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“Pretty good local fare”

Water Front De Belle View
Ranked #18 of 34 Restaurants in Soufriere
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Facing the harbour, a few buildings south of Mystic Man Tours
Fairhope, Alabama
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Pretty good local fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

For starters, this place is better than it looks from the outside. Don't be afraid...Go in.
The interior is pretty bleak. With old tables, plastic table covers and fake flowers. Dress cool because it is open air and it will be rather steamy, but the fans make it tolerable.
The menu is simple, with not a lot of options, but what they have is fresh and good.
We had the saltfish for an appetizer, which was good.
I had the yard bird and my wife had the shrimp. We Both were average, or better.
I recommend you try at least once, if you want to have something local.
Prices were reasonable.

  • Visited May 2013
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Prince Edward Island
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Locals recommend for the prices and good example of St. Lucian fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Waterfront de Belle View (spelled as per their menu) is a funky, cheerfully painted, little spot for a reasonably priced meal featuring a majority of local dishes plus an array of sandwiches, wraps, burgers and snacks for visitors. Appetizers consist of Lucian Caesar Salad, local fish cakes, vegetarian spring rolls and more. Prices of appetizers range from $3 -$6 US. Two local soups are offered at $4 US. The main lunches include a seafood special, jerk chicken or fish, Soufriere Yard Bird (chicken pieces fried stew-like in a curry sauce), a veggie special and a Creole Dish Green Banana + salad. All dishes have salad and a dollop of rice and "ground provisions". The plates are nicely presented. Prices range from $8 - $18 US. The sandwiches (BLTs, Clubs etc) burgers and wraps run from $4 - $10. The non-adventuresome and children would be quite satisfied with finding something to their liking on the menu. Comments on the various meals at our table and other which we could easily hear as space is compact was favourable and more notable the dishes were all sent back empty. There was a bit of a wait for the service so it would be best to not be in a hurry if you arrive when the place is full. Friendly staff. As the name says it is a lovely view over the square and harbour with much coming and going. Tip: if you arrive by car you can usually find space in the parking lot across the street but watch out for hustlers who will offer "to watch your car" for a fee. Just ignore them. This is a good example of a restaurant patronized by visitors and locals alike. Numerous locals (including some St. Lucians we met in other communities) advised to dine here because it had good food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Brudenell
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Soufrière, Soufriere, St. Lucia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great.. just great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Great local cuisine at the lowest prices, worth the visit and the food is delicious...the scenery, location tells the story of soufriere, the restuarant is situated in an "ancient looking" housing.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank 881Hyper881
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Ottawa
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370 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

A good place to try in Soufrière. The fish dishes are especially fresh. It can be a bit warm so ask the servers to turn on the fans. We tried the roti which was OK. The roti bread is a little dry compared to elsewhere in Saint Lucia.

Note: it seems to be the place where the boat tours bring their guests for lunch which tells me it is a good place to eat (i.e., the boat tour operators would not bring their tourists to a place that isn't good and safe food-wise)

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pretty good, kind of pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Food was good, but it's a bit pricier than it's worth. Ask for the cocoa tea though - it's not on the menu but it's worth it!

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