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Welcome to Rodney's Jamaican Jerk & BBQ

Rodney’s Jamaican Jerk & BBQ is an award-winning food truck and catering service specializing in Jamaican cuisine.

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Location & Hours

View Richard A Rodney at 1104 South Gilbert St,
Iowa City, IA 52240 on Google Maps

Call Richard A Rodney by phone at 319-541-1330
jamaica553@gmail.com

Get Directions to Richard A Rodney via Google Maps

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: Call for Hours

Made from the Best Stuff on Earth

Rodney’s food is made with love from the heart of a Jamaican using authentic ingredients and time-honored, traditional cooking techniques to create some Jamaica’s favorite dishes to share with you. From the fiery jerk chicken & pork, to curry goat, brownstews, oxtail and escovitch fish, from rice & peas, sweet fried plantain, dumplings, soups & salads to puddings, breads and fritters, Rodneys has everything you need to get a proper taste of Jamaica.

At Rodneys, we also have a passion for soulful comfort food and nothing says comfort like our home-style American classics. Favorites from our menu include BBQ Chicken & ribs, slow smoked pulled pork and brisket, as well as Sunday Dinner classics like meatloaf, roast beef, fried chicken and baked pastas. And we know that having the right sides and salads to go with your favorite entrees is a must. Our home-style sides include baked mac & cheese, cheesy party potatoes, bacon-seasoned green beans and braised cabbage. Our fresh selection of salads include Jamaican cabbage & carrots salad, Grandma’s potato salad, our House BLT salad and customer-favorite pasta salad. We also have a variety of vegetarian and gluten free options on the menu. Everything at Rodneys is made fresh from scratch daily.

chicken leg on top of rice and vegetables
Chef Rodney

Chef Rodney

Chef-Owner Rodney hails from Portland on the east coast of Jamaica, home of the island’s famous Boston Jerk Festival. His wife and co-chef, Kristine, hails from Iowa City, Iowa where they are currently located. Through their menu they share recipes and techniques passed down through generations of Jamaican and American cooking traditions.

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Catering

At Rodneys, we specialize in creating authentic, traditional Jamaican dishes and soulful American comfort food classics. We are passionate about food and creating the perfect menu for our client’s events. Whether you are planning a wedding, hosting a party or coordinating a business luncheon, needing food for 10 people or 100, Rodneys is here to help tailor a menu perfect for your needs. We provide various catering services including set-up, service and clean-up of banquet or buffet-style meals, boxed lunches, on-site food truck service, on-site grilling and more. We would love to talk with you about your upcoming event and see how we can help you create an extraordinary food experience for your guests. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon!
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Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach us by phone at (319) 333-9848. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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