CARIBBEAN WARMTH FOR over THREE DECADES

The Real Jerk is a Toronto restaurant tradition. For three decades, Ed and Lily Pottinger have been offering delicious Caribbean cuisine in a laid back West Indian atmosphere: their iconic sunshiny logo is a beacon for good food and good times.

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Our original Toronto store on Queen St.

In 1984, The Real Jerk opened its first Toronto location at Queen and Greenwood, before moving to its well-known flagship restaurant at the corner of Queen and Broadview.  The Jerk Pit on Richmond was hopping then too, winning awards for live reggae music.

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Since 2013, we’ve been cooking 7 days a week at our main Gerrard location, and at our smaller Beaches spot on Kingston Road - and we’re expanding into the west-side soon.  Want The Real Jerk in your community? Contact us about having your own Restaurant: franchise@therealjerk.com.