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Jamaica is best known as a Queens transportation hub. It's the primary transfer point for trains to Long Island and the JFK air train. Travelers can find plenty of restaurants along Jamaica Avenue to grab a bite between trains. For decades, Jamaica was a mostly African-American neighborhood, but recent immigrants have come from the West Indies, South Asia, Guyana, and other parts of South America and the Caribbean. Soul food and Caribbean restaurants dominate the dining scene in Jamaica. Use our New York Restaurant search tool to learn more about restaurants in Jamaica.

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Jamaica has a great mix of classic comfort food and exotic flavors in its restaurants. Sybil's is a neighborhood favorite on Liberty Avenue. New Yorkers love their beef patties and stewed tomato and okra. Africana Soul Food Restaurant is a great southern diner also on Liberty. If you're curious about the Guyanese cuisine in Jamaica, try Happy Garden Chinese Guyanese Restaurant on Hillside Avenue. Of course there's also Jamaican food in Jamaica—check out Scarlet Ibis Restaurant on Jamaica Avenue. Jamaica is more travel hub than tourist destination. The restaurants here are perfect for a cheap lunch on the go, but it's probably not the neighborhood for a dinner date. Use our New York Restaurant search tool to browse Jamaica restaurants, read reviews, and sort by price and rating.

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