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Dine-Around Fort Young: A Guide to the Best Local Eats

While you indulge in the stunning surroundings and impeccable hospitality at the Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, we invite you to embark on a gastronomic adventure and explore some of the best local eats just minutes away. In this guide, we’ll take you through four exceptional restaurants that offer an authentic taste of Dominica, each offering a unique take on the island dining experience. 

La Cou

Located just a short distance from Fort Young, La Cou is a farm-to-table dining experience in the historic Melrose House. Known as a hidden gem on the island, step into this charming city restaurant and be greeted by friendly staff who are passionate about showcasing Dominica’s flavors. La Cou offers a relaxed fine dining experience, fusing traditional ingredients and classic preparations. Take advantage of their seasonal menus featuring freshly caught seafood, local meats and exotic fruit desserts.

The Great Old House

Nestled in the historic French Quarter of Roseau, just a stone’s throw away from Fort Young Hotel, lies The Great Old House restaurant. This renowned establishment is celebrated for its exceptional native Creole cuisine, showcasing the vibrant flavors of the island. As you enter, you will feel like you are transported back in time with old-world charm, where authenticity reigns supreme with a menu that highlights the freshest provisions, meats, fish, and seafood sourced locally. 

High Rise Beach Bar

The Hi-Rise Beach Restaurant & Bar stands out as a captivating addition to the local dining scene. Embracing the spirit of a true island eatery, where dining with your toes in the sand is a little luxury, this hotspot entices both tourists and locals alike with its refreshing cocktails, smoothies, a wide array of locally flavored rums, and picturesque sea views. 

Palisades Restaurant

Palisades Restaurant is a culinary haven situated on the picturesque waterfront of Fort Young. Combining stunning ocean views with a fusion of Caribbean and international flavors, Palisades Restaurant sets the stage for a memorable meal. Most known for its locally sourced ingredients, indulge in dishes like pan-seared snapper, tender lamb chops, or flavorful vegetarian options while gazing out at the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.

When it comes to exploring the vibrant culinary scene near Fort Young, you are spoiled for choice. From La Cou’s farm-to-table delights to The Great Old House’s authentic Creole cuisine to Hi-Rise Beach Bar’s casual “beach” dining experience, these restaurants are just a peek into the diverse culinary scene in Dominica. Bon appétit!

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