Jamaican Cuisine on Dominica

If, on your travels, you know you're going to want some Jamaican cuisine, you might have an opportunity to treat yourself. You may be a bit limited in your options, but you can still find a few restaurants on Dominica specializing in this this type of food.


With lots to try, from the very casual attitude beloved by patrons of Chef Fontaine Grill to the simple cafes whose regional delicacies are worth snapping pictures of, you're bound to find something worth fighting over.

The following list allows you to get more details about the small set of popular Jamaican restaurants that you may be referred to during your stay. On each restaurant's name, click to get further details about its ambiance, food, and what's located nearby.

Big Papas Restaurant

Portsmouth | (767) 445-6444

Located in the heart of Portsmouth, Big Papas Restaurant is a logical choice for guests exploring this town and areas nearby. Seafood (of course) and Jamaican panache both share the spotlight at this laid-back eatery.

Chef Fontaine Grill

(767) 225-1105

Chef Fontaine Grill, part of Picard Food Pavillion, is a popular choice for you to consider if you're exploring this part of the island; it is approximately a mile and a half (approximately two kilometers) to the south of Portsmouth. When it comes to specialty Jamaican-inspired cuisine, this possible dining pick is particularly known for its barbecue and chicken.

Similar Food

Cocorico Cafe

If you don't mind changing things up a bit, there are other categories to tackle, including local places like these:

Restaurants with Similar Cuisine
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Location
La Flambeau Restaurant & Bar (767) 445-5142 Caribbean 1.7 mi. South of Central Portsmouth
Italia Restaurant (767) 440-4837 Creole Downtown Roseau
Purple Turtle Beach Club (767) 445-5296 Caribbean 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Portsmouth
Tickles -- Caribbean 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Marigot
Jungle Pavilion Restaurant (767) 446-1789 Caribbean 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Delices
Riverside Cafe (767) 446-1234 Caribbean 0.3 mi. West of Central La Plaine
River Rock Cafe -- Creole 2.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Roseau
Roger's Bar and Restaurant (767) 448-7851 Creole 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Scotts Head Village
Ponderosa Tavern (767) 245-6177 Caribbean 1.0 mi. North of Central Colihaut
Peanut Farm Bar & Grille (916) 705-6887 Caribbean 1.7 mi. South of Central Portsmouth

Oftentimes, the best places to dine on Dominica are the ones you catch sight of - or scent of - while trekking the town of your choice. That being said, it's still a good idea to have a few favorites on the itinerary. To read even more concerning the kinds of food available to you, check out this page.


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