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Jamaican Jerk Hut
Posted by F Fernandez on 03/12/2013
It was 7 of us who went out (March 9, 2013) for a friend’s BDay. None of us has ever been here and I cannot wait to go back!! The Food and Service was the best and not to mention their cheap prices. If you don’t like spicy, the curry chicken will be great or there fried fish (Just tell them not to put the spicy sauce on it) I highly recommend this place.
Posted by Greg from NYC on 07/01/2010
I wanted to go here with my boyfriend after we picked up the keys to his new apartment in Philly based on the delightful scene from "In Her Shoes"...well...I was sadly disappointed. He already knew since he reads food reviews regularly. Slow, uninterested server and mediocre food....do not go!
Posted by wain1der on 12/15/2009
Servers are very rude and uninviting to customers. Food was pretty good but in small portion. Over priced if you average in quality of service and atmosphere!
Posted by anonymous on 07/28/2009
This place lures in the uninitiated with a cute setting and then robs them blind. The diner is given painfully slow, hardly there at all service, followed by lackluster and (in some cases) also painful food. I'm not sure how the word has not gotten out that this is a place to be avoided. Our group decided to go to this place on a somewhat rainy day, so we had the place practically to ourselves. Despite that, we had to ask our waitress to take our order 45 minutes after sitting down and after tons of eye contact from nearly everyone at the table (she was standing around chatting with another staff member). Food was brought to the table in a reasonable amount of time, with the exception of two dishes (a fish dish and a vegetable stir-fry) which showed up just as everyone else in the party had finished their meals. We went to the kitchen to ask where our dinners were and we were told that "it takes a long time to cook them". Right...everyone knows how long it takes to cook vegetable stir fries. Besides, that's something you tell somebody when they order, not when they go walking into the kitchen looking for it. So for the meals that DID come, they were filled with bones as people have stated and the flavor was lacking so it wasn't even worth chewing carefully around the mess. It was expensive. Not just the food, but the corkage fee. $3 or $4 dollars (it says two different prices in different places on the menu) per six pack or bottle. Come on, this is Philly, home of the BYOB. I won't be visiting the Jerks again.
Posted by PAPCA on 07/10/2009
All in our group have spent years in foreign areas. We like the Hut because it is authentic in food, setting, service, Music on Saturday and BYOB. Very nice Jamaican people.
Posted by Halford Bridge on 05/25/2009
So we sat outside on the Veranda and listened to a distracted DJ spin reggae. I found what might have been an okay substitute for Ron's in their Dunn's River (?) BBQ Chicken. Our waiter showed up and took our order without sayin a word. He didn't crack a smile. Being near him felt like running through sand (part of the authentic Jamaican experience?). Our dishes came out pretty quickly. The BBQ chicken was really good. A refreshing break from the plate of bones I had apparently ordered. My friends felt the same way about their dishes. The one had what looked like a burrito. There is no reason for bones to be inside a tortilla. Or it's traditional to defeat the efficacy of brilliant culinary inventions? We all enjoyed the parts of our respective meals that were edible. Throughout the meal, our waiter would disappear for extened periods, then avoid our table upon reappearing. He never refreshed our water. Ultimately he was slow to get to the part where we pay and he gets tipped according to his performance. And we were generous to give him 10%. I'm out of time, which is sad. I have so much more to warn you about.
Posted by Cyndi G on 07/23/2008
This was my second visit to the Jerk Hut. Several years ago, I visited with a frend and we had a great time. The food was good and the little outdoor deck area was cozy. A couple of weeks ago, I went with another friend and we ordered take out. The service was slow and surly. The platters portions were large but the food was not good. I could not believe that it was the same place! I ordered curry goat and what I got was a huge pile of curred goat back bones! What the heck was that about!