Home of delicious, authentic Jamaican flavors, Di Jerk Stop is a local Jamaican restaurant and lounge. 

Imagine walking into a dimly lit space, reggae tunes playing softly as the pleasant scent of herbs and spices fills the air. Di Jerk Stop is a very relaxing and comfortable restaurant to visit while enjoying the different flavors of Caribbean food. 

Red, green and black paint the walls of the restaurant. The décor consists of pictures of Jamaican athletes and artists, including famous reggae musician Bob Marley, paintings and inspirational quotes. 

The dining room is very spacious for diners to chill and enjoy their food. The lounge area also has seating, a bar and a pool table located in a room tucked off to the side of the bar. 

Di Jerk Stop offers an extensive amount of flavorful Jamaican dishes. The menu contains mostly meats including oxtail, jerk chicken, jerk pork, turkey neck and curried goat just to name a few. Different flavors of pasta, wings and fufu are also offered. 

The price of your order depends on your choice of meat. For a bowl of food, it is either $8.50 or $10.50, both including two sides. For a plate of food it is $18.00. I’m sure you’re thinking, “$18.00? For a plate of food?” Trust me, it is so worth it. Besides the amazing taste of the food, one thing I love about this restaurant is the generous amount that is served. 

Oxtail stew is one of my favorite dishes. It is such a rich and flavorsome stew that I just had to give it a try from an authentic Jamaican restaurant. I decided to order my food with a side of rice and peas and steamed vegetables. Now, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying oxtail stew throughout my years, but I’ve never had a bowl that tops this. 

These oxtails were served with a thick, brown gravy which had a slight taste of ginger. The meat was beautifully cut, tender and juicy. With each bite, meat slid off the bone. That’s how you know they’re cooked to perfection. 

The steamed vegetables were incredibly delicious. Each bite, seasoned with the same ginger taste, and mixed with a little bit of the gravy and rice, was phenomenal.  The few bites of peas I tasted throughout the rice and gravy really finished adding uniqueness and flavor to this dish. 

If you couldn’t tell already, I enjoyed this meal to the fullest. The flavors took me to the beautiful Caribbean islands and cultures of Jamaica.  I often found myself bobbing my head to the soft reggae tunes as I savored my food. This was my first and definitely will not be my last visit to Di Jerk Stop. 

My overall experience at Di Jerk Stop was one for the books. The customer service was very welcoming and the waitress and owner seemed very excited to serve customers. 

The restaurant and lounge was very tidy. The seating is comfortable and there are bar stools for diners who want to sit at the bar. 

Di Jerk Stop is located at the address: 4416 Johnston Street Building D in Lafayette. The restaurant is closed on Mondays, open from 11 a.m. to midnight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. 

Make sure to stop by Acadiana’s Authentic Jamaican Cuisine, also known as the Di Jerk Stop, for unforgettable and delightful Jamaican cuisine.