7 places to get mouth-watering Caribbean food in and around Seattle

Apr 21 2021, 12:57 pm

There’s more to Caribbean food than just jerk chicken.

Whether you’d like a stew, patty, or simple meats with rice, expect packed flavors and bites that’ll change your world.

These seven restaurants in and around Seattle are sure to open your eyes to the wonderful world that is Caribbean cuisine.

Taste of the Caribbean

Authenticity shines through the food at Taste of the Caribbean. We love stopping by the spot midday as they serve up tasty daily lunch deals starting at $10.

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

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 island sausage and eggs during their 9 am to 2 pm brunch, and everything from seafood to a Beyond Jerk burger at dinnertime.

Location: 2510 1st Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 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 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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Moreso of a soul food joint than a proper Caribbean restaurant, there is so much to choose from at Lil Red Takeout and Catering. If you’re trying to stick to a sole island diet, however, we rate their jerk chicken a ten out of ten.

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

Pam’s Kitchen

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

Location: 1715 N 45th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-696-7010
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You’ll truly feel like you’ve left the PNW with a trip to Bongos. Expect a colorful atmosphere, delicious food, and lovely hospitality from those serving and dining.

Location: 6501 Aurora Avenue N, Phinney Ridge
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The Caribbean-inspired eats at Rumba are definitely perfect for those looking for a taste of the islands without leaving the PNW flair.

Location: 1112 Pike Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-583-7177
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