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RJ's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
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Main Street, East Side before the Lagoon Bridge | Across from Alton's Dive Shop, Utila, Honduras
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This establishment is not open every day, but give it a try. Get there early as they get busy. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was clean. There is no menu, the selection for the day is written on a board next to the counter. I had the pork which was seasoned perfectly, cooked just right with a little... More 

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Thank Dave G
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

RJ's is open very limited days/hours, so ask the locals when it will be open when you first arrive on the island and plan to go! You get so much food for the amount you pay and it is GOOD food. The seafood is freshly caught and grilled when you order, so you get really good quality! Make sure to... More 

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Thank travelAmericas
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy little spot on the east end of the island, be prepared to wait if you arrive after 6:00 pm. You have to line up at the bar to order but they will bring it to your seat after that. I had the barracuda and it was excellent. There is plenty of food on each plate, so... More 

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Thank CarlisleLori
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything looked great and tasted great. Grilled wahoo, grilled steak, grilled chicken of course... All fresh and delicious.

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Thank Chad K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always the best food on the island (And it's an island of great food). Best fresh fish you've had anywhere, good service, great drinks and a fun atmosphere. Don't miss it!

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1 Thank Jeff E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food on the Island, i was there every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday that they were open! The Grilled Pork Chop, Steak and Tuna were wonderful!

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1 Thank Matthew H
Asheville
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner one night because it was recommend by the locals. It's a little pricy but I don't think you'll be able to get a steak or hamburger this good anywhere else on the island.

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Thank Juan C
Saffle, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok prices, you get really big portions and the food is great! The restaurant is a bit noisy and make sure you get there on time, it´sa popular place. Don´t miss their grilled fish, the snapper is amazing.

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1 Thank Anna_c_jansson
Utila, Honduras
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think that folks love RJ's because it feels similar to home....home being the US. The food is good, not great, and there is plenty of it! I would definitely recommend for the fun 'open air' dining area and festive feeling. It was always crowded when we were there. On Utila, after being there for only a short time, you... More 

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Utila, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I try to eat here at least once a week, this place never seem to disappoint, large portions and not expensive at all, plus great company and customer service. Cold beers, rumanade and triple x desert!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Central American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, East Side before the Lagoon Bridge | Across from Alton's Dive Shop, Utila, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Utila

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?