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1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1583
(616) 458-7875
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great proportions & price

The food reminded me of our trip to St Lucia, with the plantains and seasonings. You get a lot of food for your money and we could have split a dish between us. I ordered the goat curry which was nice and tasty, my wife had jerk chicken which was awesome. I'm getting the chicken next time as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
The_GR_Blade
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Grandville, Michigan
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Grandville, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The food reminded me of our trip to St Lucia, with the plantains and seasonings. You get a lot of food for your money and we could have split a dish between us. I ordered the goat curry which was nice and tasty, my wife had jerk chicken which was awesome. I'm getting the chicken next time as it was... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We recently returned from a trip to Jamaica. And I was looking for a place to find the Jamaican soda – Ting- and Jamaican food. I found this place when I googled Jamaican food. Great find! Although it is tucked away way in the back of the strip mall we found it the other day at lunch time. The owner... More 

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Grand Rapids
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Kind of hard to find, but well worth it. I typically get the jerk chicken with the rice and beans, festivals and plantains which are all outstanding. I have also talked to other people who say the oxtail and curried goat are really good as well, but I haven't personally had it yet. This place is a family favorite.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The food was amazing. Don't let the strip mall atmosphere and small menu keep you away! I had the curried chicken and the portion was huge. I don't like spicy food, so I didn't order the jerked chicken, but I tried my husband's jerked chicken and it was very flavorful and mild. The festivals (corn fritters) were sweet and crisp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

definitely a laid back place to get some tasty eats. the goat was incredibly tender and the shrimp had nice spice to it.

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Belmont, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were married in Negril Jamaica. Since that time, my beloved has always been scouring for good Jerk. One day he found Jamaican Daves! He ordered. Went back the next day, ordered more. Took me there that Saturday, like almost breakfast! This year for Christmas, He ordered me a Rum cake as a gift. It weighed 10 pounds! I like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Dave is as Jamaican as I am in love with hs food! I love this place and everyone should try this. Also dave is super nice and will tell you the secret to his jerk

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lansing mi
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257 reviews 257 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

like the prior reviewer, we got to the spot an hour before closing. They only had two dishes left. we had the curry chicken and rice and the stew chicken with rice. i would have liked to try different dishes but these were just fine. J.Daves is in the back but that didnt matter to us. i loved the food... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stopped in for dinner, approximately two hours before closing. They were "all out" of the first five meals we requested, and our choices ended up being very limited and not at all what we had actually planned on. That said, the food was good and plentiful. Maybe it's a better spot for lunch?

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

A typical hole in the wall, poor location (tucked at the end of a strip mall), cheap furnishings (Bob Marley posters and tourism posters), and our food was served in Styrofoam take out boxes with plastic utensils. I am not an expert on Jamaican food, but I thought it was very good. I ordered the Jerked Chicken I thought it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1583
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: (616) 458-7875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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