The Islands

The Islands

Caribbean Restaurant
803 Washington Ave (btw Lincoln Pl and Eastern Pkwy), Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Drinks:
BYO
Credit Cards:
No
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

Based on 154 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
1,556
Total Visits
2,263
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  • What you need to know
    Maya B.
    "Everyone's right -- the jerk chicken is amazing."(33 Tips)
    Lajcyn
    "The Oxtails and the Garlic shrimp dishes are AMAZING!"(17 Tips)
    Joanna F.
    "... $10 jerk chicken with rice and peas was enough for at least two meals, nicely..."(4 Tips)
    N M.
    "The Jerk Lamb is a MUST"(3 Tips)
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  • jerk chicken
  • oxtail
  • jerk lamb
  • goat curry
  • rice and peas
  • BYOB
  • hidden gem
  • Caribbean food
  • spicy food
  • authentic
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • cozy
  • bread pudding
  • shrimp
  • botanical gardens
  • museums
  • snapper
  • big portions
  • great value
  • Afi Y.

    The curry goat is superb. 😍

    Afi Yellow-Duke · 1 week ago
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  • Damian B.

    Call in and order take out. Not much space at the restaurant. Everything curried is good. Get extra cabbage on the side as that stuff is dooooope.

    Damian Bayona · 1 week ago
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  • Gabriel H.

    A whole in the wall on Washington Ave. One of the best hidden gems in the Prospect Heights / Crown Heights area.

    Gabriel Hayes · 1 week ago
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  • Gabriel H.

    The bread pudding is a very good dessert.

    Gabriel Hayes · 1 week ago
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  • Gabriel H.

    The oxtail is phenomenal. A must try.

    Gabriel Hayes · 1 week ago
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  • Gabriel H.

    Ranked by many as the best Caribbean food in Brooklyn. I have no reason to disagree. So amazing.

    Gabriel Hayes · 1 week ago
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  • Gabriel H.

    Great Caribbean food near the Brooklyn museum. Limited seating but great for takeout.

    Gabriel Hayes · 1 week ago
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  • Claire J S.

    Jerk chicken

    Claire J Song · 2 weeks ago
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  • Bob R.

    Head to the kitty-corner bodega and grab a couple of Red Stripe beer before settling in at the upstairs dining room for Amazing jerk chicken.

    Bob Rutledge · May 24
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  • Andrew L.

    Cozy byob spot with very friendly staff. Food was so delicious. Order the jerk chicken and the oxtail. Come with sides of rice and peas, cooked cabbage, and a salad. Can't wait to go back

    Andrew Lim · May 13
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  • Selom A.

    Never disappointed.

    Selom A · May 3
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  • Cinthia B.

    It's my furar time with Jamaican food. Terrific glamour!

    Cinthia Bianchi · April 13
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  • Tom J.

    Slightly cramped little eatery. Decent food but a bit overpriced for what it is

    Tom Joseph · April 13
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  • Maya B.

    Everyone's right -- the jerk chicken is amazing. Get it. A large was more than my husband and I could finish.

    Maya Bruck · March 30
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  • Zach O.

    I had the Curry Goat & the Oxtail plates based on that I'm sure everything is good! Go to »»» ChillinWithZach.Blogspot.com ««« to read more

    Zach O · March 1
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  • Lori L.

    This tiny eatery has a pint-sized dining area, but the flavors and portions they put out are nothing to scoff out. Get the Jerk Chicken with Rice and Beans; a large will be enough for two meals.

    Lori Luo · February 22
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  • Jon D.

    Oxtail is happening.

    Jon Del Rosario · February 16
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  • Ashley B.

    Amazing food! Hidden Gem

    Ashley Baptiste · November 30, 2014
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  • Karibi

    Oxtail is so on point

    Karibi · November 24, 2014
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  • Duane K.

    Life changing Jerk Chicken and Ox Tail

    Duane Kinsey · October 4, 2014
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  • Adrian M.

