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“Authentic Creole Cooking”
Review of Mama Sheila's Grill & Bar - CLOSED

Mama Sheila's Grill & Bar
Cuisines: Caribbean
Restaurant details
Falkensee, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Creole Cooking”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We came across Mama Sheila's just by accicent on our ride from Rodney Bay to Soufriere. It was about the end of our sailing trip and first we were a bit awkward since we had experienced a lot on our cruise through the windward Islands:
The yacht was robbed in Marigot Bay while we were having drinks in the Hurricane Hole Hotel, we were cheated in Union, had our worst meal with totally unfriendly people at a beach bar on the Salt Whistle Bay. So we started with asking for menus ... and there were menus ... clearly to read, fair prices and the dining room looked nice enough (not fancy but down to earth, and lovingly done). We ordered 5 different dishes between six people. They did not come all at the same time, but that left us some time to try whatever came first and all 5 dishes tasted extraordinary good, they were freshly cooked with local ingrediences and nicely presented. There were fresh local juices and other beverages at reasonable prices as well. When we left we learned that the Restaurant was now run by the three children of Mama Sheila. Although we were stuffed, Ferdie gave us a free treat of his famous cheesecake made by himself from the scratch and it was delicious.

So everyone: if you ever visit St. Lucia ... don't miss Mama Sheila's for authentic creole food!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Martina H
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English first
Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best local food on St. Lucia!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Amazing food and really good fresh juices i never had before. Loved it!! We were ripped of so many times in St. Lucia and this was the first time we were able to relax while eating and to enjoy it. For US$ 80 6 people had an fantastic evening. Go there!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank goldenapple24
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

We arrived quite late (8.30pm) on a week night, towards the end of the season, but Ferdi (the owner) stayed open for us. Fantastic food and good groves. Thank you.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Nixannon
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Local Food and Friendly People”
Reviewed 31 May 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

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank mark_aurelius
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Stoney Creek, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food & Friendly Service”
Reviewed 13 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

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank fireball561
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