Top 10 restaurants in Jamaica

October 6, 2017 Layne Dawes

Is there anything better than stretching out like a cat in a warm patch of Jamaican sun? Only if you sprinkle your island vacation with a dash of adventure. Known fondly as “the land of wood and water,” Jamaica’s forests feature prime hiking and bird watching. History buffs can the heritage sites of Trelawny, while reggae and dancehall fans will love the authentic music clubs of Kingston. Montego Bay is perfect for snorkeling and shopping, while the spas of Ocho Rios can make any stresses melt away.
Things to do in Jamaica

1. Rockhouse Restaurant

West End Road, Negril, Jamaica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$314 +1 876-957-4373
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 951 reviews

Rockhouse Restaurant

Reviewed By Angel O - Lincoln, Nebraska

We went for my sister's birthday while on our annual trip to Negril. The view is amazing. It was a rainy night but they managed to get us seated under cover and we had a nice dinner. The lobster we had (my sister tried the grilled, I tried the jerk) was OK. I've had better in Negril. The prices for lobster are a bit higher this year and that was reflected in the price but it was a fair price. I wish I could say we'd be back but I think once was enough.

2. Toscanini Restaurant

Tower Isle, Ocho Rios, Jamaica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$298 +1 876-975-4785
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 760 reviews

Toscanini Restaurant

We are an authentic Italian restaurant located just outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The property is an original plantation house that also houses an art gallery featuring famous local works of art.

Reviewed By GarySCF

Recently visited Toscanini twice during our stay at Couple Sans Souci. Very nice that they will pick you up and return with no wait. The lobster was great as always but the Italian dishes were over the top. We always get a bottle of wine...MoreThanks for your loyalty and patronage! We hope our fisherman continue to satisfy your taste of the sea! Until next time! best, Lella, PG, and the Toscanini Team

3. Just Natural

Hylton Avenue, Negril 11111, Jamaica Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout Caribbean, Jamaican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +1 876-957-0235
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 828 reviews

Just Natural

Just Natural is a picturesque family owned and operated vegetarian restaurant which had been located on the West End Road in Negril since 1998 and has recently relocated near the lighthouse on Hylton Avenue. A lush tropical garden surrounds you as you enjoy your meal. All plants were meticulously planted by their father when the restaurant originated. Light jazz is played throughout the restaurant. Just Natural serves vegetarian and seafood dishes and Ital food (Rastafarian friendly). Theresa says that the house specialities are "Jamaican breakfasts and French toast for breakfast, tuna melts, veggie burgers and conch salad for lunch and grilled lobster and vegitarian lasange in the evening." Just Natural often host weddings on the premesis. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!! Monday to Saturday 8am - 9pm Sunday 8am - 8:30pm

Reviewed By Terry B - Chicago, Illinois

This place is off the beaten path but so worth the visit! The atmosphere is awesome funky and so different from anything else - like eating in a jungle with soft music in the background. While waiting for our food we always stroll through the Gardens to take a look at all the different plants. Theresa and her sister are a joy to chat with - so friendly and welcoming. We love that all her juices are natural. The Jamaican breakfast is what brought us there the first time but now we also go for lunch and dinner. All the food is natural and flavorful, as well as pretty to look at! Check this place out...you will not be disappointed!

4. Ivan's Bar & Restaurant At Catcha Falling Star Hotel

West End Road, Negril 3022, Jamaica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$314 +1 876-957-0045
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ivan's Bar & Restaurant At Catcha Falling Star Hotel

Reviewed By Kim J - Mattawan, Michigan

We ate at Ivan’s for our anniversary, nice dinner/excellent atmosphere and view of the ocean. Francine set us up with a beautiful table complete with white linen table cloth and candles. Grilled lobster was excellent but a little over priced from restaurants that we encountered later in our vacation. Overall a nice place to go with friendly staff and a good meal.

