Gainesville’s Best Dine-In and Take-Out Jamaican Restaurant Menu

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Welcome to the Highest Quality

Jamaican Restaurant Menu in Gainesville, FL!

 

Call us at (352) 377-5464 for prices, or to place an order.

 

In the mood for some most sought after Reggae food in Florida and the Southeast? Take a look at our dine-in and take-out menu!


Starters

 

Ackee Bruschetta

  • Jamaica’s national fruit sautéed with tomatoes, onions and scallions on top of a crusty baguette, great for groups, perfect for sharing!

Callaloo Bruschetta

  • Tender Jamaican greens seasoned and sautéed with tomatoes, carrots and onions on top of a crusty baguette.

Coconut Shrimp (5)

  • Crispy coconut- breaded shrimp served with our Tropical barbeque sauce.

Breadfruit 

  • *Seasonal*Roasted breadfruit fried to a crisp.

Reggae Shack Dutty Fries

  • You’ve never had fries dutty like this!

Reggae Shack Dutty Onions

  • So popular on our burgers that we made it an appetizer too!

Beef or Chicken Patty

  • A flaky crust filled with ground & seasoned beef or chicken. The perfect start to any meal. Beef is spicy, chicken is mild.

Coco Bread

  • A soft, slightly sweet bread, goes perfect with any patty, by itself, or with a meal.

Festivals (2)

  • A Reggae Shack favorite, these sweet tropical hush puppies have a hint of coconut. Like fried cornbread, these are a must for cornbread lovers!

 

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Wings

 

Jerk Wings

  • Crisp and tender chicken wings simmered in our famous supremely spicy Jerk sauce.

Caribbean Hot Wings

  • Crispy wings marinated in a succulent hot & sweet sauce.

Tropi-Q Wings

  • Cooked in our special barbeque sauce with sweet & tangy Passion fruit juice.

Spicy Curry Wings

  • Fried wings cooked in our spicy Jamaican curry sauce.

Escoviech Wings

  • Reggae Shack original, tender chicken wings cooked in a one-of-a-kind tangy, sweet & spicy sauce with carrots, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, thyme & allspice berries.

Dressings:

  • Bleu cheese & Ranch.

Homemade options:

  • Passion Fruit Vinaigrette, Sweet Curry Mustard Vinaigrette.

 

Call us at (352) 377-5464 for prices, or to place an order.


Side Salads

 

Bigga Side Salad

  • Crisp lettuce, arugula, red cabbage, carrots & tomatoes. Served with dressing on the side.  

Likkle Side Salad

  • Crisp lettuce, arugula, red cabbage & carrots. Served with dressing on the side.

Sides

 

Rice & Peas

  • White Rice cooked with Red Kidney beans.

Steamed Cabbage

  • Fresh chopped cabbage seasoned to perfection.

Fried Sweet Plantains (3) 

 

Side of Sauce/Dressing/Gravy

 

Reggae Shack Dutty Fries

 

 

Call us at (352) 377-5464 for prices, or to place an order.


Desserts

Add Ice-cream to any dessert.

 

Deluxe Dulce De Leche Festivals

  • Our newest addition to the Reggae Shack Festival tradition, these heavenly hush puppies are made with Butterscotch, milk chocolate, white chocolate, condensed milk & caramel. Served with old fashioned homemade ice cream for a sinfully delicious experience.

Dulce De Leche Festivals

  • A Reggae Shack original, these tropical hush puppies are made with chocolate, caramel & condensed milk.
  • Add ice cream

Mango Swirl Cheesecake

  • A rich, creamy mango & raspberry cheesecake, a must have for mango-lovers.

Rum Cake

  • Decadent homemade cake made with aged rum-soaked grounded fruits.
  • Add Ice cream

Vegan Carrot Cake

  • A moist homemade carrot cake topped with a cream cheese frosting that’s truly vegan!

Vegan Coconut Cake

  • A rich, moist homemade cake made with shredded coconut, topped with a coconut vanilla frosting, and covered in coconut flakes. This is coconut heaven!

Dessert of the Day

  • Homemade cakes & specialty desserts, ask what our specialty is today! Prices vary. Tax additional. Prices subject to change without prior notice.

 

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Sandwiches

  • Served with Reggae Shack Dutty Fries.
  • Add a Likkle Side Salad

 

Tropi-Q Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Fresh grilled burger layered with bacon, Tropi-Q sauce, American cheese, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, Dutty onions, pickles, mayo, mustard & Ketchup on a Kaiser bun.

Jerk Burger

  • Fresh ground beef blended with fresh scotch bonnet peppers grilled to  perfection with Reggae Shack’s famous Jerk sauce and layered with Jerk-lime mayo, American cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles,mustard & ketchup on a Kaiser bun.
  • Add Dutty Onions

Down By De Beach

  • Hand-battered mahi mahi covered in a mango-lime tartar sauce, sweet curry mustard & ketchup, layered with crispy lettuce, juicy tomato & Dutty onions on a Kaiser bun.

