Jamaica House
Jamaica House
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Jamaica House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.myjamaicahouse.com/portal/
  • Phone: 7133391004
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Comfort Food, International
  • Executive Chef: Jacqui Francis, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Packages serves 8-12 persons. Served in foil pans. Jerk / Reggae Chicken $67.95 Curry Chicken $77.95 Peppery Pork $79.95 Oxtail $99.95 Escoveitch Fish $95.95 Red Stripe Ribs $99.95 5 dozen Wings –BBQ/Jerk/Reggae $45.95 Catering Sides House Salad /Steamed Cabbage $19.95 Rice n Peas $29.95 White Rice $19.95 Drunk Plantains $29.95 Mama"s Mac $29.95 One Dozen Patties $29.95 Desserts Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce $55.95 ChocRum Cake $35.95
  • Private Party Facilities: Our cozy cafe is a great option for your group outings. We welcome you to truly great Island hospitality and the opportunity to have family style, buffet or sit down service. Enjoy the current menu or unique island creations from Executive Chef Jacqui Francis with resort style service.
  • Private Party Contact: Wendi-Ann Walker 8886947556
  • Entertainment: Shinar on Steeldrums Babba on drums Featured on Fri & Sat from 8-10pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winrock
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Westheimer & Winrock,North of Hillcroft From I-10 take Voss to Westheimer make Left, Winrock light make Right. From 59 take Fountain View to Westheimer make Left, Winrock light make Left From 45 take 610 to Westheimer pass Galleria Mall, Chimney Rock etc at Winrock light make Left. From Beltway to Westhiemer pass Gessner, Hillcroft at Winrock light make Right.
A word from Jamaica House
Jamaica House is an island cafe offering best of Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy the flavors of jerk, curry, Oxtails and other specialties in a cozy cafe setting.

Sip a fresh brew of Blue Mountain coffee while accessing the free Wi-Fi.

Listen to the rhythm of islands and enjoy live musicians Fri & Sat 8-10pm.

Enjoy the selection of Vegetarian and Traditional dishes. Kids menu available for families.

The taste of the islands are brought to your home or office with our expert catering services. Contact us for individual packages, catering trays or buffet style set ups.

Private Parties available on Sundays.
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Jamaica House reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Did not receive salads till
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Did not receive salads till main course after asking, due to Saturday night crowd. Small place, with small tables. Great for couples. Large groups would be squeezed. Excellant food, reasonable priced. Oxtail is fabulous, almost ordered another plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really loved the food, to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    I really loved the food, to be my first time there it was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food... I ate every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    Awesome food... I ate every bit of my meal and thoroughly enjoyed every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place has excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    This place has excellent food and the waitstaff are very nice and attentive. The music was also authentic and very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will be back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    Very affordable, and our favorites tasted just as we remembered them from our last trip to Jamaica. Restaurant was casual and comfortable. The sweet potato fries are FANTASTIC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CHAOS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    I have mixed feelings about my experience at the restaurant. On the low end was the service. Although the waiter was generally cordial, either he was extremely new or not very excited about work that day. He was VERY difficult to hear b/c he always spoke very softly, which was amusing at first, but quickly became annoying. Then a major misstep came when he botched my order. B/c my wife and I are vegans, we both ordered Veggie burgers, one with fries, and the other with onion rings. When our order arrived, my wife cut her "burger" in half before starting to eat, only to discover that our veggie burgers were real beef burgers. This meant sending our orders back to the kitchen while we ate fries and onion rings and PATIENTLY waited...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I read other reviews on other
    YvoD
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    I read other reviews on other sites saying that the restaurant is overpriced and indeed it is. I had the ribs and they were tasteless and smothered in a horrible sauce. The rice and peas were dry. My BF had the oxtails and they were ok. The dining experience is similar to eating at a soulfood restaurant. The total cost was about $55. They had live music that night as well. The restaurant is small and the music is extremely loud. Previous diners also commented on poor service. The waiter was overly attentive in the beginning of the experience and couldn't be found once the food came. I probably won't go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sit Down for a Spell....
    Av8r
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    Food portions are large - so makes the prices extremely reasonable. Staff is very friendly and the culture of the islands. Very laid back and smiling all the time. A great option for those that are looking for something different and some authentic island food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jamaica House is the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Jamaica House is the best! The oxtails and curry goat were awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    Technofile
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. I would definitely recommend dining there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Service is definitely
    BostongalVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Great food. Service is definitely on the Caribbean timetable but the food, cocktails and live music were fantastic. Just go and be on island time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter left after delivering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Waiter left after delivering our food and didn't show back up again until we were done and wanted the check. Bad service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was okay, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The food was okay, but the services was poor. I don't know if it was because it was a Sat night and there were lots of dinners or the place was too small for the crowd coming in. In all I will say kinda reasonable outing for my group.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a while to be seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Took a while to be seated with a reservation. I do not recommend for a large group because it is not very spacious, but everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Again!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    HORRIBLE!!! My husband and I had a reservation and arrived on time. 2 people walked in ahead of us (WITHOUT Reservations) and were seated before even though the "hostess" was informed that we had a reservation. We had to wait for over 25 minutes until a seat was available. Once we were finally seated no one took our order for another 15 minutes. Once we order drinks and didn't receive them for another 15 minutes we left. The service was horrible and the hostess needs a new job because she is horrible!
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  • I simply loved the food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    I simply loved the food but even though they were short handed that night because 2 servers didn't shoe up it was still great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good!
    EBlackVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    This place has consistently delivered quality food every time I have visited! I have never been disappointed! I love the oxtails & plantains! I also tried the Jammin Pocket Pies (Chicken & Beef), Bread Pudding, & a few Ginger Shandy's! Always satisfied! The restaurant is really small so a reservation would be best and the service can be a little slow (For those who are not patient), but that leaves more time for good drinks and conversation! Plus the food tastes fresh & worth the wait! On Sat.'s they also have live music which adds to the Jamaican vibe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst restaurant service ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Terrible service. Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes until getting seated. Then another hour til appetizers came. Time between courses took forever. 4-course meal lasted 3 hours. Waiters unresponsive and didn't fill drinks when empty
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  • Food is amazing!
    Anna
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    The food and atmosphere were both amazing but we did wait a long time to be seated (even though we had a reservation) and we waited 1 hour for our food. Luckily, with the live band and great drinks the wait was not that much of an issue, we enjoyed our time to hang out. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant, just make sure you go on a night when you have no where else to be!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I made reservations for 7:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    I made reservations for 7:30 pm on a Saturday and it was so crowded and slow that we didn't get a table till 8:30pm. It took forever to order and we didn't get any food till 10p.m the food wasn't that good and people that were waiting in the long line to be seated just left after no one came over and said anything to them. I will more likely not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could not find a place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Could not find a place to park. The parking lot was completely full and the crowd was overflowing out the front door and didn't look like any room to move once inside. Although we had reservations and ran a few minutes late, it does no good if you can't park.
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  • very pleased with jamaica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    very pleased with jamaica house. Met owner and wait staff were very friendly. several asked how about our meal. luved the steel drum players. reminded us being in jamaica. food was very good. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate