Jamaica Jerk

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Jamaica Jerk
Rogers Park

The Chicago-Evanston border has long been home to much of the North Side’s Jamaican cuisine. Among the tried-and-true, we like this tranquil ocean-blue dining room. Conch fritters and channa cakes (fried chickpea patties) are greaseless with fragrant curry notes; and the saltfish—slightly funky, salty pieces of dried fish hiding tiny morsels of bacon and peppers—is a must-try. Jerk chicken is deliciously seasoned but speak up if you’d like more heat. Don’t skip the Grape Nuts ice cream for dessert.

Venue name: Jamaica Jerk
Address: 1631 W Howard St

Cross street: between Paulina St and Marshfield Ave
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (closed Mon)
Transport: El stop: Purple (rush hrs), Red, Yellow to Howard. Bus: 22, 97, 147, 151, 215, 290.
Price: Average main course: $10

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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