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Carl's Barbeque & Jerk

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285 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118-1030
+1 860-568-3644
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food. Got the BBQ pork sandwich for lunch. It comes with Rice & Beans and Coleslaw. Everything was delicious. Priced fairly and pleasant service. I will be back.

Thank Michael B
Hartford, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

As a Jamaican, I can tell you the food is edible but not excellent. There arent very many choices in East Hartford, so I do go back. I dont like to wait long, so I always call ahead with my order. I like my jerk chicken to be done in a pan grill, not an oven. The sizzling smoke, not... More 

Thank TheWorldInTime
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

What a place! These are the kind of food finds that are just completely awesome! Like the other reviewers have stated, a hole in the wall. No worries mon, da food takes care of dat! Got a combo plate of jerk pork and reggae chicken. Flavorsplosion! Rice and beans were good...cabbage was reminiscent of my European roots. I'd probably opt... More 

Thank RabbitTurtle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Carl's has been a favorite of mine for quite some time, try the reggae wings. They are a mix of jerk and BBQ and they are grilled instead of usual fried wing. Possible best Wings around.

Thank Donniebee23
Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

As you'd suspect store front looks but food is first rate! Got jerk chicken sandwich and wife got curry/jerk goat. Huge portions friendly staff and real food. Don't pass this place if you want jerk!

Thank jetset1976
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Simple, good I tried the reggae chicken it was fantastic bbq and jerk in the same time If you like Caribbean food this is the place Also good music to eat lol

Thank rafafa_73
Farmington, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

By the look of it, this place doesn't seem special. A small place with a run down look. This place is a total dive. The food blew away my expectations. Definitely worth trying out. Got the Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Rice and just a heads up anything Jerk is probably real spicy.

Thank krazykrell
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

This small little Jem packed a big punch. Just happened to be in the Hartford area, and heard about the Jamaican community up there. While traveling through that particular part of town we were able to locate Carls. My wife doesn't care much for this cuisine, and especially after our first impression. It initially appeared as a run down store... More 

Thank GFT123
East Hartford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I had the curry chicken and my husband had the jerk chicken. We are an interracial couple that loves to try different restaurants when ever and wherever we can. The fact that their are two totally different taste buds at work when we go out to eat, four if you count our two teenagers, really makes us talk and taste... More 

Thank dbrown13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The food is pretty delicious and pretty close to the jerk I had in Jamaica. The owners are nice and full of energy. Will be back

Thank Anny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118-1030
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-568-3644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?