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Old 19-04-2011, 05:53   #16
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Louie.

Great question! Exactly what is the current cost of a “Cheeseburger in Paradise”?
Last night at Captain Mulligan's (the best burgers in the BVI) the price was $10 for a hamburger (with fries), $14 for a cheeseburger and $3 for Carib beers.

All of the food in the BVI is imported from the USA and has an import duty, so dining out and grocery prices are very high; and the legacy of being a Britished (as opposed to a French) ex-colony has not only influence the language but the culinary aspects of life...

Check out the menu at Welcome to The William Thornton - Floating Bar & Resturant (Willie T's)
or at Pirate's at www.piratesbight.com
Loose Mongoose Beef Island Guest House and De Loose Mangoose Bar & Restaurant

These are pretty representative of typical restaurant fare and pricing. While there are some excellent restaurants (the steak at Leverick Bay comes to mind) the prices are quite a bit higher as well.
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Old 19-04-2011, 06:48   #17
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Sounds like someone has been listening to too much Jimmy Buffet music lately. Everything in moderation!
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Old 19-04-2011, 07:03   #18
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If I remember, there's a decent sized supermarket within walking distance of the moorings/sunsail/footloose base- we bought a god bit of food there as well as beer and rum. The hard part with restaurants might be finding one that serves lower cost food (burgers, etc.) in some of the farther out anchorages (Norman?, YVD, Anegada, etc.)- it seemed like a lot of places had a cool bar/restaurant on the beach, but it only had a $30 buffet for dinner- that and a few drinks adds up quickly. This was a few years ago.
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Old 19-04-2011, 07:29   #19
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The BVI's and St. Maarten both have a lot of American influence and you can get a really good burger as well as McDonalds and Burger King. The prices are higher of course.

The rest of the Eastern Caribbean, "you pays your money and takes your chances." I find the quality a lot to be desired and do not order burgers unless having a recommendation before hand. It gives you an chance to try the local food.
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Re: Restaurant Menus

You gotta be getting desperate for a burger if you go to BK or McDonald's, any hamburger in a restaurant is going to be better IMOH.
Now french fries is another thing.
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I'm not so sure.

My kitchen has a glorious view of some garbage bins, a brick wall with a few weeds and the burgers don't taste so good. Think how much better a cheeseburger would taste with the addition of a little sand, some coconut palms swaying in the warm breeze and maybe a cute waitress in a bikini.
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Old 19-04-2011, 23:20   #22
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.

The information that you provided was PERFECT. Now I feel I have a grasp on the food situation in the BVI's. Me and my crew are really excited to get down and do some cruising. We will be there from June 21 to July 6th.

I hope to run into some of you and share one of these things you guys call.... Painkillers? LOL

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I thought of that, but the thing was she had a Russian accent. Do Russians know anything about cheeseburgers ?

I always get suspicious when cute Russian girls in bikinis are nice to me.

Maybe she just wanted a free vacation in the Caribbean . . . . or a free cheeseburger . . . . . hard to say.
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A cheeseburger with bacon and fries at Le Select in Gustavia, St. Barth's, the original Cheeseburger in Paradise, is eight euro. Or 28 Euro at Do Brazil around the corner.
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Hannah - I'm still paying off my espresso and coffees from the Bar de l'Oublie in Gustavia in equal monthly installments rather than give them title to my boat in lieu of payment Gustavia prices can be quite high indeed!
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Don't remember the food prices but here is a drink menu from Skyworld on Tortola!
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Re: Restaurant Menus

A cheeseburger in Normans Cay will run you $18. That's why we make our own conchburgers. If you want a cheeseburger stay in the US. We always have one when we get back and marvel at the prices compared with Bahamian prices. Of course everything has duty on it here in the Bahamas as there is no income tax and most of the government's revenue comes from import duty.
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Unfortunately, Burger King and McDonalds fare quite favourable compared to burgers in most of the Eastern Caribbean.
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Unfortunately, Burger King and McDonalds fare quite favourable compared to burgers in most of the Eastern Caribbean.
Probably true but we dont have McDonald's or indeed any, fast-food chains in the British Virgins. If you want that sort of stuff you have to go over to USVI.

Having said that, our burgers are all plastic mass-produced patties which come in frozen from the States anyway! Tony
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I forgot that I had a picture of the menu at Potter's by the Sea on Anegada:

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