You don't necessarily have to go to Uncle Joe's to try its house-made Jamaican jerk sauce—but it will be fresher if you do. The popular sauce fills the shelves at a few grocery stores around Hyde Park and Chicago, so even those who can't make it to Uncle Joe's can enjoy the family recipe. However, the spicy sauce is best fresh from the kitchen at its home restaurant near The Blackwood.
Head to Uncle Joe's for its Jamaican barbecue fare, like jerk chicken. You can also opt for more unusual versions of the country's cuisine, such as jerk red snapper or jerk lobster. Then again, the menu also holds brown stew catfish, curry goat, and even oxtail, so the exotic options are many. No matter which entree you order, expect it to arrive with a side of plantains, rice, peas, bread, and the house's Jamaican jerk sauce.