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Survival Beach Restaurant

24 Allan Ave, Port Antonio, Jamaica
384 4730
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Ranked #11 of 30 Restaurants in Port Antonio
Most recent review
- May 20, 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Malibu, California
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Survival looks abandoned from the outside...Don't let bat stop you. I entered and was greeted promptly by Oliver. He is owner, food server, bottle washer, and chef. There is no menu-no prices. I think he cooks and serves what he has on hand or is hungry for himself. After telling what he was gonna make for me to drink and... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I visited the 'restaurant' with a group of 5 other persons and on our arrival we wondered exactly where was the restaurant. Go expecting the most basic furnishings (plastic chairs and tables)The owner soon flurried out to seat us and promised to deliver some candles to add some light while we waited for our meal which he promised would be... More

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West Coast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant because we read about it in a travel guide. There were three of went to lunch, but they only brought food for two of us. Yet they charged us for at least three of us. The food was very good, but the man who was smoking marijuana close to our table was very distracting. It... More

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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was a great place for home-cooked ital (vegetarian/vegan) food. There's no menu, but the chef threw together what he had on hand (and said he tries to prepare different meals each night). It was a nice-sized portion of food and inexpensive, and the tables sit right on the beach. There's no beer or alcohol at Survival Beach Restaurant, but... More

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Los Gatos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I saw a review for someone who clearly wanted neat tables and perfect servingware. Non-relevant for this wonderful place by the sea. We love Oliver's cooking and we call ahead to make sure he is ready with enough food for our little group. For people who want the local ital experience, go to Survival Beach!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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175 reviews 175 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Being vegetarians, we wanted to like the place. The place is a shack - in fact, shack is an understatement and even the daredevil would not try dinner at this joint. Probably the worst environment to eat, even by a 3rd world country standards. The 'decor' was a little scary, but I convinced the wife and kids to be adventurous... More

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Canton, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The place was a dump-cracked and dirty plastic tables and chairs were the only seating available at this run down shack. He was such a cheat. He just randomly came up with the price only during payment. They didn't have a menu, either. He says he will make anything for you. The food was terrible and the people were very... More

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san francisco bay area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

it is right next the Anna Banana. please note: RIGHT next to it! the meal was ok. we ordered fish but the portion was so small! we each had ONE small piece of fish and some veggies. we all felt that the food was not prepared with much thought...kind of like: ooops, guests are here, and we ran out of... More

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

It was lovely--a pretty cheap meal of whatever you want, freshly cooked up. We were the only ones there and the cook/waiter pulled us out a table right over to the edge of hte water and found a candle, scooped up a cup of sand, and that fast, we had moonlit/candlelight/waterfront dinner. We had the ital stew and the fish,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

a yard with a couple of tables and candles in plastic bottles. Very friendly host; lovely veggie food (he also does fish).

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