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MP Island Cafe Caribbean & Soulfood

Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23452
+1 757-368-8833
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
13 Sep 2017
17 Jun 2017
“A bit bland...”
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Caribbean, American
Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23452
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I have been searching for good jerk chicken in various cities for quite a few years and this spot definitely does the trick. The staff has always been helpful, the food is delicious, the portions are generous and the establishment is clean. There's nothing fancy...More

Thank Alana M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Nothing special here. They were out of plantains at 5pm on a Saturday and didnt bother to offer any info on whether or not the would make more. The service is so slow and they dont seem too welcoming to tourist. Green beans were bland...More

Thank EYShipp
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had a food truck at the U.S. Finals Cheer Competition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Because their menu looked good, we stood in line for about 20 minutes and were told the food wait would be an additional 15 to 20 minutes....More

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I WISH I COULD TEASE YOU WITH A PIC BUT I'M NOT LIKE THAT. YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE PLACE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.!!!! The interior reminds me of places I've dined at from my trip to Jamica, so it's much very comfortable and fits...More

Thank Karrie B
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

On of my favorite places to go for authentic Caribbean food. The lunch buffet was excellent. The gravies are always on point. The coco bread muffins are an added touch!

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 27 July 2015

During a break from work, I opted to try a Hampton Roads staple...but a NEW to ME venue. MP Island is located in an older shopping center & offers a lunch-time buffet from 11-3pm. It was a tight sitting area reserved for lunchtime, but you...More

Thank pky_pook
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Yeah Mon!!!!! We arrived in Suffolk on the 29th of March and have eaten here or food from here 3 times already. (4/1). Asked for a sample o the jerk sauce and it nearly caused my girlfriend o run to the water dispenser in the...More

4  Thank markmarietyler
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We love the buffet! Great jekr chicken, curry goat, and the mac n cheese....wow! The cornbread is awesome too....like dessert but better. Service is always friendly and the food is always great. The fried chicken is actually some of the best we have had in...More

4  Thank MangerAimerVivre
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Their Jerk Chicken can't be beat. Prices are reasonable too. My husband likes the curry chicken and yellow rice. I love the rice and beans with my Jerk Chicken. There are many sdes to choose from our favorite is yams. They also have a buffet...More

4  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 13 February 2014

The staff made a great recommendation for my first Caribbean meal, and it was amazing (Oxtail)! Everything looked great, and I didn't see a single, unhappy diner. The staff was friendly, and I'm pretty sure I met one of the managers. Great food, great people!...More

Thank BethOh
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23452
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-368-8833
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