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The Reef Beach Cafe

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Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
+1 758-454-3418
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Boston, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ended up here while waiting between an earlier flight dropoff and my flight. I expected it to be all touristy and inauthentic, but it was the opposite. Other than the planes flying over every hour or so, it was a quiet spot, with breeze, shade, a great view, and extremely relaxed staff and clientele. Free WiFi, good food and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed dinner and a cold beer after a long flight to the island. Locals and tourists alike were enjoying a meal and drinks. Extensive menu should mean there is something for everyone to enjoy for a meal. I would return to this property.

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Thank Matt H
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros -Food was great. I had the saltfish Pelau , excellent excellent excellent. I also had rum punch which was nice and strong!! Just how I like it. And you must try the beer, Piton, so good!!! -beautiful view and access to sandy beach. It so peaceful and calming!! It's usually crowded with a lot of people so I felt... More 

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Thank Sebrina C
St. Lucia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is super - tables outside under the seagrape trees looking out at Maria Island and the intense blue sea - very rarely not cool and breezy and if you feel so inclined - a dip in the sea is just meters away Stop here for a cold beer or light eats - the menu is simple and food... More 

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Thank FinolaJC
Soufriere, St. Lucia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice place to get lunch and have a few drinks with friends in Vieux Fort area. You do have the option between indoor and outdoor dining. Food is good and so is the service. Not forgetting the beautiful view of the beach and Maria Islet.

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1 Thank Randy L
Colchester Essex
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ice cold beer and a fantastic view of the beach what more van you want on a hot hot day in St Lucia!!

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1 Thank Caribhols09
Hughesville, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

As long as you don't mind a few cute mutts under each table, this is the place for you! Great fresh seafood and local flavors with a beautiful view of the ocean. Close to the airport so it's a great place to stop on your way in or out of St. Lucia.

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1 Thank TheCallieB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We rode our bikes to the the Reef for the first time in Vieux Fort, Sandy Beach ! We are celebrating John turning 65 and our Anniversary of 29 years. The weather is perfect now ! I had the Pumpkin Soup of the Day and Fresh Garden Salad. Excellent. John my husband had Burgers and Fries also Great. Today we... More 

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1 Thank Margit F
Castries, St. Lucia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food was delicious. In fact the experience of dinner was so good we came back for lunch the next day!

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1 Thank Josiewales69
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The food was not very exciting and was not very local. We tried twice but we were not satisfied with the food. The pizza was not very appetizing and the service was slow. I was not impressed.

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Thank angelaf5310
Reef_StLucia, Manager at The Reef Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Angela. I'm sorry we didn't score better in your estimation. We have quite a wide menu including a good range of local Creole dishes such as roti's, saltfish & bakes, stewed squid, octopus, grilled locally caught dorado, marlin and tuna, crab back and coconut curry. And it is true, we also offer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandy Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia  >  Vieux Fort Quarter  >  Vieux Fort
  • Phone Number: +1 758-454-3418
Description
The Reef Beach Cafe is open 7 days per week, from 8:00 am till 10:00 pm (Mondays until 6pm), and offers a simple but nicely varied menu of Creole and international (sea)food, a range of fast foods (including home made pizza), breakfast, fresh milkshakes, cappuccinos, cold beers and hot cocktails, at prices as low as we can keep them, making The Reef affordable to both locals and visitors. The Reef Kite + Surf is located right next to The Reef Beach Cafe, and there are tables inside as well as outside under the gum and sea grape trees on the beach.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?