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Carl's Barbeque & Jerk

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285 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118-1030
+1 860-568-3644
11:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. Sonya always smiles 😀. My husband loves their jerk pork and I love their jerk chicken. The rice and beans is so tasty specially when you ask for extra gravy. The cabbage and vegetable makes a nice addition to the entire meal. You should also try their beef patty, yummy!!!

Thank JacquieDragon
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, ever had Reggae Chicken, Red Snapper or Oxtail? You need to. So I have never heard of reggae chicken before. I AM FROM THE CARRIBEAN. tasted it and fell in love. Bbq jerk chicken. Wonderful combination. The oxtail is great too. Genuine good, not made to suit bland pallets, true taste. Try it, like it, love it and then... More 

Thank MatthewDD_13
Hartford, Connecticut
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Dropped in and ordered out Carl's reggae chicken on my birthday, since a co-worker had highly suggested it. It had the taste of sweet BBQ with the heat and flavor of jerk. They served it with a huge serving of rice mixed with seasoned beans, and a buttery cabbage side, that I really enjoyed. The place is not for those... More 

Thank California-Yankee
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Since I live in east Hartford, the food is convenient . I can't say it is the best or my fav. It just gets the job done

Thank S K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is hands down the best hole in the wall place I have found. The food is excellent and pricing is very cheap for the quality and quantity you receive.

1 Thank Christopher V
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food. Got the BBQ pork sandwich for lunch. It comes with Rice & Beans and Coleslaw. Everything was delicious. Priced fairly and pleasant service. I will be back.

Thank Michael B
Hartford, CT
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

As a Jamaican, I can tell you the food is edible but not excellent. There arent very many choices in East Hartford, so I do go back. I dont like to wait long, so I always call ahead with my order. I like my jerk chicken to be done in a pan grill, not an oven. The sizzling smoke, not... More 

Thank TheWorldInTime
New Haven, Connecticut
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

What a place! These are the kind of food finds that are just completely awesome! Like the other reviewers have stated, a hole in the wall. No worries mon, da food takes care of dat! Got a combo plate of jerk pork and reggae chicken. Flavorsplosion! Rice and beans were good...cabbage was reminiscent of my European roots. I'd probably opt... More 

Thank RabbitTurtle
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Carl's has been a favorite of mine for quite some time, try the reggae wings. They are a mix of jerk and BBQ and they are grilled instead of usual fried wing. Possible best Wings around.

Thank Donniebee23
Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

As you'd suspect store front looks but food is first rate! Got jerk chicken sandwich and wife got curry/jerk goat. Huge portions friendly staff and real food. Don't pass this place if you want jerk!

Thank jetset1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Jamaican, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118-1030
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-568-3644

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?