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The Ruins at the Falls

17 DaCosta Drive, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
(876) 974-8888
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Ranked #21 of 60 restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Ruins Restaurant has been closed since last year. Too bad as during the day a lot of tour buses would stop there and the tourist would enjoy looking at the falls and the beautiful big Koi fish swimming in the ponds around the dining area. A Jamaican lunch buffet was set up daily. In the evening the dinner Menu... More

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Stevensville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Atmosphere is amazing as the waterfall cascades down into the outdoor dining area. You find yourself in a lush garden surrounded by a rainforest filled with tropical plants. This is a must have experience. The food and the staff are always excellent. You'll also most likely be entertained by local musicians as you dine. The buffet is excellent and well... More

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Grand Cayman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We only had our wedding ceremony here but it really was beautiful and the staff were great, very helpful. Thanks especially to Trudy-Ann.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The first time I was at The Ruins at the Falls was 30 years ago and so I was delighted to see it was still there on my visit to Ocho Rios in March 2013. It is a fabulous place to take memorable scenic pictures on the bridge with the Falls in the background . If you are going to... More

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was a fab excursion that everyone I went with loved. I cools you down whilst also eating the heart pumping.

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Planet Earth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

If this place lived up to the beautiful surroundings the food should have been fantastic. Unfortunately, it is anything but! When looking at the menu prices then saw what was delivered from the kitchen it really made you realize that you were paying a lot and getting very little in return. A buffet was also offered that supposedly had Jamaican... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

last June (2012) on my trip to Jamaica with my niece, we took the Bob Marley and Dunns River tour. Lunch was at the Ruins - heaven! The buffet was a delicious array of Jamaican and Chinese dishes. We stayed a bit late at the Marley mausoleum and childhood home - so we were a bit late for lunch -... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I really hope the owner of the establishment is reading this or someone close to that position i went there on a family outing last christmas and it was the WORST dining experiece any of us has ever been on the food was teribble and the prieces were soo high and ridicilous the propotion of food was way off we... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This restaurant is beautiful. A beautiful bird lived on the hill inside and we took pictures and dined in front of a waterfall! However, the food was mediocre at best (lambchops and steak tough, potatoes from a box, disappointing conch dish). Go and look but don't eat there.

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southampton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Beautiful restaurant surrounded by waterfalls. Buffet restaurant where you can eat as much as you like. A nice change to eating in the hotel

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