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Reggae Shack Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS‏
$11.99
Ackee Bruschetta
Jamaica’s national fruit sautéed w/ tomatoes, onions, & scallions on top of a crusty baguette. great for groups, perfect for sharing
$8.95
Callaloo Brochette
tender Jamaican greens seasoned & sautéed w/ tomatoes, carrots, & onions on top of a crusty baguette
$6.50
Coconut Shrimp (5)
Crispy coconut-breaded shrimp served w/ our tropical barbecue sauce
$3.50
Reggae Shack Dutty Fries
You have never had fries dutty like this
$2.75
Veggie Patty
Whole wheat crust filled w/ ground & seasoned seitan. A must for vegans
$2.50
Beef or Chicken Patty
A flaky‏ crust filled w/ ground & seasoned beef or chicken. The perfect start to any meal, beef is spicy, chicken is mild
$2.50
Coco Bread
A soft slightly sweet bread, goes perfect w/ a patty, by itself, or w/ a meal
$2.95
Coco Breadsticks
Coco bread layered w/ honey butter & sweetened coconut flakes
$3.79
Breadfruit
Roasted breakfast fried to a crisp
$1.99
Festivals (2)
A reggae shack favorite, these sweet topical hush puppies have a hint of coconut like fried cornbread, these are a must for cumbered lovers hush
WINGS
Four wings for 4.89 or six wings for 5.99
Add ranch or bleu cheese for 0.89
Try our cocobread stickes for 2.95
Four wings $4.89
Six wings $5.99
Ranch $+0.89
Bleu cheese $+0.89
Jerk Wings
Crisp & tender chicken wings simmered in our famous supremely spicy jerk sauce
Four wings $4.89
Six wings $5.99
Ranch $+0.89
Bleu cheese $+0.89
Caribbean hot wings
Crispy wings marinated in a succulent hot & sweet sauce.
Four wings $4.89
Six wings $5.99
Ranch $+0.89
Bleu cheese $+0.89
Hot Wings
Crispy wings cooked in our homemade hot sauce, spicy
Four wings $4.89
Six wings $5.99
Ranch $+0.89
Bleu cheese $+0.89
Spicy Curry Wings
fried wings cooked in our spicy Jamaican curry sauce
Four wings $4.89
Six wings $5.99
Ranch $+0.89
Bleu cheese $+0.89
Escoviech Wings
Reggae shack original, tender chicken wings cooked in a one-of -a-kind tangy, sweet & spicy sauce w/ carrots, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, thyme & allspice berries
FRESH SALADS‏
$9.99
Homemade passion fruit
Vinaigrette
Bleu cheese
Ranch
Caribbean chicken salad
a colorful blend of romaine & iceberg lettuces, carrots, red cabbagem tomatoes & corn topped w/ hand battered chicken breast tossed in our Caribbean sauce
$9.99
Homemade passion fruit
Vinaigrette
Bleu cheese
Ranch
Caribbean shrimp salad
a fresh blend of romaine & iceberg lettuces, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes & corn topped w/ crispy golden breaded shrimp tossed in our Caribbean sauce
$9.99
Homemade passion fruit
Vinaigrette
Bleu cheese
Ranch
Jerk Chicken Salad
Tender strips of chicken breast simmered in our spicy jerk sauce complements the cool mix of romaine & iceberg lettuces, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes & corn
$9.99
Homemade passion fruit
Vinaigrette
Bleu cheese
Ranch
Palm Heart Salad
A crisp blend of romaine & iceberg lettuces, carrots red cabbage, tomatoes, & corn topped w/ pan crispy palm hearts seasoned in our sweet & sour sprinkle
$12.99
Homemade passion fruit
Vinaigrette
Bleu cheese
Ranch
spicy Rastafarian vegetarian salad
a bed of romaine & iceberg lettuces, carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes & corn topped w/pan-seared tofu & seitan tossed in our Caribbean & jerk sauces
SANDWICHES
Served w/ reggae shack dutty fries. Add a likely side salad for 2.50
$8.99
Salad $+2.50
Jerk Burger
fresh ground beef blended w/ fresh scotch bonnet peppers grilled to perfection w/ reggae shacks famous jerk sauce & layered w/ a jerk-time mayo, American cheese, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mustard, & ketchup on a Kaiser bun
