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The Islands


The Islands has virtually no social media presence, so the fact that crowds are able to find the unassuming restaurant is a testament to how good the Jamaican food is. Goat curry and jerk leg of lamb have rich, complex seasoning; the meat easily shreds with a fork. The red snapper’s fresh-fried flavor is brightened with escovitch-style dressing (made with vinaigrette, pimento seeds, carrots, onions, peppers and thyme). For an appetizer, don’t miss the fish fritters (called stamp and go) fired up with chilies. Bargain tip: it’s BYOB.

671 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
  (718) 398-3575
  Hours: Daily, noon–10:30pm

Payment Types
Cash Only


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