About Us

Rodney’s Jamaican Grill is the restaurant that locals visit to experience the taste and sounds of Jamaica. With our warm atmosphere, tasty Jamaican food, and endless supply of Red Stripe, you are ensured a great experience.
Our Story

Where It All Began

Rodney Williams is the owner, chef and visionary of Rodney’s Jamaican Grill. Originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica he now calls Bradenton home. Rodney is known for his strong work ethic, culinary skills, warmth, and friendly demeanor. Always greeting his guests with a smile. He has always enjoyed cooking. Learning how to cook meals with his grandmother. Rodney takes pride in his food and is his biggest critic. He honors the traditional methods of authentic Jamaican cooking. Yes they grill their Jerk Chicken! Always using fresh spices and strives to source the freshest, local grown produce whenever possible.

“Make sure to visit Rodney’s Jamaican Grill to experience a taste of Jamaican cooking!”
Rodney Williams


What People are Saying

  • Loved the expansion and full liquor service. Great portions for the price and food looked appealing. The seat-in area in the expanded area could use more welcoming seating arrangement maybe with some booths and also nice dining tables that provides a great ambien for a date. Tone down the music as the two TVs are running in the background. I know this is work in progress and I truly applaud the effort for this unique Jamaican Restaurant.

    Francis Wakhisi Avatar Francis Wakhisi
    January 10, 2020
  • Life changing!!! I was in town visiting with some old friends for 2 days and we decided to stop at Rodney's on a whim. WOW! The experience has left an impression to say the least! The impromptu meal became one of the trip's highlights for me. Very tasty meats, portions for an entire army, friendly and personable staff and btw, MAKE SURE to try the house Hot Sauce! It's perfection! I can die happy! It was so good that I purchased 4 bottles as gifts for my friends in Baltimore MD. I certainly hope they take orders from out of state because that sauce is going fast! Thanks for the experience and I hope to visit your establishment again some day!!!

    Justin Payne Avatar Justin Payne
    July 9, 2018
  • Very pleasant atmosphere! The food is awesome and the Rum Punch is ?????. This is my go to spot when I have had a long day/week! The owner is very down to earth and very welcoming!

    Sheree White Avatar Sheree White
    November 1, 2019