5 places to get tasty and spicy jerk chicken in Seattle

Mar 3 2020, 12:17 am

Caribbean cuisine is known to be as spicy as it is flavorful.

Although we love oxtail, patties, and curried goat, jerk chicken will always have a special place in our hearts.Ā Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet-marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.

Here are our top five destinations to eat up some spicy jerk chicken in Seattle.

Trey Lamont’s Jerk Shack


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You’ll feel you’ve been transported to the Caribbean when eating at Jerk Shack. Enjoy jerk sausage and eggs during their 9 to 2 brunch, and everything from jerk seafood to a Beyond Jerk burger at dinnertime.

Location:Ā 2510 1st Avenue, Seattle
Phone:Ā 206-441-7817
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Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack


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Hop on over to Island Soul during their Happy Hour to enjoy $8 jerk-fried chicken wings, a $10 jerk teriyaki bowl, or $7 jerk chicken skewers. Trust us, they know what they’re doing. (The oxtail stew is also a must-order.)

Location: 4869 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-329-1202
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Lil Red Takeout and Catering


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Choose from a variety of meats at Lil Red. We love their jerk chicken, especially when paired with mac and cheese, yams, or greens.

Location: 4225 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-760-2931

Taste of the Caribbean


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Authenticity shines through the food at Taste of the Caribbean. Their jerk is only mildly spicy which allows you to fully enjoy the tenderness of the meat. The spot also serves up daily lunch deals starting at $10.

Location:Ā 1212 E Jefferson Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-323-9112

Pam’s Kitchen


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If you were a fan of jerk chicken before 2015, you may remember, when Pam’s Kitchen was located in the University District. They’ve since moved to Wallingford where theirĀ spicy jerk dishes get eaten by hundreds.

Location:Ā 1715 N 45th Street, Seattle
Phone:Ā 206-696-7010
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