August 19, 2006
Rhymer’s Beach Bar is located right on the beach at Cane Garden Bay. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and four of our crew elected to have dinner here, (the rest of the crew remained on the boat, too tired from our long sail that day.) There is no street address for the restaurant —only a P.O. box— but it’s hard to miss. It’s the only big pink building overlooking the bay. (The phone number is 809-495-4639 should you want to call for directions.)
Appearance-wise, it didn’t look like much, but we weren’t looking for "elegant" on this occasion. As it turned out, we got much more than we expected. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the prices were very reasonable. The menu includes fish, ribs, and conch dishes, along with some other West Indian specialties. We all ordered the fish and chips, which turned out to be unlike any other fish and chips dinner any of us had ever had. The fish was a snapper, smothered in a sauce that had peppers and onions in it. It came with a side of cooked fresh carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower as well as a huge mound of french fries. Also included in the $12 cost of the meal was a generous tossed salad of lettuce, peppers, carrots, and tomatoes. With drinks, the entire meal for the four of us was $74, excluding tip. Watching the sun as it set into the ocean: free.
From journal Sailing with Siblings in the BVI