Jerk Shack Excited to Open Third Location at Hemisfair

Wednesday 02nd, June 2021 / 10:19 Written by
Jerk Shack Excited to Open Third Location at Hemisfair


The Jerk Shack will open its third location downtown at Hemisfair and will boast a full bar and an elevated take on its Caribbean-inspired fare!


Popular Caribbean-inspired restaurant, The Jerk Shack, is excited to announce its third brick-and-mortar location coming to Hemisfair in downtown San Antonio. The new Jerk Shack restaurant will be located in the Schultze House, one of the historically recreated homes in the Hemisfair district. The 1,740 square foot restaurant is set to open in the summer of 2022.

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Jerk Shack’s third location will feature the menu and flavors of the original Jerk Shack that San Antonians have come to love, but will also have an elevated menu featuring steakhouse-like items and more for an added traditional dining experience. The Hemisfair location will also feature a full bar and cocktail program, which is not currently available at the other Jerk Shack locations.

“The response to The Jerk Shack has been amazing, which has allowed us to expand across the city,” said The Jerk Shack Chef and Owner Nicola Blaque. “Our fans and customers have been extremely supportive of our growth so we’re looking forward to bringing The Jerk Shack to Hemisfair.”

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“We’ve been huge fans of Jerk Shack since they opened their first location, and we’re over the moon that Chef Nicola and her team are joining the Hemisfair family,” said Andres Andujar, CEO of Hemisfair. “I can’t think of a better addition to our parks district and the downtown core than their craveable Caribbean cuisine.”

The Jerk Shack’s cuisine is inspired by the flavors of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Chef Blaque and her team have incorporated the flavors and techniques of Caribbean cooking into American favorites like mac and cheese, tacos and more that create a unique blend of cultures.

Of course, more traditional Caribbean dishes like braised oxtail, jerk chicken and more are also available at the restaurant. Chef Blaque will also have her Executive Chef from Mi Roti, Chef Lionel “Butch” Blache, run the kitchen with her at Jerk Shack’s Hemisfair location.

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The third Jerk Shack location marks the fourth restaurant opening for Chef Blaque in San Antonio. In addition to her flagship location, she recently opened Mi Roti, a Caribbean-style concept in Pearl’s Bottling Department, in July 2020. The Jerk Shack’s second location at 10234 State Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78251 is set to open for service this summer.

Additional information about the official offerings and opening date for the third Jerk Shack location will be announced at a later date. For more information and for the latest updates, follow along on The Jerk Shack’s Facebook and Instagram


The Jerk Shack is a concept by Chef Nicola Blaque and her husband Cornelius Massey. After serving ten years in the Army, Blaque began working as a private chef to explore her passion for cooking. She relocated to San Antonio from Hawaii to pursue a degree at the Culinary Institute of America where she graduated in 2016. Blaque returned to her Jamaican roots and began focusing on Caribbean cuisine, working to bring the unique flavors to South Texas.

In 2018, the team launched The Jerk Shack, a restaurant inspired by the flavors of Jamaica and the Caribbean. The Jerk Shack has received national praise including being featured by Eater as one of the 2019 Top 16 New Restaurants in America as well as being included in GQ’s 2020 Best New Restaurants in America


The Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) was created by City Council in 2009 to redevelop the former site of the 1968 World’s Fair in San Antonio, Texas. HPARC is dedicated to the transformation of Hemisfair into a sustainable, self-funded urban district with residences, local businesses, unique programming and three parks—Yanaguana Garden, Civic Park (Phase II) and Tower Park (Phase III).

Hemisfair is where San Antonio meets: it is a vibrant gathering place for a day with friends and the city’s biggest celebrations. HPARC is a 501(c)3 local government corporation, supported in part by the Hemisfair Conservancy, an independent 501(c)3. For more information, visit and follow @hemisfair.  

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