Phil’s Caribbean Cuisine brings Jamaican cuisine to Schererville | Northwest Indiana Business Titles


Phil’s Caribbean Cuisine has opened at US 30 in Schererville.

Joseph S. Pete

A new Caribbean restaurant has introduced Jamaican cuisine like jerk chicken and goat curry to Schererville.

Phil’s Caribbean Cuisine opened at 2330 Cline Ave. in a mall with Van Tobel, World Gym, and Social 219 just south of US 30. The 5,000 square foot restaurant seats about 60 diners in the last space occupied by the Sal y Limon Mexican Restaurant. It also offers take-away and catering.

Owner Phillip A. Daniels decided to open the ethnic restaurant after his parents moved to the streets three years ago.

“There was nothing like it here,” he said. “Schererville has a lot of burgers and pizzas, but Caribbean places are rare. I want to bring a Jamaican touch to the area.”

Caribbean cuisine, known for its slow cooking, flavorful spices and seasonings, has taken off in the region in recent years. Montego Bay Grille opened earlier this year across Lake County in downtown Hobart, and food truck Cool Runnings recently opened a brick and mortar restaurant in Michigan City.

“I think there is a growing appreciation for Caribbean food,” Daniels said. “Schererville didn’t need another restaurant. It needed something different, fresh and tasty, with a great atmosphere and great customer service.

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