Oistins Fish Fry

Oistins, Barbados

Friday is fish day in the Caribbean, and the village of Oistins, on Barbados’s southern coast, hosts its famous Oistins Fish Fry. During the week, market stalls sell fresh dorado, barracuda, swordfish and more. Come Friday night, locals, dressed in their finest, along with tourists drink beer and rum and enjoy heaping plates of grilled fish, fish cakes and lobster. Stalls sell crafts, and everyone dances to live music from the band shell.

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Oistins fish fry

For residents and visitors alike Friday night means an excursion to Oistins, a fishing village on Barbados’ southern coast. On that evening the town hosts a festive fish fry held along several downtown streets. Open-air restaurants, bars and nightclubs pump Caribbean calypso, soca and reggae music as local sidewalk stalls sell fried fish meals. Local arts craft vendors line the streets as peaceful crowds of pedestrians stroll from stall to stall.

Oistins fish fry

For residents and visitors alike Friday night means an excursion to Oistins, a fishing village on Barbados’ southern coast. On that evening the town hosts a festive fish fry held along several downtown streets. Open-air restaurants, bars and nightclubs pump Caribbean calypso, soca and reggae music as local sidewalk stalls sell fried fish meals. Local arts craft vendors line the streets as peaceful crowds of pedestrians stroll from stall to stall.

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