John’s Jamaican BBQ Jerk City


(912) 225-4718

For true Jamaican Food, visit John’s Jamaican BBQ Jerk City. This business is owned by John Ennis a native Jamaican who is a jack of all trades. He has been a carpenter, banker, furniture builder as well as an owner of a chicken farm, taxi business, antique and thrift furniture shop and a restaurant all in Jamaica and New York. It is evident in his past experiences that he possesses many of the characteristics of an entrepreneur such as persistence, self confidence, the ability to accept challenges and above all a willingness to work hard. Mr. Ennis started working in Jamaica as a young teenager and has worked all of his life.

He is the owner of John’s Jamaican BBQ Jerk City located on Savannah’s Southside. His customers enjoy such entrees as turkey, duck, ostrich and wild boar in their choices of BBQ or Jerk. For those who are not very hungry, they can select appetizers such as codfish cakes, chicken wings and coconut shrimp or enjoy a variety of soups, salads, seafood, desserts and drinks. He also offers a lunch special that is affordable, filling and satisfying.

Even though John’s Jamaican is located on Savannah’s Southside, we expect to see him in different areas around Savannah and the Coastal Empire in his yellow mobile kitchen. In March, SBAC funded the loan for Mr. Ennis to purchase and renovate a gutted truck used as a kitchen by its previous owner. John utilized his carpentry talents to convert this truck to a state of the art facility for preparing and serving foods on location. Yes, instead of waiting for customers to come to him, he used his creative skills and decided to go to his customers. We may see him at parades, festivals or other special events where he can offer his most desired finger foods such as beef patties, fries, chicken wings or even a full meal.

When you have a desire to eat Jamaican, travel down Montgomery Crossroad between Whitebluff and Hodgson Memorial, turn into the Chippewa Shopping Center and look to your far right corner. His accommodating hours of operation are Mon – Thurs 10:00am to 9:00pm, Fri & Sat 10:00am to 11:00pm and Sundays 11:00am to 6:00pm.