Caribbean Shrimp Sandwich

  • Crispy breaded shrimp tossed in our Caribbean sauce, served with mango-lime tartar sauce, sweet curry mustard & ketchup, with fresh lettuce, tomato & onions on a Kaiser bun.

Jerk Chicken Sandwich

  • Grilled chicken breast covered with Reggae Shack’s famous Jerk sauce, with Jerk-lime mayo, American Cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato & onions on a Kaiser bun.

Roughneck Chicken Sandwich

  • Hand-battered, fried chicken breast layered with bacon, Tropi-Q sauce, ranch dressing, American cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato & onions on a Kaiser bun.

Currified Chicken Sandwich

  • Hand-battered chicken breast in our special Jamaican curry blend & drizzled with a sweet curry mustard, layered with crisp lettuce, tomato & onions on a Kaiser bun.

Caribbean Chicken Sandwich

  • Hand-battered, crispy chicken breast generously covered in a sweet & flavorful Caribbean sauce, served with sweet curry mustard & Jerk-lime mayo, American cheese, layered with lettuce, tomato & onions on a Kaiser bun.

 

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Vegetarian Sandwiches

  • Served with Reggae Shack Dutty Fries.
  • Add a Likkle Side Salad

 

Jerk Tofu Sandwich

  • Jerk Tofu seasoned with our famous Jerk  sauce & layered with sweet plantains, onions, lettuce, tomato, mustard & ketchup on a whole wheat Kaiser bun.

Jerk Veggie Burger

  • Veggie burger grilled to perfection with our famous Jerk sauce, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, mustard & ketchup on a whole wheat Kaiser bun.

Vegan Steak Sandwich

  • Pan-seared handmade Seitan sautéed in our Caribbean sauce, with crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, onions, mustard & ketchup on a whole wheat Kaiser bun.

Spicy Tempeh Sandwich

  • Pan-seared local & organic Tempeh tossed in a sweet & spicy Caribbean Jerk sauce, with lettuce, tomato, onions, mustard & ketchup on a whole wheat Kaiser bun.

Brown Stew Tofu Sandwich

  • Crispy tofu seasoned with our Caribbean sauce & layered with sweet plantains, onions, lettuce, tomato, mustard & ketchup on a whole wheat Kaiser bun.

 

WE USE GMO-FREE TOFU!

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Fresh Salads

  • Dressings: Bleu cheese & Ranch.
  • Homemade options: Passion Fruit Vinaigrette, Sweet Curry Mustard Vinaigrette.

 

Caribbean Chicken Salad

  • A colorful blend of Romaine and Iceberg lettuces, arugula, carrots, red cabbage & tomatoes topped with a hand-battered chicken breast tossed in our Caribbean sauce.

Jerk Chicken Salad

  • Tender strips of chicken breast simmered in our spicy Jerk sauce complements the cool mix of Romaine & Iceberg lettuces, arugula, carrots, red cabbage & tomatoes.

Caribbean Shrimp Salad

  • A fresh blend of Romaine & Iceberg lettuces, arugula, carrots, red cabbage & tomatoes, topped with crispy golden breaded shrimp tossed in our Caribbean sauce.

Palm Heart Salad

  • A blend of Romaine & Iceberg lettuces, arugula, carrots, red cabbage & tomatoes, topped with crispy palm hearts seasoned in our sweet & sour sprinkle.

Spicy Rastafarian Vegetarian Salad

  • A bed of Romaine & Iceberg lettuces, arugula, carrots, red cabbage & tomatoes, topped with pan-seared tofu & Seitan tossed in our Caribbean Jerk sauce.

 

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Boneless Chicken Dishes – Our Chicken is Hormone Free

  • All Dishes come with Rice & Peas, Steamed Cabbage & Plantains.

 

Boneless Curry Chicken

  • Grilled strips of chicken breast covered in our bold and flavorful, slightly spicy Jamaican curry sauce.

Caribbean Chicken

  • Hand battered chicken breast strips tossed in our sweet Caribbean sauce with vegetables.

Boneless Brown Stew Chicken

  • Tender strips of chicken breast covered in our sweet brown stew sauce with vegetables.

 

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Caribbean Sea Specials

 

Brown Stew Fish

  • A whole snapper fried crispy, then simmered in a sweet brown stew sauce with vegetables & Scotch bonnet peppers.

Escoviech Fish

  • A whole snapper fried, then reduced in a tangy, sweet & spicy marinade with carrots, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, thyme & allspice berries.
  • Add festivals

Callaloo & Crab

  • Tender Jamaican spinach seasoned and sautéed with tomatoes, carrots, onions & succulent crab meat for a rich, savory experience.

