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What is Jerk?

It mek the island sun hotta,
The music madda,
Lymin at the beach nice-ah!

Jerk cooking is the soul of Caribbean food – hot, spicy and full of life.

Centuries ago (mi talkin’ pirate time), Jerk cooking was born in the lush tropical hills of Jamaica. Runaway slaves called the Maroons, used native spices like thyme, pimento berries (all spice), escallion and fiery hot scotch bonnet pepper, to season meats that were slowly roasted over pimento wood to create this deliciously spicy dish. It is from this proud tradition that Jerk cooking was born. Big up the Maroons!

At Island Grill, we use our own unique combination of these very same spices on our chicken, pork and fish to create an authentic jerk taste. But wait - mi bredrin, can’t stand the heat? Island Grill serves up other island dishes that give you the big taste of the Caribbean. Our own special BBQ, rice and peas, curries and stews have all the goodness that makes island cooking delicious and exciting.

Our passion at Island Grill is to take the amazing tastes and flavors from our Caribbean homes to create new exciting dishes, and serve them with warm island hospitality. We take pride in our rich culinary heritage, and wish to share all the best of the Caribbean with the rest of the world. And trust mi sistrin and bredrin, dis ain’t fast food, a dis a island style food - cooked slowly and served quickly.

One love.

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SERVING YOU IN KINGSTON, MONTEGO BAY, OCHO RIOS, PORTMORE & MANDEVILLE