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The Original Jerk & Roti House

Back Street # 88, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-5492
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“goat” (6 reviews)
“pigeon peas” (2 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
Back Street # 88, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time we have hit this place separated by >2 years while on a cruise. Quaint remains high. Steam table curries - all good. Meat and vegetable pies also good.

Thank R P
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Found this gem on our quest for “local food”. They were almost closing and so had limited selection left - we had the jerk chicken with rice and my bf had the stew chicken. They were delicious! We went back a couple days later and...More

Thank Shridevi S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

After being on the island for a week, we decided to give this place a try. Also after reading reviews it seemed to be a great place to eat. Very clean inside and neat. Even though their menu has a hamburger listed it is not...More

Thank bamamargo
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We loved this place and on a two week vacation we have returned four times. The service is great and the food even better. It must be great as many locals show up to this place to enjoy the food. For cruise-takers and time-sharers, this...More

Thank drpbaxter
Rajin S, Owner at The Original Jerk & Roti House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to take care of our cutomers.

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I made purposeful trip back to this restaurant for take out. I had gone there last year and it was simply wonderful. What a difference a year makes! I don't know what happened. It was horrible. Actually unedible. The rice and beans tasted like dirty...More

1  Thank Frances M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A great Caribbean menu. Good prices. Courteous and helpful serving staff. Friendly and engaging hands-on owner, always available to answer questions. Varied menu changing daily. Always available WiFi, just ask. I had the Oxtail stew with pigeon peas and rice, steamed vegetables, green salad, the...More

Thank Ebbie S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great value for $10.00, try the oxtail & goat. You can get extra meat for $3.00. Great selection of food. The owner is a great guy who like most works there every day. Only 5 mins from board walk & well work the visit. Best...More

Thank bigjamaican
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The restaurant was clean and the people friendly. I had the oxtails with rice and peas. It also came with a small salad. The food was excellent. A friend of mine had the curried goat which he said was delicious. Very reasonable prices.

Thank allysonh99
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Gave this place a try while looking for something off the beaten path of tourist traps. It was a good choice. I had the jerked pork. It had good flavor but was a little dry. My wife tried the jerked chicken. It was moist and...More

Thank 406Foodie
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and l wanted to find an eatery that attracts the locals as much as the tourists, and we found it. Just off the beaten path where cruise ships offload their passengers, we found the Original Jerk and Roti House. I was thrilled to...More

Thank john q
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23 August 2016|
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Response from Rajin S | Property representative |
Good afternoon and sorry for the late reply. Just saw your question. You can get roti with veggies or with callaloo and saltfish if you eat saltfish .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Street # 88, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 721-542-5492
  • E-mail
We're located in one of the oldest building in Philipsburg. Specialized in Caribbean cuisine. Our oxtail and curry goat are a must amongst the wide variety of other meats offered. All our vegetables are fresh . Three different rice offered daily alongside Mac & cheese and scalloped potatoes.
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