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Surfside Bar & Restaurant, Holetown, Saint James

Surfside Bar & Restaurant

4.1
4.1
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sports Bar
Surfside Restaurant & Bar a landmark in the Holetown area is one of the oldest running beach bars on that legendary gold coast and is one of the last remaining beach bars on the island. Surfside is a full service Bar & Restaurant with a twist: You can watch live sports and have a bite to eat while taking a swim in the ocean during half time! Don't ever miss a minute of the action.

The venue is equipped with five monitors and during big events two more monitors along with a 20 foot screen are added. The open air concept allows you to watch your favorite sport while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze.

In the evenings, Surfside transforms into an elegant seaside dining experience that is unsurpassed and cannot be matched. There is a vast selection of meal items with something for everyone. The variety ranges from seafood to vegetarian selections!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sports Bar, Caribbean
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (246) 432-2105
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Barbados
  • Cross street
    H1
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Coming from the south (Bridgetown), catch any bus going north along highway 2A.<br><br>Coming from the north, catch any bus going to Bridgetown.<br><br>Taxis are familiar with the place and any guests in Holetown are within walking distance!
  • Entertainment
    5 TV monitors available to watch sports. Even more monitors during large sporting events including a 20 foot screen!
  • Additional
    Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

37 Reviews
  1. LynnM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    To be honest, I am not sure why we bothered to make a reservation. When we arrived and told staff we had a reservation, they seemed to not really care. We ordered drinks from the bar and found ourselves a table. A server never came to offer menus, served two tables around us while we were completely ignored. Eventually I got up and asked one of the staff if there was someone we needed to talk to, to order some food and were told very rudely someone would come to our table. Eventually that same person I asked came over. Very disappointed.

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  2. TomM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very convenient and desirable location. It's a beach bar and the food on the upper level for beach bars. Staffing levels were really not sufficient for the size of the crowd.

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  3. SandraP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute beach bar restaurant, good drinks, good food 🏖️

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  4. Serena

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a delight to visit Surfside, even when they are busy the food is great. I love the fish special, blackened Mahi Mahi was recommended and it was excellent. Prawns were excellent too. Beautiful setting and watching the sunset with their signature rum punch is the best on the Island. Good value for a casual dining experience in an excellent location!

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  5. BobM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sofia is a perfect host in this great environment

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  6. JackP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the beach front tables. Great food and drinks.

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  7. JeffH

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    You get what you are expecting, a quiet local-style beach bar/ restaurant along the beach. Food was good. Went again a few nights later. Pan fried fish sandwich and fries was 👍🏻🇧🇧

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  8. Whydoesnicknameneedtobe

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfriendly and unwelcoming. Happy Hour not so happy. 26$ bill… bartender handed banking / credit card hardware to me and she had entered 55$ No apology nuttin. Won’t go back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    REFUSED ENTRY! This restaurant do not use Open Table. Take them off your app!!

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  10. Pete

    Kent

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & good value. Sunday night steel band worth seeing. Book in advance to be sure of a space.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with friends, their first time. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the Steel Band.

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  12. SandyJ

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked this restaurant through OpenTable. Received an e mail confirmation. Arrived at the appropriate time and surf side was in darkness and completely closed up. Very disappointed that you can book a table receive confirmation and it’s closed when you arrive.

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  13. ShaneG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor poor poor. Worst I've been to in this country.

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  14. PeterB

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a booking and were received as if we had dropped in from another planet. The waitress sat us down at back table near the noisy female duet when there were tables beachside available, then walked away and that was the last we saw of her. It was also the last she saw of us because we walked out and went to the Mews.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was good drinks were good, everything was nice and clean. Had the poke bowl and the shrimp and corn chowder, both were super tasty

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  16. TracyS

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi. Loved the view of sea right on beach Food was good. Best fish cakes. Rum punch was nice. Staff were friendly and good. We had a nice evening and would go back😀

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  17. HRHPG

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Table not reserved. Staff had no clue about our online reservation. We walked out. Zacchio’s is a few steps away on the beach is a far better venue. Enjoy Xacchio’s ….

