Where to Eat and Drink in Dominica
Collected by Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
Caribbean Creole cuisine has pride of place in Dominica—rich in seafood, fresh fruit, and carb-heavy vegetables perfect for fueling outdoor adventures. Wash it all down with cocoa tea, coconut water, or a bottle of Kubuli beer. Infused rum remains the go-to adult beverage and locals swear it won't give you a hangover if you start your libations with "chatou" water (octopus soup).
Indian River, Portsmouth, Dominica
Stroll a rain-forested path—or hire a brightly painted rowboat and guide—to reach this open-air watering hole. It anchors a rudimentary botanical garden up the Indian River, one of the most famous Pirates of the Caribbean film locations. Try the...
This open-air, oceanside Creole restaurant snuggles behind a grocery store in Calibishie, a bijou town where locals, expats, and tourists mingle. While the short ribs steal the spotlight, it also serves Caribbean favorites like yam, fried...
Old St, Roseau, Dominica
In the heart of Roseau, this local favorite serves fine international cuisine in a casual setting. The bar occupies a bright lime-and-orange Creole cottage with gingerbread trim; the dining room sits on a stone patio under a wooden gazebo. Dishes...
Unnamed Road,, Castle Bruce, Dominica
Just south of the Kalinago Territory, this rustic hilltop bar overlooks Castle Bruce Beach. Dig into Creole specialties like callaloo soup, fried plantains, and grilled chicken, all washed down with infused "bush rums." Hand-lettered labels reveal...
Toucari Beach, Toucari, Dominica
Run by Derrick Augustine, the son of Dominica's first licensed fisherwoman, this beach shack serves seafood (and also offers SUP and snorkeling ecotours of the marine reserve). The informal menu is anchored around the catch of the day, grilled...
Trafalgar Falls, Paillotte Road, Trafalgar, Dominica
The island nation's first ecolodge serves up Creole cuisine amid its sprawling tropical gardens, pocketed by geothermal pools on the rain forest slope of Morne Macaque. With 12 acres (5 hectares) of bromeliads and begonias, small wonder it...
Named after the Creole for "almond tree," this flower-filled, open-air restaurant enjoys pride of place at the pioneering eco-boutique Rosalie Bay Resort. The kitchen deploys healthy ingredients fresh from its organic garden in dishes like vegan...
This lively beachside restaurant overlooks the yachts moored in Portsmouth's sweeping Prince Rupert’s Bay. Retire here after swimming and lounging on the black sands for a cold Kubuli beer or cherry punch, washing down ribs, lobster, or coconut...
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