We love how Boracay has become not just one of the top tourist destinations in the country, but also a growing hub for many must-visit restaurants and food spots.
While some of Boracay’s most famous restaurants only opened in the past 5 years, other iconic food spots of the island have been open for decades—with good reason!
One of these iconic food spots is Jammers which first opened in 2002, serving hearty burgers and milkshakes. Unfortunately, the original owner, Miguel Walsdorf, passed away a few years ago so his wife decided to sell the restaurant during the pandemic.
Bianca Araneta-Elizalde decided to take over the place—which is now Jammers Beach Shack—since she was great friends with the Walsdorfs. Moreover, her husband also owned Aria which stood right next to Jammers.
“The reason why I decided to take over this space and brand when it was offered to me during the pandemic is mainly because we had already lost Miguel, I knew that if this was purchased by someone else, we would possibly lose Jammers too,” says Elizalde.
“I could see the potential in the brand, after all, it was already a well-known establishment on the island so I was inspired to revive it and bring it to 2023 with a whole new look and menu that paid homage to what Miguel had started.”
And so that’s what the new Jammers Beach Shack is today: a whole new restaurant that pays homage to its original roots all while rising to become the newest icon in Boracay.
A revamped menu
The new menu takes inspiration from what Jammers was originally known for and is recreated into a whole new Hawaiian-inspired menu.
Their new Jammer’s Smashed Burgers features double beef patties cooked to meaty perfection, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and Jammer’s secret sauce all sandwiched between two tasty brioche buns. If you’re looking for great burgers on the island, this should definitely be at the top of your list.
Jammers Beach Shack now also serves delicious Hawaiian-style rice dishes.
Their Jamaican Jerk Chicken just might be one of the most flavorful meals I’ve had in Boracay. The dish features a hearty serving of flavorful lemongrass coconut rice, a savory grilled jerk chicken, and crispy sweet potato chips served with cilantro garlic mayo and spiced vinegar.
Their serving is massive, and because the chicken and the rice are both super flavorful, we couldn’t get enough of the Jamaican Jerk Chicken!
The Puerto Rican Fried Shrimp is another bestselling dish. It also features lemongrass coconut rice and crispy sweet potato chips, but it’s served with crispy and huge fried shrimp! This was definitely my personal favorite because the spiced vinegar perfectly complements the crunch of fried shrimp and lemongrass coconut rice.
Jammers Beach Shack also offers some hearty appetizers. Some notable starters include their Fish Tacos which feature huge and crispy beer-battered fish fillets, and the savory Carne Asada Tacos with slow-cooked beef brisket served on corn tortillas and flavorful homemade salsa.
You also shouldn’t be sleeping on their drinks and desserts. They have a variety of refreshing fruit smoothies that would be perfect to pair with their flavorful meals.
When it comes to their desserts, you have to try their homemade Pineapple Whip which is reminiscent of Disneyland’s Dole Whip. It’s definitely the perfect cold treat to enjoy along the beaches of Boracay.
Their Blueberry Cheesecake is also another bestseller, given that it’s so creamy and smooth; plus their slice is huge.
A cozy space in a tropical paradise
Jammers Beach Shack serves a wide variety of delicious dishes, and their beautiful space offers such a cozy and chill atmosphere that we even found ourselves going back a second time just to enjoy their beachfront seats and a sweet treat.
The space definitely looks like what a beach shack should look like—casual with lots of tropical elements and distressed wood, plus retro accents that nod to the original Jammers.
The cute communal table on the ground floor even has wooden swings for seats!
“I just want our customers to explore the menu beyond the burgers and really enjoy the experience. I want them to feel happy and relaxed when in Jammers,” shares Elizalde.
And that’s exactly what we enjoyed during our visit to Jammers Beach Shack (aside from their great food, of course)—the slowing down of time and being able to savor the relaxing vibe of Boracay and the restaurant itself.
With its gastronomic menu, aesthetically pleasing space, and remarkably relaxing atmosphere, the new Jammers Beach Shack is sure to be another Boracay icon.
Jammers Beach Shack
Beachfront, D’Mall of Boracay, Boracay Island
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