About Us

Rodney’s Jamaican Grill is the restaurant that locals visit to experience the taste and sounds of Jamaica. With our warm atmosphere, tasty Jamaican food, and endless supply of Red Stripe, you are ensured a great experience.

Our Story

Where It All Began

Rodney Williams is the owner, chef and visionary of Rodney’s Jamaican Grill. Originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica he now calls Bradenton home. Rodney is known for his strong work ethic, culinary skills, warmth, and friendly demeanor. Always greeting his guests with a smile. He has always enjoyed cooking. Learning how to cook meals with his grandmother. Rodney takes pride in his food and is his biggest critic. He honors the traditional methods of authentic Jamaican cooking. Yes they grill their Jerk Chicken! Always using fresh spices and strives to source the freshest, local grown produce whenever possible.

“Make sure to visit Rodney’s Jamaican Grill to experience a taste of Jamaican cooking!”
Rodney Williams


What People are Saying

  • review rating 5  I must say I've not been a big fan of Jamaican style food in the past. But when something catches my wife's eye, I stop. And let me tell you, I am super happy that I stop. Not only was the food delicious but it was extremely fresh and hot. I love the interior of the restaurant. Full of so much color and life, this is the bartender. My favorite part is that they have a pool table. If you plan to play a game you wait for your food, it better be a quick game as you will not be waiting long. Will definitely come back and recommend to others.

    thumb Thomas Wilmot
  • review rating 5  Food is on point! Had driven by this spot numerous times and finally stopped in. The vibe was great and food was spectacular. Rodney took the time to entertain our newborn so we could enjoy our meal. I will definitely come back and recommend it to anyone who is on the west coast!

    thumb Charlie Howell
  • review rating 5  Bless Jamaican restaurant ever.... delicious authentic food. Live music... great atmosphere...

    thumb Tangelia Shannon-williams