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Dutchpot on Queen E

sora Aug 1, 2006 12:26 AM

Wow..best jerk chicken i have ever tasted!!! and reasonable too. A small dinner with rice and peas and coleslaw, only $6. and checkout the oxtail. MMMMMMMM so yummy. Located at Queen and coxwell area. A must go!! great food...really good value too. My friend had the curry chicken roti. Rave reviews about that one. I will try on my next visit. Has anyone else been there??? You must try...and so close to the beaches!

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  1. Leslieville RE: sora Aug 1, 2006 01:08 AM

    Been going to Dutchpot a long time now, glad it's finally being discovered!! I usually have either the stewbeef dinner with rice and peas or the stew beef roti. They also carry black cake which I love, and theirs is particularly good!

    1. Wiley RE: sora Aug 1, 2006 02:08 AM

      Been there---loved it!

      1. thenurse RE: sora Aug 1, 2006 08:01 PM

        Definitely a chowfind... either going there or Narula's for cheap dinner tonight........

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          guy_m RE: thenurse Aug 2, 2006 12:39 AM

          I dropped by today, and found the place closed, with a landlord's eviction notice on the door.

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            Zengarden RE: guy_m Aug 2, 2006 12:18 PM

            This is so sad! Another east end Caribbean place gone!

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          sora RE: sora Aug 3, 2006 02:56 AM

          Do not despair. Dutchpot will still be around. I bumped into the owners. They have recently purchased a building and according to them there were issues revolving around renovations and them not being done as promised as well, the guy who owns the place is rumoured that he wants to open up a" gentelemen's bar" and had regretted leasing out the place to independant business people. Ah, money, the root of all evil. They advised me that dutchpot will be back and better than ever. Oh, and before i forget they mentioned that they absolutely treasure and enjoy all their customers. Apparently, they have acquired a bond with each and every one of them. They're soooooooooooo cute . I went there thinking i had money in my pocket enough to pay for my food. I ordered and i was so embarassed to find i had no money. This was on my first visit a few days ago. They gave me my food and told me i could take care of the bill next time. They didn't even know me! Well, i was hooked. They are truly genuine! Truly one of the finest Caribbean restaurants i have been too! Dutchpot , we want you BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! Does everyone agree????? Pleeeeeeeeeease say yes. I just love their food!!!

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            TwinklyTerrapin RE: sora Aug 3, 2006 03:49 PM

            Please keep us posted about their new location and when they'll be open. I've been looking for a place to replace the late lamented Eazy Eats, and I was all excited when you posted about the Dutch Pot (I grew up out that way and I've past it for years without thinking about it) only to be disappointed by the sudden closing of their doors...and if the landlord tries to open a peeler join in that neighbourhood he's gonna be run out of town by the torch-and-pitchfork wielding villagers...

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              sora RE: TwinklyTerrapin Aug 4, 2006 12:31 PM

              Well, the owners were happy to give me a phone number where they could be reached. According to them, they will be opening soon. Can't wait!!!! Yeah, the guy who owns the building will have a tough time bringing in some seedy bar into the area for sure!!! Hurry up dutchpot, I'm having jerk chicken withdrawal symptoms already!!!!!

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                Leslieville RE: sora Jun 6, 2007 08:44 AM

                Has any one heard if they've reopened somewhere else? I really miss their food, it's so similar to the Grenadian cooking I'm used to. I keep hoping I'll hear something.

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              SarahBHood RE: sora Aug 3, 2006 10:31 PM

              So sad about Dutchpot, just around the corner from me. For those who want Caribbean food in the east end, there's also that D&D TriniStyle/Fritou place at the northwest corner of Gerrard and Greenwood. I quite like their dinners and I love their very heavy but tasty doubles.

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                minto RE: sora Aug 4, 2006 04:17 PM

                There's the Real Jerk at Broadview and Queen

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                  sora RE: sora Aug 5, 2006 07:54 PM

                  Been there too. It is ok, but still can't wait for dutchpot to re-open. Their jerk chicken is incredible!!!

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                    2HungryNicko RE: sora Aug 17, 2006 05:05 PM

                    The Real Jerk isn't much of an option once you've had Dutchpot. I work on the same block as the Jerk and I ride my bike to Dutchpot weekly. Well, I did...

