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Carl's Barbeque & Jerk

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285 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118-1030
+1 860-568-3644
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11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in and ordered out Carl's reggae chicken on my birthday, since a co-worker had highly suggested it. It had the taste of sweet BBQ with the heat and flavor of jerk. They served it with a huge serving of rice mixed with seasoned beans, and a buttery cabbage side, that I really enjoyed. The place is not for those... More 

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Thank California-Yankee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Since I live in east Hartford, the food is convenient . I can't say it is the best or my fav. It just gets the job done

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Thank S K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is hands down the best hole in the wall place I have found. The food is excellent and pricing is very cheap for the quality and quantity you receive.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Michael B
Hartford, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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.

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Thank Donniebee23
Hartford, Connecticut
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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!

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Thank jetset1976
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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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

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?