Variety is the spice of life, as the old saying goes, and lucky for you, Milwaukee’s jerk chicken scene has plenty of variety and spice. Some journeys are their own reward. This one just so happens to be paved with mouthwatering jerk chicken.
Your delectable adventure awaits! Begin your chase for jerk chicken as you make your way to these eight jerk chicken hubs around town.
A journey of eight jerk chicken stops begins with a single step. Get rolling on the trail and kick-start your taste buds at Jewels Caribbean. About a block away from America's Black Holocaust Museum, enjoy a meal of phenomenally flavorful, perfectly prepared jerk chicken or explore some of the other dishes, including a brunch featuring jerk chicken and waffles in the restaurant's bright and colorful dining room.
At Uppa Yard, further your exploration of the beloved taste sensation with jerk chicken egg rolls and jerk chicken. For more than 15 years, this family-owned restaurant in the Grasslyn Manor neighborhood has been serving up authentic Jamaican cuisine using generations handed down for generations.
(Even Milwaukee Bucks' sixth man and Milwaukee's Official Hype Man, Bobby Portis, can't resist Uppa Yard's jerk chicken-y goodness.)
Head to Frankie’s Restaurant on the East Side for golden-brown jerk chicken eggrolls. Frankie's offers both traditional African and Caribbean cuisine, including sensational jerk catfish, suya beef, and, of course, jerk chicken. Stop by the restaurant or have Frankie's Catering bring the delectable dishes to your next event or party.
Follow your nose and spice up your day at Pepperpot with several options to turn up the heat, including jerk cheese curds and jerk chicken. The Bronzeville restaurant has been serving authentic Jamaican fare for more than 20 years, specializing in salmon, curry shrimp and, of course, the jerk chicken you crave.
Mi Casa Su Café
Also in the Bronzeville neighborhood, swing by Mi Casa Su Café for a local favorite, the fabled jerk chicken burrito. The restaurant features flavors of Latin America with a touch of soul, featuring everything from mofongo to cheeseburgers.
The appetizing odyssey continues through Walker’s Point to the Mobay Café for the delectable Café Jerk Chicken. Transport yourself to the Caribbean as your insatiable poultry-focused quest brings you to Mobay Café's dining room. With murals showcasing some of Jamaica's icons and a warm, colorful atmosphere, the restaurant is a slice of the Caribbean right here in the Midwest.
Not far from Uihlein Soccer Park, Jerk 76 Jamaican Restaurant is fittingly found on 76th Street in the Menomonee River Hills neighborhood. The restaurant offers a loaded slate of jerk chicken, catfish and lamb, but you won't want to pass up the jerk wings and fries combo plate.
Mangos Café East
Wrap up your jerk chicken travels at Mangos Café East on Milwaukee’s East Side for the crossover creation of Jamaican jerk chicken tacos. Just off of Brady Street, the Mexican-Jamaican bar and grill brings the flavors of the tropics to Milwaukee with authentic flavors and unique blends of culinary staples like the Cajun tots and mango fries to complement its menu of tasty cocktails.