🙂 = Very toddler friendly atmosphere, great music, lots of space to move about, great food.
🙁 = No kids menu and no changing table.
Notes: They are closed on Mondays, and their hours vary throughout the week. Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00AM-12:00AM. Friday-Saturday: 11:00AM-2:00PM, and Sunday: 11:00AM-12:00AM.
It’s the summer, summer, summertime! Summer for me means visiting my nana and lots of trips to the beach and the pool. It also means going on vacations around Florida and getting to know the areas by trying different types of food. If there was ever place where you feel like having a great meal at an easy-breezy pace, then Jamaica Breeze in Bradenton is it! From the moment you pull into the parking lot, you can see the colorful art and hear the awesome Jamaican tunes coming from the speakers. Their walls are covered in art featuring the legendary Bob Marley, lions, and the Jamaican flag. Personally, I was absolutely enamored by the bananas with dreadlocks hanging from the ceiling. Their hairstyles were so cool!
The vibe is super easy-going. We chose our own table, sat ourselves, and set up our own high chair at the table. The placemat was a picture of Jamaica, and everyone there was very friendly including the other foodies. There is plenty of space to move about and plenty of tables along with an outside patio.
We ordered Curry Chicken as our entree with fresh pineapple juice to drink. Boy was that juice good! The curry chicken came with a side of rice and beans and some mac and cheese. The mac and cheese was my favorite! My aunt joined us, and she ordered the Jerk Chicken Alfredo. The jerk was authentically spicy so I did not get a chance to taste it, but my Tia said it was delicious as long as you’re the type to like spicy food.
Fair warning: they give you A LOT of food. The portion sizes of the entrees are enough to eat lunch, dinner, and then maybe lunch again the next day. Getting that amount of food for a good price? Ya just can’t beat that with a stick! We ordered fried plantains and a beef pattie as our appetizer. I very much enjoyed the beef pattie and the mango salsa that came with the plantains, but the plantains just were not my thing.
Ok, so here is the fun part! What do you do when you’re done eating? You take the dance floor! Go ahead and get your groove on to the sounds of Jamaica! The vibe was so relaxing it felt like we were on vacation. I loved every minute of it.
Also, Jamaica breeze offers live music on the weekends. We are told on Fridays they have a steel drum band from 7-10 p.m.. Then, on Saturdays, they have a reggae band. They are also working on adding a blues band on Sundays from 5-8pm, but call ahead to check if that is what you are looking to enjoy.
They are closed on Mondays. Also, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 they celebrated their 2 year anniversary!