Let me go on the record that I have never missed a flight because of anything my doing (e.g. other than weather *knock on wood*). But The Island Spot, a Dallas Jamaican food spot, almost caused a real issue.
The restaurant is in an unassuming strip mall but when walk up you immediately notice the cute little patio area. Once inside, the ambiance is fantastic and the restaurant makes great use of space.
I love a good bottomless brunch. Love one. I also love a good mimosa. But you know what I especially love? A mango mimosa.
Yummmmm! My friend Leah and myself both got our own separate carafes of mango mimosa and it was game time. Drinks are flowing, and the Island Spot’s mimosas were so smooth it was like we were just drinking mango juice. This, perhaps, added to my losing track of time, but I digress.
Next came the food. I wanted to try everything (of course). So we opted to try the patties and share the chicken and waffles and jerk chicken plate, so we each get a bit of everything.
The patties were pretty good. I am spoiled because a little place in LA has great patties and they are chicken. I am not the biggest beef eater, but the patties were pretty tasty.
But the real winners were the entrees. I was in such heaven I don’t know where to start. So I guess I’ll start with the chicken and waffles. The waffle was a great sweetness to contrast with the chicken. The whole wings were fried evenly and to perfection, with great seasoning with a little heat. I always add hot sauce but even without it the wings were great.
Then there was the jerk chicken. Oh jerk chicken, you have a special place in my heart. It was so dang good, I didn’t even have a problem eating the dark meat (I am strictly a white meat type of gal). In fact, everything on the plate was good, as I munched on the cabbage and even ate the rice and black eyed peas, which I don’t like not even a little bit. The jerk had some great heat to it and went perfectly with the rice and peas and cabbage.
I alternated throughout the whole meal. Jerk chicken. Drink. Chicken and waffles. Drink. Repeat. At some point, we got a refill on our mango mimosa carafes. And at some point, I realized we were going to be really tight getting to the airport. So we finished and were off. And by the time I got there, it was about 45 minutes before my flight. And I had to print my boarding pass. And it was amateur hour in the security line. Total amateur hour. And I may or may not have had the beginnings slight buzz.
The whole time I was panicking. The beginning of the boarding time came and went. And mind you, I am at Dallas Fort Worth, the biggest airport known to man. But then God smiled on me, and the gate right at the security exit was my gate. By the time I made it to the gate, they were in the midst of boarding group 4; I was group 1.
All in all, The Island Spot was a definite winner in my eyes. It’s hard to choose a favorite between the entrees, but I would have to go with the jerk chicken (although the mango mimosa was the real MVP). I will definitely be heading back to The Island Spot when I am in Dallas again.
Leah Frazier says
Loved this!!!! And I laughed. Chicken Wing. drink. Waffle. Drink. Haha Great review!
Oh My GOODNESS! All of this food looks amazing. The chicken and waffles are making me so hungry right now. I need to make a special trip to Dallas for this restaurant.
DO IT! Tell them I sent you LOL
Lol I would have done waffles.drink.waffle.drink….maybe the jerk chicken but my eyes would still be on that waffle
Allison Jones says
LOVE Jamaican food! This looks awesome! I would have missed a flight for those chicken wings for sure LOL.
Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says
I love a little unassuming place, my gosh. They always have the BEST of everything. The pictures look amazing that is for sure. My inner fat girl is twerking all over this blog post right now.
Mimi, I just laughed so dang hard! I am a self professed #fatkid as well! LOL
OMG I just started flying last year, and my last fight was in/out of DFW. That airport is like a city! It was the biggest I’ve ever seen! But this food looks amazing, and if I ever get to travel back to Dallas I will have to go. I can’t find a good bottomless mimosa spot where I live, but that it has that and Jamaican food too!?!? I’d be in heaven!
DFW is like a city Jonna! LOL you are so right about that.
Omg this made me so much hungrier than I already was! I love some good jerk chicken!!!! I need to travel just for food! Lol
valerie robinson says
Jamaican food is my favorite! I would have almost missed my flight too haha!
I LOVE JAMAICAN FOOD!!! Never had a mango mimosa. P.S. Glad you made your flight LOL
LOL, I loved your recap of how you almost missed the flight, and I’m so glad you didn’t! That food looks amazing! I’m a sucker for good chicken (wings to be exact) and waffles, so that picture took me to my happy place! The mango mimosas sound delish as well!
Kasi, I made it just LOL! But the food was so amazing and I am a sucker for a mango mimosa.
Nicole M Williams says
totally trying this out on a family day! thanks for sharing this!
Glad to help! And let them know you saw it on the blog! 🙂
I am a sucker for trying out chicken and waffles. The food looks good. Glad you didn’t miss your flight.
It was real tight, Holly LOL. But those darn mango mimosas (and the food) had me right proper. LOL
Chasing Joy says
A mango mimosa does sound really good. The food looked yummy.
Tiff @ Sip The Tea says
The food looks soooo amazing.