International Grocery, Caribbean
Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 7804 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Phone: (215) 924-6835
- turned_in_notHealth Score77 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- directions_bikeBike ParkingNo
This is my go to spot when I'm in Philly and I want some oxtails or jerk chicken. It's uniquely authentic Jamaican food reminds me of Kingston. From the Ackee and salt fish and dumplings for breakfast to the rum raisin and grapenut ice cream in the freezer.
The staff is friendly and they have Apple Pay which is convenient. And there is always some Dancehall party video playing on the 42 inch monitor.
Tip: no matter what meat you order, get the oxtail gravy on your rice.
I just bought breakfast from this restaurant, a few minutes ago. The owner recognized my face and Yelp review lol. I didn't feel embarrassment or anything, and was glad that she reached out to me, to shed some light from a business-owners point of view. With that said, I appreciated her, respectfully and graciously, sharing with me the hardships when it comes to running a business. Truth is, if she was to replace my yummy Sorrel, that fell out of my hand, and everyone else's too, loyal customer, or not, she would lose a significant amount of revenue from her business, in the long haul.
So I'm going to update my review simply because this restaurant does make really yummy quality food! That's the honest truth. It's very very good, and I will continue to go and be a loyal customer. Actually, despite my bad review, I kept going anyway lol. No other Jamaican restaurant in the city of Philadelphia has topped Talk of Town honestly, so oh well. And I love that they work hard making sure that their customers are satisfied with their services and food. Now that's great quality control :-)
Incident: I purchased a bunch of food and a drink. I haven't had this drink in so long and if you're Jamaican, you know Sorrel hits the spot when you're longing for some. As I went to leave out the store, my drink fell. The cup cracked, and my drink went spattered all over the concrete, of the store entry. I went back into the store and as I walked in, BOTH of the women saw me with the empty cup that they just filled.
Business Response: Older of the store, "Oh no, don't blame our cups." Seconds passed by, and the older woman and another girl, disappeared and left her daughter at the register to "deal with me" (blah blah blah....stuff stuff stuff).
The staff were EXTREMELY PLEASANT. I even left a tip in the little tip jar. Unfortunately the food was a huge miss for me. The Oxtail lacked flavor. The rice was just a little crunchy, and the plantains... I threw them out. I asked the girl how was the mac n cheese. She replied it is sooo good. She lied! It was dry and had barely any cheese. Over cooked noodles. Just a disaster. So bad they should remove it from the menu. Overall the food was really bad. I had hope hopes. Then again, even if I went into the restaurant with very low expectations, I would have still been very disappointed.
Countless bad experiences, but I can finally say I'm through. Dem NAHHHH get my money ever again. I'm just going to say this: save yourself the time and energy and go next door to Royal's Restaurant because at least over there you'll get better food, much better prices, and BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE. Mi nah hide an talk.
I go here often and i get the oxtail platter. Never disappoints me!! I have been to a handful of Caribbean food spots and this one is by far the best in the city hands down