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Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill

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8270 W Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77071-2202
+1 713-777-1566
8:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 am
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Beaumont, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The food was great. I found it exactly like the food I've eaten when visiting Jamaica. The Rum Punch is spectacular. My husband and I were very pleased and satisfied with the food and the service. The portions were large ,so we had leftovers to take home. Overall wonderful experience.

Thank LaTeal P
Missouri City, Texas, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This was my first visit to a Jamaican restaurant and I will definitely be returning. The food was delicious and the portions were unbelievably huge! My choice was the small vegetarian plate which consisted of Rice & Peas, Steamed Vegetable (carrots, snapbeans, and cabbage), and sweet plantains. A specially prepared (ordered) jerk turkey was also served and it was well-seasoned,... More 

Thank GGWilliams88
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Ate here 4th July wknd 2016. I pop in once a year as this wknd is the West Indian Carnival in Houston every year. So, yes, Jamaican cuisine please. Food is good. Ambience is as you would expect. Modest prices. Cold beer. Nice staff, Slow service, but worth the wait. Still faster than service in the Islands. Always been for... More 

Thank ezfish
Pearland, Texas
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Any time I desire Jamaican food I visit this restaurant the food is spectacular, service is slow, people are semi ride sometimes but it has he island feel. Most importantly the food is good I have not had a bad meal here but my absolute favorite dish is the jerk chicken with rice and peas (for Cajuns red beans and... More 

Thank Prentis R
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This place is the best Jamaican Restaurant in Houston. I always get the brown stew chicken, steamed cabbage, and rice and peas. Never disappoints

Thank COBO927
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

The atmosphere is very inviting and warm. Every chance I get to visit that side of town and stop by for their jerk chicken. The portions are great for the prices.

Thank Kathy K
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

This Restuarant provides the best Jamician food ever and you get a great price and quantity of food. As you drive into the parking lot the aroma pulls you in. The people are very friendly too. Keep up the great work and open a spot on the Southwest side please. Yeah Mon. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Thank kelwynb
Houston, Texas
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

You've been to Jamaica and had that wonderful experience of deliciousness in your mouth. You want to experience it again, but don't want to spend the airfare and hotel? Got just the place for you. It's heaven right here in Houston. Oh my they are the REAL DEAL!! They've got the TASTE that your mouth is watering for – jerk... More 

Thank Desiree_y2
Beaumont, Texas
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Visiting Houston this past Tuesday for a appointment at the Veterans Regional Medical Center for services. We visited the Cool Runnings restaurant and discovered true original Jamaican cuisine. I have been to Jamaican several times and other Islands in the Caribbean and this place is the real thing. They were professional, friendly and plenty of room to sit and eat... More 

Thank Jim L
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Second time to this joint and the food is a strong solid. The closest to the real thing as you can get in texas. My party had the jerk chicken, curried chicken and goat. All dishes were plentiful and delicious. Rum punch a bit too sweet but it hit the spot just right.

Thank Queen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8270 W Bellfort St, Houston, TX 77071-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-777-1566

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?