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Lion Rock Beach Bar and Grill

Cockleshell Beach, Basseterre, St. Kitts
+1 869-663-8711
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“chicken” (20 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Cockleshell Beach, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of meeting The Lion, Ras Jahbada, who makes some of the best BBQ Sauce in the Caribbean! I never leave this island without a few bottles to bring back home to Canada. If you love to BBQ, you have to try...More

Thank Vaughn F
Reviewed 23 April 2017

very funky, killer views, on the beach, leave your hat and they nail it to a rafter. cold beers, laid back atmosphere like in the old days of beach bars.

Thank bob a
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Quite possibly the best meal I've had in the Caribbean thus far. Lion and Angela are great hosts in their quaint ocean front establishment. The beer and rum punch are cold and the food is made fresh. You also can't beat the view. There are...More

Thank MrsRuh
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Family owned and operated bar and restaurant. Simple and wonderful food. 6 options (fish, shrimp, ribs, 2 chicken dishes and a vegetarian version). Ribs to die for... Lion and his family will make you feel at home. Excelent Rum punch, beer is always cold and...More

Thank 1Raro
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is the spot we tell all of our cruising friends to visit if they have only one day in St. Kitts. Lion's is located on Cockleshell Beach (in between Reggae Beach Bar and Spice Mill). It is on the tip of the island facing...More

Thank MinnesotaMamaSt_Paul
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We love this bar, which is always fun and friendly. The local food is good, fresh and plenty, with good ribs, jerk chicken, and all the 'provisions'. However, they only open when the cruise ships are in, so need to check!

Thank ankefreeman
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Located next to the much more upmarket Spice Mill. After a warm welcome, we rented two chairs and an umbrella for US$10 on a wide stretch of Cockleshell beach. Lion's punch was delicious. Staff let us know that lunch would be served at 1 o'clock,...More

Thank TorontoWineguy
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Best ribs in St.Kitts, enough said. Cool spot and awesome local food. Will always return here, have been going for years.

Thank michaelkavintel
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We booked a day stop here for a large group and were hugely disappointed. Bernadette Carty provided the transport and although she got the date wrong, she was very pleasant and helpful when she arrived and gave us all the history and facts about the...More

Thank MarkYoung1
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped here for drinks and to enjoy the beach. Great beach, and great views. Calm waters. Drinks were okay. Just average, actually. Service accommodating.

Thank Michael M
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John R
Can you get a taxi to and from Lion Rock from the cruise terminal, and what is the fare?
5 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the taxi fare is $20 each way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cockleshell Beach, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts  >  Basseterre
  • Phone Number: +1 869-663-8711