Dickie Butler’s ramshackle little cottage with a decidedly eclectic homespun decor clings to the edge of a cliff—a bit out of the way, yes, but certainly no secret after 30 years.
You must call ahead to reserve, since they shop (and catch) each day for the number of diners Dickie is expecting. You can specify chicken or fish when you call, but otherwise your meal is in Dickie’s hands (trust him; over the years he’s cooked at the Ritz-Carlton, Frenchman’s Cove, and the Trident).
Dinner usually opens with a fruit plate and callaloo omelet, but goes on for three or four more courses from there—stuffed peppers, spiny lobster, jerk chicken, shrimp-stuffed tomatoes... you never quite know what you are going to get, but it will be authentically Jamaican and usually delicious—and your full meal will run you less than $35 per person.
- Reid Bramblett