Oistins Fish Fry


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Oistins Fish Fry

On Friday nights, the Oistins Bay Gardens (south coast) transform into a social hub of dining, shopping, and dancing. At the open-air Fish Fry, you can get all kinds of fish and seafood at affordable prices. Plus, there is an arts and crafts sale, as well as different kinds of music. Oistins Fish Fry is a must-go for locals and visitors alike.


The typical Barbadian (or Bajan) dish must include fried flying fish and cou cou, which is similar to polenta and made with cornmeal and okra. Bajan cuisine has influences from all over the world, for example from Creole, Indian, and British culinary traditions. Other famous meals are pepper pot stew, fish cakes, and pumpkin fritters. The Careenage, St. Lawrence Gap, and downtown Bridgetown offer a wide variety of affordable and upscale restaurants – and if you are not in the mood for Bajan food, you will find international cuisine there, too.