Now Open: Island Jam

Update: Official grand opening, with music, on Sunday, Jan. 29. More here

You can add Jamaican fare to our growing list of restaurant options.

Jeffrey Lewis has now opened Island Jam in the former Hickory Inn, 2703 S. Chicago Ave.

The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. daily, and will serve the traditional food Jeffrey enjoyed in his home country of Jamaica before coming to the U.S. in 1999.

His favorite: his curry goat. But the chicken, fish, and ox-tail aren’t bad either.

Jeffrey is no stranger to the restaurant business — and great food. His family operates and he had been working at Uppa Yard, a Jamaican restaurant on Milwaukee’s North Side that has gained an impressive four stars on Yelp.

Take this review from the other day: “I’m eating and speechless now. Will give a review later. First time here and honestly the best place we have been to since living here… We have found our new spot.”

Let’s hope for more reviews like this in South Milwaukee, too.

Please join me in welcoming Jeffrey, and be sure to stop by and try them out — while also celebrating all of our terrific local restaurants, new and old.

Eat local. Cow feet, anyone?


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3 responses to “Now Open: Island Jam

  1. nealletteney

    Great news! There’s been a real shortage of Jerk Chicken around here – can’t wait to try it!

  2. Joe Felcht

    Yah mon. Big up to Jeffrey Lewis and his Island Jam!

  3. moe

    Love the food! It would taste even bwetter on real plates and with real silverware. Plastic doesn’t do it justice.

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