The Real Jerk is a Toronto restaurant tradition. For three decades, Ed and Lily Pottinger have been offering delicious Caribbean cuisine in a laid back West Indian atmosphere: their iconic sunshiny logo is a beacon for good food and good times.
In 1984, The Real Jerk opened its first Toronto location at Queen and Greenwood, before moving to its well-known flagship restaurant at the corner of Queen and Broadview. The Jerk Pit on Richmond was hopping then too, winning awards for live reggae music.
Over the years, Ed & Lily’s warmth and hospitality have made them beloved community members, and turned customers into friends. City visitors and tourists who’ve found The Real Jerk in guides like Blog T.O. and Lonely Planet always return with friends. Up, up!