We’re Open: Shadee’s Jamaican takeout restaurant in Riverhead

Owner Shane Hope bounced around the metro area when he first came to the United States from his native Jamaica.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2021, 12:40 PM

Updated 1,112 days ago

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You don't have to hop on a plane to enjoy authentic Jamaican food.
From the classic curry goat, to sweet potato muffin with coconut – the authentic food is served up at Shadee's, a Jamaican takeout restaurant in Riverhead.
Shane Hope bounced around the metro area when he first came to the United States from his native Jamaica.     
He worked in a family member's Jamaican restaurant in the Bronx, then decided to open his own. He chose Riverhead. “It was quiet, peaceful and everything. There was no Jamaican restaurants around here, so I thought that would probably be a good thing to do,” says Hope. Shane, his wife Dion and even their grandchildren all take part in serving the unique flavors of his native land. “He's come up with a signature spicy barbecue and the pork ribs are becoming a Jamaican style staple in here,” days Dion.


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