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8631 Olive Blvd, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63132-2503
+1 314-432-5171
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 22:00 - 11:00
Thu 10:00 - 11:00
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't know what the food here tastes like. This place is supposed to be open at noon. My wife and I have been waiting, and now it's 12:35, and they're still not open, although we can see the staff inside. Island time, apparently.

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Thank M.A. D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We went to De Palm Tree for dinner. Jerk chicken is very good, & not too spicy. The meat pies are not to be missed, along with the rum punch. The staff are super friendly, & helpful with menu choices. It is a cozy place to get really great Jamaican food!

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Thank April G
Rolla, Missouri
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

It is a rare treat to luck into such an awesome restaurant! The food was sooooo flavorful and fresh! Portions were generous (we had enough for another dinner the next day) and prices were reasonable. Everything was excellent, we will be back!

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Thank Karen H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

My husband and I went to De Palm Tree in December for lunch. We really enjoyed the beef paddies and loved the jerk chicken. We know our jerk cause we make our own at home from scratch! Can't wait to return next time with friends.

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Thank Dougdirt
Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a tiny yet fun place for Jamaican food. Music on the weekends. Yummy food but not a place to go if you are on a diet. Large portions.

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Thank Bears L
Bronx, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

My husband & I had just arrived in St. Louis from New York & we stopped here on the way to the hotel. I must say the restaurant is small, but very comfortable. You definitely get the feel like you were in the Caribbean. Anyway we ordered take out which took about 15 - 20 minutes for the person taking... More 

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Thank SweetD1969
Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I got there soon after opening up. We thought that it wasn't going to be a positive experience. Our server was very slow, didn't seem to want to help us, and was just bad. Fortunately, her attitude and behavior both picked up. Moving on...the menu has quite a few selections to choose from. My wife had the... More 

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Thank JLP4277
Saint Peters, Missouri
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184 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Found this place by complete accident....and just....wow! It's small....really small. Service is a little slow...but WELL worth the wait! The restaurant was spotlessly clean, and well kept. I ordered the jerk chicken sandwich....it's a HUGE sandwich, served with pineapple slices on the side. Simply put: Amazing. A coworker ordered the oxtail stew and said it was fantastic as well. Cannot... More 

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Thank DU1975
Chesterfield, Missouri
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344 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The honey wings were disappointing, not in their flavor but they tasted like they had been made day(s) ago and reheated. The spicing was wonderful, but old chicken has a disappointing taste. That the chicken had been reheated is all that is preventing me from awarding 5 stars. I actually think it is at least a 4.5. $9.35 for 6... More 

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Thank Stu K
Caledonia, Missouri
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

My wife and I have had two trips to Jamaica so we are always on the search for some authentic island food. Now it was really hard for me to pass up some BBQ but I found this place and decided to give it a try. Very small place, but amazingly clean. Staff were extremely nice, so laid back it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
22:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
22:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
22:00 - 11:00
Thursday
10:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8631 Olive Blvd, University City, Saint Louis, MO 63132-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  University City
  • Phone Number: +1 314-432-5171

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