Along with its delicious menu, one of the popular reasons for visiting the Jerk Hut is its amazing outdoor dining area. During seasonal weather, there is an awesome, 60-seat, semi-secluded outdoor seating area around the side of the restaurant that will practically transport you to Jamaica.
Bright tablecloths, blooming hibiscus and bamboo plants, candle-lit pathways and reggae music playing softly in the background set the mood. There is a covered veranda area plus additional seating for groups around circular picnic tables for true under-the-stars dining.
In Jamaica, "jerk" refers to the traditional method of cooking spiced meat over an open fire. At the Jerk Hut, the meat is cooked over a charcoal pit in the kitchen. The homemade jerk seasoning — with ginger, thyme, all-spice, onions and soy and rubbed onto the meat before cooking — creating a delicious tangy, spicy and smoky flavor.
Naturally, the jerk chicken platter, served with coconut rice and beans, is a must. But there are also a variety of other excellent dishes worthy of your attention, including delectable chicken, beef and vegetable patties (similar to an empanada), a conch salad, garlic shrimp, oxtail stew and roti curry.
The Jamaican Jerk Hut is an extremely friendly BYOB restaurant specializing in authentic Caribbean food.