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“Something a Little Different--a. Nice Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jerk Cafe

Jerk Cafe
1319-A Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
+1 508-394-1944
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Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
Description: Chef Shrimpy’s Jerk Cafe serves delicious Jamaican Jerk Style Caribbean food daily in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The Jerk Cafe is like a Jamaican oasis where Chef Shrimpy creates his own famous Jamaican Jerked Chicken and Jerked Pork dishes using his own secret combination of traditional Jamaican spices and special grilling techniques every day.
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Description: Chef Shrimpy’s Jerk Cafe serves delicious Jamaican Jerk Style Caribbean food daily in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The Jerk Cafe is like a Jamaican oasis where Chef Shrimpy creates his own famous Jamaican Jerked Chicken and Jerked Pork dishes using his own secret combination of traditional Jamaican spices and special grilling techniques every day.
Albany, New York
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“Something a Little Different--a. Nice Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We have passed by this little hole in the wall place year after year when visiting the Cape, but never stopped. We finally stopped, and we are so glad we did! The food was delicious. We had fruit smoothies and Jerk Chicken dinners. The jerk was mild but a spicy sauce was served on the side. Chef Shrimpy was smiling and singing behind the counter as he prepared our meal. Food was served on paper plates with plastic utensils, but we didn't care; it was like being served a home cooked meal by a friend!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
North Clarendon, Vermont
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best jerk north of Negril”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Every summer we return to the Jerk Cafe at least twice during our 2-week vacation. Ya mon, this is some of the best Jamaican jerk chicken, pork, shrimp and steak going. The veggies, rice and beans and fried banana fritter sides are spot-on delicious as well. Chef Shrimpy certainly knows how to bring the sexy back to Cape Cod. Go there!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Hidden gem for cultural Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I was a little thrown of the I saw they only served Jerk food. Coming from an area that has a full menu of Jamaican items I didn't this would turn out well. If you are one the likes a real spicy jerk taste with out the over saltiness this is the place to go. I would just saw used the container of season they give you and eve ask for extra. Shrimpy who is the chef personally came to our table to ask about our meal. Nothing fancy for inside seating but the atmosphere, music, and service helps you to overlook it. By the way try the watermelon smoothie it is excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nothing better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

No matter the occasion we go to see Chef Shrimpy. Eat in or take out he is always there singing to reggae and banning on some pots. He is so nice and so our his daughters. The food is amazing. We eat every last morsel including the fried banana dessert. We tell anybody.. GO HERE for the best food around.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Amazing Caribbean Food on the Cape!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The food was amazing, the frozen drinks were yummy too, and chef Shrimpy knows what hes doing! Looking forward to going back to the Cape so we can come back!

Visited June 2013
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