Jerk Pit Café

← Restaurants Jerk Pit Café Are you ready for the jerk experience of a lifetime? Head down Main Street until you see the pillar of billowing smoke. This is the glorious Jerk Pit Café, where meats come to be jerked and mouths come to be pleased. Make sure you get your jerk of choice with sides […]

Scott’s Jamaican Bakery

← Restaurants Scott’s Jamaican Bakery Behold the beguiling beauty of the simple Jamaican meat pie. With a flaky goldenrod exterior providing balance to the flavor explosion inside, has there ever been a more perfect foodstuff? Funny, that rumble in your tummy sounds a lot like the word “Scott’s.” Good thing they have three locations throughout Hartford, for all your […]

Destiny Awaits Restaurant

← Restaurants Destiny Awaits Destiny Awaits Restaurant & Jerk Center is a great little take-out spot. The jerk chicken, jerk pork, pigtail stew peas, curry goat, pepper steak, and oxtail stew are all on point. And they serve breakfast. Sometimes.     VISIT THEM 3343 Main StreetHartford, CT 06120 (860) 856-1136 Facebook-f Desktop

Dunn’s River Restaurant

← Restaurants Dunn’s River Restaurant From the mural of natural scenery on the wall, to the wooden placemats on the tables, nowhere in Hartford gives off the ambiance of an island quite like Dunn’s. Their offerings span the menu of Jamaican cuisine, from ackee to oxtail, and there’s nary a miss in sight. Wash everything down with […]

Sun Splash Jamaican Restaurant

← Restaurants Sun Splash Jamaican Restaurant Sun Splash is a great spot. Their pretty dining room gives you plenty of room to sit and relax, and their oxtail is “FIRE” (Jessica R., Yelp).  Photo lovingly borrowed from Sun Splash Jamaican Restaurant. VISIT THEM 692 Maple AvenueHartford, CT 06114 (860) 548-3050 Facebook-f

Blue State Coffee

← Restaurants Blue State Coffee Blue State’s mission is to create vibrant cafes that reflect, improve, and inspire our communities. They serve regular coffee, fancy coffee, snacks, sandwiches, baked goods, and use local suppliers for as many of their products as possible. In addition to you favorite coffee drinks, you should try the Chaider (half […]

Black-Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

← Attractions / Bars / Restaurants Black-Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Black-eyed Sally’s has been making mouths, tummies, and ears happy since they opened their doors in 1995. They’re famous in these parts for their award winning BBQ and Cajun cooking, and a stage that hosts some of the best recording artists on the […]


← Restaurants Ashley’s Q: Where can I get breakfast at lunchtime in Hartford? A: Ashley’s. Eggs, toast, bacon, omelettes, all things breakfast-y. Photo lovingly borrowed from Jeffery C. VISIT THEM 221 Main StreetHartford, CT 06106 (860) 247-8730 Facebook-f

Mo’s Midtown Restaurant

← Restaurants Mo’s Midtown Restaurant This is one of those line-out-the-door on the weekends breakfast spots. The line moves pretty fast, and it’s always fun to see the mix of neighborhood folks and hungover law and music students all milling about together waiting to mainline coffee in an effort to right themselves for the day […]

Parrilla Y Sabores

← Restaurants Parrilla Y Sabores Parrailla Y Sabores: Lo mejor de la Cocina Colombiana en Hartford. There’s a Yelp review for Parrilla Y Sabores that deserves to be quoted here. Dianna L wrote, “Disclaimer: the only things I have eaten from Parrilla y Sabores are their empanadas… but those babies alone deserve like 7 stars […]