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Kelly's Jamaican Foods

1583 S Lumpkin St, 145 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30605-1363
+1 706-208-0000
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“spicy cabbage” (12 reviews)
“peas” (7 reviews)
“cornbread” (20 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
1583 S Lumpkin St, 145 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30605-1363
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now.... my parents....extended family is from Jamaica. I’m the first generation born and raised in the U.S. THIS FOOD WAS NOT JAMAICAN IN ANY SHAPE FORM OR FASHION. The cabbage was red & sweet, they served collards and cornbread, not dumpling and callaloo. I had...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Kelly's jerk chicken is the best outside of Jamaica. Their food is as authentic as it gets. The sides: squash, collards, and cornbread are perfect accompaniments. This place is a treat for your tastebuds. We love it!

Thank nandltravelers
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times, which comprises my experience of Jamaican cuisine. Allspice appears to be a main spice in combination with aromatics such as onions and garlic. There are several types of meat choices, rice and peas, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, and corn bread....More

Thank Wegmanner
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Got take out for lunch yesterday. $13 for large plate, which included meat, 2 sides, cornbread, and sweet tea. Enough food for 2 people, easily. I would get the small next time. Good value, good service. Onto the food: Jerk chicken: large came with 2...More

Thank Alex E
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good but not great. I had the curry chicken with greens & spicy cabbage. The chicken was tender and well seasoned. The greens were a little bland and the cabbage too spicy. My family all went for the bbq chicken with plantains and...More

Thank willpwr03
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Kelly's been a staple in Athens for awhile and even some top chef's places to suggest. I was rather disappointed with the food and atmosphere. All the sides and meat have definitely cooked all day and are close to mush. The jerk chicken is spicy,...More

Thank DancingLaughter
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great food at a reasonable price! Everything is good and the jerk pork and chicken is spicy. Plenty of options if you don't like spicy food. Service is good. They sometimes run out of things so get there earlier if there is a popular dish...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I'm a local Athenian and I can't believe this was my first visit to Kelly's. I was afraid to commit to a whole plate of jerk chicken so I opted for tamer curry, but my friend let me try some of his so I got...More

Thank Rebekah T
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Enjoyed a Sunday lunch and met Kelly the owner a very nice gentleman. Food is spicy, be forewarned. Cornbread is awesome.

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, but if you don't like spicy food may not be the place for you. The squash was delicious - I wish I had this recipe! Jerk chicken very good. Mac and cheese terrific (not spicy for those who don't like hot). Plus we...More

Thank Rocketfire
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1583 S Lumpkin St, 145 Epps Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30605-1363
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-208-0000
One of the best restaurants in Athens Classic. I was surprised to see it was not listed.
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