Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Jamaica has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Pier 1 or at Sugar Mill, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!


Pier 1 has a no-holds-barred approach to seafood. At lunchtime, the extensive appetizer menu is like a magnet to locals and visitors alike. Some of the highlights include crab-stuffed shrimp, conch bits, seafood chowder, and jerk barbecue lobster and shrimp kebabs. Stay late on Friday nights to dance with the locals; club starts at 10 pm and goes into the wee hours of the morning..

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Your first trip to Round Hill Dining Hall will confirm the restaurant's aura of luxury and elegance. Diners feast by candlelight on dishes such as mahi mahi with orange salad, Caribbean veal, and shrimp pasta coated in cream and wine sauce. Each night of the week features a different atmosphere and cuisine. Casual Mondays are for barbecue, Fridays usher in Jamaican food and entertainment, and on Saturdays, diners sport dresses and jackets for a sophisticated meal. Seafood is served fresh daily so that diners who crave shrimp, crab, lobster, or fresh fish will never go home disappointed.

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This open-air restaurant looks out onto the sparkling waters and city lights of Montego Bay and offers an eclectic menu. One of the reliable house specialties is the lobster, which, combined with the view, encourages patrons to make a second trip up Richmond Hill. Other menu favorites include Mahi Mahi and Jamaican-spiced shrimp as well as international staples like mouthwatering Wiener schnitzel and steaks. Somewhat dressy attire is proper for this elegant restaurant.

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This famous restaurant at the Calabash Resorts has drawn many international stars with its skillfully prepared dishes and stylish service. The extensive menu includes local cuisine like Jamaican she-crabs and curried goat, but the seafood options really attract attention. Begin with lobster bisque before graduating to an entrée like poached fish in a white wine sauce, lobster and garlic butter, or the ever-popular smorgasbord, seafood calabash. Landlubbers will also feel right at home with an entrée like loin of lamb or filet mignon.

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Montego Bay

Located at the Half Moon Golf Course, this gem offers a terrace with a view and a menu with a bite. The zesty seafood creations perfectly mingle Jamaican spices with the day's freshest catches. The pumpkin soup makes a good starter, and lobster in a tangy Pickapeppa sauce and smoked marlin star on the menu. If you don't want seafood, you can also order curried goat or jerk chicken. Set against a picturesque background, Sugar Mill definitely scores well for romance and intimacy.

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