Swapping the frigid landscapes of America’s Midwest for the rain-forested idylls of Nevis, adventurous aeronaut and prolific traveler Greg Slagon arrived on the island with no real plan as to how he would invest himself in the tight-knit Nevisian community. Launching the Yachtsman Grill some seven years ago, he and his wife Evelyn have created a vibrant, nautical-inspired hideaway serving wholesome American favorites to visitors and locals alike.
A bold menu of big burgers, steaks, and fresh seafood, coupled with what Greg believes to be the island’s most comprehensive wine cellar and selection of bottled and on-tap beers, gastronomes will be in seventh heaven when dining at the Yachtsman Grill. Pick-your-own local or Maine lobster from a tank by the bar, or sample one of their famous wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas that boast all-Italian ingredients from the flour in the base right through to the pepperoni on top. Head out onto the manicured beach-front and relax on one of the comfy sunbeds, or work up an appetite playing beach-basketball, volleyball, and the bean bag toss.
Quick fire questions with owner Greg
What would you recommend to first time diners?
Greg says, “For a true taste of the Caribbean choose from our collection of rums and ask our bartender Denzel to mix a cocktail of your choice. Our righteous lobster mac and cheese is a real hit with diners young and old, and the wood-fired pizzas are a must-try from our menu!”
Tell me something interesting about yourself:
“I’m a really creative guy. I design and make a lot of graphic signage for companies all over the island. I made our Yachtsman Grill sign out there on the road, pretty cool don’t you think?”
What is your favorite place or activity on Nevis?
“I’m probably biased, but I think there’s no better way to see the island than aboard a Funky Monkey Tour. We offer small group adventures in open-air Polaris 4x4s and showcase the island’s best on and off-road sights; from beach and bush, to resorts and ruins.”
Location: The Hamilton Beach Villas & Spa, Cotton Ground, Nevis
Distance from the Four Seasons Resort: 1.6 miles north of Four Seasons Resort Nevis, 3 minutes by car.
Opening hours: 12 PM – 10 PM
Owner: Greg and Evelyn Slagon
Contact: +1 869 469 1382
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