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  This is my first time feasting on Rodney's Jamaican food and the food was delicious and I will highly recommend them to friends and family.

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  • 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!!!

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  • review rating 5  Went there to eat with my wife for the 1st,and had a great time. The food was amazing along with big portions! Service was good and music was good. The atmosphere was vibing. Will go again for sure! Ohhhh and the punch just made it even better!!!!

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