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Dunns River Jamaican Restaurant

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2996 Main St, Hartford, CT 06120-1425
+1 860-547-1600
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 01:00
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stumbled across this (on Trip Advisor). Figured I haven't had Jamaican Food ... let's give it a try. Arrived on Sunday at 11am. Lots of people already there. Order at the counter A Medium was BIG. Jerk chicken was FANTASTIC. Just the right amount of spice. I also tried two bites of the sweet and sour chicken. They had lots... More 

Thank Christopher L
Ellington, Connecticut, United States
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I don't profess to be an expert on Jamaican food, so I can't speak to the authenticity of the food. I can, however, speak to it's deliciousness. I had the rasta pasta, and I couldn't believe how fresh and tasty it was. The vegetables were perfectly cooked...crisp and flavorful. The jerk chicken on top brought so much flavor to the... More 

Thank LaurieR1021
Catonsville, Maryland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly people and fantastic food. Check them out! Travelling from Baltimore, MD to Chesterfield, NH. Will certainly return when homeward bound.

Thank Gerry C
Windsor, Connecticut
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food is traditional Jamaican and the quality is superb! I chose take out because the sit down area is very small and exposed BUT if you get there early and can get a seat up front you should be fine. Their curried goat and jerk chicken is the best in the area. The... More 

Thank Jay G
West Wareham, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We ate here twice. I had pepper steak the 1st time and jerk chicken the 2nd time. A small order is PLENTY of food. The food was good. The place is VERY busy. Service was good.

Thank missyard
Essex, Connecticut
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216 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Authentic Jamaican food at last! I loved the Jerk chicken with rice and peas, plus plantains. I lived in JA for 5 years and I am always looking for authentic food, and now I have found it! Huge portions too, ordered the medium size, and took half of it home. Would definetely recommend it!

Thank Teenzone
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Wow !!! We have been trying to find a REAL Jamaican cooking restaurant for years. The staff was wonderful /polite and friendly. Great service. The variety of dishes was also great. Perfectly placed right off the exit near the highway. Wished we had found this place sooner. We will definitely be back. Bogle clan 🇯🇲

Thank Massqueen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We recently heard a out Dunns River so we decided to get take out for dinner. We were not disappointed. We had a fish dish, chicken, wings and the last meat pie available. Many delicious sides. Everything was delicious and everyone was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend paying Dunns River a visit for great Jamaican food in Hartford.

Thank Rmkatz18
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I was working nearby and needed something close and happened to pass by Dunns River and stopped in. Got the Jerk Chicken plate with rice and peas. It comes in three sizes and I got the small and it was more than enough. They were out of cocoa bread sadly, but the waitress did offer fried dumplings for free as... More 

1 Thank GCC14173
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I love the Curry Chicken here! My husband always get the Oxtail. Tough we've tried other items we always go back to what we love. Prices are really reasonable and portions are BIG. A varied selection of patty flavors, all are yummy and plantains delish. Very casual atmosphere have never eaten in have only taken home. We eat from there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2996 Main St, Hartford, CT 06120-1425
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-547-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?