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4853 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-2258
+1 919-544-1532
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13:00 - 20:00
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Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take all my out of towners here at least once. That goes double for coworkers. It's a LOT of food and it is consistently great. It's not much to look at, but go for the food and you'll be back.

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Thank Emptynesters72
Cary, NC
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I guess that says it all. She goes their to get a patty when she has a craving. Dive, hole in the wall, pretty cheap, decent jerk

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Thank Jim N
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I have stopped here dozens of times and stopped here again today because although I had eaten an earlier lunch elsewhere, my family did not want to eat where I had stopped. They love this place too so I ended up eating a few bites of the Shrimp Creole with Yellow Rice and Fried Plantains. The food is always delicious... More 

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Thank Frank d
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The atmosphere isn't all that inviting. But the food is delicious. The owner is clearly from Jamaica, with a clear accent. And he's really nice. They will let you sample the food and if he hears you can't decide between two different items, he will give you a little of the item you didn't choose. Love the hospitality they offer... More 

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Thank C W
Durham, North Carolina
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Not a classy joint. The folks behind the counter are not classy folks, but the food is GOOD. They look like and sound like REAL Jamaican folks who know what they are doing.

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1 Thank Philly-In-Durham
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I tried the jerk chicken with yellow rice and fried plantains, I could only enjoy the rice with some gravy, had to toss the rest. Two out of the three pieces of plantain I got were not fried well and hence they were too stiff to eat. The chicken looked way better than it tasted, I personally don't like chicken... More 

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Thank A S
Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The jerk chicken rocks. A very good style. Well worth a visit. The kind of food you would get in a Caribbean home. With very good vegetables.

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Thank John M
Durham, North Carolina
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is a family run somewhat off the beaten path down home kind of Jamaican restaurant that the locals have known about for years. We discovered it because it is located in the same strip shopping center as our veterinarian. They recently did some remodeling and upgraded the lighting, flooring and seating to where it no longer looks like a... More 

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San Diego, California
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

I consider soul food to be when I can stuff myself to somewhere between discomfort and pain. Probably not a date place, this is more where someone who just needs to fill up the tank past splash will want to dive and hang out. I had never had Jerk Chicken, and for those of you who know, it is like... More 

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1 Thank KMartinGardner
Durham, North Carolina
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209 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Very flavorful food but a somewhat overcooked. Definitely "good" and perhaps among the best Jamaican in the area, but not among the best Jamaican I've had. Were it not for the very drab and neglected appearance of the dining area, I probably would have given this four stars.

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Thank JMinNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4853 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-2258
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-544-1532

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?