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Redbones Blues Cafe

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€€ - €€€
Bar, Jamaican, Caribbean, Pub
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1 Argyle Road | Kgn 10, Kingston, Jamaica
+1 876-978-8262
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my mothers 88th birthday and we wanted to take her somewhere different as I am from the UK I had to rely on the Internet. When we got there for lunch, there was 4 other people and decor was okay and it was this reason why we were going to leave... so glad we didn't because when you... More 

Thank Pauline C
new England
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying out local restaurants in the Kingston area with my husband we stumbled on our latest find Redbones Jazz Cafe Driving off the road through the narrow gated entrance we not sure what we would find, you see the pictures online but sometimes they tell a different story, but we were in for a pleasant surprise this time. Right from... More 

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Seattle, WA
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool setting. Too bad they didn't have live music the night we were there. Food was wonderful. The lobster I had was fantastic. Would highly recommend.

Thank JSA-Seattle
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing is better than a red bones salmon salad. Ive been having it there for about 10 years now ... im sure they have other great food 😊

Thank Tori D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food and service... sublime atmosphere ... at lunchtime Redbones is a quiet and cool haven close to New Kingston without the traffic headache

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great venue. We sat on the terrace - service and drinks great. No live music the night we went. Would definitely go back on a live music night. The food was expensive and a bit unsubtle. Good quality fish but sauces overpowered. Great night out but not for the food.

Thank Mark B
Kingston, Jamaica
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A fantastic restaurant nestled in the center of the business district but away from the noise and the bustle. The food is excellent and the setting relaxing. have a drink by the bar while you wait on friends. Some nights there is live music under the ackee tree. Dont leave without having the bread pudding. Enjoy!!

Thank watsonfrancistm
Bethesda, Maryland
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71 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Our directors were meeting in Kingston and visiting project sites up-country. So we made a dinner reservation here. Great bar service and broad Jamaican flavor food menu. Fabulous service all around. We went early and nearly had the place to ourselves. Bummer was that we left before the music began!

Thank PapaInternational
Chester, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We read some great things about this place, we expected live music and great food (although we knew it was on the pricey side). What we got was a fairly empty restaurant, average food and no music. Not sure why they didn't have any on that night, but if you are going I would check first that it is on.... More 

Thank Shantele72
Redbonesbluescafe, Owner at Redbones Blues Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are primarily a Restaurant and Bar, however we do also host a variety of cultural activities including Poetry Nights, Foreign Film Screenings, Art Exhibitions, Painting Classes and Live Music. If you are looking for a specific kind of event like live music, we do recommend calling in advance or checking out... More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great place to have a drink after work or have an intimate dinner. Live shows every week, very diverse crowd but more on the mature side. always good music.

Thank paulaangeladuncan
Redbonesbluescafe, Owner at Redbones Blues Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review us. For those stopping by after work we offer 2 x 1 Mixed Drink Specials during "Happy Hours", Monday - Friday 5pm-7pm. Glad to hear that you like the music! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Jamaican, Caribbean, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Argyle Road | Kgn 10, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Kingston Parish  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 876-978-8262
Jazz & Blues themed Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant, Bar & Cultural Venue located in Kingston, Jamaica.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?