Each restaurant in the BVI has a different feel and a wide variety of foods. The BVI does not allow franchises or popular chain restaurants; instead, all restaurants are owned and operated by resorts, hotels, and individuals. There are plenty of familiar options as well as local carribean dishes such as roty, conch fritters, Anegada lobster, and fresh fish. The major anchorages around the BVI offer several bars and restaurants to choose from, most with a beautiful beachside view.