Sunset Cafe and Bar overlooks the water at Cockburn Harbour.
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Sunset Café & Bar

Stubb's Street, Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos
Chef Darryl Forbes of Sunset Cafe on South Caicos.

Sunset Café & Bar in South Caicos serves fresh local seafood in a friendly setting. Owner and chef Darrell Forbes and his wife Judith deliver delectable local seafood dishes and Caribbean cuisine in a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the pristine beach. Popular menu highlights include local conch, lobster, grilled red snapper, and sides like corn on the cob and coleslaw.

The family-friendly restaurant and bar includes plenty of personalized attention, with the owners even driving guests back to resorts at times. The owner Darrell also cooks the fresh fare on the menu, delivering fresh Caribbean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Menu

It’s worth venturing from the resorts in South Caicos to dine at Sunset Café & Bar, a locally owned Caribbean restaurant serving fresh-caught seafood and Caribbean cuisine. Guests love the fresh sea fare, cold beer, snacks, and excellent service.

Fish dinner from Sunset Café & Bar
Steamed fish, baked mac n' cheese, and coleslaw.

Some of the cafe menu items include cracked lobster with French fries, grilled red snapper, grilled prawns, cracked conch, fish bites, grilled grouper, lobster wraps, burgers, chicken fingers, wings, steamed oxtails, and BBQ chicken. Side dishes range from corn on the cob to coleslaw, baked potatoes, potato salad, peas and rice, mac and cheese, and a selection of grilled vegetables. Appetizer options include conch fritters and spring rolls. Snacks are also on the menu, with fish fingers, French fries, club sandwiches, and pizza.

The local conch is a menu favorite, with rave reviews about the tender fare with a light and fluffy texture and tasty breading that is just the right amount. South Caicos is known for its spiny lobster and Sunset Café & Bar boasts the best spiny lobster on the island.

The cafe also offers breakfast, with grits, toast, omelettes, eggs, bacon, and breakfast sandwiches. There are also weekend specials at the cafe, including chicken souse, pea soup, and boiled fish.

For drinks, the cafe serves a selection of wine and beer as well as juice, water, soda, and fruit punch. Guests can enjoy tasty tropical mixed drinks, with frozen island drinks and daiquiris in flavors like mango, strawberry, pina colada, and passion fruit. Caribbean rum comes in several options, with rum punch, rum and coke, and coconut rum. Alcohol on the menu ranges from vodka to Hennessy, Turk’s Head beer, Heineken, and Jim Beam.

Hours and Atmosphere

Exterior of Sunset Café & Bar
The restaurant is located close to the docks in Cockburn Harbour.

Sunset Café & Bar is open from 7 am to 11 pm daily, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks. The welcoming island restaurant has a friendly, casual atmosphere. With festive outdoor lights, an open-air, covered patio overlooking the beach, tropical art, and an ocean-themed mural along one of the outer walls of the restaurant, the cafe gives off a beachy island vibe. Dining al fresco is an option at the cafe, making it the perfect place to savor fresh seafood while enjoying the warm Caribbean breeze.

Sunset Café is a standout local restaurant located on Stubb’s Street near the docks in Cockburn Harbour on South Caicos The fresh local seafood, Caribbean dishes, and wide range of menu items make the cafe a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike. Owner and chef Darrell Forbes delivers delectable dishes with friendly, accommodating service.

Located in Cockburn Harbour

Cockburn Harbour is the primary settlement on South Caicos, and the center of most of the island's activity. The region is located on the southwestern coast and near a beautiful and sheltered natural anchorage. The area is home to the majority of the island's residents, shops, and services.