The different types of meat have their loyal fans. Ever met a pork lover who proudly declared he'd eat even the rope? Well, seafood has its fans too. And here's a list of the top ten fish eateries for all the fish fans.
We took the bait. Yeah! We've done best vegan restaurant, best restaurant, so now it's time for best fish restaurant. We cannot leave out the lovers of fish. Not at all! So here we have compiled a list of the 10 best fish eateries across Jamaica.
What a catch!
Gloria's is one of the main attractions in Port Royal and is easily one of the best restaurants in Kingston over all. They serve a wide variety of dishes, but are most popular for their steamed fish. Other seafood dishes include fried fish, curried fish, fish in coconut sauce, honey jerk lobster, lobster in garlic, with side orders such as bammy, crackers, plantain and breadfruit.
Open: Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Address: 5 Queen Street, Port Royal, Kingston
Phone: (876) 967-8066
Curry conch, bammy, roast breadfruit, coconut water...
Little Ochie offers some of the best and freshest seafood you will find anywhere in Jamaica, perhaps the world. The setting is lovely: on the beach, with rustic ambience—old boats have been given thatched roofs, raised on stilts and outfitted with benches and tables. Choose the fish, shrimp, lobster, crab or octopus that you want from one of several huge cold boxes, have it weighed then say how you want it cooked.
Open: Sun - Sat: 8.30am to 12midnight
Address: Alligator Pond, Manchester
Phone: (876) 852-6430
Can I have them all??
SoSo Seafood started out in 1997 as an informal fish fry for friends who gathered at a car wash a few evenings every week to lyme and chill. As the fish fry increased in popularity, the menu and days of operation expanded. So now, with its savoury fare, they are open every day with options such as Conch Fritters, Escoveitch fish, Shrimp in butter sauce and much more.
Open: Mon-Thurs: 11am to 12am; Fri-Sat: 11am to 1am; Sunday: 2pm to 11pm
Address: 4 Chelsea Ave, Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 968-2397
Crisp fried fish with pepper, onions, okra
Far Out Fish Hut isn't really far out geographically, being just a 10 minute drive from Falmouth, but its food is worth going far to enjoy. It is a shack set on the water with that rustic vibe. Diners may choose their own seafood to be cooked. Their menu includes fried and steamed fish, lobster and octopus, as well as a delicious grilled conch and fish soup.
Open: Mon - Sun: 11am to 11pm.
Address: Wiltshire, Trelawny
Phone: (876) 954-7155
Steam fish and bammy
Fish Pot Fry Fish Shop, a fast food subsidiary owned by Rainforest Seafoods, offers the very best in quick, casual dining with fresh, delicious and nutritious seafood dishes at the most affordable prices. On any given day seafood favourites like fried fish and festival, steamed fish and bammy, curried shrimp, grilled fish sandwiches, shrimp salad and saltfish frittas may be had.
Open: Mon - Sat: 9am to 9pm; Sun: 11am to 8pm.
Address: 39a Half-Way-Tree Road, Kingston
Phone: (876) 960-6039
Steam fish and water crackers
Something Fishy started out in February 2016 and is described on its Facebook page as the premier restaurant in Central Jamaica for exquisite local & adapted cuisines in a modern tropical atmosphere. Its menu includes fried, steamed or curried fish with the mixed potato salad or roast breadfruit as sides. The mixed potato salad is a mixture of both Irish and sweet potatoes, pieces of cherry and garnished with parsley.
Open: Mon - Thu: 12noon to 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12noon to 11pm.
Address: 29A West Park Avenue, May Pen
Phone: (876) 786-3463
Done to perfection
The HouseBoat Grill has a very rich history and is a one of a kind dining experience offering seasonal international menus. It offers alfresco dining on its Moon Deck. Live lobster available July through March. Menu typically includes Char-grilled Octopus, Sautéed Spicy Dirty Shrimp, Sautéed Garlic Butter Shrimp and Lobster Mac n’ Cheese.
Open: Daily: 6:00pm to 11:00 PM
Address: Southern Cross Blvd. Montego Freeport, Montego Bay
Phone: (876) 979-8845
What's so special about Murray's? Taste, taste. taste!
Murray's Fish and Jerk Hut trumpets on their website that the difference is taste. They started out in 1998 serving roast tilapia caught on the Murray family farm. This led to the proprietor copping a Jamaica 2009 Business Leader Award. They offer the usual fish fare: steam, brown stew or fry fish, with the sides of bammy and festival. More information can be gleaned here.
Open: Mon - Sat: 11am to 10.30pm; Sun: 12noon to 8pm.
Address: Clarendon Park Garden, Toll Gate, Clarendon
Do they serve these in Heaven?
Rocky Point White Sand Beach Sea Food Restaurant began operations in October 2012, and serve fresh caught fish fried, steamed or roasted with sides of bammy or festivals. One happy customer expressed her pleasure thus: On my short stay here in the area I have ate lunch and dinner here for 3 days. Delicious food and A1 customer service. Highly recommend this seafood and more restaurant.
Open: Sun - Thu: 11am to 10.30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am to 12midnight.
Address: Rocky Point, Clarendon
Phone: (876) 779-8741
Smoked Marlin Ceviche, Marlin on Toast, Marlin-Loaded Sweet Potatoes, Plantain Chips.
Smoked Marlin is situated in the quiet fishing village of Hopewell, Hanover, and is a picturesque seaside restaurant serving Caribbean fare and sea food. They do seafood in every style imaginable, but ther escoveitched snapper is perhaps the most popular of them all. Other popular dishes include the Snapper Fillet in Coconut Milk with Fried Plantain and Jerked calamari with brown butter remoulade and glazed carrots.
Open: Tue: 2pm to 11pm; Wed - Thu: 12noon to 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12noon to 10pm; Sun: 10am to 9.30pm.
Address: Main St, Hopewell, Hanover
Phone: (876) 470-3000