Like piñatas, bodies must be filled with quality ingredients to effectively satisfy the demands of screaming children. Summon the strength to endure a baseball batting from a blindfolded child with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Caribbean fare and drinks at Jolly Bob’s on Williamson Street.
Jolly Bob’s serves an array of tongue-tickling and flavor-packed Jamaican and Caribbean dishes. BBQ jerk pork, known for its sweet, slow-roasted personality and rudely inaccurate name, supplements its sweet demeanor with banana-guava ketchup ($14.50). Diners with a flair for romance can play matchmaker by picking a pairing for the fresh-fried tortillas—either the guacamole ($6), salsa cruda ($4), or grilled-pineapple salsa ($5). Savory conch fritters arrive unshelled and flanked by a bodyguard duo of key-lime mustard and Bob’s own scotch-bonnet remoulade ($8.50). For those who prefer to dine on greener pastures, the veggie curry provides a bedding of jasmine rice to display the coordinated sheet set of rich and spicy stew ($14.50).
Jolly Bob’s staff and atmosphere are both fun loving and energetic. During warm weather, dine outside on casual, white patio furniture while catching breezes with your tongue and listening to live music. The interior has a sleeker look but retains the cheerful vibe and lack of ghosts of the rest of the establishment.
- JB's is a great place for your next jerked meal. I love the combo platter, jerked chicken, pork and other stuff. And the drinks are great too!! When you're in a Carribean [sic] mood, get thee to Willy St.! – Mark P., Yelp
- It provides a great friendly experience with good Caribbean music, unique mixed-drink selections, and one of the best outdoor patios to be found. – John G., Yelp
1210 Williamson St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703Get Directions