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The Real Jerk

709 Queen St E
Toronto, ON  M4M 1H1

(416) 463-6055

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August 12, 2014

The Real Jerk Restaurant has been a landmark restaurant in Toronto for over 25 years. This restaurant has developed a strong following of loyal returning customers and well known name with tourists, celebrities and politicians. The Real Jerk Restaurant recently re-opened in a new location serving Toronto with the best of Caribbean and Jamaican food. This award winning restaurant offers dine-in,... more

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January 02, 2012

A cavernous, dark space, the Jerk sports palm trees, corrugated tin awnings and Jamacian red-yellow green vynil tablecloths. Old school reggae grooves come over the sound system.

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4 star rating
Mr X February 04, 2012
only Jamaican not all Caribbean

All you people who say it is the best Caribbean restaurant in Toronto should correct yourself- you can call it the best Jamaican restaurant but not best Caribbean as it only serves Jamaican food and Jamaica is not the only island in the Caribbean! Zach obviously does not know what he is talking about- to call their Roti the best shows you have no idea what Roti is about- they may be known for Jerk but Roti is not a Jamaican dish and you mentioned the Steel Drum playing- did you know the steel drum was invented in Trinidad, not Jamaica? So before you go saying it is the best Caribbean restaurant try going to restaurants that represent the other islands, not just Jamaica.

4 star rating
Kool-Aid May 13, 2011
So much food!

The Real Jerk is the best Caribbean Restaurant in Toronto! Every time I come here I seem to eat way to much, the food is out of this world. The Roti is to die for. The Caribbean Karaoke is so much fun. Although I'm to much of a wimp to sing it's still so much fun and the assortment of music isn't your typical Karaoke music. They have the classics but so much more. I love it here!!!

4 star rating
Zach Toronto February 16, 2011, (Edited March 15, 2011)
Best Roti in Toronto

Went to The Real Jerk last night with a colleague. I've had a lot of Caribbean food in my time but The Real Jerk honestly makes the BEST ROTI IN Toronto. If your a fan of Jamaican Restaurants in Toronto this is the best Caribbean Restaurant on the Toronto scene. There was also a man playing a steel drum and the music was very entertaining. I also sample the jerk chicken and the jerk pork and both were delicious. GO TO THE REAL JERK if you LIKE CARIBBEAN FOOD!!!

I have been back to the real jerk 2X since I left my review and the food is better every time. You need to try The Real Jerk.
Was sent a review of the Real Jerk on another site and they did an excellent job reviewing the real jerk.
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English
4 star rating
Great dining cannot be lost
May 30, 2014

We were excited to know The Real Jerk was still around. Every time we dine at The Real Jerk the food is excellent. Our family always enjoy the menu. Glad to have you back.

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4 star rating
I'm glad you're back!
May 17, 2014

We finally got a chance to drive from the West end of the City to the East to satisfy our The Real Jerk cravings and they did not disappoint. I went for Goat Roti and it is still the best in Town! Watch the special drinks - they pack a punch ...all good, that's the way drinks should be :) ...Our server was super friendly - it was like being down in the Islands. Worth the drive !

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4 star rating
Caribbean at its best.
May 16, 2014

... friendly staff, amazing food, fast, courteous service, Caribbean ambiance. Great menu with authentic food & drink options.

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July 19, 2014

Vibrant eatery is a Toronto institution with more than two decades of history in the city. Broad menu of authentic Caribbean flavours features mains like curried goat, Creole shrimp and, of course, jerk chicken, pork, ribs, beef, fish and shrimp. Lunch Mon.-Fri, dinner daily. Casual. Entrees: $9-$28. MC, V.

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October 09, 2011

Located in the South Riverdale area, Real Jerk brings the cuisine and the music of the Caribbean to the fore. You'll find a large mural of Bob Marley surrounded by the flags of several Caribbean countries indoors. The tin roof completes the island feel. Traditional island favorites are represented on the menu along with the regular stews and sandwiches.

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