Restaurants & Dining
Food Dude Top 4 International Restaurants
The stretch of Kings Highway between 16th and 17th Avenues North is like a one-block United Nations of flavor, ranging from Caribbean, Italian, Mediterranean, Moroccan and good ol' American soul food.
Here are the other international spots on the block:
Get a taste of Jamaica without leaving the mainland at this corner cafe that occupies a tiny end unit of a small strip mall. But this small spot packs a whole lot of flavor.
Offering all the traditional Jamaican favorites, Clarendon packs them in with its Jerked Chicken and Pork, Brown Stew Chicken, Oxtail and Curry Shrimp, Fish or Goat. Don’t forget the fried plantains and rice and peas.
DaVinci's and Michael's
Michael’s and DaVinci’s are two of the top pizzerias in town and happen to occupy the same block, giving guests their choice of Italian restaurants without a commute.
Both places are famous for their pizzas, but they offer much more. Calazones, Lasagna and other traditional dishes are available and it’s really hard to go wrong regardless of which one you decide to enter.
King David Kosher Moroccan & Mediterranean Cafe
Occupying the spot previously held by Buddha Lounge, King David delivers a unique blend of offerings from the North African, Middle Eastern and European confluence.
Choose from chicken or lamb Shawarma, Gyros, Schnitzel or Burgers, fresh Hummus and Couscous, Moroccan Fish Tagine baked in herbs, garlic and veggies, Moroccan Shish Lamb, Kufta Kabobs. You’ll find a wide range of flavors under one roof.
If none of these international places strike your taste buds, there’s always Big Mike’s just around the corner on 16th Avenue North.
Real American soul food and country cooking – fried pork chops, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy – are crawling distance away and you canm follow your nose to Big Mike Chesnut and Miss Queenie’s cooking.