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Waterfront Cafe

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The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-427-0093
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in Bridgetown, we popped over to the Waterfront Café for a quick lunch before proceeding to Carlisle Bay. This café is located on the marina known as The Careenage and we chose to sit by the water, admiring the boats. The cafe's menu is varied and it has delicious Caribbean and seafood cuisine. I chose Caribbean Crab Cakes off... More 

Thank Philocophus
Holetown, Barbados
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this place when we went to the restaurant upstairs and tried it. It was great! The service was quick and our server, Leovana, was very friendly and accommodating. We each had the Crab cake sandwhich. It was moist and flaky and the wedge fries were cooked perfectly. We will return again.

Thank Cynja
Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent atmosphere. Good food and music. A great evening. The jazz band added greatly to the ambiance. A very accommodating and friendly restaurant.

Thank Janet G
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table outside, nice boats to look at on one side of the table and the Jazz band the other. Good selection of starters and main courses with something for everyone. If you can manage a pudding the Bread & Butter with ginger custard is recommended. Good selection of wines not too expensive and of coarse Banks Beer. If... More 

Thank davidshar
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrive early! We arrived at 11.30am and there were very few tables left. The waitress was really good, offered recommendations and quickly provided us with a high chair for a 15month old. Great cocktails and lovely food. Good sized portions.

Thank JHerriotts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely bar and cafe. 5 beers for 6 dollars and free wifi. Nice way to spend an hour watching the boats pass by.

Thank ShelbyWigan
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming for 15 years, service was terrible, ran out of potatoes, really, when we complained, miraculously they appeared, food arrived at intervals, some waiting 20 minutes. Such a shame, when it used to be do good

1 Thank Helenpd85
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located downtown on the waterfront that docks charter boats of all types. Friday nights is jazz night with live entertainment. The band was very good and not too over bearing. The fish cakes were excellent and so was the ceviche. The service was attentive but not too. I would highly recommend it for a casual evening. If... More 

Thank Richard T
Bridgetown, Barbados
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool place for lunch in interesting surroundings. Good quick service. Great deal on bucket of beer, Food service fresh and hot. Very tasty, Staff friendly and helpful

Thank angelaatwell
Aberdeen, Maryland
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice local bar located on the waterfront where you can dine or drink inside or outside and watch the local tourist fishing boats return with their catch. Tried a local brew, 10 Saints beer and found it to be excellent. The brewing process evidently utilizes discarded rum barrels which provide a pleasant taste to the lager beer. I found it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 246-427-0093

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