7 places to taste delicious Caribbean food in and around Seattle


Caribbean cuisine isn’t just about jerk chicken.

Whether you want a stew, a patty, or simple meats with rice, expect flavors and packaged bites that will change your world.

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

Taste of the Caribbean

Authenticity shines through in Taste of the Caribbean’s food. We love stopping by at noon as they serve delicious daily lunch deals starting at $ 10.

Site: 1212 East Jefferson Street, Seattle
Telephone: 206-323-9112
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Jerk Shack by Trey Lamont

You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean while eating at the Jerk Shack. Sample island sausages and eggs at their brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and everything from seafood to the Beyond Jerk burger at dinner time.

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

Head to Island Soul during their Happy Hour for $ 8 Jerk Fried Chicken Wings, $ 10 Teriyaki Jerk Bowl, or $ 7 Jerk Chicken Skewers. Trust us, they know what they’re doing (the oxtail is a staple too).

Site: 4869 Rainier Avenue Sud, Seattle
Telephone: 206-329-1202
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Takeaway and catering Lil Red

More of a soul food restaurant than a real Caribbean restaurant, there is so much to choose from at Lil Red Takeout and Catering. If you’re trying to stick to a one-size-fits-all island diet, however, we rate their jerk chicken at ten out of ten.

Site: 4225 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle
Telephone: 206-760-2931
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Pam’s kitchen

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

Site: 1715 N 45th Street, Seattle
Telephone: 206-696-7010
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Bongos

You will really feel like you left the PNW with a trip to Bongos. Expect a colorful atmosphere, delicious food, and charming hospitality from those who serve and dine.

Site: 6501 Aurora Avenue N, Phinney Ridge
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Rumba

Rumba’s Caribbean-inspired dishes are definitely perfect for those looking for a taste of the islands without leaving PNW style.

Site: 1112 Pike Street, Seattle
Telephone: 206-583-7177
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Michael M. Tomlin

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