Jamaica Jerk

Restaurant
1631 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626 1631 W Howard St, Chicago Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
81% of 37 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Caribbean, Jamaican, Cafe, American, Catering
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Caribbean, Jamaican, Cafe, American, Catering
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Under the esteemed tutelage of owner-and-operator chef Waite, Jamaica Jerk crafts a menu of made-from-scratch Jamaican and Caribbean dishes which have garnered positive press from the Chicago Tribune and Time Out Chicago. A variety of seafood starters raid the pantries of orca whales for fresh morsels of crab, shrimp, and salt fish. Coconut and zesty jerk sauce drizzle over meaty entrees of chicken, oxtail, and curried goat, escorted by hearty sides such as fried plantains and candied yams. Patrons discuss steel-drum interpretations of Beethoven’s Fifth while sipping cappuccino and fruit drinks within the eatery’s faux tropical paradise, contained within large ocean murals, trellis-lined walls, and an indoor gazebo.

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Many people described the Jerk Chicken as Good. Others thought:
+ 60%

  • Good
  • Delicious
  • Perfect
  • Flavorful
  • Crispy
- 40%

  • Seasoned
Many people described the Red Beans & Rice as Dry. Others thought:
+ 25%

  • Fresh
- 75%

  • Dry
+ 30%
- 70%


Many people described the Coconut Shrimp as Not Classic. Others thought:
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  • Good
- 60%

  • Not Classic
Many people described the Ginger Beer as Love.
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- 20%


Many people described the Cornbread as Warm.
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- 44%


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Many people described the Plantains as Good.
+ 50%
- 50%


Many people described the Goat as Good.
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- 30%


+ 25%
- 75%