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The Jamerican Diner

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415 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1915
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Hazlet, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The food is really good here. It's a southern Jamaican style type food. It's located in the downtown area of Syracuse. The people who works here are very nice also.

Thank Michele M
Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one place in Syracuse, New York you do not want to miss for home made cooking. I had the Goat Jerk with rice and veggies. The spice is hot but not real hot. They have milder seasoned dishes also. The husband and wife are the friendliest people you will ever meet. We went for lunch and it wasn't... More 

Thank Sherrie V
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is what I think, the food is good but to me leaving out that taste of scotch bonnet pepper in the oxtails is a no-no. This is the essence of that authentic taste. I will return to try the curry goat. Overall I love the owner and her personality and the vibe of the place. Typical Jamaican Restaraunt, it... More 

Thank Ghana5
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I love this restaurant .this place served the real jamaican food,it's clean and the staff is very helpful.you can eat in or take out.and the location is in the heart of downtown Syracuse .I will visit this restaurant again ,my only fault is ,it needs a little more light inside.

Thank lionhearth
Everett, Washington
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239 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

A small place near downtown and just a few blocks from the canal museum. Many interesting items on the menu, things we hadn't tried anywhere, so we ordered them. Wonderful! Large portions, good prices, extensive menu of Jamaican foods, helpful staff. We'll definitely return.

Thank 828TJA
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Ordered the curry chicken with a side of beans and rice . . . food was GREAT and they give you a TON for your money. Has a different feel to it then your average restaurant, cute atmosphere with the music and décor. Great for lunch on the go!

Thank Kathleen N
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I have eaten twice at The Jamerican Diner and loved it both times. I had their Curry Goat special and a Jerk Burger. Both meals were delicious. It takes a couple of minutes to get your meal at lunch time, but, as I said, it's ...

Thank Blutox
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I really enjoyed the spices they put in the food however, I gave it 4 stars because I am not a fan of so many green peppers. Overall, customer service is great!

Thank Cherly S
Syracuse, New York
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

This place was great! Totally authentic Jamaican food. Curry was great. Meat patties ...WOW. I loved my ox tail. Jerk chicken was top of the line. Staff was very friendly. This is my new favorite!

Thank Johnny-Vineyard
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The food was pretty good just that I like my curry to be very spicy the rest of the food was on point


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1915
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse

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