$8.99
Salad $+2.50
Jerk Chicken Sandwich
grilled chicken breast covered w/ reggae shacks famous jerk sauce, jerk-lime mayo, American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomatoes, or onion son Kaiser bun
$9.59
Salad $+2.50
Tropi-Q Bacon Cheeseburger
fresh grilled burger layered w/bacon, tropi-q sauce, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, dutty onions, pickles, mayo, mustard, & ketchup on Kaiser bun
$8.99
Salad $+2.50
Roughneck Chicken Sandwich
hand-battered fried chicken breast w/ tropi-q sauce, American cheese, ranch dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, & onions on a Kaiser bun
$11.59
Salad $+2.50
Down by De Beach
hand-battered mahi mahi covered in a mango -lime tartar sauce, sweet curry mustard, & ketchup, layered w/ crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, & dutty onions on a Kaiser bun
$8.99
Salad $+2.50
Caribbean shrimp sandwich
crisp breaded shrimp tossed in our Caribbean sauce, served w/mango-lime tartar sauce. Sweet curry mustard, & ketchup w fresh lettuce, tomatoes & onions on a Kaiser bun
$8.99
Salad $+2.50
Currified Chicken Sandwich
hand-battered chicken breast in our special Jamaican curry blend & drizzled w/ a sweet curry mustard, layered w/ crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes & onions on a Kaiser bun
$8.99
Salad $+2.50
Caribbean chicken sandwich
had-battered crispy chicken breast generously covered in a sweet & flavorful Caribbean sauce, served w/ our sweet curry mustard & jerk-lime mayo. American cheese, layered w/ lettuce, tomatoes & onions on a Kaiser bun
VEGETARIAN SANDWICHES‏
Served w/ reggae shack dutty fried
$9.59
Side salad $+2.50
Jerk Tofu Sandwich
jerk tofu seasoned w/ our famous jerk sauce & layered w/ sweet plantains, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, ketchup, & vegan mayo on a Kaiser bun
$9.59
Side salad $+2.50
Brown Stew Tofu Sandwich
crispy tofu seasoned w/ our Caribbean sauce & layered w/ sweet plantains, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, ketchup, & vegan mayo on a Kaiser bun
$8.99
Side salad $+2.50
Jerk Veggie Burger
veggie burger grilled to perfection w/ our famous jerk sauce, w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup, & vegan mayo on a Kaiser bun
$8.99
Side salad $+2.50
Spicy Tempeh Sandwich
pan-seared tempeh tossed in a sweet & spicy Caribbean jerk sauce, w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard, ketchup, & vegan mayo on a Kaiser bun
$9.59
Side salad $+2.50
Vegan Steak Sandwich
pan-seared handmade seltan sautéed in our Caribbean sauce, w/ crisp lettuce, jerry tomatoes, onions, mustard, ketchup, & vegan mayo on a Kaiser bun
TRADITIONAL DISHES
$12.95
Oxtail
Our signature dish, tender cuts of oxtail slowly cooked in our special blend of herbs & spices.This is the dish that made us a legend
$10.95
Curry Goat
tender cuts‏ of goat simmered for hours in a blend of traditional Jamaican surry spices
$8.95
Curry Chicken
tender chicken slow-cooked in our special blend of Jamaican curry spices cooked the traditional way on the bone
$10.99
Festivals $+1.99
Brown Stew Chicken
Jamaican style bourbon chicken cooked the traditional way on the grill. if it ain't grilled & spicy, it ait's jerk
$9.50
Breadfruit $+3.79
Festival $+1.99
Callallo & Salt Fish
tender Jamaican spinach seasoned & sautéed w/ tomatoes, carrots, onions, & bits of salt fish
$12.99
Breadfruit $+3.79
Ackee & Salt Fish
Jamaica’s national dish. ackee, a savory fruit, is seasoned & sautéed w/ tomatoes, onion, & bits of salt fish
All dishes come w/ rice & peas, steamed cabbage, & plantains.
