Restaurants

Top Choice Jamaican in Montego Bay

Houseboat Grill

Moored in Bogue Lagoon at Montego Bay Freeport, this converted houseboat is the best restaurant in the city. The changing menu offers eclectic Caribbean fusion cuisine: tiger shrimp in a fiery red curry, smoked marl…
Top Choice Fusion in Montego Bay

Marguerite’s

This celebrated restaurant provides a lovely setting from which to watch the sunset while drinking cocktails, followed by dinner on the elegant clifftop patio. The pricey (some would say overpriced) menu edges towar…
Jerk in Montego Bay

Pork Pit

At this glorified food shack on the Hip Strip, a half-roasted chef slaves over a blackened barbecue fashioned from pimento wood sticks laid over smoking hot coals. His meat-cooking travails send a delicious aroma wa…
American in Montego Bay

Biggs BBQ Restaurant & Bar

Perched on a terrace above a thin ribbon of accessible beach, this sports-bar-cum-diner lives up to its name – the portions are BIG in an unashamedly American way, and dishes range from pulled pork and ribs to steam…
Jamaican in Montego Bay

Pelican

Loved by upper-crust Jamaicans and tourists both, Pelican is good for goat curry and oxtail, and the seasonal lobster dishes aren't bad either. Opened the same year Jamaica gained independence (1962) and armed with …
Jamaican in Montego Bay

Berry College Restaurant

In the courtyard of the Gloriana Hotel, this home-style Jamaican eatery demands a long wait for good food made from scratch. The menu features time-honored favorites such as pepperpot soup, roast pumpkin and a uniqu…
Jamaican in Montego Bay

Toby’s Good Eats

As casual eats go, Toby’s is a good choice, especially if you’re staying on Sunset Dr and don’t feel like venturing onto the actual Hip Strip. The menu features red snapper prepared the local way (steamed in foil wi…
American in Montego Bay

Pier One

Best known as a nightclub, Pier One also has a restaurant with a good, clean, waterfront setting – all of which are as much of a draw as the very good Jamaican standards the place serves, as well as burgers and seaf…
Chinese in Montego Bay

Dragon Court

This is the best fine-dining Chinese cuisine in MoBay, located in the modern Fairview Shopping Centre. The menu is replete with mostly Cantonese standards, with a few standouts including the tempting crispy duckling…
Jamaican in Montego Bay

Nyam ’n’ Jam

On the cusp of the craft market, you can retreat to check out this truly authentic Jamaican dining experience. Settle down for snapper with a spicy sauce; jerk or brown stew chicken; curried goat; or oxtail with ric…