The Bronzeville Jerk Shack is Chicago's answer to the classic flavors and feel of streetside Jamaican cuisine.
‘Jerk’ is one of the outstanding culinary techniques of the world. Created in Jamaica in the 1600s by a fusion of African cuisine and the cooking approaches of native tribes, jerk utilizes a richly spiced marinade and a slow, grilling process to seal in natural juices and preserve nutrients.
Today, all over the island of Jamaica, jerk chicken and pork are served from “jerk huts” or “jerk centers”, rustic buildings centered around the 50-gallon oil drums turned into grills from which the smoky, signature smell of jerk fills the air.
The Bronzeville Jerk Shack brings these sights, smells, and sounds from the roadside of Jamaica to the Southside of Chicago. Fusing centuries-old tradition with modern service, the Bronzeville Jerk Shack offers a streamlined menu focused on the crown jewels of the traditional jerk center, jerk chicken and pork, freshly made to order. A few complementary sides and an assortment of island sweets and libations round out the offerings selections for jerk enthusiasts and enthusiasts-to-be.The Bronzeville Jerk Shack is open six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday, from 12pm-8pm.
Bronzeville Jerk Shack5055 South PrairieChicago, IL 60615773.285.5000