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"Fi We Story"

Aunt I’s Jamaican Restaurant was a vision borne of a mother's exceptional Jamaican country-style cooking ability, a love of people and a heart for service. Founded over 30 years ago, Aunt I’s is a minority owned business that has proudly served South Florida’s Caribbean, Hispanic and American communities since its inception and has successfully positioned itself as a leader and a standard of excellence in Jamaican cuisine.

Inez Grant, aka Aunt I, had a yearning to open a restaurant ever since she moved to Florida from Kingston, Jamaica. She began cooking out of her home in 1986 with the help of her children doing their part. The menu was simple and limited to the more popular and traditional Jamaican dishes. The word got out that "dis lady can really cook" and in a short time the house was filled with people from all over, including family and friends. This was the beginning of our customer base.

By 1987, the first Aunt I's was opened in Miami Gardens and the word of mouth was unbelievable. Aunt I's quickly became a very popular and successful Jamaican restaurant. The love for our signature dishes like Aunt I's Oxtail, the Special Brown Stewed Chicken and our made-from-scratch Jerk Chicken, with a keen eye for service, have helped Aunt I's to achieve our longevity and our customers’ loyalty.

In 1996, a second location was added in the Fort Lauderdale area and a third in Pembroke Pines in 2003. Due to the tough economic times and changes in demographics of the city, the Lauderhill and Miami Gardens locations were closed. In April of 2009, the founder, president and Chief Head Chef of Aunt I’s Jamaican Restaurant, Inez Grant passed away after a 12-year battle with cancer. She has left an indelible mark on all who knew her and the Caribbean community at large.


In 2011, Aunt I’s was chosen by the Food Network to appear on their show the “Heat Seekers”. We were also ranked by the South Florida community as one of the top two Best Jamaican Restaurant on our local Channel 10’s Top 10 Jamaican Restaurants of 2013.


We have truly been blessed. Even after shuttering 2 of the locations, we plan to enter new business opportunities and develop other restaurants and concepts. We will continue to provide our customers with the same "feel at home" comfort and courteous service we started back in the house over 30 years ago.