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Jamaican Dave's

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Jamaican Taste Adventure

This place has great food. The restaurant is not viewable from the street. But if you are seeking to try some Jamaican food, this is the place to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Ronald C
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This place has great food. The restaurant is not viewable from the street. But if you are seeking to try some Jamaican food, this is the place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

As a Jamaican who cannot prepare Jamaican dishes, dining at Jamaican Dave's is like being home...away from home. I appreciate the portion and the price; but most of all, I love the flavor.

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Thank Jennifer R
Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Thank The_GR_Blade
Hudsonville, Michigan
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Thank PamDoug
Grand Rapids
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank AQMike
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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Thank Anne F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank shufflind
Belmont, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank BoatLadyDi
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank MrGreen123456
lansing mi
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338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?