The Swinging Door: Great Steaks
This place is a small, local bar that serves meals three days a week. Cool surroundings with good stories being tossed about by the locals and all the divers that frequent the place.
Favorite Dish: We went on Sunday (Steak Night!!!!) and the steak was awesome! I've been to some of the (supposedly) better steak houses in the US and more often than not prefer my own grill. This place was as good as any steak I've had at a US restaurant. Now, the options... you basically just pick how you want your steak. Other than that, no options. No choice of cut, size, sides (ours were potato salad and cooked carrots). We went back past the bar on Monday and my mouth started watering...
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Brigadoon: "Trish the Dish"
Trish and her husband Michael have created a unique and wonderful restaurant that shouldn't be missed when you visit Saba. Just down the hill from "downtown" Windwardside, they offer a menu of fresh fish, local dishes, excellent homemade desserts and locally produced beverages. In addition, Trish prepares sushi one night a week, and Michael has various Prime Rib, Mexican or other specials. Everything on the menu is delicious, and the obvious joy that the two of them take in their respective roles makes the experience that much more pleasurable.
Favorite Dish: I had grouper with passion fruit glaze that was fantastic, but everyone around me said their entree was the best. Try it all!
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Pop's Place: Great Sandwiches on the Harbor
Grab a cold drink and watch as the boats come in and out of Saba’s busy Fort Bay!
Hang out with a local crowd and discuss the latest with fisherman, expats and other tourists!
Elvira serves an awesome lobster sandwich and Sugie serves the coldest Heinekens on the island. Pop’s carries drinks, candy bars, chips and even ice cream for cooling down after a hard day of diving.
Favorite Dish: Lobster Sandwich
My Kitchen: Good Food in the Mt. Scenery Area
One of the earliest restaruants on the island and just a few steps away from the foot of the Mount Scenery Trail, My Kitchen is ideally located for those wishing to carry on lunch with them on their hike. Or you can simply relax on the open deck area to have lunch or dinner.
The setting is very tropical and the menu is varied, with charbroiled steaks, seafood and vegetarian meals.
Favorite Dish: Burgers and fresh-squeezed juices.
Lollipop Cafe: Fresh, Local Dishes
This little restaurant is located between the villages of St. John's and The Bottom, with an unobstructed view of the ocean and surrounding hills! THe menu specializes in local cuisines such as goat meat, stuffed land crab, frsh fish caught daily, grilled lobster, spicy fish-cakes, etc.
It's open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Favorite Dish: Fresh fish!
The Swinging Doors: Don't Order "Fancy Drinks"!
Located in the heart of Windwardside, The Swinging Doors is owned and operated by one of Saba’s more colorful characters, Eddie Hassell. Quick with a joke, Eddie always has a Saban tale, the latest gossip or tales of the sea to share. The Doors is now famous for its Tuesday and Friday night barbeques, and daily fare consists of burgers, sandwiches and finger foods.
Their policy: "We don't take American Express, don't ask for any "fancy drinks" and don't let the doors hit you in the ass on the way out!"
The Brigadoon: Theme Nights
One of Saba's more popular places, the Brigadoon is housed in an original 19th century Saban home and conveniently located in Windwardside with open air dining overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Its proprietors offer a large variety of good choices but the chef's Mediterranean heritage is evident in many of his signature entrees!
Theme nights include Mexican Mondays, Middle Eastern and now prime rib on Thursday's and Tricia's Treat of sushi and saki on Saturdays.
Rainforest: A Must while on Saba
It's hard to describe the menu at the Rainforest other than to call it eclectic. The food is superb, prepared by world class chef Bernt who serves up dishes all the way from his signature red curry shrimp to a monster 22 oz ribeye steak with a spectaclur mushroom sauce. All dishes accompanied by locally grown fruits & vegetables. Tuesday nights the Rainforest serves Indonesian “Rijsttafel" or rice table ... about a dozen meat, seafood & vegetarian dishes with white rice. On Wednesday Ecolodge owner & host Tom van't Hof presents a 20 minute slide show about the ecology of Saba before supper.
Breakfast & lunch are also served. For suppers I would suggest making a reservation. Dining by lamplight in the Rainforest is very popular. If you come for supper bring a flashlight; it will be pitch black when you leave and it's a 3-4 minute walk to the road from the restaurant. Taking the trail down to Windwardside at night is for the truly adventurous only. Take a taxi.
Favorite Dish: Red Curry Shrimp. Flavoured just right & a huge portion of large succulent shrimp. Always accompanied by papaya & rice often with banana fritters & yams as well. The curry is a perfect blend that brings out the taste of the shrimp and doesnt overpower it.
Have a scoop of homemade mango ice cream for dessert.
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