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Jamaican Jerk Hut

$$ - $$$
City Center West
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1436 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1631
+1 215-545-8644
11:15 - 16:00
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:15 - 16:00
Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu 11:15 - 16:00
Fri 13:00 - 16:00
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Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I rated this place a 3 mostly because of the service. It was Sunday 5:15 when we showed up and it was around 5:30 when we placed our order. Observation was there was only one person to manage customers in the front end and one cook to process orders. I mention this because I want to be fair OK. Our... More 

Thank Tony C
Claymont, Delaware
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was so happy to discover this place next to my job in south Philly. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. There is a really good vibe in this restaurant. I love it mmmmmm!

Thank Bufflord
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place used to have really good Jamaican Food! I'm wondering if they have different cooks throughout the week because the food used to be phenomenal! This food is always edible if you're drunk from the "beer garden". I'm wondering if the"beer garden" patrons have caused this establishment to lower their standard. The customer service has always been slow but... More 

Thank Chris W
Newington, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Guy Fieri has not steered me wrong yet- another fabulous meal! I had the plantain stew which was amazing! No wait for an early dinner. Friendly staff.

Thank Tessa68
Piscataway, New Jersey
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I stumbled upon this spot while driving around lost in the city and hungry! Being accustomed to Brooklyn jerk restaurants, the jerk chicken I ordered may be the best I have ever had. The wait was long, but worth it as the meal was plentiful and seasoned great!

Thank KDJersey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I hate to give bad reviews, but they didnt have any of the things on the menu that I really wanted. I mean who doesnt have johnny cake at a Jamaican restaurant? When I finally got some coco bread, it had an after taste like it was in the back of the fridge for awhile. Also, seafood takes 20 minutes,... More 

Thank Chic_Geek_Uno
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

There's usually a bit of a wait here, but the food is always excellent. Had the coconut shrimp for the first time today, and they were simply the BEST coconut shrimp I have EVER had. They even came with a coconut sauce that you could either use as a dipping sauce or simply drizzle over the shrimp. Next time, I... More 

Thank Leisure_Queen_11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

My wife insisted for seem like hours that we go to this new small Jamaican restaurant she recently visited. Since it was her family visiting us I didn't argue much. The restaurant is small, but the service was excellent. Our waitress was phenomenal! She was prompt and very courteous. She patiently answered all of our questions and attended to our... More 

2 Thank Lmira20
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

I ordered food around 8:30PM, food wasn't delivered until well after 9:30PM maybe closer to 10PM. Called back to ask for compensation was told the owner comes in when she pleases to go on the website for her email but the site was down. Asked when would be the best time to call the host said she doesn't know, after... More 

Thank Talia C
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

The jerked chicken dinner with cabbage, rice and plantain was delicious and more than any of us could finish. The saltfish fritter appetizer was tasty and the freshly made cornbread was a highlight. The service was flawless.

Thank wynnetrav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:15 - 16:00
11:15 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
11:15 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1436 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-8644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?