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Dunns River Lounge, Rockville Centre, NY
Dunns River Lounge, Rockville Centre, NY
Dunns River Lounge, Rockville Centre, NY
Dunns River Lounge, Rockville Centre, NY
Dunns River Lounge, Rockville Centre, NY

Dunns River Lounge

4.6
4.6
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Jamaican
THE FOOD: Dunns River Lounge offers authentic Jamaican cuisine for over 17 years in a casually elegant & intimate setting on Long Island. Our menu, prepared by Chef Bobby and his crew, features traditional dishes like Jerk Chicken, Braised Oxtails, Curried Goat and Jerk Salmon as well as creative daily specials like Jerk BBQ Ribs, Jerk Lobster Pasta & Codfish Fritters with Guacamole.

THE COCKTAILS: We are foodies, but we're equally known for our tropical hand-crafted cocktails made with premium liquor and fresh ingredients.

THE VIBE: Whether you dine with us indoors or on our outdoor patio during the summer months, you'll feel like you are in Jamaica. Enjoy weekly live entertainment with the sounds of reggae, soca & r&b. We're great for everything from small dinners for two to large family-style celebrations for 20 guests or more!

AND YOU: When you come to Dunns River you will feel like family. As we always say, "the only thing we love more than good food and drinks is You! "

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Jamaican, Caribbean, International
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 764-6540
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Shillingford Johns "Bobby"
  • Catering
    We do a host of catering events with everything from individually boxed office lunches to catering trays of food for pick-up or delivery. We can also set-up and serve your guests buffet style at your venue of choice.
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private events such as baby showers, networking parties, engagement dinners, birthday celebrations, holiday parties & more.
  • Neighborhood
    Rockville Centre
  • Cross street
    Maple Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    LIRR - Rockville Centre Train Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • REGGAE BRUNCH SUNDAYS

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Its been a long week. Relax and enjoy a delicious Caribbean Brunch with Live Reggae, R&B and Pop Performance by singer - Jermaine aka JBuzz. Our prefix brunch menu is $45 per person + tax and gratuity and Includes your choice of ONE STARTER, ONE ENTREE and BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS for 90 minutes. MENU STARTERS..... cornmeal porridge or garden salad ENTREES.... Hungry Belly Combo .. choose two meats and two sides: curry chicken, stew chicken, ackee, callaloo, sautéed beef liver, fried dumplings, rice and peas and ground provision. Braised Oxtail with Mac & Cheese or Rice Escoveitched Snapper with Fried Bammy BBQ Lobster Toast with Sweet Potato Fries BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS sorrel, passionfruit, guava, mango or traditional OJ Mimosa

What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nassau

    Best Value

  • Nassau

    Great for brunch

212 Reviews
  1. RachelL

    New York City

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience and the food was amazing. I would recommend to friends and family

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The jerk wings and rum punch were excellent and so was the service , waiter introduced him self and followed up with us at all times

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were awesome as usual. Our server was friendly and attentive.

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  4. gillianc

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The brunch was very good and as a Jamaican, true home cooking. The waiters were also very pleasant. My only issue was if you sit near to the music, it will be difficult to have a conversation.

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  5. DeeH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service, drinks and ambiance. The food was quality and price reasonable.

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  6. CASSIE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love eating here. Staff, food & music it’s intimate and so much fun

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  7. LadyM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The place is nice and the food is pretty good. The issue remains the same, the restaurant space is compact. Perhaps better in the summer time if there is outdoor space to help with seating etc. Overall, I had a great time, the music was lively and the energy of the staff and DJ was refreshing. I didn’t like the fact that you don’t get an actual receipt while dining at the tables (you do get one at the bar). So it’s difficult to analyze what you’re being charged. The fact that gratuity was included was not disclosed so you could tip twice if that wasn’t your intention.

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  8. Harry

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and didn't have to wait long. Great crowd and great service. Would recommend sitting at the higher sitting tables.

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  9. Wayne

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary and the vibes were nice and food good. They played the "It's Your Anniversary" song and brought out the flaming candle with cake for us to help make it all feel special. Our two children were there with us too so the value for the 4 of us to get stuffed was good as well. Definitely wanted to celebrate Black Love by supporting a Black-owned restaurant. Thanks for the positive vibes Dunns River Lounge!

