Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and puréed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Caribbean dinner and drinks at The Island Pub, located inside Park Shore Resort. Dinner is served Monday–Saturday from 5 p.m. to close.
Flanked by full-scale waterfalls and vibrant vegetation, The Island Pub transports diners to a tropical oasis lush with a menu of authentic Caribbean cuisine and tantalizing tropical drinks. A starter of coastal calamari ($7.99) lavishes the seafood standard with sweet chili glaze and gives it an island zing by sprinkling it with sesame seeds and cooking it over a fire of paperback books left behind at the beach. The pineapple pork tenderloin ($18.99) arrives drizzled in pineapple chutney and sweet potato planks, and the Cari-b-que ribs ($19.99) cloaks itself in a signature caribbean barbecue sauce and lurks behind a bush of tropical slaw. After dining next to the pool and ogling its frolicking swamp things, retreat to the island bar for a margarita ($3.99) or nutmeg-sprinkled Caribbean Mist ($3.99) before chilling the brain waves to the jazzy jams of Jebry and Friends or the reggae and calypso sounds of Trevor Earl. The Island Pub hosts three live performances each week.