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||Contact:|
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|