Why Cuz’s Fish Shack is the Best Fish Shack in Barbados
By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
There are only two choices. But you can’t make a bad one.
That’s because, on Barbados, you won’t find a better fish or fish-and-cheese cutter than here at Cuzz’ Café on Pebbles Beach, where they’ve been serving up the fried fish sandwiches for 67 years, sometimes selling hundreds in a day.
Cuzz’ Dad, Cuzz Sr, made his name with the marlin filet sandwiches, their fresh filling seasoned; lightly fried in soybean oil; crowned with a tear of lettuce; and nestled on a pillowy salt bread bun. And since his death in 1998, his son David, Cuzz Jr, has continued his legacy, doling out simple but satisfying cutters to a loyal local fan base and curious visitors, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy your cutter plain or dressed with a drizzle from the collection of condiments on the counter: mayonnaise, honey mustard, and, of course, Delish Bajan hot sauce. Cuz says that tourists always buy a Banks beer to wash down their snack.
Locals, he says, prefer a cold coke with their cutter.
Either way, once you’ve decided to eat here, there are no bad choices.