Armed with more than 15 years of experience designing menus in Jamaica and the US, Chef Terron Henry brought his talent to H-Town years ago, opening his Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill. Located in southwest Houston, the restaurant turns out well-priced, authentic Jamaican and American favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Inside, the come-as-you-are spot channels Jamaica in a red, green, yellow and black color palette, coupled with the sounds of reggae music playing overhead. Snag a table in the dining room and dive into a menu touting items like plantains, oxtails and the popular jerk chicken. For the full Cool Runnings experience, pair it with a Jamaican rum punch, which comes with a pineapple and cherry garnish. Note: The restaurant tends to be busy during peak hours, so if you’re in a hurry, call ahead and grab your order from the take out counter.
Cool Runnings Jamican Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday; and lunch and dinner, Sunday. The restaurant also offers catering for corporate luncheons, weddings and special events.