If you are travelling to Jamaica and are in the area of Runaway Bay or close by, (Ocho Rios to the east, Discovery bay to the west,) a wonderful cullinary treat can be found at Jerky's Northern Restaurant in Salem. Salem borders to Runaway Bay. It is right on the main highway, in a strip plaza, on the inland side of the road, (ie, not on the beach side.)
In a land where jerk chicken reigns supreme, Jerky's serves up the finest fried chicken, dare I say it?.... in the world. I found this place 24 years ago! While in Jamaica two weeks ago, (January 2009,) I went on a hunt to find this place once again. Most every Jamaican I spoke to knew of the restaurant, so I was happy to know it was still in existence. The signage (see the picture,) was a bit hard to read, (pink on baby blue!!) but we did find it.
The restaurant has about four tables, and serves other fine food such as jerk pork, curried goat, etc. But the mainstay is the fried chicken. If you like KFC, you must go here. The chicken is succulently moist, thinner batter and simply delicious. Great for a change while you are in Jamaica for some lunch.
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