We have been coming to Kingston 11 for a couple years now. Although we don't live in the neighbourhood, we still make it a point to cross a couple bridges at least once a month to have their jerk chicken. The jerk chicken is that addictive.
The jerk chicken is by far their standout dish. The spice level can be intimiating, but there's also a heavy dose of flavour behind the heat. It's definitely not boring. I can usually still taste the flavours long after a meal - it's a refreshing, licorice-ey kind of aftertaste. The chicken is usually grilled like meat cooked on the grill should be, very moist and succulent, with nicely charred skin and flavours infused into the entire piece of meat. Not like some other places where the flavour is only skin deep. I find that a bottle of ginger beer (or two) helps with the spice.
Actually I find all the food here is delicous. The stew chicken, jerk pork (even spicier than the jerk chicken), oxtail, and curry goat are all excellent. I'm not into the fish, but I'm also not into deepfried whole fish in general. Good patties too.
I can't say I've never had a bad meal here. There's been a bad batch here or there, or once in a while the food would have sat around a little too long for my liking. But overall the food is excellent.
I am far from an expert on jerk chicken, but I can tell that this is good food. For frame of reference, I have tried jerk chicken in Toronto, Miami and Vancouver. The jerk was good in Toronto, but I still prefer Kingston 11. Not impressed with other Vancouver jerk places - Riddum n Spice, Lion's Den, that other place on Commercial Drive, The Reef and a couple others.
The food is great. Service is friendly and laidback. That's why I keep coming back time and again.