Dominica restaurants offer great food!
In most Dominica restaurants, you will find a rich blend of European, Asian and African cuisines.
With the most popular dish of the island being mountain chicken- a euphemism for frog legs; Dominica is perhaps more experimental with its cuisine than most other Caribbean islands.
As the island’s economy is strongly linked to agriculture, root crops such as dasheen and yam along with a host of vegetables and ripe plantain are predominantly featured on menus across the island as accompaniments for meat items, of which fresh fish and chicken is standard.
Predominantly spicy but not too hot, Dominica restaurants often serve up a combination of local and international cuisine.
Reservations are normally recommended for most Dominica restaurants especially during the busy tourist season when overcrowding is likely to occur.
While most are accepting of credit card, some don’t and so it is important to call ahead to find out what payment policy is in effect at your restaurant of choice.
It is also important to ask about opening hours as many Dominica restaurants do not stay open all day and in general, restaurants normally close on Sundays.
A popular practice on the island is platter dining. Rather than being served individually, the food is laid out in large plates or platters and guests seated around a table can simply serve themselves from these platters.
Most restaurants are located in the capital city Roseau but there are several other restaurants spread out across the island. As it concerns fast food, KFC is the only international fast food outlet operating in Dominica. Many hotels also have restaurants that are open to both guests and non-guests.
Here now are some Dominica restaurants along with their contact details:
Dominica Restaurants US$0-20: No reservations required; cash is recommended, although some accept major credit cards. Please call ahead for opening hours.
La Robe Creole: 3 Victoria St., Rouseau [767-448-2896]
Rated as one of the better restaurants on the island, La Robe Creole as the name suggests specializes in authentic Dominican and West Indian cuisine.
The ambiance here is pleasant and staff serves you dressed in traditional costumes. One fish to try is their shrimp cooked with coconut and garlic sauce; truly delicious!
Pearl's Cuisine: 50 King George St., Rouseau [767-448-8707]
Mouthwatering curry goat and succulent pork chops are just two of the menu items that have made this restaurant locally renowned. Your taste buds will absolutely love you for a treat of any of the specialties served up here, including the drink items of which the rum punch is a must try.
Overall, affordable food, a pleasant ambiance and good service are all guaranteed at Pearl’s cuisine. A takeaway service is available in the downstairs section which is popular with many locals.
Be warned: you will be tempted to try out everything on the menu so walk with a hearty appetite!
Cocorico: Bay Front at Kennedy Ave., Roseau [767-449-8686]
This French café opens its doors at 8:30 AM and has on offer Dominica restaurants tastiest croissants, baguettes and sandwiches.
Dining can be either indoors or out depending on your preference. For those that are business savvy, the restaurant also provides computers with internet service.
A downstairs section is used to store a wide selection of wines, all reasonably priced. An assortment of chocolate, French bread, cheeses, sausages and cigars are also available.
Dining and relaxation are perfectly combined here.
Dominica Restaurants US$20-35: Some reservation may be required for the featured restaurants; all major credit cards are accepted. Please call ahead for opening hours.
Papillote Wilderness Retreat: Located In the rainforest [767-448-2287]
You don’t have to be a guest at this wilderness retreat to enjoy the delicious gastronomy served up by its restaurant. A short taxi drive from Roseau will take you here in time for lunch or dinner.
Feast on either seafood, vegetarian or Caribbean dishes in an ambiance overlooking forest trees and the nearby flowing rivers.
Papillote restaurant is perfect for individual or family dining, romantic outing or a business lunch. Be sure to try their shrimp special along with any of their tropical salads. A real treat!
Zamaan Restaurant: Rosalie Bay Resort, Roseau
Based at the Rosalie Bay Resort, Zamaan cultivates its own garden ensuring that the freshest of ingredients are utilized in your food preparation. As everything is also cooked from scratch, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the best tastes and flavours possible.
Zamaan caters to alternative menu options including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes. The chef is also quite happy to accommodate any special dietary requests with advance notice. Opening hours are from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM seven days a week.
Guiyave: Roseau [767-448-2930]
Specializing in authentic creole cuisine, Guiyave cooks up various arrangements of seafood, chicken and pork- all deliciously flavourful.
An array of natural juices including sour-sop, tamarind and sorrel are also served up daily. Definitely worth a visit, so make sure you check this out.
Garage Bar & Grill: 15 Hanover St. on Kennedy Ave., Roseau [767-448-5433]
This is the only one of Dominica restaurants that is formed from a converted garage. With its unique structure and design, it is no wonder that this restaurant has become a favourite eatery and watering hole for many Dominicans.
Offering the perfect setting for some delicious grub and a cold beer, a mixture of American and Caribbean cuisine is offered. Savor the likes of seafood, jerk chicken, chicken wings, prime steaks and pasta all deliciously prepared. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served.
Crystal Terrace Restaurant & Bar: Evergreen Hotel, Roseau [767-448-3288]
An elegant ambiance and authentic local food are what awaits you at this hotel restaurant. Although not too many items are featured on the menu, the standard chicken, beef and fish are prepared in many different ways always to keep your taste buds excited.
Bring a hearty appetite when you go here as generous helpings are served. Do ensure also that you leave space for the cake and ice cream that accompanies the end of every meal.
Port of Call Restaurant & Bar: 3 Kennedy Ave., Roseau [767-448-2910]
Private and relaxing atmosphere, excellent service, good food and tasty drinks are all available for the picking at this conveniently located restaurant set in downtown Roseau.
Open from 10 am to 10 pm, Port of Call serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hamburger and fries is also available.
Dominica Restaurants Over US$35: Some menus items may fall under $35; however the standard range is over US$35. Reservations are required; all major credit cards accepted.
La Maison: 4 Fort Lane, Roseau [767-440-5287]
Renowned chef Vincent Binet, is the star attraction at this restaurant where he has brought a new dimension to fine dining on the Dominica restaurants scene.
Dishes are carefully perfected using his unique skill for quality taste and presentation and as a result diners eagerly anticipate his servings. Seafood, lamb, beef and chicken are some of the regular menu items.
Waterfront Restaurant: Victoria St., Roseau [767-448-5000]
A pleasant ambiance awaits you at this chic restaurant where night dining presents a wonderful opportunity to experience spectacular lighted views of Roseau.
You can expect to savor a blend of international flavours in most dishes as a result of Chef Mitchell’s exploratory cooking. Seafood, lamb, duck and callaloo are regular servings here. A steel band is often on hand to provide lively entertainment so bring along your dancing feet.
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