Where to Eat in Jamaica: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Jamaica is a middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 12, which also includes Hollis, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Baisley Pond Park, Rochdale Village, and South Jamaica. The NYPD's 103rd, 113th & 105th Precincts patrol Jamaica.
Things to do in Jamaica

1. Cabana

10710 70th Rd, Forest Hills, NY 11375-4241 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 +1 718-263-3600
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 169 reviews

Cabana

Reviewed By tyminalb - Forest Hills, New York

This place is just good and always good. I have visited multiple times for years and quality is a seal for them. Eat here and get the fried plantain stuffed with meet, shrimps and chicken. Good price, good presentation, great flavor, nice portion, good service, fast, quick. They mean business and they deliver good gastronomy. Enjoy. Very recommended!

2. Zum Stammtisch Restaurant

6946 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385-7263 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations German Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 +1 718-386-3014
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Zum Stammtisch Restaurant

Reviewed By TerrapinLady - Middle Village, New York

Treat yourself! Dining at Zum's is an experience. For starters, the goulash soup is amazing. The German salad consisting of beets, onions, carrots, coleslaw and cucumber salad is the best. The wurst platter, with German potato salad...awesome! There are no words for the jaggerschnitzel. Thank you, Aurora for your wonderful service! Prosit

3. Parkside Restaurant

10701 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368-3218 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 718-271-9871
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 395 reviews

Parkside Restaurant

Reviewed By pmny - New York City, New York

Located in Corona section of Queens it’s a bit off the beaten path but the restaurant is worth the trip. Make reservations well in advance the place is always packed. The food is outstanding. Healthy portions are provided. The service is old school and professional. Nice wine list.

4. London Lennie's

6388 Woodhaven Blvd, Rego Park, Rego Park, NY 11374-4840 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 46 +1 718-894-8084
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

London Lennie's

Owned and operated by the Barnes Family since 1959, London Lennie’s has evolved from a quintessential fish-n’-chips shop to the premier seafood restaurant in Queens. London Lennie’s is notorious for the best in fresh, local seafood selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market. This leading seafood restaurant hosts the area’s finest raw bar and was honored with the 2007 & 2008 Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2007 through 2012.

Reviewed By tangoladylover - Forest Hills, New York, United States

My husband and I had lunch at London Lennie's on a Saturday afternoon. The lunch special I had was one of their specialties, Battered and fried fish and shrimp with french fries, all delicious. An individual loaf of bread came with pats of butter and cole slaw came with the meal as well.

5. Don Peppe's

13558 Lefferts Blvd, Ozone Park, NY 11420-3602 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 718-843-9547
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Don Peppe's

Reviewed By David P - Cobbleskill, United States

I'm in town often on business. This restaurant will take you on a dining experience like few do. From the family style and generous portions to the wait staff and the atmosphere. But most especially the quality of the food prepared.

I was encouraged to have the Veal Parmigiana and it was nothing short of spectacular. My friend had the Breast of Chicken in Lemon and Butter. Each dish was beyond expectation. The bread for the table was most excellent and they make their own table wine on site. It was a joy to speak with the owner for about 15 minutes to learn some great history of the restaurant and the many famous people who have dined there.
After enjoying the amazing food it was a must to have a cappuccino and a cannoli. I have had many a cannoli in my life. Few were exceptional, these were exceptional. The proper shell and a filling not to sweet or too creamy. To die for honestly.

6. Tu Casa

11905 Metropolitan Ave, Kew Gardens, NY 11415-2605 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television Latin, Peruvian, Spanish, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 718-441-6363
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Tu Casa

Reviewed By Caroline N - Durham, North Carolina

This neighborhood Peruvian restaurant has a large menu, but the roast chicken is the definite star. Served with yellow or white rice and beans. Also had the shrimp in garlic sauce. Sauce was amazing, but shrimp were overcooked and a bit tough. Generous portions, so you'll definitely have enough left over for lunch the next day.

7. Pizza Port

13517 Lefferts Blvd, South Ozone Park, NY 11420-3601 Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 718-843-9186
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Pizza Port

Reviewed By Wife2golfer - Appleton, Wisconsin

Got into NYC on a late flight. Finally got checked into the hotel and were looking for something good and fast to eat. We called Pizza port about 9:50 p.m. they took our order for 7 people to be delivered to our hotel. Received our food about 10:20 p.m. Great salads and burgers. Looking at their brochure afterwards I saw they close at 10:00 p.m. So a huge thank you for delicious fast food and great service.

8. The Door

16307 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434-2508 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 718-525-1083
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

The Door

Reviewed By Colleen B - Colorado

Went to The Door with my mother. I had a Wonderful authentic Jamacian meal of seafood soup and goat curry. My mom had the steamed snapper. Service was attentive and timely. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. Only downside was a strong musty smell in the dining area.

9. Bruno's Restaurant

15822 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3136 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 718-322-7866
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 220 reviews

Bruno's Restaurant

Reviewed By Geezers_on_the_Go - Washington, DC

From the moment we walked in we were impressed. The atmosphere was welcoming, the staff cordial, and the menu offered a great selection. We found this through Trip Advisor so you can believe it is really good. Our recommendations are: Mescaline w Gorgonzola and Walnuts, Fried Calamari, Linguini DeMare, Veal Piccata, and Sole. They have a Pizza oven which we would have loved to try - their selections were great. Best experience in Jamaica and Howard Beach NYC.

10. Vetro by Russo's on the Bay

16449 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 718-843-8387
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Vetro by Russo's on the Bay

Reviewed By ELSUSHI921 - New York City, New York

Sitting on the terrace, loomingvat the bay, you really start to believe you are in Italy, it feels like Sorrento..The food is outstanding.The wine selection is excellent. Service is great. I really enjoy the whole experience.A definite worthwhile destination spot..Dont miss this place. Also the Russo' s, are warm and welcoming...

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