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Joy's Jerk Shack

490 US Highway 70 W, Havelock, NC 28532-9509
+1 252-652-9502
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“peas” (6 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (6 reviews)
“plantains” (3 reviews)
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Jamaican, Caribbean
490 US Highway 70 W, Havelock, NC 28532-9509
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I discovered a great little Jamaican food take-out today. I ordered jerk chicken, oxtail, rice and peas, and cabbage. All were absolutely fantastic. There was some cafe tables and chairs, but this is mostly a take-out business. Very friendly owner. She's a talented cook as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahenc2018
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This little place has the best Jamaican food on the East Coast. Food is ALWAYS fresh, portions are plentiful and prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Shome T
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

I am working night shift this week and I also work in chicken so why I ordered the chicken is beyond me, but glad I did. I had also asked a few of the employees if they had ever tried it and they said it...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank bonnieh489
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

I stopped to try the jerk chicken which I had a coupon for... the manager wouldn't honor it nor gave a reason why she didnt.. the waiter wasn't familiar with the menu and what items were available for today.. will not visit again!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank teetraveler12
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Stopped in on a whim on random night for some food! I order the jerk wings and fell in love! Now i find any excuse to pick up from from Joy's Jerk Shack. The staff are friendly and accommodating, the restaurant was nice and clean...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank SamDanBell
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

For the years I've lived in Havelock NC I have yet to come across a restaurant with so much soul and zest as this one. The smell of jerk chicken graced my nostrils all the way from Walmart. I appreciate this establishment because it takes...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank younganthonybourdai
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Every. Damn. Thing. Tasted. Sooooo GooooooD!! *currently salivating* Bursting Caribbean flavor and awesome service. Extremely nice ppl and pleasing atmosphere. Hands down the best in NC. Loved it, I highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank DanJon88
Reviewed April 14, 2017

First let me say that the food is amazing. There is a bit of a wait, but from what I see its only the owner most of the time, who is also the cook so I commend her grind. I'm surprised to find this quality...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank TrishaT1
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I had the oxtails and curry goat. If was very good but the women there had a bad attitude... I hope she does better because I really enjoyed the food !!!!!!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank U2616TXheathert
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Please do not come to this trash place the owner is very rude she does not have no manners my friend and I went there for dinner they do not have AC they have 2 fans I turned one fan to our table and she...More

Date of visit: August 2016
5  Thank Jorge A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 US Highway 70 W, Havelock, NC 28532-9509
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +1 252-652-9502
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