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Jaimaican Food in the Bay Area

sfoperalover Dec 19, 2006 04:38 AM

I have yet to find a quality Jamaican restaurant anywhere in the Bay Area. I know there's some good Jamaican entrees to be had at some restaurants, bu I'm interested in finding a place that secializes in Jamaican food. I'd be grateful for any tips folks may be able to provide!

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  1. Melanie Wong Dec 19, 2006 05:43 AM

    Have you tried BackAYard in Menlo Park? Only 9 or so seats with counter service, mostly take-out. Here's a link to several posts about it.


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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      nutmeg Dec 20, 2006 03:04 AM

      Ditto, Ditto, Ditto! Absolutely outstanding. Make sure to get the corn festivals but eat them before they get cold (even if that means in the car on the way home!)

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      plainjane Dec 20, 2006 11:14 PM

      the Jamaican Beef Patties are also quite good and almost on par with what I have had in Jamaican neighborhoods in NYC.

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        jahworks1 Jun 12, 2008 01:51 PM

        Have you tried Sweet Fingers in San Leandro? It's amazingly good! Great oxtail, chicken, and goat, but they have the best patties I've ever had in the Bay (beef, veggie, and chicken)! http://www.sweetfingersrestaurant.com

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        1. re: jahworks1
          Mattdub Jun 24, 2008 06:44 AM

          I'd like to hear more from those that have been to Sweetfinger's. Any other takers???

          1. re: Mattdub
            Robert Lauriston Jun 24, 2008 08:46 AM


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