Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro

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One Bite, One Taste, One Love. Love the no problem attitude inspired by good times, good friends, good food, and good music. We offer a cozy place for friends to meet and get away from the everyday ordinary.

A true taste of Jamaica is waiting for you!
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attentive service.. The food was delicious.. We will definitely go back again.. Mo & Dawn

JP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to rocksteady multiple times and each time we have had exceptional service food and just an overall great experience!! Each staff member is very pleasant and really work hard to create a great experience for you!! The food is really exceptional and always tasting very fresh !! We would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for a great experience and a great meal !!

K
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! Casual and homey with true Jamaican flavor - you might feel like you're actually in the islands! A fantastic and varied menu offering all your Carribean favorites - plantains, jerk anything (from fish to french fries), delicious curry and fresh fish! Loved our waiter, Morgan, and the rest of the "family" who made sure our experience was authentic and enjoyable!

OT
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious. The service was great, they really want you to have a wonderful experience.

SL
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful birthday experience!

OT
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant. A small hole in the wall family owned restaurant with white tablecloths candle lit tables and the best fresh food around.

B
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My friend and I both enjoyed our meals and cleaned our plates. Only one dessert that night, but the bread pudding was amazing!

ML
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end, a great experience. The owner Morgan was very attentive, and make sure we were aware of how everything was prepared and shared. Service was great, food was great. I will be a regular

ML
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited this place a couple of years ago and thought the food was great. For some reason I didn't get back there again until just a few days ago. The menu was full of a nice variety of both spicy and not so spicy things to eat. The service was attentive but not annoying and I was able to get a cup of fresh brewed Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee after dinner. Fabulous!

IS
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I would have liked to give this place 5 stars because the food was great. However, the service was awful. We waited almost an hour for our food to come out, and when it did, only part of my meal came out. My main dish, which was shrimp, arrived with no sides. The server said my sides, which was rice and plantains, would be out right away. Unfortunately, the sides did not make it to the table until after I had finished my shrimp. Not the best way to enjoy your meal. Like I said earlier, this is unfortunate, as the food was really good. I noticed a lot of take out orders being processed. Maybe this is the way to go with this place, just make sure your order is correct.

G
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was awesome! This place rocks. Don’t forget to try the bread pudding with ice cream!

BB
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times. Rhe curry goat and jerk duck are outstanding

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morgan was superb. All of the food was delicious & cooked to order. We can’t wait to go back!

s
New England
303 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific restaurant. The food was excellent...curries done to taste. Chicken tacos also were excellent The special of the evening was sea bass and it was outstanding. The service was extremely friendly...felt like I was eating in their home. Music and ambience added to the enjoyment. Will return

SK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super friendly and attentive staff. Cozy but not crowded dining room. Menu is a happy surprise loaded with Jamaican specialties, prepared perfectly.

AW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food. The food took a bit extra time to come out from the kitchen but the staff were friendly. We will be going back.

s
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We'll be back!

DB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent & attentive service. Quiet enough to have a conversation which is highly unusual in Boca Raton.

o
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Staff remembers diners who have been there more than once. It feels like returning to friends. Highly recommend this restaurant. Be sure to try the ribs.

CR
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the 2nd time I have eaten there. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times it was exceptional! Food was fabulous both times. One of the best restaurants I have enjoyed since moving to Florida two years ago. Food is delicious. Staff is fun without being all over you. Restaurant is adorable! We all got something different and shared. Loved everything. Jerk chicken, jerk shrimp, ribs, salmon...the sides were excellent too!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best tasting chicken and goat dishes we have ever had! Wonderful beverages like coconut water and red stripe beer are must haves! You will not be disappointed.

o
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. The staff is friendly and helpful. First time back this season and the staff remembered us and our preferences from last season. Looking forward to going again soon. Love the ribs

M
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here for the first time Saturday night and everything was excellent! Food is authentic, I recommend the jerk wings and oxtails. The service was great as well, really personable staff. We can’t wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

We will be back.

CL
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great evening with friends. Food was excellent and fresh.

L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime I visit Boca Raton I have to stop in at Rocksteady. Authentic cuisine, excellent service. Truly a hidden gem. Everything tastes fantastic, and is well priced. We told them to open other locations so we could enjoy at home in NYC!

O
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a reservation and were seated immediately when we arrived. We were given menus and the waitress remained at our table and explained the dishes and the preparation. We requested bread that was brought to the table either freshly baked or warmed. The coco bread was delicious and reminiscent of the parker house rolls served in restaurants years ago. We were cautioned that the portions were big so we decided to share what turned out to be an enormous bowl of pumpkin soup. The seasoning and spices were delicious and the coco bread provided a perfect accompaniment. The Rocksteady sampler was a great dish consisting of three types of chicken so you have the opportunity to try various Jamaican spices. The jerk chicken was deliciously flavored as was the curried chicken. Although we couldn't finish the main dishes, we had to try the famous bread pudding. It was an excellent conclusion to the meal. Service was good. Wait staff and restaurant manager attend to tables to insure customer satisfaction.

J
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Food is delicious and service is friendly. If you like Jamaican food, or have ever wanted to try it, this is the place.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not a fancy place but excellent food. Been there twice and plan to go back. Had shrimp curry this time and it is the best curry that I have ever had. Highly recommend if you like curry. They also have it on chicken. Everything that I have eaten there has been delicious. If you are in the mood for Jamaican food this is the place to go!

OT
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised and phenom spareribs, charming intimate restaurant run by mother and son.

AB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service here are amazing! I love their curry chicken and coco bread!

B
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!! Our food was excellent!! The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the owner and staff were great!? We highly recommend this eatery!

JF
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Rocksteady last Saturday night and the food and service was excellent. They will adjust the spiciness of the food to your preferences, so don't be afraid to go there.

JS
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Started with the sampler a good choice. Narrowed it down to the Brown Chicken which was amazing. Hard to find often on a menu and hard to do. Extremely well done. The other dish was the Salmon cooked in coconut sauce. Extremely fresh. Highly recommended. A gem of a place. The owner is present and has pride in ownership and is hands on.

TW
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dinner. Our table had jerk salmon, curry goat and ribs. All of the dishes were excellent!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've visited RockSteady Jamaican Bistro twice and both of my experiences there were wonderful. The decor is beautiful and so tranquil. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable not only about the food but the country. The food is beyond delicious. Overall, this is an amazing restaurant with great food and ambiance.

BB
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The curry goat and the jerk duck are wonderful. Start with jerk chicken tacos.

A
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food
Brown stew chicken is awesome.
Coco bread is the best.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

AF
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food is always delicious and authentic. You could be in Jamaica with the music playing. Sit and relax with a beer while waiting for your food. In another restaurant you might be impatient because here the food doesn't come up fast, but relaxing to the music before you eat is part of the vibe

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