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“Don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of De bar

De bar
Ranked #33 of 194 Restaurants in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arlington, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

We went based on tripadvisor recommendations and were disappointed. If it weren't for our own company, it would have been an awful. Slow, to no service. Drinks went bone dry until we recruited Eddie's wife to serve us, against her will. The grill was beside us in the bar, so we all smelled of wood smoke by the time we left (hours later). The fish was dry and over cooked with no sauce. Fries delivered after everyone had finished eating. The jerk chicken was just OK, nothing special given that there are dozens of other places that serve jerk chicken in the area. They just didn't seem to care about customer service or making money selling drinks. The atmosphere, unfortunately, wasn't the "garden" restaurant we had hoped for up in the cliffs. All in all quite disappointing. Wish we would have stayed on the beach or gone to 3 Dives.

  • Visited January 2014
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Great chicken!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Very good chicken. Not as spicy as bourbon beach.
Full bar. Ice cold beer.
Eddie works very hard to make people happy - well worth a visit!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank dianeg
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, chill atmosphere, sloooow service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

One of the best places for jerk chicken up there with 3 dives and bourbon beach. Homemade sauce was very good although not too spicy. Service was friendly but it seemed they needed more help. We went dry on our drinks a couple of times, but only 2 guys were working the bar and the kitchen. We had 6 red stripe and only saw 1 on the bill. Undercharged by a lot but we tipped well. May serve them well to have a host or dedicated bartender as our group easily could have dropped a few more bucks on drinks

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank andrew W
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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing jerk chicken!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Best Jerk chicken and Curried conch hands down! We ate there almost nightly as we had our young daughter with us, and it was located across the road from our resort, easy option to bring back to our room. Not sure what Eddie does to his French fries but they were a hit with the whole family!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sanja B
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Strong Drinks and Great Jerk Chicken!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Came here with a friend one night in Negril. The place has a nice mix of locals and tourists, and everyone is really laid back and nice. My friend already knew Eddie - who is super nice and knows how to make a great drink! Got our jerk chicken to go and the portions were so big our platters lasted for two meals. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank JEmilyS
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