Caribbean, Jamaican, Catering, Kids Friendly, Take Out/Carry Out, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi/Internet Access, Dinner, Lunch
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Restaurant DescriptionA few miles down the road in Raleigh, but halfway around the globe in culinary terms, Virgil's Jamaica (1813 Garner Road.; 828-1853) has opened in the old Skipper's Fish & Chicken spot. The restaurant, which offers takeout and catering only, serves up a sampling of owner/chef Virgil Wilson's native Caribbean island fare. The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, but according to Wilson's charming wife and partner, Taffee, the hours are subject to change.
The menu offers a modest but varied sampling of Virgil Wilson's native island fare, with entrees such as West Indian curry chicken, escovitch fish, jerk pork and oxtail stew served with rice and your choice of side (stir-fried cabbage, plantains or beans). A selection of sandwiches, served on buttered and toasted coco bread, is also offered. Time to break for lunch. I hear a jerk fish sandwich calling.
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