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Gwen's Reggae Bar & Grill

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Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
+1 264-497-2120
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Weatherford, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for lunch and had a chicken sandwich and a burger. Both were okay and nothing special. Where Gwen's stands out is their beach access. The lounge chairs, umbrellas and even the bathrooms are some of the BEST accommodations on Anguilla for day trippers. The beach is simply amazing and a great one for beach walkers. Well worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is exactly as advertised: it's a bar on the beach, with loud reggae, run by Gwen and serving food from the grill. The vibe is the main 't'ing, mon, with a casual, relaxed ambience that's hard to find on a pretty sophisticated island. Get a rum punch, take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location is right on the beach with old building moved to a new location (beach at old location washed away). Music provided is great. Rum punches are good. Why the one star rating? Ribs and chicken are reheated on grill and taste dried out, so skip the food unless you see them cooking it fresh. Parking is very limited. When... More 

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beaufort, sc
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You want some local flavor? This is the place! The food was fantastic and the staff friendly and most helpful. Gwen will chat with you about the local culture or any other topic that you choose. We had the fish sandwich and the chicken sandwich and they were both great. Gwens side dishes of curried pasta and cole slaw where... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice restaurante with awesome enployee. In front of the beach, very good food and acceptable prices. I recommend!

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Glen Cove, NY
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to go on sundays when there as they have a great band to dance to. Since me and my wife are known as the dancers keeps me alive. Drinks real good. Band real good. Owner real good

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will love this establishment. We met Gwen on Sunday. The local Reggae musicians were fantastic as well as the food. We met so many travelers and local people. It was so fun.

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Little Canada, Minnesota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were on a tour from Sint Maarten that brought us here as a "home base" for the day. We had private chairs/umbrellas on the beach which is absolutely gorgeous! The weather was pretty windy when we were here and the staff was very good about coming around and putting up/taking down umbrellas for safety when stronger... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Qwen's is a neat place. The people who work here are very friendly and service was better than most on Shoal Bay. Sadly, I wasn't impressed with the food. The ribs were cold, the fries were cold. The prices were expensive for what you get. Sadly, for this I wouldn't go back.

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New York City, New York
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gwen's moved a couple of years ago due to a fire and the food is very good typical anguillan food. It is not particularly cheap but good. Go for gwen's reggae Sunday!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  West End Village
  • Phone Number: +1 264-497-2120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?