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7:00 PM

Rocksteady Jamaican Bistro

4.8
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Caribbean, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Brunch

Sunday : close



Dinner:

Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday: 5pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(561) 465-3167
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Duane K Morgan
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Catering
Catering and Events Planning, We cater for Large & Small parties, weddings, Anniversaries, etc.

Our Catering is not limited to our menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE 20th Street
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Entertainment
We offer occasional live entertainment
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.5
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vipmarkmen (Miami)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

First time and was very satisfied . We were greeted with a warm welcome from this family establishment and will be back again .

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RobertC 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Definitely was not disappointed.Both the food and service was excellent.Also loved the ambiance. Will definitely revisit.

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vipotdiner2012 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was very good and different. We had fish, duck and ribs and bread pudding, all of which were enjoyed. The staff is friendly and helpful. They made great recommendations for food and beer.

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vipAmyR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This was a very pleasant dining experience! The food was delicious and our server, Morgan, was truly outstanding! We will definitely return and happily recommend to friends!

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vipDavid (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great Jamaican food in a local center. I love the Curried Goat, but their Jerk Chicken is great, Oxtail also very good, and the usual Jamaican side dishes. I visit here regularly.

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AriellH (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

A must visit!! My husband and I went for his birthday. The staff was very friendly, we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was exceptional. We'll defintely be visiting again

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CJay (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Rocksteady always serves up rock steady tasty Jamaican food. Ackee sampler is always especially good. Staff couldn’t be more courteous and pleasant. Always a good place dine in or take out.

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vipWillie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing experience overall. A hidden gem. Wonderful comfort food.

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vipMKWaters (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a best kept secret in East Boca. The food was authentic and fabulous. We were so happy to find a restaurant like this so close to home. We were surprised that the restaurant wasn’t crowded but know that’s only because not enough people are aware of this gem. The ribs were my favorite, a unique flavor, fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. My husband had the duck special which was excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. The decor is classy Jamaica, feel like your sitting in someone’s living room on the island. Looking forward to returning to try other Jamaican cuisine.

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vipDiscerningDiner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

There's an extension of my Nana's Kitchen in Southern Florida. After a long day of business it was good to sit at their table and get the feeling of home. My co-worker is from Iran and had never experienced West Indian food. So, we started with a Sampler Appetizer and he found the Spices and Aroma familiar. To wit, he ordered the Curry Goat and Jerk Chicken combo. I had the Full Escovitch Snapper. The atmosphere is inviting you to relax, almost kick your shoes off. They stick to the business of Rustic, Homemade West Indian Comfort Food. And the Bread Pudding Dessert ala mode with a seasonal hot tea ending the meal on the perfect note. Warning; If you don't have a "Nana who put her foot in it...", you just won't understand how precious this perfect find actually is...

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our 2nd time there and both times the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

The menu had a nice variety and jerk chicken and pork stew entrees were fabulous. Loved the personal service. We'll go back and bring our friends.

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vipAbbyF (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

I don’t understand why this place isn’t busier. Maybe people are hesitant to try something different. This little gem has the vibe of a mom and pop place complete with reggae music while your eating. You could be in Jamaica instead of Boca. The food is authentic and delicious. We had the ox tails and the goat curry and between the food and the music, you can’t help but be in a good mood.

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Lorliz (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Our experience was pure delight. We bought a Groupon for a better deal but truth is the food was delicious and authentic to Jamaica. The dining room is small, dimly lit (which I love) and decorated with reminders of peace, love and Bob Marley! Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable. Think our kids would like it!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

This is such a gem of a restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. I especially like the fact that there are vegan options. I usually have the Rasta Burger (which is vegan) but this time I did not want the bread. They were so accommodating and made me a Rasta Platter. It was perfect. My husband always has the jerk chicken which is his favorite. He says next time he has to venture out as there are so many other great options.

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NicoleHP (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Great authentic Jamaican food. Nice, cozy and comfortable. Reasonable prices and great service.

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Lori (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

Service was very attentive and friendly. Food was very good, we filled up so much on the dinner did not do a good job leaving room for the Rum Cake: next time!!

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vipJhubear (Miami)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Bouncin' 'mon! Great authorization good and a fun environment.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Friendly and informative on the different dishes. Good variety

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StilT (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Jerk Shrimp cooked and spiced perfectly. Recommend Red Snapper Escovitch and the Bull Bay pork ribs.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was very good! I hadn't tried curry for lots of years due to a bad experience...here.. the curry chicken was very good! So was the jerk chicken..will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

Great food, super nice owners. A+

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

My group loved the food. The flavors were spot on, curries and jerk meats were full
Of flavor but not overwhelming and the side dishes were just as good.

Everyone was nice and the prices were reasonable

Definitely recommend it highly

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vipChester1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was tasty and provided a good alternative to the regular options. A bit overpriced. Waitress did not seem that engaged in her job and the interests of her customer. Would not go out of my way to go back and dining there met my curiosity.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

The food was very good but the service was poor. I recommend they get more than one waitress it was to busy for her. She never came back to check on our table to see if we needed anything else so I rate them 3 stars.There's room for improvement on staffing.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

This is not the same place i dined at several months ago, at 8:00 pm on a Friday we were the only diners, looking back to my last trip there, we had table cloths, candle lights, nice decor, attention to detail and live music and the place was full with folks and others waiting to get in. Don't know if the place was sold and under new management or a new chef, but everything was off including the food, ordered crab fritters and it tasted like cod fish fritters.Would not recommend based on my last visit.

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MIchael (Miami)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

We were the only ones in the entire restaurant. There was no parking at all. We have to part behind a plaza adjacent to the restaurant. Server was extremely friendly and accommodating.

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vipYummy (Miami)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2016

wonderful shrimp and scallop curry...came with peas and rice plus plantains..
we shared the jamaican version of carrot cake--it was in cupcake form, served warm and had a ginger flavor..delicious...

Had a groupon coupon so wanted to try it...and yes, we will be back..

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vipDavid (Miami)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Good Jamaican food at reasonable prices. I particularly like the Oxtail and the curried goat. My wife likes the brown chicken in gravy. Jerk Chicken is quite good too. I would not recommend the crab cakes

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vipILove2Eat (Miami)
4.0  Dined on April 6, 2016

Food is excellent!

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