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Caribbean, Jamaican
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Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

Amazing jerk chicken burrito! Easy ordering with a burrito check list. Quick and easy and the chicken tasted fresh and delicious

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed June 22, 2020

This is the type of place you love to support. The food is fabulous, and is prepared by a friendly and enthusiastic owner/chef. The jerk chicken dinner and jerk sandwiches are ridiculously good, and the side of rice and beans rounds out a great meal,...with the bean flavors being subtle versus overwhelming it. Grab some carryout, head to the beach, and cue the reggae -- what a great find.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic quaint restaurant in South Yarmouth. Been visiting for years! Great food & it is also interesting to talk with Chef Shrimpy. Make sure to take home some homemade jerk sauce for your own enjoyment.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Take some braised chicken and pork, vegetables, rice, jerk sauce on the side, combine them into plates, burritos, and wraps in various combinations. Simple, but the flavors are complex and simply amazing. Chef Shrimpy is very good at his job.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

Heard about this place and saw them on Phantom Gourmet, so I decided to give it a try. So glad I did! As soon as I walked in, I could smell the deliciousness! And Chef Shrimpy was so welcoming and friendly. The food is phenomenal....Pork melted in my mouth, the vegetables were so fresh & sweet, and love the rice & beans. Mmmm, the jerk sauce is soooo good! And the prices are really great, especially for all the food you get. I'll be eating here a lot more in the winter, as this is some awesome comfort food! Seriously, you gotta go here & try some of Shrimpy's creations!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

A terrific Jerk pork. This was my 3rd visit and maybe its not a date night spot, but if you're looking for a jerk with the fellas this is your spot.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

do the whole menu! you won't be disappointed! and buy extra jerk sauce..it's fabuloso! 100 characters to write a review?? gimme a break!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

We had a jerk chicken and jerk pork burritos in this small storefront, casual restaurant that only has a handful of tables. The meat was tasty and tender and it was a nice change from the traditional Cape Cod fried seafood type of restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Chef Shrimpy cooks your food for you in this small storefront. There are a few tables, but most take the food Togo. If you like “jerk” style food, you’ll love it here!!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Ate a late lunch early dinner here tonight and we had one chicken and one pork plate the container was filled with a ton of meat, mixed veggies and rice and beans. The meat was so nice and tender. It also came with a small...container of hot sauce which I could have easily used double of. Price was good for the huge amount of food you get especially so much meat you could eat this over two meals. Can’t wait to go back here soon !More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The real deal! Simply authentic delicious Jamaican food. I chose the jerk chicken platter. Great price - awesome and yummy. I chose the jerk chicken platter. Good to the last forkful. 🍽🍗

Date of visit: October 2018
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Shrimpy508, Owner at The Jerk Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you Chef Shrimpy.

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The only drawbacks to this place is that there are only a few tables and absolutely no public restrooms available. You order at the counter and either take your food with you, or sit at the few tables they have available. But the food and...service are awesome and the prices are less expensive than many other places on the Cape. I had the Barbeque ribs dinner platter and ate everything included.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try something different after several meals of seafood and fried foods. Man, was this different in all the best ways! I ordered the pork sandwich. It was served on an above average bun. The pork itself was tender and flavorful. The jerk...sauce on the side? Packed with intense flavors and just delicious. My family members had the pork and chicken subs, loaded with vegetables. So tasty. Don’t come here for a luxurious dining experience. Don’t come here if you’re looking for ambience. Come here if you want amazing flavor in a quick, order at the counter, place.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch of subs and sandwiches. The flavor is amazing. Chicken and pork are high quality and fork tender. Vegetables are tasty. Rice is soft and mild with tomato. The jerk sauce is tangy and intense. Each of the parts are unique and...there and no bad notes in any of them. I had a dinner the day before and it was served with a sauce on the .eat that the subs didn't have (or not as much?) Chef Shrimpy was singing along with Marley about Trenchtown. The place is small and low rent, but I'm glad to have found it.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Each year we stop for dinner during our vacation and we are never disappointed. Chef Shrimpy greets us warmly each year and it feels like we're visiting an old friend. The food here is made with love! We always order the jerk chicken dinners. It's...a hot, filling plate of deliciousness. I'd like to branch out and try some of his other dishes sometime, but I can't stop myself from sticking with the tried and true. Yummy!!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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The Jerk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5