Akbar - Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-979-0113
Akbar provides diners with a different sort of spicy meal.
Authentic Indian chefs prepare their native cuisine with precision,
and the ambiance is perfectly balanced with suitable Indian furnishings.
Menu favorites include Chicken Tikka Masala, a long list of curried dishes,
and Tandoori Chicken. Although spices rule Jamaican cuisine, Akbar is truly in a class of its own.
Belfield 1794 - Barnett Estate, Montego Bay · 876-952-2382
Visitors with an appreciation of history and a taste
for fine Caribbean dining flock to Belfield 1794. Located in the great house at Barnett Estate,
the restaurant serves a variety of dishes in traditional "dutchies", or cast-iron pots.
These dishes include beef filet cooked in plantain wine and sweet potato pudding, curry-spiced goat,
and a traditional Jamaican favorite called jerk, which combines slow-roasted meat and allspice, thyme,
and a variety of other local spices. As a bonus, you are treated to a fifteen-minute tour of the historical
mansion after dinner.
Calabash Restaurant - 5 Queens Dr, in the Winged Victory Hotel, Montego Bay · 876-952-3891
This famous Montego Bay establishment has drawn many international stars with its skillfully prepared dishes
and stylish service. The extensive menu includes local cuisine like Jamaican she-crabs and curried goat,
but the seafood options really attract attention. Begin with lobster bisque before graduating to an entrée like
poached fish in a white wine sauce, lobster and garlic butter, or the ever-popular smorgasbord, seafood calabash.
Landlubbers will also feel right at home with an entrée like loin of lamb or filet mignon.
Cucina Romana - Kent Ave, at Sandals Montego Bay, Montego Bay · 876-952-5510
Italian dining may be hard to come by in Montego Bay, but Cucina Romana more than makes up for the void.
Entrées include pan-grilled swordfish steak, slowly cooked veal with saffron rice,
spaghetti marinara with smoked salmon, and baked lasagna in a creamy tomato sauce.
The aroma from the open kitchen is compelling enough to draw you in from the street.
Homemade pizzas are also available.
Day-O Plantation Restaurant - Barnett Estate Plantation, Lot 1, Montego Bay · 876-952-1825
Diners with a hankering for Jamaican cuisine will find that Day-O Plantation is second-to-none in the city.
Every dish provides a delicious guide to Jamaican spices, and some of the best entrées include ragout of seafood in a creamy herb sauce,
peppered steak, and broiled rock lobster simmering in lemon butter. Seafood dishes like Conch Creole are equally appealing,
and the vegetarian menu offers exceptional options like Curry Caribe,
a combination of tropical fruits and local vegetables drenched in a zesty sauce.
Guangzhou - Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-952-6200
Guangzhou combines the best Chinese cuisine in the city and one of the best views off Miranda Ridge to give
Montego Bay visitors a unique dinning experience. Understated at lunch and crowded for dinner, the restaurant
serves traditional Chinese favorites like chicken or shrimp lo mein, and the view of the bay is as impressive
as you will find.
Houseboat Grill - Freeport Rd, Montego Bay · 876-979-8845
This quaint restaurants unique setting aboard a picturesque houseboat gives diners an opportunity to dine on
the sealiterally and figuratively. The menu boasts seafood dishes like New Zealand mussels, red snapper filets,
and pepper shrimp. The landlubbers choices are excellent as well and include Jamaican-spiced pork medallions,
fondue, and expertly seasoned steaks. The menu rotates often, so call ahead to reservations and specials.
Julia's - Bogue Hill, Julia's Estate, Montego Bay · 876-952-1772
Julias is a Montego Bay institution when it comes romantic dining and the freshest pasta available.
Neville and Gisela Roe offer diners ten different types of pasta accompanied by fresh lobster, shrimp, pork,
and beef. The homemade soups make a great appetizer, and when the main course ends, dont overlook the Black
Forest Cake or one of a variety of cheesecakes.
Le Chalet - 32 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-952-5240
Its not French, though the name is, and its not a fast food joint, though the surrounding restaurants
and stores might make you think fine food would be hard to find in the area. Instead, Le Chalet provides a
truly scrumptious selection of Jamaican, continental, and Asian dishes. The restaurant serves up colossal
burgers and sandwiches for the lunch crowd, and at dinner, patrons can gorge themselves on Cantonese chicken,
steak, and some of the best curried lobster in the city.
Pier 1 - Howard Cooke Blvd, Montego Bay · 876-952-2452
Pier 1 has a no-holds-barred approach to seafood. At lunchtime, the extensive appetizer menu is like a
magnet to locals and visitors alike. Some of the highlights include crab-stuffed shrimp, conch bits,
seafood chowder, and jerk barbecue lobster and shrimp kebabs. Another popular attraction is the Friday buffet,
which features red snapper, gingered shrimp, and curried lobster as well as filet mignon. Stay after the buffet
and into the night to dance with the locals.
Pork Pit - 27 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-952-1046
Jerk puts Jamaican cuisine on the map, and the Pork Pit specializes in drawing visitors to its table with some
of the islands finest examples of this Jamaican dish. Made with pork, beef, fish or chicken, jerk is usually
slow-roasted or barbecued to bring out the piquant flavors of spices like thyme, pimento, and ginger. Every
dish is reasonably priced, and the restaurant is ideally located near the areas best beachestwo reasons why
many beachgoers end up here for a quick lunch at one of the picnic tables.
Richmond Hill Inn - 45 Union St, Montego Bay · 876-952-3859
This open-air restaurant looks out onto the sparkling waters and city lights of Montego Bay and offers an
eclectic menu. One of the reliable house specialties is the lobster, which, combined with the view, encourages
patrons to make a second trip up Richmond Hill. Other menu favorites include Mahi Mahi and Jamaican-spiced
shrimp as well as international staples like mouthwatering Wiener schnitzel and steaks. Somewhat dressy attire
is proper for this elegant restaurant.
