Feast Awards: Irie Island

The building’s exterior adorned with the bright colors of Jamaica, Irie Island is a happy place. The restaurant at 3407 Mahoning Road, located on the eastern edge of Canton, offers cuisine that is authentically Jamaican.

The building’s exterior adorned with the bright colors of Jamaica, Irie Island is a happy place.

The restaurant at 3407 Mahoning Road, located on the eastern edge of Canton, offers cuisine that is authentically Jamaican.

Irie Island’s menu is steeped in tradition, from fried plantains, which are a staple of the Caribbean, to curry goat, shrimp and chicken dinners.

There’s a variety of soups, brown-stew fish and red snapper, oxtails, the island’s world-famous jerk chicken and the best cabbage you’ll ever eat.

Pork is not available.

A large portion of Irie Island’s business is carryout. Owner and head chef Melissa Bailey has curated a devoted, regional following.

Irie Island’s business always has leaned toward carryout. Delivery also is available. Call 234-360-8964, or visit them on Facebook.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass