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Nevis + St. Kitts Restaurants

Double Deuce
Pinney's Beach
Charlestown , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 469 2222
www.doubledeucebar.com

There are only three ways to hit the Deuce: Either hike a half-mile down Pinney's Beach from the Four Seasons, cross a narrow footbridge over a mangrove-lined inlet just north of Charlestown, or arrive by yacht or dinghy. You'll land at the modest timber hut operated by Nevisian Lyndeta Martin and her partner Mark Roberts, the former chef at Montpelier Plantation Inn. Their blackboard menu skews toward fresh fish, such as line-caught wahoo and snapper, though the cheeseburger—a half-pound of organic local beef buried under a landslide of cheddar and Lyndeta's secret pineapple-and-wild-honey sauce—is scrumptious.

Open daily 10 am to around midnight.

Eddy's Bar & Restaurant
Main Street
Charlestown , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 469 5958

Eddy's is the Cheers of Nevis—without the Boston slush. Occupying the second floor of a historic building in Nevis's main town, the locals' favorite eatery has a hodgepodge of dishes (from Thai beef salad to fish and chips), plus a rowdy happy hour and a live band on Wednesdays.

Open Wednesdays from 6 pm until early morning, Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 10 pm.

Gallipot
Jones Bay , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 469 8230

Some of the islands' best seafood is served up by Julian and Tracy Rigby, British expats who have an advantage in getting the freshest fare—they also own Nevis Water Sports, a deep-sea-fishing charter. The food is simple and inexpensive. A typical menu includes smoked wahoo, shrimp kebabs, and crab salad. Pre- or post-meal, you might also catch cocktails with the mostly local crowd at the octagonal bar, which overlooks the sea and St. Kitts.

Open late October through early August, Thursdays through Saturdays noon to 3 pm and 6 to 9 pm, Sundays noon to 3 pm.

Great House Restaurant
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club
St. James , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 469 9325
www.nisbetplantation.com/dining/greathouse

Like so much in the islands, the Great House puts an emphasis on fun and whimsy. Maître d' Patterson Fleming, or Pattie, is often called the Prince of Ties—guests have given him more than 5,000 often-wacky neckties, which he categorizes by donor's name and wears whenever he learns that particular guest is returning. On Thursdays, he serves up a gargantuan seafood buffet of succulent swordfish and wahoo. Plan to dance off the desserts (guava cheesecake, Key lime pie, chocolate crinkles) at the Sea Breeze/Coconuts bar outside, as local bands crank into the night.

Open daily early October through late August with seatings between 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Hermitage Plantation Inn
St. John , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 469 3477
www.hermitagenevis.com

Don't be surprised if the spirit moves you while you're dining at the Hermitage—the plantation inn is laid out in the shape of a cross. The restaurant raises its own pigs and lambs and has an herb garden, all presided over by Maureen Lupinacci, an American who moved here with her husband, Richard, in the seventies. Maureen changes the menu nightly, but the dishes are always polished, due to the magic of renowned chef Lovey Body, who hails from the nearby village of Chicken Stone. A typical dinner might begin with prosciutto and mango, move on to marinated shrimp with black-bean cakes, and end with a delicious chocolate bombe.

Open daily 8 am to 10 pm.

Miss June's
Jones Bay , Nevis
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 469 5330

An evening with June Mestier, a gracious Trinidadian, is like going to a dinner party at the home of a good friend. Well, a friend who also happens to have cooked for Oprah Winfrey. Miss June serves dinner in her latticework bungalow, located between the airport and the Four Seasons, and the menu is whatever she has in mind for that evening. You'll nibble on canapés, sip sherry, and sample dishes such as ribs soaked in a local aphrodisiac before relaxing with coffee and chocolate. This is a singular, and special, island experience, so reservations are required. You wouldn't just show up unannounced at a friend's house for supper, would you?

Open at 7 pm for one seating per night Wednesdays and Fridays, November through April; Wednesdays, May through October.

Rawlins Plantation Restaurant
Rawlins Plantation Inn
Mount Pleasant , St. Kitts
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 465 6221
www.rawlinsplantation.com

Lunching at the Rawlins Plantation Inn is a Kittian tradition: The West Indian buffet features Caribbean staples such as grilled plantains, jerk chicken, and candied sweet potatoes. Gardens and orchards around the property provide much of the produce—avocados, limes, bananas, papayas—while the dining veranda overlooks 12 acres of rolling emerald lawns and the glittering Caribbean.

Open daily 8 to 10 am, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, and 6 to 9:30 pm.

Sprat Net
Old Road Town , St. Kitts
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 466 7535

The best barbecue joints in the Caribbean are usually just roadside shacks, and Sprat Net—a tin-roofed, driftwood-strewn joint on the edge of the ocean—is no exception. In addition to ribs and chicken, the menu offers a pile of fresh-caught fish and lobster, corn on the cob, and johnnycakes (the local fried dumplings). Tableware consists of paper plates; Ting soda and Carib beer are the drinks of choice. If it's genuine island flavor you're hungry for, come on a hopping weekend night.

Open Wednesdays through Sundays 5 pm to midnight, late September through early July.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.