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Redbones Blues Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Jamaican, Caribbean, Pub
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1 Argyle Road | Kgn 10, Kingston, Jamaica
+1 876-978-8262
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Kingston, Jamaica
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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189 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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255 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere, with live music and historic artifacts from Jamaica's cultural history, is unmistakably Jamaican. Not to be missed. Try the stuffed shrimp and the bammy with ackee. And the cocktails are great too. I had the mojito and the margarita.

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

Happy to hear that you had a great time! Appreciate you taking the time to review us and thank you for the support! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Excellent restaurant in a beautiful setting with a live music venue. The three seafood dish with pasta was amazing.

Thank billp12356
Redbonesbluescafe, Owner at Redbones Blues Cafe, responded to this review

The Seafood Trio is a crowd favorite - Good to know you agree! Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you next year!! More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Two of my colleagues celebrated their birthdays recently and we chose this restaurant for the celebrations. The food was great: I had the callaloo strudel and the potato pudding as dessert. I was disappointed that there wasn't a vegetarian entree option on the lunch menu though. That's something they need to consider. The manager of the restaurant came over to... More 

2 Thank awsum78
Redbonesbluescafe, Owner at Redbones Blues Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your Congratulations on our 20th Anniversary (we opened December 6, 1996)!! It is very much appreciated!! Happy belated birthdays to your colleagues too!! Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. While we do offer vegetarian options on the lunch menu, we note your comment and will definitely add a few more for 2017. We look... More 

Seattle, Washington
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good: - The service we had was excellent, though it was a slow night. It was a striking contrast to much of what I've come to expect from Jamaican indifferent service standards. Our hostess even took the time to bring juice samples to our designated driver and explain the fruits they came from, etc. - Cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages were... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad to hear that you received excellent service and that you enjoyed all the creative cocktails and food. We do offer a variety of decor depending on where you are located on property. The Bar is meant to be cozy and informal showcasing photographs, vinyl records, instruments and artwork. The Courtyard Dining... More 

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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My 1st dining experience at Red Bones was not a memorable one as the menu choices was limited, wait time was long... and when the food finally came it was not very tasty or nicely hot?? Dim lighting and rustic setting with ample parking was a plus.. a few stage shows are held here when sidewalk parking is obvious..

Thank KButterfly17
Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I made a reservation at Red Bones during restaurant week. Firstly, the parking lot was completely full and we had to leave our cars on the road. I didn't like this. Then, our reservation was made the night before and my friend called the restaurant twice before we got there but when we got there and a... More 

2 Thank Marsha C
Redbonesbluescafe, Owner at Redbones Blues Cafe, responded to this review

During Restaurant Week we require reservations. I was the person dealing with reservations and seating that evening and unfortunately was unable to locate a reservation in your name. As is customary, we offered both you and your guest a seat by the bar while we tried to organize seating, however this was not accepted. Within short order we were able... 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?