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Jamerica Restaurant

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1236 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3755
+1 608-251-6234
11:00 - 21:00
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great surprise! Went there for a party and had a great time! The food was Authentic and exceptionally delicious. Not spicy or hot but perfect! We tried the jerk pork and chicken. Exceptional! Little diner has only about 8 or 9 tables but seemed to get by. It's a well kept secret. Staff there are laid back and... More 

Thank Buddy0588
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told this was authentic and good for a vegetarian. I can't speak to the first, but I'd say it was ok for a vegetarian. The food was good, but not mind-blowing, but very reasonably priced. I would try it again.

Thank Nineran
Hampton, Virginia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find a good jamaican restaurant in Wisconsin. Food was pleantiful, tasty and they had phenomenal service. Go check them out!

Thank nubianredz
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went there for lunch, I had the curried goat, which came with a side of rice/beans and stir fry. I give the food five stars. This is obviously not a fine dining establishment, but the flavor and tenderness were right up there with one. Prices were decent, portions were large. I was put off by the fact that being only... More 

Thank Elvis M
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Three of us went to wine and dine and I was the only one who ate a meal. I had the Jerk Chicken with rice and a Red Stripe which was very delicious! There are choices of beer such as Red Stripe and Blue Moon but no liquor. I have eaten here in the past and had other dishes; Mango... More 

Thank Angela K
DeKalb, Illinois
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This little place is not big or fancy but the customer service is really good and the food was excellent. We had the jambalaya appetizer, jerk pork and chicken and jerk salmon and all of these dishes tasted amazing.

Thank jmcn5195
Norwalk, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Had an excellent dinner at Jamerica. The music, the food and the pleasant atmosphere always makes for a good time.

Thank gleitergirl
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The food taste good and the old man serving the food is really funny. Self service for the drink. Definitely a place to checkout.

Thank Yacouba S
Wis. Rapids, Wi
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I love this place. We have been to Jamaica several times...and this place is authentic Jamaican food! The jerk chicken and jerk pork are amazing! This place looks like a dive, but the food is delicious!

1 Thank mexchi
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

I take all sorts of friends to this place! It's what I might call a bit of a hole in the wall but it's a diamond in the rough for authentic jamaican! I've tried the jerk, curry, mango rundown, beef patties...All delicious! Although getting my drink out of a cooler and water from a sitting pitcher isn't finest dining, it... More 

Thank Ally B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1236 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3755
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-6234

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