With over 30 years of expertise in Jamaica villa experiences, we expertly curate restaurant recommendations that cater to all palates. From the stunning setting and mixed cuisine at Bellefield Restaurant just outside Montego Bay to the exclusive and floating Houseboat restaurant known for its seafood and remarkable views, our selections promise unforgettable culinary delights. Whether you seek a gourmet meal with Caribbean vistas or a casual beachside feast, our handpicked choices are designed to enhance your stay, ensuring every meal is as spectacular as the landscapes.

Please note: The Area Code for Jamaica is 876. Some numbers require 1+ dialing. All prices are subject to change. While it is suggested that gentlemen wear long pants at most of the recommended restaurants in the evenings, casual dress is acceptable. Coats and ties are neither required nor appropriate except during Christmas and New Year's weeks. Check the dress code when you call for reservations.

Bellefield Restaurant

Located just outside Montego Bay. Stunning location, and excellent food. A mix of Jamaican and international fare. Specialty nights - 2 for 1 Lobster/seafood, wings & Beer night, etc. 876-952-2382

Blue Beat

Jazz bar on Gloucester Ave (the Hip Strip). Have dinner at Marguerite's, then go next door to hear good live jazz. Gloucester Ave. 876-952-4777

Chill Out Hut

Local beach restaurant between Montego Bay & Falmouth. Great location to stop and have lunch on the way to your villa. Jamaican fare with burgers and ribs. 876-620-8720


Floating restaurant in Freeport, ferry across from parking area. Pepper shrimp, tenderloin, seafood. Reasonable prices and very good. Call for reservations. Request a table on the outside deck for the view! Recommended! Freeport Rd, Montego Bay. 876-979-8845

Lobster Trap

Authentic Jamaican ultra-casual spot. Outdoor tables piled high with charcoal-grilled lobster -- on the beach's edge in Hopewell between Tryall and Round Hill. Do call for reservations. 876-783-5046. Do not dress up.


Informal Italian restaurant in Fairview Shopping district. Good pizza. 876-488-9541


Good restaurant over the water on Gloucester Ave (the Hip Strip). Formal dining room with an excellent (pricey) menu. Flambé Lobster, Shrimp, Fish, and Desserts. Fine for adults. 876-952-4777. Next door is Jimmy Buffett's MARGARITAVILLE Sports Bar and disco with a big screen tv, water slide, and good light menu. Fun for teenagers and playful adults. Gloucester Ave. 876-952-4777

MVP Smokehouse

Jerk, Ribs, Seafood. Great for foodies who want to try the island's cuisine all under one roof! Bogue Road, Reading, Montego Bay, Jamaica. 876-622-7198

Mystic Thai

Excellent Thai restaurant in West Montego Bay. Themed nights & Cocktail nights, vibrant local crowd, incredible food. Fairview, Montego Bay. 876-889-2430

Northe Pointe

Very good beach bar at Eclipse, Half Moon. Great for lunch & casual dinner. Burgers, steaks, tacos. 876-953-2314


Casual Denny's-type restaurant on the Hip Strip. Good for kids, Jamaican food. Also serves alcohol. Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay· 876-952-3171

Pier One

Good all-around menu, late-night drinking and dancing spot for locals & tourists, and waterfront. Central Montego Bay. 876-952-2452

Pork Pit

You can't leave Jamaica without consuming Jerk Pork, Jerk Chicken (spicy or mild), and Wonder Bread. 27 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-952-1046.

Round Hill Terrace & Caribbean Grill

Al-fresco dining by the sea for lunch and dinner. Also, piano bar and entertainment two nights each week. Upscale. Round Hill Hotel, Montego Bay · Reservations 876-956-7050

Round Hill Beach Party

Every MONDAY Beach barbecue buffet with Calypso band. Every THURSDAY farm-to-table dinner showcases Round Hill’s organic garden produce. Every FRIDAY Jamaica night with a Jamaican buffet, a steel or reggae band, and a Jamaican floor show. 50% discount for children under 12 years old. Reservations 876-956-7050


Best jerk on the Island. Great vibe, and a good local scene at night. Jerk Pork, Chicken, Fish, Ribs, and Sausage. Holiday Inn Montego Bay & Fairview Plaza.

