Henrys, Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados’ Best Spot for Lobster, Lobster AliveThere's simply no better place to get Caribbean spiny lobster on Barbados than Lobster Alive. Fact. Why? Because practically every lobster sold in every restaurant on the island comes through this one unassuming location.
The problem is that due to Barbados' natural shoreline topography, there are no quality lobster habitats – the waters surrounding the island are too deep to support lobsters in large enough quantities to meet the tastes and demands of locals and visitors.
This means that all the islands lobsters need to be imported and that's all done by one man: Art Taylor, an Australian with an airplane who realized long ago that the best way to get fresh lobster in Barbados was to go off-island and get it himself.
Each week, he flies twice to Bequia in the Grenadines and loads his small single-engine Cherokee airplane with a good 700 pounds of the spiny treats.
about 5 years ago
Lobster Alive is a beachfront restaurant that has a simple lobster-centric menu. I went for dinner and the lobster was amazingly fresh and cooked to perfection. Beyond the food, the ambiance was perfect with the beach setting and live jazz (which plays 3 nights a week and Sundays). Really great experience, and definitely worth going.