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Restaurants in Jamaica

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Jamaica restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Jamaica restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Jamaica to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Jamaica restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Jamaica.

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  • 3 Dives

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Previously featured on The Amazing Race, the 3 Dives jerk stand is named for the surrounding limestone cliffs, which provide great diving spots as ... More
  • A Passage to India

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Seriously good Indian cuisine is often found in the most unlikely places here, so ignore Passage to India’s location in a busy strip mall in downto... More
  • Alfred's Ocean Palace

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Popular with the locals, Alfred’s Ocean Palace is a casual restaurant, entertainment venue, and hotel situated on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach.... More
  • Aunt May's Fish Place

  • Bloomfield Great House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Not many tourists pass through the old bauxite-mining town of Mandeville in the central highlands; those who do usually come for the food at Bloomf... More
  • Boston Jerk Centre

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Forget gentrified jerk. For the hardcore stuff—cooked long ‘n’ slow over smoldering green pimiento twigs— seek out Boston Jerk Centre, near Port An... More
  • Country Peppa Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Country Peppa restaurant is just steps from the water on Seven Mile Beach in Negril. The soft pink tropical hut has a grass-thatched roof, a shaded... More
  • Gap Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Reportedly the home of the best cup of coffee on the island (if not the world), this modest spot is a 14-year-old favorite among locals. The firepl... More
  • Howie's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located in Middle Quarters at the turnoff for YS Falls, Howie’s is a casual roadside eatery housed in a long, low-slung cinderblock building. Out f... More
  • Jack Sprat

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Part of Jake's Hotel in Treasure Beach, Jack Sprat is a casual waterfront eatery with its own private beach on Calabash Bay. The bright yellow buil... More
  • Jasmine

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Asia and the Caribbean come together at this decidedly upscale north-coast eatery. The mouthwatering “Jasian” cuisine (a fusion of Asian and Jamaic... More
  • Jasmines

  • Little Ochie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Blackie Christian at Little Ochie has been serving up seafood at this Aligator Pond spot since 1989. The thatched-roof shacks (some made from old b... More
  • Lobster Trap

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This bamboo-walled hut beckons travelers with its oceanside setting: rickety woven chairs overlook colorful boats and yards of netting. Crack open ... More
  • Norma's on the Terrace

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Known as the Julia Child of the Caribbean, local celebrity chef Norma Shirley owns four restaurants, and this one, her first, still serves its famo... More

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