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Kelly's Jamaican Foods

1583 S Lumpkin St, 145 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30605-1363
+1 706-208-0000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“spicy cabbage” (12 reviews)
“peas” (7 reviews)
“cornbread” (19 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
1583 S Lumpkin St, 145 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30605-1363
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Wow I was shocked at how good this place is...the outside had me nervous about my choice....I had pork with rice and spicy squash..... Nothing short of amazing... I even eat of the wife's plate of jerk chicken which had the same amazing flavor... Cornbread...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing! I had the Jerk Chicken and my wife had the Jerk Pork. Both were cooked to perfection and very spicy, just the way it should be. Our side dishes were rice and spicy green beans. Both were outstanding. In addition,...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Don't let the exterior fool you. Trust me, with my OCD....CHILE, I was running away at first glance... until I saw the Tripadvisor sticker on the window. I walked in the restaurant and the aroma hit me like a ton of bricks. The jerk chicken...More

Thank YESitsspelledKAITI
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Colorful and yet simple deco, both outside and inside simple seating. Enter on 2nd door. Order and then pay, take your food to find a table. Simple menu choices with side dishes. Jerk chicken is excellent, little spicy and well seasoned. Curry chicken is the...More

Thank CVictorT
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Have been travelling to Kelly's (2 hr round trip from Hartwell, Ga) for over a decade now because, simply put ~ this place "calls to me", and I GO !! This is the best authentic Jamaican jerk ANYWHERE on the planet. The owner is one...More

Thank allisongoeshere1957
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a one-of-a-kind place for meat lovers. The jerk pork is to die for. But the chicken and salmon aren't bad either. You stand in line to have a plate piled high with meat and southern (Jamaica) vegetables. This place is so laid-back that...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Kelly is so friendly and nice, and he makes delicious food. It is very spicy, but that's how I love it! The mac and cheese is amazing, and the rice and peas takes me right back to our honeymoon in Jamaica. Go see Kelly --...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Kelly's Jerk is a gem. The jerk pork and jerk chicken are both very good. The spicy squash and the spicy cabbage though are a REVELATION. If you do not like spicy food, they have an a good, but non-spicy curry chicken and they do...More

Thank MurrayofAthens
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Spicy and delicious. The jerk chicken was amazing. The squash was done great. The rice was super delicious! All around a great experience. If I come back to Athens again, I will for sure stop here.

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Genuine, incredible food, crazy friendly staff, good atmosphere-seriously, you have to go. I think it's the best cornbread I've ever eaten, and they give you great portions. Seriously if you've never been, this is the place you should go. 5 stars.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1583 S Lumpkin St, 145 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30605-1363
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-208-0000
One of the best restaurants in Athens Classic. I was surprised to see it was not listed.
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