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“Great meal(s) - local vibe!”

Oistin's Friday Night Fish Fry
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Oistin's Fish Fry and The Barbados Rumshop Tour
Ranked #6 of 12 things to do in Oistins
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

We went for the friday night as we wanted to see what all the hype was about. We arrived around 6, parked up on the hill in behind the bus station parking area and then watched the sunset. Very nice with all the little fishing boats in the foreground. A few canons seen at the waters edge. Then we wandered into the eating area and were promptly snapped up by a waitress at 'ANNIES'. We weren't the first there, but there was plenty of seating and we were served our drinks and our meal came promptly. They had excellent rum punch and our food was amazing - King Fish, and my husband requested it to be spicy - which they seasoned such for him. And flying fish. All the sides were so yummy. Price was reasonable at $15 U.S. per plate. Around 7 p.m. tables were full and we left to wander around. We watched the locals enthusiastically play dominos. We looked at the vendors wares. Entertainment hadn't really started in full swing by 7;45, so we left. The main road was crazy busy, but the Bajan are always very polite in letting you squeeze in. We came back Sunday night, but Annie's was closed and PAT'S was the only one open - so we ate there and the food was amazing there too - same sort of prices. We parked in the designated parking inland, and on the way back, stopped at the roadside 'bakery' and bought some amazingly yummy turnovers which we had for our picnic lunch the next day. I would highly recommend eating at Oistens at least once. If a Friday, come early - but if you want to hang around for the entertainment, then maybe not too early?! It probably would be more fun if you were with another couple or other people, but once you've browsed the vendors, there isn't much to do while waiting for the entertainment to start. But if you aren't into the entertainment you can eat here other days of the week. The vendors are out on Saturday too. Some places advertise they are open for breakfast.

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Reviewed 10 March 2015

A must see if you visit Barbados, great seafood and music and just all around Barbados style. Fun evening and great food.

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Reviewed 9 March 2015

This is an awesome place to visit and eat banjan food.Locals and tourist hang in there. The food is cheap comparing to the restaurants. Very interesting and worth a visit.

Thank Yumi D
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

If you like large crowds, slow service then this is for you. It's starts at 6:30 PM and we left our hotel in time to be there early. We left 45 minutes ahead of time for what was a short drive. Pedestrians were passing us on the sidewalk! There is plenty of parking once we got there. But after that, it was like being at a State Fair. Every vendor was trying to entice you to come eat at their place. I found the food, on most cases, only mediocre. The flying fish we had, was very good, once we left the place that left us sitting for 10 minutes for our waitress to come back for our order. The tables set up for selling souvenir items were no different than what we saw along the road or at the beach. Very touristy and not my style. I had just as good food with better service at the local restaurants and shacks on the beach. Best treat we had was across the street when we went back to our car. Fresh pastries!

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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

This place is rammed for a reason. The food is great. Everyone flocks and rushes there for Friday evening. I didn't find out until that night that it is open every night. So if you can, choose another night other than Friday or you'll end up waiting in line ups.

Thank J A
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