Jamaica is a beautiful Caribbean island that boasts stunning beaches and a unique culture. An integral part of the capital’s cultural scene are its restaurants and local eats, made up of big flavors and satisfying authentic, traditional dishes such as jerk chicken and succulent seafood. We explore the best restaurants and local eats in Kingston, Jamaica.
Located in Stony Hill, surrounded by lush green grass and the tranquil Wag Water river, Boone Hall Oasis serves as a functions venue, a garden center and a restaurant all-in-one. Known for its ‘Sunday brunch by the river,’ the eatery serves up hot, delectable Jamaican food including succulent curried goat, soft sweet plantain, fresh salads and soups. Winner of the Jamaica Observer Food Award’s Best Sunday Spot and the Jamaica Pegasus Wedding Extravaganza’s Best Other Booth, this restaurant is a must-visit if you are traveling to the capital.
Boone Hall Oasis, Kingston, Jamaica, +1 876 942 3064
An inconspicuous, modest eatery in Jamaica’s capital, but one that is definitely worth visiting, Patrice’s Restaurant serves its guests satisfying, plentiful portions that will not disappoint. Producing delectable specials and dishes including tender curry goat and stewed options of chicken or fish served with pumpkin rice, salad or filling cornmeal dumplings, this restaurant’s delicacies will make your mouth water. Other delicious options include marinated, spicy jerk chicken or brown fish stew – the latter is well known and should definitely be sampled.
If you are searching for a traditional Caribbean barbecue grill then look no further than Sweetwood Jerk Joint in Jamaica’s capital. Offering a wide range menu of jerked meats, pork, chicken, sausage, fish or lamb cooked on an open barbecue, as well as side options such as sweet potato or yam, breadfruit or rice and peas, the Joint is a great place to sample authentic flavors, unpretentious and delicious eats. Sample the soups for a lighter alternative, they are delicious and must be tried.
Sweetwood Jerk Joint, Kingston, Jamaica, +1 876 906 4854