    Sit outside, great lemonade and amazing jerk chicken

    Adrian Mangel · September 7, 2014
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  • Sage

    Jerk chicken, curry shrimp, calypso shrimp, stew chicken are all standouts. You really can't go wrong with anything here. The rice and peas that accompany most dishes is outstanding.

    Sage · September 6, 2014
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  • Rhonda K.

    Calyspso shrimp is awesome

    Rhonda Khan · August 30, 2014
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  • Bridgette B.

    Wow. Chicken falls off the bone and melts in your mouth.

    Bridgette Bek · August 27, 2014
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  • Nasir M.

    Jerk chicken. Also byo.

    Nasir Memon · August 17, 2014
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  • N M.

    The Jerk Lamb is a MUST

    N Martin · August 8, 2014
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  • Sammy G.

    Wow that oxtail is good.

    Sammy Goldfien · August 8, 2014
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  • Julian C.

    Banging jerk chicken falling off the bone!

    Julian Cole · July 25, 2014
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  • Casey S.

    For the oxtail! The jerk chicken is good but the oxtail is amazing!

    Casey Schoonover · May 26, 2014
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  • Dan H.

    great portions. Awesome jerk chicken.

    Dan H · May 6, 2014
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  • Zac S.

    Hole in the wall spot. But so so good. Chicken falls off the bone.

    Zac Snider · April 23, 2014
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  • Charles F.

    Best Jamaican food in Brooklyn. Try the fried dumplings. Better than my mother's. Don't tell her I said that.

    Charles Forde · April 17, 2014
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  • Jessica L.

    Carribean takeout

    Jessica Lauer · March 17, 2014
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  • Helena W.

    Still thinking about the jerk chicken and oxtail. Meat is oh so tender! Dining upstairs is def an experience. BYOB!

    Helena Wong · January 2, 2014
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  • Tianxu X.

    oxtail, so good! Must try!

    Tianxu Xia · November 20, 2013
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  • Sha S.

    One of the tastiest Jerk Chicken I've ever had! Oxtail was also delicious.... Def going back!

    Sha Suganda · October 29, 2013
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  • Jim C

    Authentic great tasting Caribbean cuisine👏 byob and cash only.

    Jim C · September 10, 2013
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  • Benjamin G.

    Beat the crowd with free delivery for orders over $10. Not on seamless.

    Benjamin Gadbaw · September 7, 2013
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  • Erica

    Jerk chicken has to be the best in the city

    Erica · August 23, 2013
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  • Cicely O.

    Oxtails were delicious. Ideal seating area is outside its a little cramped upstairs.

    Cicely Oaks · August 18, 2013
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  • Mizanne

    This place is as the reviews claim; genuine home cooking. Felt like I was back home. Great flavor, great portions, worth the trip. And as noted, it's truly a hole in the wall; limited seating.

    Mizanne · August 16, 2013
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  • Lynn H.

    Certain items are sold out on some days so ask before you try to make decision. Also, small plate is actually huge!

    Lynn Hu · August 14, 2013
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  • Sharmeen I.

    the most amazing jerked chicken EVER outside of Jamaica

    Sharmeen Islam · August 4, 2013
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  • Chris W.

    Jerk chicken is outstanding

    Chris W · July 26, 2013
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  • Alex G.

    Outstanding. Jerk lamb is killer.

    Alex Godin · June 15, 2013
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  • Kay Hwa T.

    Jerk chicken all the way!!!

    Kay Hwa Tan · June 7, 2013
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  • Courtney R.

    Great carribean flavor for the area

    Courtney Robinson · June 1, 2013
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  • Allyssa F.

    Worst service ever

    Allyssa Fong · May 26, 2013
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  • jeannie

    Very limited seating upstairs. Cash only.

    jeannie · May 20, 2013
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  • Xavier M.

    Ox Tail was amazing

    Xavier Matos · May 19, 2013
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