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Johnny Cool Jazz & Blues Beach Bar

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Bar
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Dover Beach | Below Dover Playing Field, Dover, Barbados
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Oakville, Canada
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Might be the worst restaurant service of all time. We were seated and then waited about ten minutes to place a drink order. Another 10 minutes went by before we received our drinks and then we placed our lunch order (we really didn't mind because they were playing some good jazz music). We then waited a hour for our food... More 

Thank Golfer15544
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a lunch on the beach and were there 2 1/2 hours. The server barely spoke to us, she did have a fair number of tables but rarely said anything and moved so slow. The food did not come , although tables who came in after are first, looked liked some of what we ordered. Two of us... More 

Thank Counsell445
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drinks and food overlooking Dover Beach. Ate lunch there one afternoon and was very happy with my jerk chicken meal.

Thank rpctown
Quispamsis, Canada
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly place right on the beach. We stopped almost every day for a rum daiquiri e had lunch once, very good flying fish sandwich and the burgers and fries were delicious! Staff very friendly one particular waitress very nice but very slow even byrelaxed Barbados standards

Thank 23Rick
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the Frozen Hennessey Coladas! They are the best! You can even get them to go! We ate and had drinks here every day. Its right at Dover Beach right across from the TimeOut hotel. Johnny was real cool hence the name of the spot. Had a great time!

Thank CORY D
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has had a makeover since we last visited and loved. Had lunch (once) on the beach in the two weeks we were there at Johnny Cool, didn't think the portion of fish in the cutter was sufficient for the price of the Cutter and the waitress was surly and unwelcoming so decided we wouldn't return. Didn't try this... More 

Thank Paula A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here first night as it was handy across from our hotel ..... now we can't stop going back! Great food, value & vibe. Don't miss it for either snack during the day whilst in Dover beach of for main meal at night.

Thank Lynne P
Toddington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food in a good location by the beach, nice staff but slow service, good simple food. Worth a visit but give yourself some time.

Thank Buckers58
Leeds, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled in here as we were actually looking for De Shak after seeing their menu on the street. In this bar, I was pleasantly surprised with the food, although the waits to be served drinks/food and for the bill grated after a while. My partner had shrimp, and I had the Bajan fishcakes which although advertised as a starter... More 

Thank stonerose5
Washingtonville, NY
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Food was good. Setting very casual. We came off the beach for a bite. Went back on a Sunday night to listen to jazz. They close by 10:00pm.

Thank MeMaMich

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dover Beach | Below Dover Playing Field, Dover, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Christ Church Parish  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 2464285592

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