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About Grannys

The fishing town of Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados was once a quiet sleepy area. However, today it can boast a modern fish market and it is one of the most frequented markets where locals and visitors alike come to select their fresh fish to take home. With a historical background of some importance, Oistins boasts two major service stations, two branches of the major fast food outlets on the island, a fantastic beach, lots of bars and more, all within walking distance of each other.

Interior view of the restaurant

In this town, more than thirty years ago, a Barbadian matriarch started a little eatery to cater to those persons in the immediate environs, offering them simple Bajan fare. This business is dubbed Grannys, and its owner and her food are known throughout the length and breadth of Barbados. Indeed many children from the nearby Foundation secondary school (now coeducational, previously separated into Girls and Boys Foundation) can safely say that they patronised food from Grannys over the years.

Bajan food on display

To find Grannys, one makes the left turn into the car park just after KFC and Grannys is at the back, cosily set away from the bustle of the main road, but not far enough to be a deterrent to the average customer. Open Monday to Saturday every week from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm; it remains open even during the hustle and bustle of Oistins on a Friday night. The main reason for this is that no matter what activity is taking place, loyal patrons will seek out the food at Grannys.


Pay a visit to the home of traditional Bajan food.

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