Jamaica Jerk

Restaurants, Jamaican Skokie
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Jamaica Jerk
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Jamaica Jerk

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: 3357 Dempster St
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
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Their new location is actually in Skokie on Dempster street near Mccormick boulevard. I recommend their curry goat.