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  Life changing!!! I was in town visiting with some old friends for 2 days and we decided to stop at Rodney's on a whim. WOW! The experience has left an impression to say the least! The impromptu meal became one of the trip's highlights for me. Very tasty meats, portions for an entire army, friendly and personable staff and btw, MAKE SURE to try the house Hot Sauce! It's perfection! I can die happy! It was so good that I purchased 4 bottles as gifts for my friends in Baltimore MD. I certainly hope they take orders from out of state because that sauce is going fast! Thanks for the experience and I hope to visit your establishment again some day!!!

    thumb Justin Payne
  • review rating 5  OMG where to begin. The food was absolutely fantastic!! I got the jerk chicken dark meat with potatoes and Mac and cheese. I can’t even begin to describe the flavor of the Mac and Cheese! I could eat just that every single day. The meat was very moist and delicious. Lastly the potatoes are homemade and creamy!! My husband got the St. John Special. He said it had a ton of flavor and was full with only 1/2 the sandwich (this says a lot because he can put away some food!) Aimee was our server. She was very attentive but not hovering. She worked the bar and the seating area. If you are looking for something delicious to eat at a great price (servings make enough for two meals) then I say to go to Rodney’s Jamaican Grill!! You will not be disappointed!!!

    thumb sharon yingling
  • review rating 5  Took my wife and son there recently. The food was excellent, the service was super-friendly, and the rum punch is some of the best I've had. As some who travels, this is authentic Jamaican cuisine, very well done. We'll definitely be coming back, regularly.

    thumb Palmetto Florida