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  10. TianaG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A few friends and I came to celebrate a friend's birthday. This wasn't my first time there, but it my party's first time. Everyone enjoyed everything, the food, the ambience. Calisia (sp) was attentive, and took care of everything perfectly. My friend got the rum punch, she thought it was too sweet (sticky), but I got a margarita and it was great. The foooood! Succluent and devine! LOL! Portion sizes were what you would expect and slight above expectations. Especially in this pre-COVID era where many restaurants are raising prices and reducing what's on the plate. We traveled from Suffolk County and I would do it again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was excellent. The atmosphere of the restaurant was a nice vibe of people & good times

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  12. vanessaf

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Dunns River for the first time on Thursday night for dinner and to hear Jermaine. Wasn't disappointed. Everything was delicious. My friend had the oxtail. I had a taste and like other reviews the meat just slid off the bone. The gravy was on point. I had their special, which was stew peas. I can't talk enough about it. It tasted just like my mom used to make. I finished it all and was very satisfied. Jermaine sounded just like the artists. I actually questioned if he was lipsinking, but no his voice is just so good. The bartender also had an amazing voice ( he joined in on a few songs). The waiters also added to the entertainment by dancing. We both left there saying we would definitely be back.

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  13. AndreaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great except I missed the live DJ because we dined later in the evening after he left.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I really liked it here. The food was very good, the drinks, the service, the DJ. I would absolutely recommend and return. 10/10

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  15. Dubs

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great!! Would gladly come back! Keep up the great work

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  16. BeverlynR

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this restaurant the ambiance, music, drinks food excellent

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  17. tastebud

    New York City

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Great oxtail and sweet plantains. Plentiful sides. The service was friendly. The main problem was the music; way too loud. Had to shout to have a conversation with my partner. Had to shout to talk to the server . Wanted a laid back Caribbean vibe but way too noisy. Would not go back due to noise level; would get takeout.

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  18. DB516

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was great, just had the heat a little too hot for comfort while trying to eat already spicy food. They accommodated by turning on the fans after noticing customers fanning themselves. Would highly recommend though.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great and the food was delicious 😋 thanks for having us 😀

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  20. DavidK360

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife is Bajan and loves West Indian food. We did not know that Dunn's River existed, but found it on Valentine's Day. Simply put: The food was terrific, the service was as well. The restaurant is on the smaller side, and the ambiance was perfect. The wait staff was attentive and personable. Highly recommend.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing time!! Exceptional customer service!

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  22. Natalie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the vibe here - the food is delicious like perfectly seasoned and cooked, the service is great and the music is always on point !

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  23. MichelleW

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience. The food was great, but our server was top notch. She was one of the best and can rival any fine dining experience I’ve had.

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  24. dwainM

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was hard and overcook. Jerk chicken was better. Drinks are good

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Venue decor is beautiful. Service and servers were excellent

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  26. Thais

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely EXCELLENT…. NaLa is a GREAT HOSTESS!!!!

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  27. BooksBrunchTravel

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for brunch. My meal and drinks were good. Staff saw super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return

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  28. ChevonneA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a reservation and waited an hour to be seated at a table.

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  29. hillarye

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has been there a long time but it was my first time. I was pleasantly surprised how warm and inviting the place was. The owner is so real and the waiter was great. The drinks are not to believe and the food was so good I felt like I was on vacation. Can,t wait to go back when they have music

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  30. MykeNyce

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Good rum punch Good Service Great for an early dinner

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  31. Lexliz

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good , a calm Sunday brunch . Will be back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Drinks were strong had a great time catching up with a friend. Will be back the next time I'm in town.

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  33. IssaH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Jamaican food and awesome service. Planning to go back with my family

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  34. Patrice

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The music was too loud. I was unable to have a conversation

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good deafly recommend going here. I went on a Friday and it was a live Dj.

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  36. JeromeR

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Nice spot wife had a good time Food was great!!!

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  37. JenniferC

    New York City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess/waitress was lovely and accommodating. She made us feel welcome. It was great to have a waitress with such a pleasant demeanor. The rum punch was delish! The callaloo with salt fish was yummy. The brown stewed snapper was AMAZING with the peas and rice. Even the hot sauce was flavorful! There are not too many Jamaican restaurants in Long Island and I was pleasantly surprised. The music was a bit loud, but it was explained that they do that on the weekend. I would highly recommend this restaurant! This is now my new Jamaican spot going forward. I hope to go back next week!

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  38. LornaL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. I will be back

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  39. DanS

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had not been there in a while but everything was just as good if not better. The food, the service and the music made for a wonderful evening out.

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  40. Whitfield

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dining experience at one of my favorite restaurants. Thanks for making my experience unforgettable.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dunns River Lounge using the Order Online button. Dunns River Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 764-6540.

Dunns River Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dunns River Lounge

93 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Maple Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Rockville Centre
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Jamaican, Caribbean, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    LIRR - Rockville Centre Train Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Shillingford Johns "Bobby"
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (516) 764-6540
  • Catering
    We do a host of catering events with everything from individually boxed office lunches to catering trays of food for pick-up or delivery. We can also set-up and serve your guests buffet style at your venue of choice.
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private events such as baby showers, networking parties, engagement dinners, birthday celebrations, holiday parties & more.
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