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Jamaican Dave's

1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1583
(616) 458-7875
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English first
Grand Rapids
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 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

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

Jamaican Dave's is a tiny place at the end of a strip mall on Wealthy that you probably wouldn't notice in passing, but the food is worth seeking out. Dave is a nice guy and hangs out in front of the restaurant on nice days when business is slow. The curried goat is excellent- well-spiced and very tender. The portions... More 

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

It is a tucked away hidden treasure of Grand Rapids. The Jerk Chicken and Chicken Fricassee are both fantastic.

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Additional Information about Jamaican Dave's

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

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