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David's Jamaican Cuisine

5734 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3135
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Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Monona
Cuisines: Caribbean
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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English first
Portage, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

They have had the same 2 cars with flat tires in the parking lot for at least 2 years and the restaurant looks like a hole. Stop anyway!!!!! We live an hour away from David's, but it is good enough that we make the drive on occasion. The food is terrific and the service is casual, Jamaican style.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have never been to Jamaica so I can't attest to the authenticity, but the food here is awesome. Portion size is great, my husband and I usually split one meal and still have left overs! I highly recommend the Jerk Pork dinner!

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Browntown, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My wife and I travel to Jamaica often. Sometimes several trips a year. David's has the feel of going back. The decor seems a little tired, but the food is great. We keep coming back.

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Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We ended up here after finding the pizza place across the street closed... And we were so glad it was!!! The food here was amazing! We had the lunch buffet and every single thing was delicious. GREAT food at a great price!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were looking for something different to try for dinner during our stay in the area. After reading the reviews we decided to try David's. We were dissapointed that the buffet was served only at lunch but decided to order off the menu. The Jerk pork was excellent, very tender and juicy. It had a lot of flavor and not... More

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Monona, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I can only comment on the Jerk Beef because I have it every time I go there. It's awesome. I don't like spicy or hot food per se. However the Jerk Beef is so good I can handle the heat. The owners are very friendly folks who will take time to chat with you if you make the effort. The... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went here because we had tried their food at the taste of Madison. The food is good to very good, I do like Jamaican food. The portions are good for the price. The service was a bit below average. However saying this the place needs a major cleaning. The wife was going to use the bathroom, but came out... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have eaten many lunches here. They have a modest buffet lunch but decent Jamaican food. i especially like the ginger beer they serve. You will not go wrong if you are looking for a decent lucnh at a reasonable price.

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Madison, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This place is an old chain Mexican restaurant and the owners have put a little paint on it and changed the colors to Jamaican that's about it so if you are looking for fancy ambiance this is not your spot. Having said that, the food is great! I am not a huge fan of jerk spices but the small buffet... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointed. Food was cold, not very tasty, and the very very dirty surroundings did not help the food! Will not be returning

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