Round Hill Dining Room - Rte A1, North Coast Hwy, Round Hill Hotel, Montego Bay · 876-956-7050
Your first trip to Round Hill Dining Hall will confirm the restaurants aura of luxury and elegance.
Diners feast by candlelight on dishes such as mahi mahi with orange salad, Caribbean veal, and shrimp pasta
coated in cream and wine sauce. Each night of the week features a different atmosphere and cuisine. Casual
Mondays are for barbecue, Fridays usher in Jamaican food and entertainment, and on Saturdays, diners sport
dresses and jackets for a sophisticated meal. Seafood is served fresh daily so that diners who crave shrimp,
crab, lobster, or fresh fish will never go home disappointed.
Seahorse Grill - Montego Bay Yacht Club, Freeport, Montego Bay · 876-864-9133
Buy one Lobster dinner at regular price & receive a second lobster dinner FREE! Choice of: Grilled, Curried, Creole or Thermidor
Every Wednesday 6pm to 11pm
PLUS, Live Caribbean Jazz from 7:30 to 10pm
Dine al fresco under the stars overlooking the marina, the bay & the city lights!
GREAT FRIDAY SPECIALS!
HAPPY HOUR 5pm to 7pm - 2 for 1 Local Bar AND FRIDAY DINNER BUFFET 7pm to 10pm
Variety of Different Selections Every Friday.
Sugar Mill - North Coast Rd, Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Resort, Montego Bay · 876-953-2314
Located at the Half Moon Golf Course, this gem offers a terrace with a view and a menu with a bite. The zesty
seafood creations perfectly mingle Jamaican spices with the days freshest catches. The pumpkin soup makes a
good starter, and lobster in a tangy Pickapeppa sauce and smoked marlin star on the menu. If you dont want
seafood, you can also order curried goat or jerk chicken. Set against a picturesque background, Sugar Mill
definitely scores well for romance and intimacy.
Tapas features Spanish cuisine tempered by local specialties and a hint of international flavor. Chef Oliver
Magnus prepares his eclectic dishes in dramatic fashion and bestows his personal charm on every dish. Menu
items include New Zealand lamb with slight Jamaican seasoning, smoked duck tapas with a jerk sauce, and red
snapper swimming in a ranch and cheese sauce. Small and intimate, Tapas is a perfect romantic dinner choice.
The Brewery - Gloucester Ave, Miranda Ridge Plaza, Montego Bay · 876-940-2433
The Brewery is a versatile restaurant that can serve as both a quick lunch stop and a cozy dinner destination.
The menu involves little creativity, though the mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches, a level above average bar
food, are understandably favorites with locals and visitors. In fact, over a dozen burger options grace the
menu, and the smell of Jamaican jerk and fajitas from the kitchen is mesmerizing. Pub-like and sometimes
lively, The Brewery draws a crowd that wants to keep the word "relax" in their vacation plans.
The Native - 29 Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-979-2769
In such tropical climes as Jamaica offers, it is unthinkable to spend too much time indoors. This fact
alone is enough to put The Natives open-air dining room on your short list, but the food may bring you
back for a seconds. Delicious jerk chicken, curried goat, and smoked marlin top the menu options, and the
Boonoonoonoos is an excellent choice for those who want to sample a variety of Jamaican specialties. For
dessert, order coconut pie or one of their fruity concoctions.
The Pelican - Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-952-3171
Every city seems to have a long-standing favorite when it comes to restaurants, and in Montego Bay, The
Pelican fits the bill. For over three decades, the restaurant has attracted diners who yearn for tasty burgers,
barbecue dishes, or daily lunch specials like fried chicken. Other draws, though they are a bit more pricey,
include curried lobster and a variety of vegetarian dishes. The full Jamaican breakfasts especially attract
crowds in the mornings, so make sure to get up early so you can grab a seat.
Three Palms - across from the Wyndham Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay · 876-953-2650
Set in a country club-type building, Three Palms caters to a crowd who enjoy posh continental cuisine and
ambiance. The menu items are somewhat pricey, but the Long Island duck, lobster dishes, and seafood choices
are skillfully prepared to make the sacrifice worth it. Ask about the daily specials and pasta dishes if you
want the freshest items on the menu.
Town House - 16 Church St, Montego Bay · 876-952-2660
Elegant yet cozy, Town House attracts both discerning local diners and famous couples like Goldie Hawn and
Kurt Russell. Located in a centuries-old building, the restaurant starts you off with appetizers like pumpkin
soup, and the long list of entrées is full of winning dishes like Caribbean rock lobster, seafood curry, and
barbecued spare ribs. Another unique Caribbean taste is the escovitch dishes, which are fried fish served in
a spicy sauce. The warm atmosphere and dim lighting make Town House an excellent choice for an intimate lunch
or romantic dinner.
Voyage Bar & Grill - Gloucester Ave, at Aquasol Theme Park, Montego Bay · 876-979-9447
Set within Aquasol Theme Park, the Voyage Bar & Grill offers typical, though appetizing seafood and local
dishes. Some of the best items are grilled jerk chicken or fish, Red Stripe snapper, and lobster prepared
escovitch, Creole, or curried style. The hot open-face roast beef sandwiches are a great non-seafood option.
Wexford Grill - Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay · 876-952-2854
The Wexford is a traditional gathering place for early-risers who want to start off the day with a hot meal.
Enjoy fried Johnny Cakes or fried plantain along with some French toast and some juicelocally grown, of course.
Sunday brunch is especially popular, so you might want to call ahead to see if theres room.