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“A Wonderful Change from Ordinary Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jamaicaway Catering

Jamaicaway Catering
900 N Eighth Ave Ste Six, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 591-3950
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Ranked #183 of 1,762 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Jamaican
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“A Wonderful Change from Ordinary Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Located at the Nashville Farmer's Market, this little spot has some of the most original fare you will find in the area. The food is always great and the staff treat the customers like family. We go there whenever we are in Nashville.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
New York
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“I miss you, Jamaciaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We stumbled upon this little jewel while shopping at the Farmer's Market. They have reasonably priced and tasty food. My favorite was the jerk chicken with yellow rice and fried plantains (and maybe a piece of corn bread, too!). If you are in the area, you should definitely try it!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Put on your bucket list!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

well, well, well, what a surprise.
i was on the road today and hate when i fall hungry while out there in the vast area of fast food land.
i have a turkey soup going at home and thought i would stop here for a few vegetables to put in my soup and to see if i could find something for lunch at the food court.

nothing really look appetizing. most everything was swimming in something and all i wanted was some clean protein.
found Jamaicaway and could actually see the meat.. it was not swimming in any surprise sauces.
being that i don't really like to fool around with side dishes, i asked if i could fill my plate with meat.
"yes" was my answer.

So... i got a bit of curried goat, braised oxtails, fried chicken with homemade mango sauce, and jerk chicken... all on the same plate.
i was also given a small little cup with homemade hot sauce.

i sat down and savored every taste.
i am very familiar with this type of cooking as i come from south florida and we have such a melting pot of ethnic culture, jamaican food is just one of them.
tasting the different spicy sauces, i could distinctly tell what was what.. everything tasted fresh and was perfectly spiced.
had i opted for some of the sides, i never would have been able to appreciate all the variety on my plate..

this was a good find, in a great place, and for the right amount of money.
i would definitely come back and have more of the wonderful meats and goat and poultry....
loved the oxtails, especially.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not your ordinary meat and three”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Located in the Nashville Farmers Market, away from the produce vendors.
Here's what we had: Ox tail - lots of bones, not as much meat as I would have liked. Gravy was tasty. Greens were OK, but I've had better. Rice and peas well done. Curried goat - really tasty and not overly spiced. Greens again, just OK. Sweet potatoes - OMG - maybe the best that we've ever had. They are cooked with pineapple and the result is fabulous flavor. A major hit.
Lots of other options for the adventurous.
All in all it was a good visit, but it was a little pricey - over $23 for two for lunch.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Jamaicaway Offers an Eclectic Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Something for everyone - vegan, vegetarian, meateater - deliciously seasoned entrees and sides as well as a variety of drinks and desserts!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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