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Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

To build a place from nothing serving good tasting local food Dickie's style you will love the evening and the food and Dickies family Please visit

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

My partner and I ate here last week for dinner and enjoyed it very much. I won't spoil the surprise by describing the setting/building...just go and experience it for yourself! We went for an early dinner to see the pretty ocean view in daylight and...were the only guests there. The menu was a fixed five course lobster dinner that was interesting, very well presented and delicious. The host/cook/owner/server is a delightful, award-winning, 74 year old Jamaican man who has been in the hospitality/cooking business for 59 years and got his start cooking for British royalty at Frenchman's Cove during its 1960s hay day. A uniquely funky fine dining experience not to be missed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

On the main road but tucked away - Dickie’s Best Kept Secret is well... exactly that. As was suggested we called the day before to book a table and understood a set menu would be offered. (I didn’t see any menus there but one person...didn’t eat eggs, and two persons didn’t eat chicken and we were all catered for) The view is great and the restaurant feels like you’ve come round to Dickies house, which we liked. He was very welcoming! Menu: Fruit platter Coconut water and a bottle of water EACH Pumpkin soup EACH Stuffed peppers with shrimp Two Lobster claws Fried chicken Rice Hard food Avocado with dressing Our lunch was great, and we left full. Happy to have visited! I would dine there again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Tucked away within some rock falls of a recess just off the main road, sits the uniquely positioned and unpretentious restaurant - Dickie's The Best Kept Secret eaterie, a stone's throw before you arrive at Port Antonio, Portland's capitol city. It's speciality set menu is...a 5-course, well portion-sized mouthwatering, delightful array of seafood and veg platters that most fish eaters would love. Dickie even took into account that some of group did not eat eggs - a couple of items (omlettes and no egg dressings on the salad) were substituted, and tasted no less delicious. What's unique in adding to this experience of dining out at the secluded spot, it's actually the family home of Dickie - right by the sea, the waves of the Caribbean set down the breathtaking backdrop, as you work through a tremendous amount of food, the rustic home cooked taste is priceless, superb value for money (roughly £20 per head). Highly recommend, this place is a local treasure, where to book in advance is a must, to be served by the friendliest host himself. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Check it out! #fish #lobster #fruit #grapefruit #papaya #watermelon #starter #prawns #advocado #vegetables #fishteasoup #plantain #jamaican #cakeandcheese #desert #localfreshproduce #organic #coconutwater #diningout #restaurant #familybusiness #jamaicaMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Truly a unique dining experience in a one-of-a-kind by-the-sea restaurant. Huge portions and unique food combinations all served up in a quirky, eclectic setting. Good idea to discuss serving portions ahead of time. We found it was actually too much food!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Dickie is a senior citizen whose restaurant clings to the edge of the cliff just outside the town of Port Antonio. His modus operandi is to keep appearing at your table with yet another delicious dish. There is no menu (I guess you could tell...him if there is anything you don't eat) - our meal consisted of: Fresh fruits Pumpkin soup Vegetable omelette Shrimp-stuffed sweet peppers Lobster Brown stew fish Chicken (absolutely delish and home-grown) Rice Potatoes Salad Cake Needless to say, we did not manage to eat everything! The building, as seen from the road, looks like a small, modest construction, but as soon as you enter you start to descend steps, from one floor to the next, until you come to a main dining area, and then a patio with more dining space. Not suitable for disabled or frail people - you have to be fairly fit to get back up all those steps! The decor is quite unique, with lots of bric-a-brac and it looks as though the structure is made up of whatever materials were available at the time. Dickie himself is a lovely man - very friendly and welcoming, as well as interesting to chat to if you take the time. The whole meal for 4, including beers and rum, cost only US$112! Crazy! We booked in advance - don't know what it would be like if you just turn up.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

cant fault this place as the jerk is 100% pukka while the soup id off the scale,,, it costs about £8 for half a chicken t

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

What can I say?! Dickie's was an experience like no other. We had the most wonderful 5 or 6 course meal ever. Everything tasted like it was made with love.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

The atmosphere sucks. Nothing put immature punks run the place. Very unprofessional. The place stinks. The food gave me gas, and I could not get the the restroom any faster right after eating. If you like getting sick, then by all means go there.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

This was by far the biggest rip-off we have ever experienced in Jamaica. That even beats the taxi drivers! We inquired in detail about the possibility to eat fresh lobster and we were recommended this restaurant. I called the owner and asked about fresh Lobster....Dickie said he did not get a fresh lobster today but would make us something fantastic with shrimp. At my request, if it was fresh scampi or jumbo, he answered with: everything fresh! So after arriving at the secret place, we received 2 coconuts and fresh fruit without asking. We thanked very much and expected the fresh scampi. Instead of them came unexpectedly a small vegetable soup in a teacup. In anticipation of the Scmpi we ate this unordered soup. Next came to our complete surprise a vegetarian omelette! We said that we do not want and did not order. Dickie swayed off and on: Eat as far as you come. We politely tried it. When we next landed 3 stuffed peppers and a fried banana on our table we finally waved off and asked for the long overdue fresh scampi. ... what came now was a real shock! Dickie told us that those are the scampi. It turned out that the peppers were filled with shrimp. So I asked for fresh lobster and in the end got frozen shrimp with all sorts of unordered vegetables !!! I was shocked and just wanted to leave. But what came now was the real highlight ... THE INVOICE!!! A whopping 7,300 JMD for a dining sequence nobody had ordered and so had nothing to do with what we had in mind. Calculating the goods costs of 450 JMD for the drinks plus the additional cost of 500 JMD for the vegetables and frozen shrimps, you get a trading margin from 600%.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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