

1  Thank stndglasLenoirNC
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