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D's Island Grill

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3156 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-1670
+1 520-861-2271
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

You'd miss this place if you weren't looking for it. A small unassuming spot tucked away one of Tucson's many mini strip malls, D's offers a welcome alternative to the ubiquitous Mexican tacos. The owner reportedly served his food from a food truck until acquiring this brick-and-mortar spot. This was my first visit here; we enjoyed the Jamaican tacos, burger,... More 

Thank Seth R
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I eat here as much as possible. Portions are filling. Native inspired refreshments. Spicy not hot. Family oriented service with smiling attentiveness. If they expand their vegetable choice's, they would be unstoppable.

Thank Charles P
Clinton, Washington
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467 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place certainly qualifies as an experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is authentic. Their "hamburger" is nothing like an American burger. It's ground finer, very thick and has different spices. Pour the special sauce over it for extra flavor. We didn't think much of the Double Meat Combo--its tasty, but a bit skimpy on... More 

Thank culturevulture94
Vienna, Virginia
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216 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

What a great find using online reviews! This is a delicious local place to have a unique and delicious experience that is nothing like chains or BBQ places. The spices and prep and service were very good at a reasonable price. Be sure to check it out!

Thank travel-here-there
Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great Jamaican food this side of the United States. Jerk chicken, festivals, plantains, Jamaican beef patties, coco bread, ox tail stew and ginger beer. You'll always leave full, so bring an appetite.

Thank ldldumm
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The experience at D's Island Grill is amazing, the food is always fresh and hot. They give the best service with knowledge of the whole menu so it makes it easy for first timers to make good meal choices. Ive been coming here for years now and it never disappoints!

Thank bjsmatthews
Petaluma, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I spent 8 days in Phoenix and Tucson on vacation and D's Island Grill was by far the best food we had on our trip. In fact it was the best restaurant meal I have had so far in 2016, and is probably in the top 20 restaurant meals I've ever had, it was THAT good. I had the curried... More 

Thank Heather J
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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305 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Authentic Jamaican cuisine. The oxtail was cooked to perfection. So tender and tasty. The curry goat and jerk chicken were also delicious. The chicken is cooked outside and smoked. The staff are super friendly and informative. Prices are very reasonable as are the portions. They are located in a strip mall on the corner of Ft Lowell and Country Club.... More 

Thank plbbob
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I have eaten here on several occasions, and the food has always been fresh, served with a smile and delicious. My daughter especially loves the coco bread. The owner and his family, yes it is a locally family owned and operated place I think that's a bonus, have always been so kind. He even catered an event for my husband... More 

Thank Theresa B
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I have been going to this place since it was a truck on Grant. The food is flavorful and the portion size are good. I just wish it came with more than one festival, because they're yummy.

Thank Lay N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3156 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-1670
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-861-2271

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