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1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1583
+1 616-458-7875
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11:30 - 20:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stumbled upon Dave's while passing through GR. Had the Jamaican chicken for lunch and was totally satisfied. Spicy, perfectly prepared 1/2 chicken, some tasty cole slaw, plantains, a fry batter thing (I've had these in Africa) and a huge portion of rice and beans. Nothing fancy to look at, but the guys were so friendly as were the other patrons.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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241 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It had been a while since I'd been to Jamaican Dave's and I wanted to see what the new place was like. I had an order of Curried Chicken, with rice and peas, slaw, a plantain, and a festival for $8.50...it's a lot of food. It was good, but could have been better and it took a while...I was there... More 

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Thank Dave B
Grand Rapids, mi
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is the first time I have ever had Jamaican style jerk chicken that was bland and lacking in flavor. There was some sort of sweet sauce drizzled on top but that did little to make up for the lack of a good, spicy, jerk marinade. The skin was also burnt and the peas & rice were mushy and also... More 

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Thank foodieinGR
Spain
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is really a take out place now, but they are moving soon to South Division, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds. You get a really tasty authentic meal with sides (rice, fritters, cole slaw & plantains) for about $10. Loved the curried goat and friends liked their chicken dishes. Lots of food, enough left... More 

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Thank XabiaJim
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Do not go there. Filthy!!!!! Didn't even eat 90% of food after my wife went to the bathroom. Shared with the owner, so he just checked us out, charged full price and was rude when there was not a tip as we left.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This place has great food. The restaurant is not viewable from the street. But if you are seeking to try some Jamaican food, this is the place to go.

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Thank GrandRapidsRon
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

As a Jamaican who cannot prepare Jamaican dishes, dining at Jamaican Dave's is like being home...away from home. I appreciate the portion and the price; but most of all, I love the flavor.

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Thank Jennifer R
Grandville, Michigan
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325 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

The food reminded me of our trip to St Lucia, with the plantains and seasonings. You get a lot of food for your money and we could have split a dish between us. I ordered the goat curry which was nice and tasty, my wife had jerk chicken which was awesome. I'm getting the chicken next time as it was... More 

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Thank The_GR_Blade
Hudsonville, Michigan
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We recently returned from a trip to Jamaica. And I was looking for a place to find the Jamaican soda – Ting- and Jamaican food. I found this place when I googled Jamaican food. Great find! Although it is tucked away way in the back of the strip mall we found it the other day at lunch time. The owner... More 

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Thank PamDoug
Grand Rapids
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Kind of hard to find, but well worth it. I typically get the jerk chicken with the rice and beans, festivals and plantains which are all outstanding. I have also talked to other people who say the oxtail and curried goat are really good as well, but I haven't personally had it yet. This place is a family favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1583
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-458-7875

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