Off Howard Cooke Blvd.Phone: 876-952-2452Cuisine: Seafood, $10 - $30Located in the marina the Pier tends to get packed on the weekends with all the party cruises departing in the vicinity. Grilled lobster and several preparations of snapper are recommended. Go on Friday to dance with the locals.
Cuisine: Steak and seafood, $10 to $30Phone: 876-953-2228Located on the golf course at Half Moon the Sugar Mill specializes in seafood and local cuisine. Major credit cards accepted and reservations are a must.
Next to Barnett Estate PlantationPhone: 876-952-1825Cuisine: Eclectic, $10 to $20Located in a beautiful Georgian-style plantation house guests dine on the garden terrace. Day-O specializes in steak and seafood with a local twist. Major credit cards accepted. Great Jamaican style deserts. Closed on Mondays.
29 Gloucester Ave.Phone: 876-979-2769Cuisine: Eclectic, under $20Overlooking Gloucester Avenue, this open-air stone terrace serves Jamaican and international dishes. Be sure to try the "boonoonoonoos" platter (a sampler of local dishes), and round out with coconut pie or "duckanoo" (a sweet dumpling of cornmeal, coconut, and banana wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed). Reservations essential and major credits card accepted.
27 Gloucester St.876-952-1046Cuisine: Jerk and other local specialties, InexpensieThe most famous of all Jamaican cuisines is Jerk and you haven't really experienced the island without trying at least two variations of this mouthwatering . This incendiary barbecuing seasoning is concocted from scotch bonnet peppers, allspice (known as "pimento" in Jamaica) and other spices. The delicious scent of jerked pork wafts from jerk shacks all over town, but many more touristic restaurants offer jerk fish and chicken. Also, because the Jamaican Rastafarians, famous for their dreadlocked hair and reggae music, are vegetarians, it is usually easy to find meatless selections in Jamaican restaurants.
Gloucester Ave.Phone: 876-952-4777Cuisine: Seafood, $10 to $30Table side Caesar salad preparation and "flambed" seafood specialties make this a popular spot for romantic. Reservations necessary, no lunch and major credit cards accepted.
Gloucester Ave.Phone: 876-952-4777Cuisine: Fun, comfort food and under $20Look for the big water slide that connects to the water. Casual dishes including jerks, burgers, pizzas and the like. Major credit cards accepted.
32 Gloucester Ave.Phone: 876-952-6063Cuisine: Chinese and Jamaican, less than $20Don't judge a book by its cover! Located in strip mall and the French name don't convey how really good the Chinese and Jamaican food is here. Don't miss this one. Tastiest lobster for less than $20 on the island. AE, MC, V. No lunch Sunday.
Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego BayPhone: +1 876-622-2878Cuisine: Caribbean, Wine Bar, International, $10-$70 per personLocated in the Fairview Shopping Centre, Uncorked West is a great place for a weekend meetup with friends. Come for the wine bar and stay for the great food and ambience.
3 Whitter Village Opposite Riu Hotel, Ironshore, Montego BayPhone: +1 876-953-9460Cuisine: Chinese/Indian, $15-$30 per person Not the typical local food in the Caribbean, but its uniqueness is what makes the tourists flock here.
Falmouth Road, Montego BayPhone: +1 876-953-8041Cuisine: Barbecue, $5-$20 per personVoted as some of the best barbecue food in Jamaica, one of Montego Bay’s top places to eat.
7 Gloucester Avenue St James Place Plaza, Montego BayPhone: +1 876-971-0000Cuisine: Seafood, Bar, Soups, $7-$23 per personAuthentic Jamaican flavors coupled with outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi for all customers.
Southern Cross Blvd, Montego BayPhone: +1 876-979-8845Cuisine: Seafood, $15-$60 per personClassic surf and turf. The Houseboat Grill is great for a romantic dinner for two with your significant other.
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