The must try Jamaican eateries in every U.S. state and Canada

Jamaican food always keeps us coming back for more. You can try everything from ackee and codfish, Jamaica’s national dish, to jerk chicken or oxtail. To make your search a little easier, we tapped into Yelp data to find the top Jamaican eateries in every U.S. state and Canada. Roll up your sleeves and read on!

Methodology: This is an all-time list of best eateries for Jamaican cuisine in every U.S. state and across Canada according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the Jamaican category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of April 2, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of April 2, 2021.









Calabash Bistro (Vancouver, BC)

Chris Jerk Caribbean Bistro (Toronto, ON)

Rasta Pasta (Toronto, ON)

The Patty Shop (Vancouver, BC)

Randy’s Take Out (York, ON)

Lloyd’s Patty Plus (Calgary, AB)

Konga Cafe (Saskatoon, SK)

The Spice Joint (Jasper, AB)

Alabama: Desmond’s Taste of Jamaica (Foley)

Alaska: Da J3rk Spot (Eagle River)

Arizona: D’s Island Grill (Tucson) 

Arkansas: Meme’s Caribbean Flavor (Rogers)

California: Barrington’s Jamaican Kitchen (Bakersfield)

Colorado: Jamaican Grille (Denver)

Connecticut: Carl’s BBQ & Jerk (East Hartford)

DC: Pimento’s 

Delaware: Celestial Kitchen (Bear)

Florida: Yardie Spice (Homestead)

Georgia: Mo’Bay Island Cuisine (Pooler)

Hawaii: The Empanada Lady (Wailuku)

Illinois: Claire’s Korner (Evanston)

Indiana: Jamaican Reggae Grill (Carmel)

Iowa: Island Vybz Mobile Rasta-rant (Iowa City)

Kansas: Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant (Leavenworth)

Kentucky: Flamingo Row (Paducah)

Louisiana: Johnny’s Jamaican Grill (New Orleans)

Massachusetts: Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant (Worcester)

Maryland: Mad Cow Grill (Laurel)

Maine: Taste Jamaica (Ellsworth)

Michigan: The Jamaican Pot (Detroit)

Minnesota: Pimento Jamaican Kitchen (Minneapolis)

Missouri: Jamaican Patty (Springfield)

Mississippi: Coastline Caribbean Restaurant (Gulfport)

North Carolina: Quidley’s Delight (Charlotte)

North Dakota: Bone’z Island Kitchen (Williston) 

Nebraska: Caribbean Delights (Omaha)

New Jersey: Norah’s Irie (Long Island) 

New Mexico: Jambo Cafe (Santa Fe)

Nevada: House of Manchester Primal Brasserie (North Las Vegas)

New York: The Coalhouse Grill (Baldwin)

Ohio: Just Jerks, Ena’s Jamaican Grill (Springdale)

Oklahoma: Carican Flavors (Oklahoma City)

Oregon: Jamaica House (Portland)

Pennsylvania: Cherry’s Caribbean Palace (Freemansburg) 

Rhode Island: Flames (Providence)

South Carolina: Caribbean Delight (North Charleston) 

South Dakota: A&D Jamaican (Rapid City)

Tennessee: Jamaicaway Restaurant & Catering (Nashville)

Texas: The Jerk Shack (San Antonio) 

Utah: 11hauz (Park City)

Virginia: Cutlass Grill (Chesapeake) 

Vermont: Jamaican Jewelz (Westminster)

Washington: Taste of the Caribbean (Seattle) 

Wisconsin: Island Jam (South Milwaukee) 

West Virginia: Karubees Jamaican Restaurant (Dunbar)