3 top options for cheap Caribbean eats in Cincinnati

Looking for a yummy Caribbean meal near you — that won't put a hurt in your wallet?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Caribbean restaurants around Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Island Frydays

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Topping the list is Island Frydays. Located at 2824 Vine St. in Corryville, it's the highest rated cheap Caribbean restaurant in Cincinnati, boasting four stars out of 118 reviews on Yelp.

Try the jerk chicken or the curry shrimp, and choose between yellow rice, Jamaican greens, plantains and more for a side. (View the full menu here.)

2. C&M BBQ Grill

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Next up is Pleasant Ridges's C&M BBQ Grill, situated at 6457 Kennedy Drive. With four stars out of 44 reviews on Yelp, the barbecue and comfort food-focused Caribbean spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.

The restaurant offers jerk chicken, baby back ribs, curried goat, turkey rib tips and more.

3. Caribe

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Corryville's Caribe, located at 2605 Vine St., is another top choice. Yelpers give it four stars out of 23 reviews for fare like the handmade empanadas with chorizo, beef, chicken and more, as well as jerk chicken stew with red and green bell pepper, celery, carrot and onion. (Check out the menu here.)