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Jolly's - great seafood in the Sunshine City

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner
Brown stewed fish.
Steamed bammies.
Steamed crackers.
BBQ chicken.
Steamed fish.
Steamed fish.

Jolly's Restaurant, located on Port Henderson Road in Portmore, St Catherine, prides itself as the standard by which seafood should be judged.

The location, which is blessed with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea, is a must-visit for seafood lovers.

When Food visited the location, it was 'Zinc-Roast Turbit Thursday'. As suggested, the turbit was prepared on a piece of zinc. It was finger-licking good.

There was also steamed fish with okra; steamed vegetable; fried and brown stewed fish, and shrimp. These were served with a variety of side orders which included fried and steamed bammies, festival, fried plantains, steamed crackers and 'turn' cornmeal.

"We get most of our vegetables from our farm, so, therefore, we have a constant supply. We believe in freshness and that is what we offer - from the field to the kitchen," AndrÈ Dowdie told Food.

Proprietor Vivian 'Jolly' Dowdie said that the business has been in the Sunshine City for more than 30 years, and continues to be on top of their game. "This business was started by my mother, Matilda Dowdie, [also] known as 'Miss Jolly', she was renown for treating her customers very well, we are just maintaining the legacy of good customer service," Dowdie said.