10 Top Restaurants in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Freelance Caribbean Writer19 December 2017

Ocho Rios is a port town on the north coast of Jamaica. As one of the major tourist towns in Jamaica, Ocho Rios has a restaurant on every corner. Of course, you will you find delicious Jamaican cuisine, but restaurants also cater to tourists with a range of international cuisines to tantalize your taste buds. Here are the top ten restaurants in Ocho Rios.

Ocean's 11

Bar, Jamaican, Seafood, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Beer, $$$
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Ocean’s 11 is a laid-back restaurant and bar close to the cruise ship pier in Ocho Rios. Their menu is a mixture of authentic, traditional Jamaican cuisine, and seafood dishes. Every meal is cooked to order and prepared with the best local herbs and spices, staying true to the rich flavor that Jamaican food is known to have. On Tuesday nights, Ocean’s 11 comes alive with its karaoke night.

Margaritaville Ocho Rios

Bar, Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, American, Seafood, $$$
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Margaritaville in Ocho Rios is one of a franchise of excellent beachfront bar and grill attractions created by multi-millionaire Jimmy Buffet. The property features a full-service restaurant and bar that serves classic American burgers, salads, and seafood. For the adults that want a drink, there is a swim-up bar serving fruity cocktails and other alcoholic beverages.

Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records

Restaurant, Jamaican, Contemporary, Seafood, Caribbean, Vegetarian, $$$
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records
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The newly opened Usain Bolt Tracks & Records in Ocho Rios is the perfect combination of great food, sports, and entertainment. The casual restaurant is decorated with the Jamaican colors on the outside, and on the inside? Pictures and paintings of one of Jamaicans best athletes, Usain Bolt. The extensive menu features burgers, salads, pizzas, and pasta along with traditional Jamaican dishes served with assorted drinks, beers, and cocktails.

Mainland China Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant, Jamaican, Indian, Chinese, Caribbean, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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There’s something for everyone at the Mainland China Restaurant at Landmark Plaza in Ocho Rios. The newly opened establishment serves a variety of authentic Jamaican, Chinese, and Indian dishes. The modern design and ambience of the restaurant make it one of the best spots in Ocho Rios for a romantic dinner.

Taste of India Restaurant

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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The Taste of India Restaurant offers the best Indian dining experience in Ocho Rios. Their menu features the most authentic Indian cuisine that you will find on the north coast and the décor of Indian-inspired wooden furniture, lamps, and Indian art pieces add to the authenticity and affluence of the restaurant. The restaurant’s bar, offering a selection of wine and spirits, features a breathtaking view of the Caribbean sea and sunset.

Fancy Seafood Bar & Grill

Restaurant, Seafood, Jamaican, Caribbean
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The Fancy Seafood Bar & Grill lives up to its name, serving exactly that! The menu offers a variety of fish, lobster, shrimp, and conch meals along with ribs, steak, and other Jamaican dishes. There is also a well-stocked bar with delicious beverages to pair with meals. On weekends, the restaurant is lively at night with karaoke, parties, and live entertainment.

Spring Garden Seafood and Steakhouse

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Seafood, Caribbean, Jamaican, $$$
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Great service, great prices, and a variety of steak and seafood dishes are the order of the day at the Spring Garden Restaurant. This top class restaurant has a reputation for offering the most exclusive dining experience in Ocho Rios along with its mouthwatering meals. Choose meals from the seafood or steak menu along with a glass of imported wine or cocktail.

Dave's Lobster Shack

Restaurant, Seafood, Caribbean, Jamaican, $$$
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It’s pretty much all-you-can-eat lobster and then some at Dave’s Lobster Shack at Fishermen’s Beach. This small shack is known for its delicious lobster, prawns, and snapper, served with traditional Jamaican sides like plantains, festivals, and bammy. It is popular among visitors to the Fisherman’s Beach and locals and tourists that shop at Island Village nearby.

Evita's Italian Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian, Jamaican, Caribbean, Fusion, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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The 1860s Gingerbread house setting of Evita’s is the perfect place to enjoy the delicious Jam-Italian meals offered at the restaurant. The menu specialized in Northern Italian cuisine along with traditional Jamaican meals. Guests can enjoy meals in the dining area inside the restaurant or take in the stunning view on the verandah overlooking the cruise ship piers in Ocho Rios.

Tandoor Kabab Zone

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Jamaican, Caribbean, $$$
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Tandoor Kabab Zone
Tandoor Kabab Zone | © www.rope-een.com

The Tandoor Kabab Zone is one of the most unique restaurants on the north coast of Jamaica. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine with specialty kababs made in a clay tandoor oven. The wine bar offers a variety of imported wines, beers, and other alcoholic beverages and cocktails. The romantic décor and beautiful outdoor garden make for a serene dining environment.

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