5. Devon House I-Scream

26 Hope Rd, Kingston, Jamaica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available Late Night +1 876-926-0815
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 884 reviews

Devon House I-Scream

Reviewed By KaySerena

In Jamaica Sundays are for Ice- cream and Devon House is the spot. It tastes AMAAAZING you won't regret it. The problem used to be the lines and the wait, happy to report their is a new parlor and though their are loads of people buying especially on a Sunday, there are many servers and it moves pretty quickly. Best times are during weekdays but honestly it is so good it's worth the sacrifice on the weekend. BTW Devon House I-Scream is sold in many many outlets in Jamaica but if you want to walk the ground and eat ice cream laying in the grass or some other picturesque spot in the Gardens then this is the place for you.

6. Ras Rody's Roadside Organic

West End Road / One Love Drive, Negril, Jamaica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Ras Rody's Roadside Organic

Reviewed By Jameson B - Salt Lake City, Utah

I absolutely love Ras Rody's. Small Ital(Vegan) roadside "shake". Its at the entrance to the village where my friends live and I absolutely have to make a stop when we go(sometimes multiple stops). The food is absolutely amazing and the people that cook and hang out there are awesome. You show up, they give you a container with a little of everything cooked for the day. Try it all, you will be really surprised how raw and real this is. Everything I have eaten here is out of this world.

7. Murphy's West End Restaurant

West End Road, Negril, Jamaica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 +1 876-367-0475
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Murphy's West End Restaurant

Small family run local jerk and seafood restaurant, Good Prices, Great Food..Proprietor Lenial Ennis is very pleasant host.

Reviewed By Bryant K - Evansville, Wisconsin

When in Negril we always eat at a different restaurant every night and it's hard to choose because there are so many great places to go. We ate Murphy's our first night and the meal was wonderful. This is located far out on the West End so you will likely require a taxi to get there. (in Negril ALWAYS negotiate the taxi price before riding, you can get almost anywhere in Negril between $5-$10max US). The meal was great but... We both had lobster because their posted SPECIAL was 2 for 1 lobster. This was somewhat misleading and very confusing for us (as well as others who were eating). If you ever have 2 for 1 drinks at any place, that means you get two drinks for the price of one. BUT... this was not the case for Murphy's dinner special. What we found out after being served was you get DOUBLE the lobster for the price of a single serving. I have never heard of a 2 for 1 special like that. Anyway...we received a huge meal that was very good but spent more than expected due to the misleading 2 for 1.

8. Presley's Seafood Bar & Grill

West End Road, Negril, Jamaica Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Seafood, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night HK$118 - HK$157 +1 876-421-7511
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Presley's Seafood Bar & Grill

Located outside of RockHouse Hotel, across the street. Presley's Seafood Bar & Grill has been a favorite of tourists & locals for over 30 years! Our motto is: "From the Ocean to the Pot from the Pot to Your Plate." We are a modest restaurant with BIG flavor! Make a reservation, and get your food prepared just the way you want & FRESH. We now our offering complimentary rides from the Negril area to our establishment and have a new website! Come see why Presley's is place to have your next & only meal.

Reviewed By Solange L - New York City, New York

It was such an amazing experience to eat at Presley's Bar & Grill! I ate dinner there twice. The first time i went I had snapper. The next night i had lobster, simply amazing!!! A must dine when in Negril!Our pleasure to see the enjoyment on your face! Come back again soon!

9. The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen

West End Road, Negril, Jamaica Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Caribbean, Seafood, Healthy, International, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch HK$78 - HK$392 +1 876-957-0595
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen

The Lodge brings guests together, in an intimate setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Our Chef prepares Jamaican influenced fare using the finest ingredients and organic grown vegetables. Complimentary pick up is offered between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Reviewed By Dawn B

We came for dinner with another couple the last night of our vacation in Negril. We received outstanding service from Calene, who was friendly and fun! We enjoyed delicious, fresh food and great drinks. I had the grilled lobster and loved it. I highly recommend walking around the grounds before or after dinner as it is beautiful. Amazing views and of course sunset is unbeatable!

10. Red Dragon

Red Ground Road, Negril, Jamaica Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Pub, Jamaican Lunch, Drinks
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Red Dragon

Great local place. Best Jerk Pork in town. Highly recommended. This should definately be listed!

Reviewed By Lenajean - Illinois

The jerk pork is SO good here. We were the only tourists the day we went. Drinks are super cold and pork is very hot! Gordon gives you great service! Pork is done around 12:30. When it's gone it's gone so get there early.

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