Curry Shrimp

  • Eight plump juicy shrimp simmered in our rich yellow Jamaican curry gravy. Slightly spicy.

Jerk Shrimp

  • Eight juicy shrimp lightly cooked in our sweet & spicy Jerk sauce for a mouth-burning, flavorful experience.
  • Add festivals

Caribbean Shrimp

  • Five golden breaded shrimp tossed in our Caribbean Sauce.

 

Call us at (352) 377-5464 for prices, or to place an order.


Traditional Dishes

  • All dishes come with Rice & Peas, Steamed Cabbage & Plantains.

 

Oxtail

  • Our signature dish. Tender cuts of oxtail slowly cooked in our special blend of herbs & spices. This is the dish that made us a legend.

Curry Goat

  • Tender cuts of goat simmered for hours in a blend of traditional Jamaican curry spices. Slightly spicy.

Curry Chicken

  • Tender chicken, slow-cooked in our special blend of Jamaican curry spices. Cooked the traditional way on the bone. Slightly spicy.

Brown Stew Chicken

  • Jamaican-style bourbon chicken cooked the traditional way on the bone for a sweet & flavorful finish.

Callaloo & Saltfish

  • Tender Jamaican spinach seasoned and sautéed with tomatoes, carrots, onions & bits of saltfish.
  • Add festivals

Ackee & Saltfish

  • Jamaica’s national dish. Ackee, a savory fruit, is lightly seasoned and sautéed with tomatoes, onions & bits of saltfish.
  • Add breadfruit

 

Call us at (352) 377-5464 for prices, or to place an order.


Vegetarian Dishes

  • All dishes come with Rice & Peas, Steamed Cabbage & Plantains.

 

Vegan Steak

  • Handmade Seitan simmered in a sweet Caribbean sauce with vegetables.

Brown Stew Tofu

  • Crisp firm tofu cooked in our Caribbean sauce with a mix of vegetables.

Jerk Tofu

  • The spiciest dish here. This heat is like no other, ask for it even spicier if you’re a Reggae Shack vet.
  • Add festivals

Curry Tofu

  • Fried cubes of tofu cooked in our savory, slightly spicy Jamaican curry sauce.

Escoviech Tofu

  • Crispy tofu cooked in a tangy, sweet & spicy sauce with carrots, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, thyme & allspice berries for a unique & spectacular flavor.

Curry Palm Hearts

  • A Reggae Shack original. Sliced palm hearts cooked in our savory, slightly spicy Jamaican curry sauce.

Curry Tempeh

  • Locally made, organic tempeh crumbled & cooked in our savory, slightly spicy Jamaican coconut curry sauce.

Spicy Tempeh

  • Locally made, organic tempeh crumbled & simmered in our homemade spicy Jerk & sweet Caribbean sauces.

Callaloo

  • Tender Jamaican spinach seasoned & sautéed with tomatoes, carrots & onions.
  • With Tofu
  • With Local & Organic Tempeh

Ackee

  • Jamaica’s national fruit is lightly seasoned & sautéed with tomatoes & onions.
  • Add Breadfruit

 

Call us at (352) 377-5464 for prices, or to place an order.


Smoothies – The Best Smoothies in Gainesville, FL!

 

  • Mango
  • Passion Fruit
  • Guava
  • Coconut Mango
  • Coconut Strawberry

All smoothies are made with real fruit!    32 oz.
* Can be made vegan upon request.


Drinks

 

Juices:

Aloe Vera Drinks. (Flavors vary).

  • 16 oz
  • 1.5 L

Mistic Fruit Drinks:

  • Mango Carrot
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Orange Mango
  • Orange Carrot
  • Tropical Carrot.

Sodas: 

  • Bottled D&G Jamaican Sodas.
  • Pineapple, Kola Champagne & Cream Soda.
  • Ginger Beer, Ting & Pink Ting

Fountain Drinks:

  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Fanta Orange Soda
  • Fanta Strawberry Soda
  • Minute Maid Lemonade.

Teas:

  • Ice Teas*
  • Sweet Tea
  • Unsweetened Tea
  • Raspberry Iced Tea
  • Sweetened Green Tea.

Specialty Drinks:

  • Coconut Water original
  • Peach Mango & Pineapple.

All natural, no added sugar or preservatives.

  • Supligen
  • Irish Moss
  • Vita Malt
  • Tiger Bone
  • Bottled Water

Beers: 

  • Red Stripe
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Magic Hat #9
  • Corona Extra
  • Corona Light
  • Heineken
  • First Magnitude.

 

See our Beer & Wine Menu for more.

*Complimentary refills.

No sharing, please!

 

Reggae Shack Cafe
619 W University Ave,Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 377-5464
http://reggaeshackcafe.com/