About Us

ABOUT ISLAND DELIGHT IN COLORADO SPRINGS

About Carlene Francis
Owner, Island Delight

Many years ago, Carlene Francis opened a Jamaican Restaurant off Academy Boulevard and the Hancock Expressway, but sold the business after only a year to deploy overseas to Iraq. She did several stints back and forth, continuing with military defense contracting up until this past May 2015.

Then, in early November, she launched Island Delight (3735 Bloomington St.), because she loves to cook, matter-of-fact It’s her passion.

She grew up in the town of Savanna-la-Mar on Jamaica’s west coast, leaving the island when she was 20. Our menu reads like a local’s, with traditional dishes like curried goat and goat head soup, oxtail, and several jerk-spiced options. But she intentionally changed it up a bit from what was offered at the first restaurant, adding an array of salads and shrimp dishes, plus jerk burgers and wings and vegetarian items, some of which can be made vegan.

Customer Reviews

  • The staff is phenomenal and the food is out of this world. They make everything to order and it is worth it. We will be going here often!

    Kaitlyn B.
  • The staff is phenomenal and the food is out of this world. They make everything to order and it is worth it. We will be going here often!

    Grady C.
  • It's been too long since I've had oxtail and boy did this hit the spot. The service friendly, the food came out quickly, my drink was topped off twice. really a terrific experience all around.

    Corey H.
  • Fantastic food! I had the jerk pork and it was the juiciest, tenderest pork I've ever had. The sauce on it was absolutely incredible as well, I got the medium and it had a good kick to it! I highly recommend stopping by and grabbing a bite at Island Delight!

    Joseph B.
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