CARIBBEAN SEA SPECIALS‏
$13.99
Brown Star Fish
A whole snapper fried crispy, then simmered in a sweet brown stew sauce w/ vegetables & scotch bonnet peppers
$13.99
Festivals $+1.99
Escoviech Fish
A whole snapper fried, then reducced in a tangy, sweet, & spicy marinade w/ carrots, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, thyme & allspice berries
$10.99
Callaloo & Crab
tender Jamaican spinach seasoned & sautéed w/ tomatoes, carrots, onions & succulent crabmeat for a rich, savory experience
$12.50
Curry Shrimp
eight plump juicy shrimp simmered in our rich yellow Jamaican curry gravy
$12.50
Festivals $+1.99
Jerk Shrimp
Eight juicy shrimp lightly cooked in our sweet & spicy jerk sauce for a mout-burning, flavorful experience
$11.50
Caribbean shrimp
five golden breaded shrimp tossed in our sweet Caribbean sauce
BONELESS CHICKEN DISHES
$11.99
Boneless Curry Fried Chicken
hand-battered chicken breast strips generously covered in our savory yellow Jamaican curry
$11.59
Festivals $+1.99
Boneless Jerk Chicken
strips of tender grilled chicken breast covered in our traditional spicy jerk sauce. Warning extremely spicy
$11.59
boneless curry chickengrilled strips of chicken breast covered in our bold & flavorful Jamaican curry sauce
$11.59
Boneless Brown Stew Chicken
Tender strips‏ of chicken breast covered in our sweet brown stew sauce w/ vegetables
$11.99
Caribbean chicken
hand-battered chicken breast strips tossed in our sweet Caribbean sauce w/ vegetables
All dishes come w/ rice & peas, steamed cabbage, & plantains
VEGETARIAN DISHES‏
$9.50
Vegan Steak
handmade seitan simmered in a sweet Caribbean sauce w/vegetables
$8.95
Brown Stew Tofu
crispy firm tofu cooked in our Caribbean sauce w/ a mix of vegetables
$8.50
Curry Tempeh
locality made, organic tempeh crumbled & cooked in our savory Jamaican curry sauce
$8.50
Curry Palm Hearts
a reggae‏ shack original, sliced crispy palm hearts cooked in our savory Jamaican curry sauce
$7.95
Veggie Mince Special
Soy chunks tvp cooked differently every time, ask what the flavor is today
$8.50
Festivals $+1.99
Jerk Tofu
The spiciest‏ dish here. This heat is like none other, ask for it even spicier if you've a reggae shack vet
$8.50
Curry Tofu
tender cubes‏ of tofu cooked in our savory Jamaican curry sauce
$8.50
Spicy Tempeh
localty made, organic tempeh crumbled & simmered in our homemade spicy jerk & sweet Caribbean sauces
$8.95
Callaloo
tender Jamaican spinach seasoned & sautéed w/ tomatoes, carrots, & onions
$10.50
Festivals $+1.99
Curry Seitan
handmade seitan cooked in a special sweet Jamaican curry sauce w/ a blend of hearty vegetables
DRINKS
$2.25
bottled d & g Jamaican sodas
Ginger beer,‏ ting, pink ting
Small to go 16oz $1.89
Large to go 32oz $2.39
Fountain Drinks
Coke, diet coke, sprite, fanta, orange soda, fanta strawberry soda, minute maid lemonade,
Small to go 16oz $1.89
Large to go 32oz $2.39
Iced Teas
Sweet tea, unsweetened tea, raspberry iced tea, or sweetened green tea
About
Parking In The Back
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Jamaican
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday

Had the opportunity to go to lunch at Reggae Shack. Had been there many times before, but, it's been quite a while since our last visit. Today, the music was a bit louder than normal and it was very difficult to speak to each other....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 5 days ago

13 of us rode our scooters over from Jacksonville for lunch. We arrived just as they opened . The waiter and waitress quickly took our drink orders and appetizers. We had an order of Onion rings, they were AWESOME. Several ordered burgers, I ordered the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Deadeye3321
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I enjoyed a great lunch here. So glad I saw it on my way from the airport! Highly recommend the oxtails!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jas0719
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I love Reggae Shack! I always get the jerk chicken sandwich and the dulce de leche festivals are to DIE FOR...get them!! Parking can be a bit of a headache as it is downtown. My only knock on the place is that sometimes you feel...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Coastal755091
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Just a little bit off UF campus, but right to the heart of Jamaica. The staff is friendly and the service is fast. The menu includes everything you can find in the islands, including curry goat and oxtail. The traditional jerk chicken plate was delicious...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank terrys453
Reviewed September 25, 2018

burnt chicken dirty place and no customer service.all staff look angry and aggressive and they don't take criticism well .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MikeETe
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Ate here for the first time tonight after the football game. I got the jerk chicken and a coconut mango smoothie. Everything was absolutely delicious. The chicken was spicy but had a great flavor. The rice and cabbage were both tasty and the plantains were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jgriess10
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We drove out to this place from Ocala one night looking for some good Jamaican food. We’d heard it was good. I was very disappointed in the food. We had the fish which was very overcooked and so hard we had to change. We also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alicia P
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

To start we weren’t greeted at all so we went to seat ourselves at a dirty table, then someone came over and wiped it down but left the table top completely wet. It took 10 mins for someone to come over and take our order,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ejay0317
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We love it when we can go in a new restaurant and find interesting vegan choices without having to say, " I order this, but without the cheese or....." Our servers were sweet and chatty. They may have been under some stress as they didn't...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank macevans2018
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Emily M
February 17, 2018|
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Response from janices291 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is dairy free and they had several options for her. I’m not sure about gluten free. Call the location and they will be able to answer.
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June 23, 2016|
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November 20, 2015|
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I do not believe that I have ever noticed on the menu of Reggae Shack Cafe that they offer gluten free bread for the sandwiches that are served there. However all of their sandwich choices are offered as full entree items... More
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