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“Jamaica with a twist!”
Review of Evelyn and Olive

Evelyn and Olive
Ranked #135 of 1,459 Restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: Jamaican
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York, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Jamaica with a twist!”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

In a town that screams BBQ, this place has to be one of Memphis' best kept secrets! Lots of delicious food at a reasonable price with just a hint of a Jamaican atmosphere. Three of us dined on appetizers of Salt & Pepper Shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and cod fish fritters...all very delicious. Main courses of Kingston Fish Stew (just a tad too much vinegar) and Appleton's Rum pork tenderloin paired with authentic rice & peas and a delicious pineapple slaw were very satisfying. We had enough pork leftover for a doggie bag! You have to search for Evelyn and Olive as it is off the beaten path, but well worth the effort!

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delightful Fusion of Southern and Jamaican Food”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Making a selection can be difficult because you will want to try everything on the menu. I have not had the opportunity to sample everything, but each meal reminds me of my Jamaican vacation. The food is simply amazing, so I plan to keep returning for more.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank willce07
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Delicious authentic Jamaican food at it's best. The food is well seasoned and the service was fast and friendly. I had the daily special, chicken curry. It had just the right amount of heat. Looking forward to trying the bread pudding on my next visit.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank CrowneDOS
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Memphis,TN
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Finally - Jamaican food in Memphis”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Grean new option in Memphis, I've been several times and have not been disappointed. Loved the Appleton Pork,Oxtail and Jerked Chicken Pasta. Do not leave without trying the Bread Pudding !
And there are vegetarian options too.....

  • Visited March 2012
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3 Thank pae_cyberdude
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What Memphis has needed!”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Who would have thought that combining Southern and Jamaican cuisine would taste so good. I have tried many of the dishes here and none beats the Salmon Cakes and Delta Grind Grits.
Crisp salmon croquettes and boom boom sauce, served with a bowl of authentic grits. Boom Boom Sauce makes my mouth alive with a little bit of heat and flavor.

  • Visited April 2012
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