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1008 West Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614 (DePaul)
773-929-5375
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Ranked #931 of 8,382 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Jamaican
Neighborhood: DePaul
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sheffield
Transit: Brown Line Armitage Stop Bus Line 73
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English first
houston, TX
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Jerk Shrimp and Chicken were excellent. Great spice that was very flavorful. The Goat Stew was also excellent. Tender with lots of spice. The desserts were fantastic. The bread pudding and the rum cake were tops and a must have! No real wine list but the cocktails were very good, especially the rum punch. Wine really doesn't go well with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a review of the Hyde Park location. I believe the Armitage location closed. I order the bread - skip it; the jerk shrimp - very spicy; the chicken and beef pockets - the chicken was terrible, the beef was okay, the dough was flavorless and the filling is like a paste; and the curry shrimp salad - very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Excellent food and the most welcoming staff. It is always a treat to come to Ja Grill for dinner with friends. Great atmosphere, food, and drinks.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went for dinner alone at the new Hyde Park location. I sat at the bar. The bartender suggested that I have the rum punch. It was a large glass. It taste good. I had the shrimp meal. Nice size shrimp, the meal was a good size portion. I felt the price was reasonable. I will definitely go back.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Chicago is my second home, so when this spot opened I was so excited. As Jamaica is my third home :) The food is delicious and equals true Jamaican cuisine found in JA. I love the Ackee and Saltfish with Callalo, Jamaica's national dish and a favorite Sunday breakfast. Their bloody Mary's are perfect.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ja Grill is one of my favorites in Chicago. The staff is always pleasant and the food is always good. I had the ox tails and rice the last time I went and I had to personally thank the chef! If you are a drinker, I suggest their rum punch. Other than IN Jamaica, its one of the best I've... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One of my favorite places in Chicago because it has the best rice and gravy I've had here so far. The curries are flavorful and delightfully spicy. The fried plantains are my favorite appetizer. Crunchy on the outside but soft in the middle. Sometimes the music is a little loud for my taste, but it is a fun atmosphere so... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I will definitely be back.Thia is one of the best food I had ever since I came to Chicago.....what a nice place.I will be back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Old style Chicago ambiance was thick in this small neighborhood restaurant with tin ceilings and brick walls. It was warm, cozy, and just dark enough to be romantic. A staff person manned the music by the door, which was flavored Caribbean without being uncomfortably loud. We were a group of Model U.N. delegates looking for a taste of the country... More 

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I love Jamaican food so we were excited to see the Groupon for Ja' Grill. We got there about 20 mins before our reservations so we had to go downstairs to the lounge area to wait. We were thoroughly entertained by the bartender downstairs and tried a few of the drinks (I got the Purple Rain which... More 

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Additional Information about Ja' Grill

Address: 1008 West Armitage, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773-929-5375
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Jamaican

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