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Where to find the best Jamaican food in Atlanta

Paige Minds The Gap

When you are craving oxtails, jerk chicken, curries, and stews like you can only get on the beautiful island of Jamaica, then head to these top Jamaican restaurants in Atlanta. The city has plenty of amazing Jamaican restaurants to choose from!

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Rodney’s Jamaican Soul Food

Rodney’s Jamaican Soul Food offers “Jamaican fusion” as well as hearty, traditional Jamaican dishes and soul food. Chef Marvil Rodney is Jamaican-born and started his culinary journey as a work study in the kitchen of a hotel in Jamaica. He opened Rodney’s Jamaican Soul Food in Smyrna in 2011 and serves Jamaican-style cuisines infused with a flair of Southern comfort. Try the tamarind-glazed shrimp and grits, oxtails prepared as pepper steak, and jerk-seasoned dishes including chicken egg rolls, burgers, sea scallops, and lamb stew.

Ire Mon Cafe

Ire Mon Cafe in Brookwood Hills specializes in authentic Jamaican food. This relaxed, low-key spot serves an all-day breakfast menu of Ackee & Saltfish (Jamaica’s national dish), porridge, Pickup Saltfish & Plantain, and Callaloo & Fried Dumpling. On the lunch and dinner menu, you will find Halal curry goat, spiced braised oxtail, jerk chicken, and some of the best fried chicken in Atlanta.

Negril Village Atlanta

Negril Village Atlanta in Midtown on North Avenue offers an elegant upscale vibe. Built in a 1907 firehouse, this restaurant oozes class with dark-stained wood bar and ivory floors and walls while still maintaining an easygoing vibe. On the menu at Negril Village Atlanta, you will find dishes like rum-glazed jerk salmon, oxtails, and curried goat.

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Foxx Original Jamaican Restaurant

Located in the Sweet Auburn district along a busy stretch of Edgewood Avenue, Foxx Original Jamaican Restaurant serves delicious Jamaican cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. Their food is made from scratch with top quality ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets. The menu at Foxx Original Jamaican Restaurant consists of roti, sandwiches, platters, and sides. Try the escovitch red snapper, the jerk wings, or the curry goat roti.

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken on Northside Drive is a simple stop serving some of the best jerk chicken in Atlanta. Chef Jay John specializes in healthy Jamaican food and is known as the Jerk Pro. Their menu focuses on quality, fresh, and healthy herbs, spices, seasonings, and ingredients. In addition to jerk chicken and other Jamaican favorites, you will also find unique takes on American foods here like jerk pork cheese fries and hoagies with jerk chicken.

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