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Where to eat in Montego Bay Jamaica
The food and culture are what draws people back again and again to the island of Jamaica. Although some places are overpriced, overall the restaurants are a good value and the food is delicious. If the food is not excellent, at least the views are spectacular!
The first place to stop when you get to Montego Bay (Mobay) is the Pork Pit. Jerk chicken and pork is cooked over an open flame and is unbelievably good. The pork was my favorite. You choose the size of your portion and wait, smelling the mouth-watering goodness of the meat as it is cooked to order. Sit down at a picnic and enjoy a feast for about $10.00 Yum!
On the other end of the spectrum is the unique Houseboat Grill. Sitting in the bay, you take a little ferry ride and climb aboard. Watch the sunset from the bar and ask Damien to make you his special drink.
The dinner here was great and the prices were reasonable, although the 17 ½% sales tax in Jamaica is daunting. The chocolate mousse concoction takes twenty minutes to make. It's worth the wait. You can hang against the railing and watch the lights from the opposite side of the island. Look down and there are huge fish swimming around the houseboat. The setting is romantic and lovely.
The Groovy Grouper is a beach joint at the spectacular Doctor’s Cave beach. I’ve been to many beaches and this is one of my favorites. I love the conch fritters here and the daiquiris are delicious. If you don’t feel like leaving your spot on the beach, no problem. They deliver beachside.
Marguerite’s is owned by Margaritaville and is right next door. Upscale and pricey, the food was good, not great, but the view and the setting are spectacular. I had a seafood medley and my brother had chicken stuffed with crabmeat. The food was presented beautifully, but it was lit only by candlelight and was difficult to see. Again, come before sunset and have a drink as you watch the beautiful sailboats drift by as the sky explodes with the last sunshine of the day. Have the Symphony in Chocolate for dessert. It’s definitely worth it.
Next…my recipe for jerk…stay tuned…
By the way, DO NOT RENT FROM JAVAVILLAS.