Montego Bay is one of the most famous cities in Jamaica and one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. The city is known for its lively atmosphere and stunning beaches. There are many things to enjoy in Montego Bay, and dining out is undoubtedly part of the experience when visiting this destination, as there are some great places to eat. While most of the restaurants in this city serve Jamaican cuisine, there are also some fusion restaurants and restaurants serving cuisine from other parts of the world. Here are the top 10 restaurants in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
10. Evelyn is on the beach
One place that tourists unfamiliar with the city often overlook is Evelyn’s On the Beach, although it is popular with locals and tourists who have visited Montego Bay several times. It is a rustic restaurant that specializes in seafood. The restaurant uses fresh local seafood to create its dishes, and most of the menu items are traditional Jamaican options. Typical examples you will see on the menu include stuffed rotis and fish cooked with rice.
9. Dragon Court
Although you will likely want to try Jamaican cuisine during your stay in Montego Bay, you may not want to eat this style of food at every meal. Fortunately, there are many restaurants serving alternative cuisines, including Dragon Court. It is a fine dining Chinese restaurant in Montego Bay that is located inside the Fairview Mall. Most of the menu items are Cantonese favorites, although there are some more unusual offerings on the menu.
8. Usain Bolt’s tracks and records
Usain Bolt is one of the most famous and successful people in Jamaica. Many people don’t realize that the world record-breaking Olympian owns a restaurant in Montego Bay called Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records. The athlete has dedicated the restaurant to himself and his achievements, as there is a huge statue of him at the entrance and televisions play reruns of his participation in various events. Its own themed restaurant also serves excellent food, and some examples of menu items include jerk dishes, seafood curries, janga soup, and pepper shrimp.
7. Hog pit
Conveniently located on the Hip Strip, Pork Pit is a glorified food shack. Therefore, you should not expect an excellent dining experience at this restaurant. Instead, you get a traditional Jamaican culinary experience, as the food is cooked in a traditional jerk pit with wooden bell pepper sticks over hot coals. As you walk down Gloucester Avenue, the aroma of meat cooking over the hole is likely to tempt you into the restaurant to sample something from the menu.
6. The Pelican Grill
Its bright orange exterior makes The Pelican Grill one of Montego Bay’s most notable restaurants. While the bright exterior gives the restaurant a Caribbean vibe, the interior has a completely different flair. Inside the restaurant, there is a vintage pub theme, with brown leather booths and wood paneled walls. Diners can choose from a menu of traditional Jamaican dishes, such as West Indian curry or oxtail stew. Pelican Grill is located on Gloucester Avenue on the Hip Strip.
5. DLE coffee
The best restaurant for vegetarians and vegans in Montego Bay is DLE Café at the Fairview Mall. Although it is a healthy place to dine with plenty of salads and smoothies, there are plenty of hearty options on the menu as well. Even if you are not vegan, you should stop by to try the plant-based food or just enjoy a cup of coffee with one of their delicious cakes or desserts.
4. Peppa’s cool place
An unusual place to dine is Peppa’s Cool Spot, as it is an open-air restaurant. The benefit of dining al fresco is the uninterrupted views of the coastline and jungle. The menu consists of traditional Jamaican dishes such as ackee and cod, curried seafood, and jerk chicken or pork. It is one of the best places to enjoy a romantic meal, as sitting under the stars with the warm glow of the candles is the perfect setting for romance. You will find this restaurant along Rampart Close in Montego Bay.
3. Houseboat grill
Lonely Planet recommends dining at Houseboat Grill, which has become one of the most popular and famous restaurants in Montego Bay. As the name suggests, the setting of this restaurant is a converted houseboat moored in the Bogue lagoon, so there are views of the water no matter where you sit. To enjoy the best views and enjoy a …