13 Caribbean Restaurants To Hit Up When Down South

With a large West Indian community, southern states have their fair share of restaurants serving up delicious Caribbean dishes.

From North Carolina to Florida, these are the 13 Caribbean restaurants you should hit up when visiting down south.

If you’re in Florida and craving oxtail and jerk chicken, head to Tropical Rhythm for amazing food.

Tropical Rhythm – Brandon, Fl

From ackee and saltfish to jerk chicken with peas and rice, The Island Spot is the place to be when in Dallas.

The Island Spot – Dallas, TX

For delicious Haitian food with $5 lunch specials, head to this takeout spot. You can choose from a hearty stew or keep it light with conch.

La Fourchette – Miami, Fl

Let Reggae Hut be your escape today! Sit back, relax, and enjoy delicious Caribbean cuisine and IRIE music!

Reggae Hut – Houston, TX

This upscale Caribbean restaurant offers incredible Oxtail Pasta and Jerk Chicken ’n Waffles. 

Negril Village – Atlanta, GA

This restaurant serves up a mix of Caribbean and Creole cuisine. The Conch Croquettes are a must try. 

Compère Lapin – New Orleans, LA

The Haitian chef who was born in the Bahamas creates dishes true to Caribbean cuisine. Try the stewed conch and oxtail. 

Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen – Miami, Fl

This spot serves up delicious Caribbean dishes such as Rasta Pasta, stew chicken and curry chicken. 

Mango’s Caribbean Cookhouse – Huntsville, Al

This Gulfport staple has delicious curry goat, rice and peas, oxtails and more!

Coastline Caribbean Restaurant –
Gulfport, MS

The owners are a husband and wife team from Jamaica who serve up incredible jerk chicken, curry tofu, and curry shrimp roti. 

Caribbean Hut – Charlotte, NC

When dining at this Columbia gem you have to try the oxtail plate!

Mama J’s Caribbean Restaurant – Columbia, SC

The jerk chicken is definitely a highlight when dining at this Jamaican spot. 

Queens da Jamaican Jaint Richmond – Richmond, VA

If you’re in Nashville, head to Island Vibes. The jerk pork, escovitch, and roti are absolutely delicious.

Island Vibes Restaurant – Nashville, TN

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