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  18. AlisonM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was fair. I think that they might have been a bit understaffed for the amount of patrons that were there - so there were some service delays -a nd at times you could see that the staff seemed very busy. Food was ok. The greatest disappointment and annoyance was the noise level of the live music. It was way way too loud, which meant that even when shouting it was impossible to talk properly with the persons on your table. Had to constantly shout and repeat what you were trying to say. A real disappointment

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  19. LorraineH

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    By far the best value and great food with the best rum punch

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  20. joans

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the flying fish. More batter than anything and very dry. Poor quality food for the price. Perhaps I was unfortunate on the night although someone else we spoke to thought it was very expensive for what you received. Service good and it was lovely to be on the sea front and the two girl singers were excellent. For this reason only I would recommend

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  21. hipkneedoc

    New York City

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible experience! Understaffed and poor leadership. Super bowl Sunday evening: our party promptly seated but downhill from there. After 40 minutes: went to bar to order/ pay and bring to our table our drinks. Never encountered a waitstaff person. Went to hostess to get menus…. Again never saw a server. Finally, exasperated after an 1 1/2 hours of waiting, we left. On the way out, the “manager” said, understaffed due to Covid. I guess… 2 years into the pandemic and at the height of tourist season, you can’t figure this out? Want some advice: limit what you serve on menu(burgers, fish, etc: keep it simple), when it’s busy, limit drinks to beer/ wine etc: no specialty drinks (take too long). The lone server we observed was hustling as best she could but her refrain of “it’s not my table” got a bit old. Keep her: fire the management and start from scratch! Might try again next year ….if the reviews suggest change has been implemented

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    See photo of my comments

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  23. C123

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The overall service was okay. The seafood platter serving was quite small. Not looking for a whole spread but one small flying fish and a couple shrimp along with catch of the day. I think the shrimp serving could have been more. The servings for this platter can be opened to quantity based on sizing of other fish available. You definitely need to improve on table settings. Yes, you are a beachside bar but it can’t hurt to use table covers especially since the tables are stained from constant use. The glasses need changing as well. You can see the over time wear and tear in those as well.

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  24. JeffG

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the catch of the day swordfish...fried...perhaps the best fish I have had in the past two weeks on the island. Well season and delicately cooked with a generous portion paired with rice and grilled local veggies. Surfside is always casual and the kitchen can sometimes be slow however the fish entrees are typically very good. Tonight the service was quick although it was a light night for patrons. All in all a meal to remember. On a side note our reservation although confirmed by this app was not evident when we arrived.

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  25. TraciK

    New York City

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It is an easily accessible option for a good lunch on the beach. The service is a little spotty. In order the catch of the day which was meant to come with chips/fries and salad. The salad was no more than a garnish which was disappointing. The fish was well prepared and very fresh. I would manage my expectations and go back again because of the location and convenience.

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  26. JeffG

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall great bajan food. The kitchen is a bit slow but the food was worth the wait. Good fresh fish and local veggies.

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  27. jpoc

    London

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The problem was that the restaurant is not set up to accept the openreach bookings so when we got there they had no reservation for us. We got a table about 45 mins after our reserved time as they were as helpful as they could be. The food was lovely, it's a very casual place but on Sunday they have a steel band which was great. Service was good. Wouldn't say the staff were friendly as such but they were helpful and polite, so couldn't really complain.

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  28. Dickies

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Only for views and there rum punch, do not pick up email bookings and food was not great.

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  29. Trakki

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place by the sea, the staff are friendly and the food is good too. A nice relaxing evening, and we will go again.

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  30. Delicious

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was absolutely terrible. Way overpriced. Odd smell to the place

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  31. DKicks

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Really not great. Food was marginal. On the beach maybe good for a beer.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Can’t actually give a review on the food quality, because we never ate. We had dinner reservations, and the restaurant was out of half the menu. After placing our order and waiting 40 minutes, we were notified that an item we ordered was also unavailable, and that our food had not even been started. The service was very poor, and I would not recommend for dinner. Atmosphere was nice being on the beach but that was it.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great music!

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  34. GarySharon

    London

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    No booking for us as the football was on. They should have told us at the time of booking there wouldn’t be a table for us. A compete waste of time.

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  35. CatherineG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here for 20 years. Sunday is best day for evening meal as steel band playing and makes ambience feel truly bajan Only criticism I had the pork chop and mashed potatoes and few veg would have preferred more veg and half the portion of mashed potato

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  36. Trakki

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our last evening in Barbados and we wanted to have Bajan cooking and particularly the best Fish cakes on the island all topped off with delicious rum punch - a great meal!

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  37. SHBN

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wanted a local sports bar to watch Eagles play in US football semifinals. Also wanted to watch sunset on the beach! Soccer was on big screen- manager agreed to put football on 2 smaller bar screens. Only a few other Yanks there, but it was fun! Food was good too- a great pork chop and a roti! Definitely would go back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Surfside Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (246) 432-2105.

Surfside Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Surfside Bar & Restaurant

Behind Holetown Post Office, Holetown, Saint James 00000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    H1
  • Neighborhood
    Barbados
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sports Bar, Caribbean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Coming from the south (Bridgetown), catch any bus going north along highway 2A.Coming from the north, catch any bus going to Bridgetown.Taxis are familiar with the place and any guests in Holetown are within walking distance!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    5 TV monitors available to watch sports. Even more monitors during large sporting events including a 20 foot screen!
  • Additional
    Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (246) 432-2105
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