It is a beautiful ride to the east end of the island to go have Lunch At Vies Snack Shack.
If we are on the island when her business is open we try to stop at Vie’s for lunch. The food is always fresh and tasty. Nobody makes garlic fried chicken and johnny cakes like Vie’s.
She is only open from 10-5, Tuesday through Saturday. But you might want to call if you are going to that side of the island just for lunch, in case she is not open. After all, it’s the islands. On a pretty day, finding a parking spot can be challenging. If there is no space in the parking lot, you will need to park along the road.
Arrive early as it gets crowded. Everything is made fresh, so plan on having to wait for your food to be made. Towards the end of the day, they might even run out of food. When you know what you want to eat, walk up to the window and place your order. You will be given your drinks, while you wait, have a seat at one of the picnic tables.
We ordered the garlic fried chicken with rice and beans, coleslaw and a johnny cake. For $12, it was a great deal, especially eating real homemade food. Due to the fact that there were people who ordered food before us, and because everything is made fresh it took about 40 minutes to get our order. A crowd of people came right after we ordered, so I was glad we got there earlier or it would have taken even longer to get our food.
While waiting for our lunch, we went over to look at the private beach, which Vie’s family owns, across the street from the shack. If you decide to use the beach, you pay $2.50 per person at the window and tell them you are going to the beach. Since it started to rain while we were eating our lunch, we decided to head to another part of the island to escape the weather.
We ended going to Francis Bay. There were not many people on the beach. The sun would come in and out but it never rained. We were able to spend a couple of hours enjoying the beach before heading back to catch the ferry.