Sea Island Beach Club & Restaurant

Situated right on Doctors Cave Beach, the new beach club has drawn in the younger crowd. Access to their lovely sandy cove and informal local and international fare. 876-288-6382

Sky Beach Bar & Restaurant

Very local fresh fish restaurant. Best fried whole fish, shrimp & Conch. Between Round Hill & Tryall. 876-956-5006

Sugar Mill

Opposite Half Moon golf pro shop. Outdoor dining in a lighted garden. One of the best. Coast Rd, Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Resort, Montego Bay ·876-953-2314

Treatz Bakehouse & Cafe

Great news Patisserie. Bread, Birthday/specialty cakes, croissants & desserts in the Fairview shopping district. 876-423-0406 (Whats App)

Uncorked West

Wine Bar is a good choice of wines, excellent cheeses for sale, and a small inventive menu. West Montego Bay. 876-622-2878

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records

Fun sports bar, with good Jamaican food, and huge screens. Central Montego Bay. 876-971-0000


For authentic Jamaican food prepared by Valrie herself, try this small roadside eatery in Sandy Bay (2 miles west of Tryall). Plastic utensils, plates heaped high, inexpensive, an occasional puppy in the car park, locals' favorite). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner ~ but call first to be sure she’s open. 876-953-5048.

Almond Tree Restaurant

Lovely setting on the sea. Swing bar. Good seafood, Continental, and Jamaican cuisine. Well priced. Open for lunch and dinner. Main Street, Ocho Rios. 876-974-2813.

Bambu Blu

Beach club & restaurant. Great food, the good local scene on weekends. Water sports are available. Try the new Water Jet Pack experience! Mammee Bay, St Ann. 876-974-9983

Bettino at Marina Village, Drax Hall

Excellent pizza, order and collect as you are passing through. 876-562-5600

Christophers at Hermosa Cove

Modern Caribbean Cuisine. Hermosa Cove, Ocho Rios. 876-974-3699

Farm to Table - Zionites Organic Farm

Tour a 15-acre Organic farm in St Ann with Owners Chris & Lisa Binns. Chris will guide you through the lush vegetation, picking fruit, vegetables & edible flowers for your lunch. Relax in the kitchen while Lisa prepares your sample-tasting, Fire Grilled Pizza, or Vegetarian Feast. Tour days are Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday. Highly recommended 876-562-9760 or 876-895-2276

Jamaica Inn - The Terrave

Beautiful Colonial atmosphere. Dining by the sea. Continental cuisine. Excellent lunch buffets in High Season. Very English. Jacket & tie for dinner. Ask to see the Churchill suite. Expensive. 876-974-2514.

Ms T’s

Excellent local-style restaurant. Very popular. A good place to try authentic Jamaican dishes. Main Street, Ocho Rios. 876-795-0099

Passage to India

Good Indian food. Upstairs Soni Plaza, Ocho Rios. Take-out is available. 876-975-3182


Best Jerk on the Island. Hugely popular lunch stop. Jerk Chicken, Pork, Fish, Ribs, Sausage. Nice bar. Drax Hall, St Ann. 876-794-9457


Lovely location on the grounds of Harmony Hall, just outside Ocho Rios. Lovely New York-style bar. Great local food and international. Modern Jamaican at its best. Jamaican Country Lunch every Saturday. 876-603-3777

Smurf’s Café

Great breakfast café. Good local Jamaican food at reasonable prices with vegetarian choices. 876-504-7814

Jack Sprat

Well know local restaurant near the ocean. Cool vibe next to Jakes Hotel. Live music & movie night. Great local seafood – curried conch, freshly caught fish, also serves Pizza! – 876-965-3583


Pizzas, pasta, seafood. Good vibe and music.


Caribbean seafood and Jamaican fare. Vegetarian, vegan, and Gluten Free options. Lovely terrace in the hotel overlooking to pool and sea. 876-526-2428

Lobster Pot

Café right on the beach at Great bay, very local, excellent Lobster. 100% Jamaican! 876-456-8719

The Singing Chef

Local restaurant serving great local fare – jerk Chicken, grilled Lobster plus the family all get together to sing!! Fun entertainment. 876-422-5211

*List updated February 2023