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“Good place to grab a quick bite” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jamaican Jerk Center

Jamaican Jerk Center
1400 US Route 1, Cape Neddick, York, ME 03902
(207) 351-3033
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Cape Neddick
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Newton, Massachusetts
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“Good place to grab a quick bite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I have a love for Jamaica and it's not often I find Jamaican food spots in New England, so I had to give this place a try. It's in such an unexpected location along route 1, and it will absolutely catch your eye with the native colors. Watch for red, green, and yellow!

I have to be honest with you restaurant-seekers, though - Jamaican Jerk Center is not an indoors, classy establishment. Very similar to what I've seen in Jamaica, there are a handful of picnic tables, some underneath a canopy and some not. It's very casual here and you have to be comfortable with that - "A roadside stand" as someone else identified it. In my opinion it's a good place to grab a quick bite and be on your way.

The only time I've had food here was during a rain spell, and since there wasn't any vacant seating under the canopy (others were dining too), I ate in my car. I had the jerk chicken and it was delicious, just as I had hoped. All dinners are served with rice, peas, and plantains, so you get a good serving, but you're paying a bit for the novelty.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Earth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Jamaine-can”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011 via mobile

Once you get tired of the fried food and butter-laden breadcrumb stuffed seafood that most every other York eatery offers, try this place. It's a nice change and much different than you'll find anywhere else in Maine.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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“Good Jamaican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

This place looks like a hole in the wall...well it kinda is a hole in the wall. But man do they serve good food! This place is no joke though..the jerk chicken is spicy!!! If you are used to the Americanized version of jerk chicken...you will be very surprised to taste the real thing! Bring your glass of milk!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maine
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“Yup- Still there and are delicious as ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

They are open this season every day- I think they said from 11 am- 9 pm...but pretty nice hours! Yum! A must.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Always a stop on our way through Maine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

My friend and I love Jamaica and have been three times in the past few years. Three years ago we were traveling to York, Me and spotted a Jamaican flag on the side of the road. There it was, in the middle of nowhere, a small Jamaica jerk center, just like you would find in Jamaica!

Now each summer that we're back in Maine we count on a Jamaican patty or some other treat for JJC's. Quick, inexpensive, and if you're a true Jamerican, then this place is perfect for you!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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