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Jerk Hut Downtown Cafe

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207 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602-4404
+1 813-223-4473
11:00 - 19:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I visited The Jerk Hut in October 2016 and I was extremely happy with the food but most of all the service we received. I'm a flight attendant from the UK and travel all over the world but I have never had anything like it. Can't wait till I next visit Tampa, this will be my first and last stop.

Thank Walletboy2011
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We only came here bc it was all that was serving. A Friday. $10 for a buffet, a drink and a band. I gotta say, I expected crap. It was the best food I've had in Tampa. Tasted like someone's mom cooked it. Apparently a 70-something Jamaican lady cooks it. You can tell. It's fantastic. The band was good. The... More 

Thank janellemonty
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

On the way from the airport to the hotel, the shuttle van driver pointed out this restaurant. It serves authentic Jamaican cuisine and the oxtail over rice and red beans was tender and simply delicious. The bar and reggae music in the background created a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Carmen426
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, spicy pork and chicken friendly service l, packed at lunch time, outside tables. Fair veggies but great rice and beans

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The Jerk Hut in downtown Tampa moved to a better location which was very much needed because the other location was run down and not conducive for live entertainment. The vibe and the atmosphere are very chill. The food is good but doesn't have the flavor I expected. Maybe it's unfair to compare with home cooked Jamaican food. I would... More 

Thank NYC2CA2Globe
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Great hidden spot for fantastic food. Great atmosphere. Plenty of options spicy or not. Many native dishes.

Thank globalcheryl
Greenville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I always find the Jamaican food spots when on vacation. Went here today for lunch while downtown with my wife. Superb!!! Very authentic...excellent seasoning & very fresh. I ordered curry chicken with plantain , cabbage & rice w/beans. This was the best meal I've had since I've been here. Will be going back :)

Thank Reggie252
Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on a late Tues night. Kitchen was going through a remodel so all food was through takeout area (no table service). The jerk chicken platter is my favorite. Always super moist and spiced perfectly. Staff there was very friendly. Great place for simple dinner and drinks. I will be back and would recommend you go and try... More 

Thank foodieboy77
Slidell, Louisiana
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Really nice find for grabbing a quick, extremely tasty lunch. I had the jerk pork, with rice & peas, which was really good. Others in our party tried the oxtail, curry goat dishes and all were enjoyed. There is inside seating, but we chose to use table on the sidewalk since others of our party went to the Mexican place... More 

Thank JWigOcn
Slidell, Louisiana
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Had the most horrible experience here. We ordered a drink, and were leaving as it was very crowded. As we were walking down the stairs to leave, a drunken male patron pushed my boyfriend in the back. As we were arm-in-arm, this caused us both to stumble--fortunately I had a good grip of the hand railing and didn't fall. When... More 

Thank Tamara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL 33602-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-223-4473

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