Who knew hidden in Stonecrest, GA in DeKalb County you can find such an authentic Caribbean experience?! We didn’t until heading into Hilltop. The restaurant is located in, the new city of Stonecrest, in a shopping center near the popular Mall at Stonecrest.
Hilltop has become a local’s favorite for go to Caribbean. They have incredible handmade juices and the most delicious meats and vegetables plates you can get. Hilltop offers quick and friendly service as you order at the counter selecting exactly what you want. It makes for a quick and reasonable lunch or dinner.
While here, you need to get a fresh made Patty. We recommend getting the curry chicken or vegetable patty. This handheld filled pastries are simply a must. Our favorite was the vegetable, but don’t miss the jerk patty. For the main event, we tried a sampling in order to find our favorite. The most popular of the locals and frequent visitors are any of jerk, brown stew, or curried chicken or pork dishes. Also available is cow foot with butterbean and oxtail with butterbean if that is more your “Off the Eatin’ Path” style!
My favorite was the brown stew chicken. The sauce was so robust and flavorful I am drooling just thinking about it. Tip: ask for extra sauce so it coats the rice underneath like a gravy. For the side the mashed sweet potato has the most amazing spices and taste. The mac & cheese is also a delicious unique and yet familiar dish. Ooh, and don’t miss the fried plantains! Holy Amazing, they are good!
To drink you MUST grab a fresh house made juice. We recommend the irish moss which was a perfect complement to the spicy jerk chicken or any spicier dish! It is made from a type of seaweed and sweetened milk. It complements the spices well. They have many varieties, and all are freshly made in house!
Always take a look at the exciting menu, they even feature exciting traditional breakfast items like home made porridge, callaloo & saltfish or ackee.
Next time you are looking for some comfort Caribbean, look no further than Hilltop Caribbean Grille in Stonecrest.
Hilltop Caribbean Grille
8200 Mall Pkwy #215, Lithonia, GA 30038