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“Great grilled fish and lobster”
Review of Uncle Roddy's

Uncle Roddy's
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Barbuda
Price range: US$6 - US$40
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are sorry to say that Uncle Roddys restaurant has been badly damaged due to Hurricane Irma that passed over the Island Sept 5th and 6th 2017 and will be closed until further notice . We are hoping for a speedy recovery for the island of Barbuda that was devastated by this hurricane .
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Plus, Uncle Ruddy is such a wonderful host. Again we felt we were eating with a friend in a lovely spot. Relaxing and tasty.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We returned from a fortnight in Barbuda last week. We were there exactly the same time last year. This year a local ban on catching, selling or buying lobsters was in place (not a problem for us as all other islands we visit have a closed season and there is plenty of other good food available). This had caused problems for Uncle Roddy as he is famous for his lobster and day trippers come just for that, so no lobster no day trippers.
Well they really don't know what they are missing! We ate regularly at Roddys and didn't miss the lobster, we had Kingfish, grouper, chicken and conch all fabulous and well worth the journey if you are on Barbuda but our favourite was his ribs. Great big, juicy, BBQ ribs they were worth a trip from Antigua in themselves! Roddy should be famous for his lobster and his ribs! Yum.
Roddy is one of the nicest men you will ever meet, on the days we didn't have lunch we usually stopped by for a drink and a chat. One of Barbuda's legends! We look forward to our next visit and hope before we arrive he will get in a stock of ribs.
Roddys dog Ritchie has more friends in London than I do! That is probably because he has a friendlier way with people. Anyway both Roddy and Ritchie are among the things which make our visits to Barbuda special.

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1  Thank FRONTLODGE
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Uncle Roddy's is a simple homestyle restaurant on the beach at Spanish Well Point in Barbuda which serves the best lobster we've ever had. It's worth the adventure to get there.

If like us you're arriving by boat you pull the dinghy up on the sand at the security gate to the airstrip & Roddy will come and get you in his pickup. It's best to let him know in advance that you're coming so he can make sure he has enough provisions in and so that you'll get the all-important lift. Otherwise it's a two-mile walk down an unmade road over native burrs which'll shred your feet! Tricky if you're going for an evening meal ...

Once there Roddy offers a buffet including chicken, fish, fabulous plantane and salad and lobster which is home-grown in the lagoon, a body of water 7-times as salty as the sea & so providing its unique flavour (the Barbudans import the big ones & save the smaller fry for the islands' guests).

Roddy also provides beer, wine & rum punch but make sure you take enough cash. Barbuda isn't credit card friendly & you don't want to miss out.

Uncle Roddy himself is a sixty-something, well-spoken gent, a Barbudan native who has seen a bit of the world & has some good stories to tell.

Like everyone else we met on this incredible island (my favourite in the Caribbean), Roddy is an honest, warm, interesting host - a visit is a must.

His telephone number is: 268 785 3268

2  Thank StormyWind
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

A great way to spend a relaxing day in Barbuda, The pink sand beach with Roddy cooking grilled Lobster. The food was fantastic, the beer was cold and the chairs in the surf were totally relaxing. A must to experience !!!!!

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1  Thank garysfire1
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

First Barbuda is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. And on the unspoiled island sits a little place called Uncle Rodey's. it is located right on a beautiful beach. The food is fabulous! Grilled lobster, grilled BBQ chicken are the main dishes served with rice, salad and grilled bananas. Of course there is a small bar with cold soda, beer, wine and mixed drinks. Uncle Rodey prepares your meals right in front of you. Everything is freshly made. We walked 2 miles from Princess Diana beach in the hot sun just to have lunch here. Well worth the trip. Make sure you call in advance so he can enough lobster and chicken for you. Tell Uncle Rodey Patti ( the girl who gave him his NY Yankees hat) sent you!!

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1  Thank Pposey
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