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MP Island Cafe Caribbean & Soulfood

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Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23452
+1 757-368-8833
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had a food truck at the U.S. Finals Cheer Competition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Because their menu looked good, we stood in line for about 20 minutes and were told the food wait would be an additional 15 to 20 minutes. The guy taking orders was very polite but gave us a different order number than... More 

Thank Jill T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I WISH I COULD TEASE YOU WITH A PIC BUT I'M NOT LIKE THAT. YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE PLACE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.!!!! The interior reminds me of places I've dined at from my trip to Jamica, so it's much very comfortable and fits it's style of food choice. They have the best sweet corn muffins and the most... More 

Thank Karrie B
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

On of my favorite places to go for authentic Caribbean food. The lunch buffet was excellent. The gravies are always on point. The coco bread muffins are an added touch!

Thank Mike W
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292 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

During a break from work, I opted to try a Hampton Roads staple...but a NEW to ME venue. MP Island is located in an older shopping center & offers a lunch-time buffet from 11-3pm. It was a tight sitting area reserved for lunchtime, but you could plainly see additional space / dance floor / bar region that was closed off.... More 

Thank pky_pook
washington D.c.
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2015

Yeah Mon!!!!! We arrived in Suffolk on the 29th of March and have eaten here or food from here 3 times already. (4/1). Asked for a sample o the jerk sauce and it nearly caused my girlfriend o run to the water dispenser in the cafe. Right then we knew we were in the right place. I have had the... More 

4 Thank markmarietyler
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love the buffet! Great jekr chicken, curry goat, and the mac n cheese....wow! The cornbread is awesome too....like dessert but better. Service is always friendly and the food is always great. The fried chicken is actually some of the best we have had in the area and the collards on the buffet are wonderful and tender. You can order... More 

4 Thank MangerAimerVivre
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Their Jerk Chicken can't be beat. Prices are reasonable too. My husband likes the curry chicken and yellow rice. I love the rice and beans with my Jerk Chicken. There are many sdes to choose from our favorite is yams. They also have a buffet in the afternoons, very reasonable.

4 Thank Linda H
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014

The staff made a great recommendation for my first Caribbean meal, and it was amazing (Oxtail)! Everything looked great, and I didn't see a single, unhappy diner. The staff was friendly, and I'm pretty sure I met one of the managers. Great food, great people! If I lived nearby I'd probably use their little grocery store. I will be back!

Thank BethOh
Louisville, Kentucky
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239 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband is a big fan of Jamaican food so we decided to try this restaurant after the rave reviews. First allow me to clarify that this location moved to Virginia Beach Blvd in Norfolk. Unfortunately, we couldn't excuse the bad service so we left before we were able to eat. We walked in and stood under the big arrow... More 

1 Thank Vanessa T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

I am from New York and the food here taste better that some off the places I have been to in NYC it self

1 Thank Curtis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23452
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-368-8833

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