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Lobster Alive

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Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados
+1 246-435-0305
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were treated to Lunch by our daughter and her husband on our visit in April.We went on Sunday afternoon and had a great time.Food was great,we even got to dip our feet in the lobster tank and pick our own lobsters.There was fabulous entertainment in the form of a jazz band.These guys were superb well worth... More 

Thank tonybuckley
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you walk from the cruise ship definitely stop here. You will get a two beach chairs, a beach umbrella, 3 drink coupons, and a free Wi-Fi code from some very friendly locals. They also have a great bar and restaurant with local food and local beer. The beach is beautiful and makes for a lovely afternoon.

1 Thank Kris1230
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pretty location on the sandy beach, you can eat outside or inside. There was a live band playing jazz music which was very pleasant. We all had lobster and you could choose your fresh live lobster from the huge tank located inside the restaurant. The food was very good although my lobster Thermidor did not have much sauce but... More 

1 Thank Mark R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location right by the beach. Great food and fast service. Live music and an in-house portrait artist.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch and weren't disappointed! As expected the lobster was delicious if a little pricey but sharing a large lobster made it seem much better value for money. The rice and spicey fries were good as sides and the crab starter was divine. The staff were attentive and friendly and the beers deliciously cold. Worth a... More 

1 Thank Rob T
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch time in the Lobster alive. Very good experience. You can pick you on lobster in the tank. Little expensive.

Thank shipnurse
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance as we were getting married in Barbados halfway through our Caribbean cruise. We got married on the morning of Sunday 19th March and arrived at Lobster Alive around 12.30 with our party of 9. They had prepared our table with decoration and banners which was great. Most of us went for the Full lobster, with two... More 

Thank Dean M
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jazz, lobster, atmosphere, soft sand and lovely rose! What's not to like. A wonderful place to go, but having been a few times my advice would be to go on a Sunday lunch for the music and laughter and excellent food. Yes it's not cheap, but the best places often aren't!

Thank Guy B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good but expensive. Service friendly but slow. The place is hot as the roof in our section was just a white canvas sheet - nice vibe but 130 for a 1 lb lobster and fries is heavy. All of this would have been cool but was disrupted by us watching the staff take 5 buckets of lobster and fish guts... More 

Thank Guy W
Surrey, UK
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A casual restaurant right on the beach at Carlisle Bay, where you can even choose the live lobster you want for your meal. Not fine dining (though as it's lobster it's not cheap) but a relaxed place for a good meal.

Thank Nick C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$200
Caribbean, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wesley House, Bay Street | lower Bay Street, Bridgetown BB11121, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 246-435-0305
The restaurant initially began as a wholesale distributor for the island's hotels and restaurants. Cooked takeaway service was added; along with a friendly free beer while you wait. Shortly after that the health inspector demanded we go the whole way or "wholesale only". This was around 1998. Long time friend and fellow musician with the local VSOP Jazz band "Stu Jenkins" became the resident artist (designer) and we named the up coming restaurant "LOBSTER ALIVE and all that Jazz". We felt our way; with many of the usual restaurant mistakes. But it seems now, we have scored quite well with international critics, restaurant guide books; and our many repeat customers.

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