                    Dennis, the original owner, had opened a new location way up in the North end of the city. Has anyone been there? How is it doing?

                    I will try out D&D when a chance comes up. I look forward to news.

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                      KitchenVoodoo RE: 2HungryNicko Jun 6, 2007 09:20 AM

                      D&D at Gerrard and Greewood looked very closed down whenn I passed by the other day...

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                      Zengarden RE: sora Dec 2, 2006 10:28 PM

                      Does anyone know if Dutchpot has reopened and if so, what the new location is?

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                        2HungryNicko RE: sora Jan 18, 2007 09:30 PM

                        Has anyone been to the North York location?

                        It's near Steeles or somewhere. I am never that far North but I'm running out of their homemade pepper sauce. I need some info, please.

                        1. Webdude RE: sora Jan 19, 2007 06:33 PM

                          I've also had a good roti from the Caribbean Menu, at Danforth and Dawes. Try the curried pumpkin - the flesh absorbs more of the flavours than many other vegetables, and makes for a truly different experience.

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                            minto RE: sora Aug 10, 2007 07:25 PM

                            Any news if it has opened up anywhere?

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                              saradomin RE: sora Apr 25, 2011 05:45 PM

                              Yes, omg, it's true, I heard that the Caribbean Dutchpot is going to be returning soon, and the minute I found out I've been going everywhere telling everyone. I think it's somewhere on Broadview and Danforth but I'm not sure where yet.

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                                terrycar RE: saradomin Apr 25, 2011 07:16 PM

                                Right next door to the New York at Broadview & Danforth-the old Blue Water Fish & Chips Space.

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                                  Pincus RE: terrycar Apr 26, 2011 08:17 AM

                                  What's happening to Peter's Place? Are they closing down?

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                                    haggisdragon RE: Pincus Apr 26, 2011 09:42 AM

                                    Its next door to Peters Place. It used to be some kind of daycare centre. They've been gutting it for months. I was very excited to see the sign for a new carribean resto, and I didn't even know of this Dutch Pot. Now I can't wait to try it!

                                    Peters Place Restaurant
                                    1230 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, ON M3K1Z9, CA

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                                    haggisdragon RE: terrycar Apr 26, 2011 09:36 AM

                                    Its not the old Blue Water Fish and Chips place its next door. Peters Place replaced Blue Water.

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                                      terrycar RE: haggisdragon Apr 26, 2011 09:54 AM

                                      Oops, mea culpa. Thanks for clearing that up. And I can't wait to try it as well. Hope it's the same people who ran the Queen St, operation.

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                                      saradomin RE: terrycar Apr 26, 2011 02:09 PM

                                      Thank you very much Terry a friend and I are going downtown to check it out soon.

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                                        Leslieville RE: saradomin Jul 1, 2011 03:24 AM

                                        I noticed the Dutchpot has opened, has any one been yet? I hope the foods as good as it used to be! I love the roti at Cool Running on Main but I'd like somerhing a bit closer.

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                                          tendril RE: Leslieville Jul 4, 2011 03:56 PM

                                          Just had some of my wife's chicken roti... it was so good!

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                                            VooX RE: Leslieville Jul 4, 2011 04:05 PM

                                            I tried the Caribbean Dutchpot yesterday.

                                            I had the oxtail entree and my gf had the curry goat entree (both small) and ate in. The food was excellent, all around. The sides, crisp coleslaw with a vinegar dressing and rice and beans with the entree which were both moist and delicious. While curry goat usually comes with white rice (an option), we didn't mind the rice and beans as it was perfect.

                                            The mains were jaw dropping and mouth watering. Curry goat which was tender and moist with a delicious curry sauce, melts in your mouth. The oxtail didn't wait until my mouth to fall apart, it simply fell off the bone; the knife provided completely unnecessary. Except for homemade, this is among the best oxtail I've had anywhere, including the islands.

                                            I'll have to return for the jerk and stewed chicken as well as the fish (ackee and saltfish as well as snapper are on the menu).

                                            Service is friendly but not attentive, we bused our own tables. Prices are fair, most small entrees are $6.50 (oxtail and saltfish/ackee are $9.50) with large
                                            entrees $2 more. Most items are available as a roti for the same price. Daily lunch specials for $5 (not oxtail or saltfish and ackee).


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