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De Palm Tree

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8631 Olive Blvd, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63132-2503
(314) 432-5171
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't know what the food here tastes like. This place is supposed to be open at noon. My wife and I have been waiting, and now it's 12:35, and they're still not open, although we can see the staff inside. Island time, apparently.

Thank M.A. D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went to De Palm Tree for dinner. Jerk chicken is very good, & not too spicy. The meat pies are not to be missed, along with the rum punch. The staff are super friendly, & helpful with menu choices. It is a cozy place to get really great Jamaican food!

Thank April G
Rolla, Missouri
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

It is a rare treat to luck into such an awesome restaurant! The food was sooooo flavorful and fresh! Portions were generous (we had enough for another dinner the next day) and prices were reasonable. Everything was excellent, we will be back!

Thank Karen H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

My husband and I went to De Palm Tree in December for lunch. We really enjoyed the beef paddies and loved the jerk chicken. We know our jerk cause we make our own at home from scratch! Can't wait to return next time with friends.

Thank Dougdirt
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a tiny yet fun place for Jamaican food. Music on the weekends. Yummy food but not a place to go if you are on a diet. Large portions.

Thank Bears L
Bronx, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband & I had just arrived in St. Louis from New York & we stopped here on the way to the hotel. I must say the restaurant is small, but very comfortable. You definitely get the feel like you were in the Caribbean. Anyway we ordered take out which took about 15 - 20 minutes for the person taking... More 

Thank SweetD1969
Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I got there soon after opening up. We thought that it wasn't going to be a positive experience. Our server was very slow, didn't seem to want to help us, and was just bad. Fortunately, her attitude and behavior both picked up. Moving on...the menu has quite a few selections to choose from. My wife had the... More 

Thank JLP4277
Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Found this place by complete accident....and just....wow! It's small....really small. Service is a little slow...but WELL worth the wait! The restaurant was spotlessly clean, and well kept. I ordered the jerk chicken sandwich....it's a HUGE sandwich, served with pineapple slices on the side. Simply put: Amazing. A coworker ordered the oxtail stew and said it was fantastic as well. Cannot... More 

Thank DU1975
Chesterfield, Missouri
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334 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The honey wings were disappointing, not in their flavor but they tasted like they had been made day(s) ago and reheated. The spicing was wonderful, but old chicken has a disappointing taste. That the chicken had been reheated is all that is preventing me from awarding 5 stars. I actually think it is at least a 4.5. $9.35 for 6... More 

Thank Stu K
Caledonia, Missouri
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I have had two trips to Jamaica so we are always on the search for some authentic island food. Now it was really hard for me to pass up some BBQ but I found this place and decided to give it a try. Very small place, but amazingly clean. Staff were extremely nice, so laid back it... More 

Thank Jeremy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
10:00 pm - 11:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8631 Olive Blvd, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63132-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  University City
  • Phone Number: (314) 432-5171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?