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Kelly's Jamaican

1583 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA
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English first
Statham, Georgia, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Kelly's is one those places that I get a craving for and nothing else will do. I usually go to the one on Old Epps Bridge Road (across from Hobby Lobby) because it's closer to me, but the food's the same at both locations. Their jerk chicken and pork are both dark and spicy and fall-off-the-bone tender. They also have... More 

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Athens, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been eating at Kelly's for a long time and one of the best things that I can say about the food is that it is consistently good. I have never had a bad experience there. I haven't tried everything on the menu but have never been disappointed. It is probably one of the best lunch deals in Athens... More 

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Waycross, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a no frills place with Jamaican food. It has been in Athens for a long time at different locations I understand. I ordered the curry chicken with spicy cabbage and turnip greens. The curry chicken was very good and I loved the spicy cabbage. The turnip greens were way too salty. I loved the cornbread that came with... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My son surprised me by ordering the goat curry, which I thought was a very adventurous decision. My husband ordered the oxtails, and I ordered the jerk chicken. After reading recommendations for Kelly's tea, my son and husband both decided to give it a try. They claimed that it was as sweet as others had written. The jerk chicken was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you love spicy food like I do go here! It's also really nice to get something a little different and Kelly delivers. The guy who runs it is super nice and makes you feel right at home as soon as you step foot through the door. Best Jamaican food in Georgia!

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Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was bummed when I made it to Kelly's with my girlfriend and her parents and saw that they were out of jerk pork, about which I've heard good things. By the end of the meal, I had completely forgotten about the pork because everything else was fantastic. I ordered the jerk chicken with a side of cabbage and greens... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

An enjoyable and filling meal. Jerk chicken is genuinely spicy, bang on for me I really liked it but would be too much for a good percentage of people I suspect. Spicy cabbage had a sweetness which complimented well and cornbread was excellent. Friendly staff.

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Opelika, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Any time I can get goat without preparing it for myself I do so. I can't do goat this good. As awesome as the grub is here, Kelly's cookin really shines when he takes his show on the road. Anytime you can catch Kelly's booth at Athfest or a street fair or something, please help your belly out by availing... More 

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Athens, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I daydream about this food. It is really so good and at a great price. I am going to get some today!!!

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Athens, Ga.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I LOVE Kelly's Jamaican, especially the chicken jerk. It is SO flavorful. The vegetable sides are great, too. I highly recommend it for delicious eats and laid back atmosphere and low prices.

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Additional Information about Kelly's Jamaican

Address: 1583 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Jamaican

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