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What to Eat in Dominica

As far as restaurants go, your best bet is  Roseau (Dominica’s capital and largest city), where you can find affordable Caribbean cuisine, as well as some standard European fare. Many of the best spots to grab a bite are hole-in-the-wall eateries scattered throughout Roseau, so definitely take some time to explore. The downtown market sells freshly caught seafood, including conch, a type of snail that is a favorite Dominican dish. Other specialties include tee-tee-ree (small fish cakes) and crab backs as well as pumpkin soup, fried plantains and goat water, a rich stew made from goat meat.
Kozy’s Niche is a tourist favorite in Roseau. Guests praise its exceptionally accommodating service and fusion of Italian and Caribbean bites on the menu. Some of the must-try dishes include lion fish and grilled mahimahi, but the restaurants chef is always happy to provide more recommendations if seafood is not your jam.
For those visiting the popular Trafalgar Falls, be sure to grab a meal at the Papillote Rainforest Restaurant. While the menu at this restaurant consists primarily of seafood (and receives rave reviews), the main reason for a visit to this specific eatery is its ambiance. Visitors can enjoy their meals in an actual rainforest, where the line between the Papillote Rainforest Restaurant’s one-of-a-kind exterior and its cozy interior is easily forgotten. 
If you’re just looking for a drink or small plate, check out the Ruins Rock Cafe in Roseau. Previous visitors say that it has the best rum on the island, and the cafe also offers a variety of fruit juices if you’re not into sugary liquor 
People in Dominica do expect to see vacationers in casual attire, but still, you might want to do away with your jeans, shorts or sandals for dinner.

As far as restaurants go, your best bet is Roseau (Dominica’s capital and largest city), where you can find affordable Caribbean cuisine, as well as some standard European fare. Many of the best spots to grab a bite are hole-in-the-wall eateries scattered throughout Roseau. The downtown market sells freshly caught seafood, including conch, a type of snail that is a favorite Dominican dish. Other specialties include tee-tee-ree (small fish cakes) and crab backs as well as pumpkin soup, fried plantains and goat water, a rich stew made from goat meat.

Kozy's Niche is a tourist favorite in Roseau. Diners praise its exceptionally accommodating service and fusion of Italian and Caribbean. Must-try dishes, according to recent visitors, include lionfish and grilled mahimahi.

For those visiting the popular Trafalgar Falls, be sure to grab a meal at the Papillote Rainforest Restaurant. While the menu at this restaurant consists primarily of seafood (and receives rave reviews), the main reason for a visit to this specific eatery is its ambiance. Visitors can enjoy their meals in an actual rainforest, where the line between the Papillote Rainforest Restaurant’s one-of-a-kind exterior and its cozy interior is easily forgotten. 

If you’re just looking for a drink or small plate, check out the Ruins Rock Cafe in Roseau. Previous visitors say that it has the best rum on the island. The cafe also offers a variety of fruit juices. 

Dominicans do expect to see vacationers in casual attire, but still, you might want to do away with your jeans, shorts or sandals for dinner.

Find the Best Restaurants in Dominica

  • #1
    Kozy's Niche
    #1 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Caribbean, Seafood
    Independence Avenue Next to the $3 Store, Roseau Dominica
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  • #2
    Old Stone Grill & Bar
    #2 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    15 Castle Street, Roseau Dominica
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  • #3
    Le Petit Paris Bakery and Restaurant
    #3 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 52 reviewsTripAdvisor (52)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, French, European
    Bayfront, Opposite Ferry Terminal, Roseau Dominica
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  • #4
    Ruins Rock Cafe
    #4 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Pub
    Roseau Dominica
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  • #5
    Palisades Restaurant
    #5 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 87 reviewsTripAdvisor (87)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Victoria Street, Roseau Dominica
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  • #6
    Sunshine Cottage
    #6 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 39 reviewsTripAdvisor (39)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    Shawford Estate On the Main Road to Trafalgar, Look for the Sign on the Road Sunshine Cottage, Shawford Estate, Roseau Dominica
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  • #7
    Pearl's Cuisine
    #7 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 64 reviewsTripAdvisor (64)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    28 Great Marlborough Street, Roseau 00152 Dominica
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  • #8
    Cafe Desiderata
    #8 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 41 reviewsTripAdvisor (41)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Caribbean
    5 Old St, Roseau Dominica
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  • #9
    Urban Garden Cafe
    #9 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 30 reviewsTripAdvisor (30)
    $ | Caribbean, American
    8 Castle Street Unit 1A, Roseau 00109-8000 Dominica
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  • #10
    The loft
    #10 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 47 reviewsTripAdvisor (47)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    18 Victoria Street, Roseau Dominica
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  • #11
    River Rock Cafe
    #11 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 66 reviewsTripAdvisor (66)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    Main Road, Roseau Dominica
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  • #12
    Jr's Bar
    #12 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 19 reviewsTripAdvisor (19)
    $ | Caribbean, Bar, Pub
    King George V Street, Roseau Dominica
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  • #13
    Cartwheel Cafe
    #13 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 28 reviewsTripAdvisor (28)
    $ | Caribbean, Cafe
    Roseau Dominica
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  • #14
    Guiyave Restaurant Patisserie & Catering Services
    #14 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 18 reviewsTripAdvisor (18)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Pizza, Soups, Chilean, South American
    15 Cork Street, Roseau Dominica
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  • #15
    Balas Bar
    #15 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 34 reviewsTripAdvisor (34)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Pub
    Victoria St, Roseau Dominica
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  • #16
    The Great Old House
    #16 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 18 reviewsTripAdvisor (18)
    $ - $$ | Seafood
    19 Castle St, Roseau Dominica
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  • #17
    Fusion Village Restaurant & Bar
    #17 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 168 reviewsTripAdvisor (168)
    $ - $$ | Italian, International
    42 Old Street, Roseau 00152 Dominica
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  • #18
    Oceans Edge Restaurant & Bar
    #18 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 6 reviewsTripAdvisor (6)
    Victoria St, Castle Comfort Where Dive Dominica is and Castle Comfort Lodge used to be, Roseau Dominica
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  • Zamaan
    #19 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10 reviewsTripAdvisor (10)
    Rosalie Bay, Roseau Dominica
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  • #20
    Anchorage Hotel Restaurant
    #20 of 55 Places to Eat in Roseau
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 25 reviewsTripAdvisor (25)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    Victoria Street Castle Comfort, Roseau Dominica
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