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Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill
Ranked #442 of 8,666 Restaurants in Houston
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We walked through the take out area to the dining room. We were immediately greeted and asked if this was our first time visiting, which it was. The greeter explained everything in great detail. Our original plan was to order jerk chicken plates, but apparently on Fridays after 6pm there's a buffet. So we chose the buffet. The jerk chicken was delicious. The seafood rice was addictive. Spicy shrimp and jerk pork all excellent. There's other items as well. Such as cabbage, seafood soup, plantains, peas and rice and more.

The service was excellent from the greeter to the waitress. Around $14.99 for the buffet. Lots of parking available. They offer a Sunday brunch with more items.

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Thank Christian P
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The service at this restaurant is just bad. Server didn't refill drinks or bring napkins. It was only 2 other tables occupied in the restaurant so it was not busy. Confusing dining versus takeout area with multiple doors outside. It is not until you get inside do you realize it is the takeout area and not the dining room. When trying to verify some information with the cashier the cook comes over and starts answering the question. Afterwards she tells me to go sit back down. Cabbage had a little bit too much pepper seasoning. Brown stew chicken was okay, but brown stew fish was better. Beef patty was decent, but they ran out of sweet potato pudding. To add insult to injury, a gnat flew on food. I lived in NYC and Caribbean, compared to other other Jamaican restaurants this place is just average. Not good enough to put up with the bad service.

Thank Raychell C
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We've been eating this wonderful Jamaican (Caribbean) food since our trip to Grand Cayman a few years ago. This food is so authentic! Outstanding grilled jerk chicken and jerk pork(only on weekends). Delicious oxtails and gravy; ooh, that gravy!! Great sides like cabbage and plantains, rice and peas. Delicious Meat patties available too. We usually get take out, and I always get an extra beef meat patty for the road! There is more available, but so far we can't get enough of the above! Coconut shrimp with coconut curry is on our list. Very friendly staff too.

Thank bigkev3273
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Hearty portions, good roti, friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Bellefort street Houston.

The jerk chicken is better than the curry. Gotta try it.

Thank AdmitGuru84
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Saw this on place on FoodTV and decided to try it. It was great. We each had a combo plate of oxtails, curried goat, rice and peas and a vegetables. The oxtails were
smooth and rich. Rice and peas (beans) was scrumptious; a much smoother taste than the Cajun version. The curried goat was good but we preferred the oxtails. The restaurant is a funky eclectic design with take out, buffet and menu ordering. Definitely recommend trying it out. We also had fresh mad Fruit Punch and Sorrel. Cost: $$

Thank Annette B
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