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Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

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423 Main St S, Stillwater, MN 55082-5180
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome. Caribbean food with a pirate theme and any rum you could imagine. They even make their own! I highly recommend the pork tacos. Weekends are very busy. If you intend on sitting in the dining area I suggest getting on the call-ahead list. We were not excited about an hour wait time for a table in the dining room,... More 

Thank Deckhand01
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The waitress Britney and our waitress were great. Very good! The plaintains and chips were good but for me a timid eater, it was too spicy. The coconut shrimp was great. We had a salad and a small rack of ribs and is was good. I also got a desert of ice cream and it was good.

Thank BJ F
Lakeville, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This food was decent. We ordered the fried tomatoes and fried conch for appetizers. Neither was particularly good. I could not taste the tartness of the green tomatoes and there was barely any conch in the fritters. The breading on both was too much. My husband (who is of Cuban descent) did not like the taste of the Cuban beef... More 

Thank laton01
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing! I definitely recommend this be one of your stops if your visiting Stillwater! They get busy and don't take reservations. However, you are able to call ahead within an hour and they put you on a list.

Thank Amber F
Dresser, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The food is good, but the menu has changed and is hard to read, last time there there was a lot of fat on the coal roasted pork shoulder-there should be some, but not thick chunks. They brew their own ginger beer, which is fantastic! I'll definitely be back, but they need to step up their game a bit. The... More 

Thank BrianSnyder
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had seen this place on Triple D. We were super excited. We ordered chicken wings (BBQ & Jerk) as well as a Their BBQ trio of chicken, shrimp, & ribs. It was all terrible. We didn't like anything we had. All the sauces were gross and all the meat was gross and tough.

Thank Jlpd L
Yreka, California
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299 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Pretentious joint, nothing authentic about the food. Putting on a charade of Caribbean culture and cuisine. Did not like the food,the energy or damage vibe mon...

Thank monsoons2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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298 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a fun place! Food is really good, most of it has a little bite to it. Love the Mac and Cheese. Tacos are delicious too. Must try if in Stillwater. But it will be a wait for the food it seems like every time I've been there no matter how busy.

Thank tif316
Vermillion, South Dakota
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visited on New Year's Eve, and although the restaurant was busy, our service was still good for our group of 8. Our food was decent, and they had a nice selection of beers to choose from. The consensus at the table was that the sweet potatoes and sausage side dish was the best choice. We did try their free... More 

Thank fatzaz
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

FIrst time there and found the menu intriguing and good mix of caribbean fare -especially Jamaican jerk. Spice levels vary from tepid to almost intolerable, and everything was freshly prepared, hot, with great beer selection to boot. Definitely returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Main St S, Stillwater, MN 55082-5180
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater

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