Restaurant Options on Saba

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at some of Saba's small restaurants

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Restaurants on Saba offer delicious international and Caribbean cuisine in relaxed indoor and outdoor eating areas. With the small size of the island, travelers have every opportunity to explore a number of the small eating establishments on Saba.

Most of the restaurants on Saba are like the island itself: small. Nevertheless, like Saba, they charm vacationers with relaxation and intimacy. Island eating establishments represent a spectrum of cultures and price ranges, and travelers have plenty of options when it comes to meal time.

Vacationers can look forward to a style of cuisine unlike that which they are used to back home. Fresh seafood seasoned in Creole spices, a few Indian imports like rotis and curried goat, and even a few French favorites such as foie gras are all on the menu on Saba. Learn about how the island nourishes its people when you read our article titled Culinary Styles on Saba.

The atmosphere on Saba and in its restaurants is relaxed and casual. Travelers, however, should remember that beachwear and revealing articles of clothing are not appropriate attire in cities, shops, and restaurants. But unlike some other islands in the Caribbean, wearing shorts to lunch is acceptable. Dinner dress is still casual, but travelers may wish to wear pants or informal dresses, especially at some of the island's nicer establishments. Travelers should pack clothes that are neat but comfortable for their nicer dinner engagements. As always, if you plan on a business meeting over dinner or will be celebrating a special occasion, more formal dress may be appropriate.

While Saba does not attract a large number of tourists to compete with for dinner reservations, keep in mind that the island also has fewer restaurants and tables than larger islands have. Reservations will be unnecessary at most restaurants on the island, but they are suggested by some of the finer and more popular establishments. Select restaurants may also arrange transportation for their diners.

Caribbean and Local

For vacationers who like trying out new and exciting recipes that are characteristic of the areas they visit, Saba offers some truly local choices to pick from. Caribbean and European dishes are a couple of the options found on the island. Don't forget that you'll be able to read more info on each restaurant on the page by using the links.

Deep End Restaurant and Bar is located at Queen's Garden Resort and is a restaurant with a casual theme located within western Saba. This restaurant stands out because they only use fresh ingredients for their classics such as sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and stir fries in the wok. If you would like to call ahead, you can do so at (599) 416-3438.

A good nearby restaurant you might like is Scout's Place Restaurant and Bar. Scout's Place is a dive resort where everyone staying on property has one like goal: to dive the waters that surround Saba. When they aren't diving, congregating at Scout's Place Restaurant and Bar is a popular past time, where delicious food, cool drinks, and great conversation make every visit special.

Lollipop's offers a couple of cuisines to choose from, including Caribbean and vegetarian. This late night bar is open later than most, and is a popular spot among the nightlife crowd.

You can see more about related types of options within Saba by viewing the table just below.

Caribbean and Local Restaurants on Saba
Name Location Type Phone Number
Deep End Restaurant and Bar 0.3 mi. Northeast of Central the Bottom Caribbean (599) 416-3438
Lime Time Chinese 0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central the Bottom Caribbean (599) 416-3351
Lollipop's 0.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central the Bottom Caribbean, Vegetarian (599) 416-3330
Scout's Place Restaurant and Bar Windward Side, Central Saba Caribbean, European --

American and Other

Tropics Cafe

Though you'll find a number of recognizable American-style mealtime options, you'll also be able to enjoy some eclectic and International dishes.

Tropics Cafe can be found at Juliana's Hotel and is laid-back and casual situated on St. John's, Saba. The Tropics Café offers menu dominated by sandwiches, salads and fresh fish. Try out the daiquiris to revitalise your taste senses. Reach them at (599) 416-2469.

Queen's Garden is a nice restaurant you might enjoy visiting. Chef Kevin Holland believes in creating specialty foods that are both flavorful and awe-inspiring. The International menu also features perfect wine pairings.

A nice nearby food place you might like is Brigadoon. This loud and friendly restaurant features a varied menu that specialized in seafood, though offers an equally diverse range of meats, veggies, and poultry. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, do so at (599) 416-2380.

In Two Deep is a breakfast and brunch spot Fort Bay, in southwestern Saba. Popular among the divers on the island, this restaurant offers a selection of fish entrees as well as being a meeting point for the divers of Saba. Try calling them at (599) 416-3438.

The chart just below will show you all 6 relevant options you can visit while on Saba.

American and Other Restaurants on Saba
Name Location Type Phone Number
Brigadoon Windward Side, Central Saba International (599) 416-2380
In Two Deep 0.8 mi. South of Central the Bottom Eclectic (599) 416-3438
Lollipop's 0.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central the Bottom Caribbean, Vegetarian (599) 416-3330
Queen's Garden 0.1 mi. South of Central the Bottom International (599) 416-3494
Swinging Doors Windward Side, Central Saba Eclectic (599) 416-2506
Tropics Cafe 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central the Bottom Contemporary (599) 416-2469

Tips and Other Information

Most restaurants on Saba accept MasterCard and Visa, and some also accept Discover and American Express. Your bill will often include a service charge of 15 percent. Feel free to leave an additional gratuity for good service. If your bill does not include a service charge, leave a 15 percent as a tip.

Many of the island restaurants also have bars and special events such as karaoke, dancing, and music on various nights of the week, while some restaurants also have theme nights when they serve special cuisine. Some are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while others will be open from 11:00 a.m. to around 9:00 p.m. Still more open around 6:00 p.m. for dinner. Most restaurants and bars will be closed by midnight. If you're looking for hotels with restaurants on property, check out are article detailing the .

Many travelers to Saba find relaxation and adventure to be their two prime motivations for visiting the island, and most will find the dining atmosphere to be refreshingly casual.


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