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Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Dining in Negril Jamaica!

Negril is a place where visitors can indulge in endless beauty, and also make the most of savory moments too! The following are a few of the many restaurants you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary the next time travel plans bring you this way.

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Relish Time at Rick’s Café

It’s hard to consider a trip to Negril complete without at least one meal or handcrafted cocktail enjoyed at Rick’s Café. This bar and eatery is practically a staple of the area with good reason! Located on West End Road, Rick’s Café is a beloved landmark and savory stop where you can pair your plate and waterfront view with options to observe cliff divers right on-site.

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There’s often a live reggae band performing at Rick’s Café to make time here as entertaining as it is palate-pleasing. Fan-favorite selections at Rick’s Café include salmon filet, lobster, snapper, jerk chicken, New York strip steak, and spare ribs too. Pasta, soup, and salad are readily available upon request, but you won’t want to leave without trying the rum cake or banana bread. The drink specials abound with Rick’s Café earning its reputation for delightful combinations when it comes to tropical drink creations that sweeten the moment. Of course, bottle service and cold beers are available at Rick’s Café too.

Check out our Jamaican Splash excursion that includes a private driver and tour guide that will take you to other popular local destinations like Blue Hole Mineral Spring, Barney’s Hummingbird Garden or Traditional Ganja Field, the Famous Negril Cliffs and ends with a stop at Rick’s Café!

Dine in the Caribbean Sea at Pelican Bar

If you are looking for a truly unique dining experience look no further than the Pelican Bar. This popular local destination is built on stilts and sits in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Located offshore about 1 mile from land this bar known for its unique location also boasts great drinks and fresh seafood. 

Photo of Pelican Bar at sunset

Popular drinks include Jamaican Rum Punch, Rum & Coke and others are served here. Their food menu which varies depending on what fish is caught that day typically consists of Snapper or Lobster with rice and vegetables.

Remember, this famous bar is only accessible by boat so check out our South Coast Safari excursion that includes visits to other popular destinations like Appleton Estate, Ys Waterfalls or Black River that ends with a stop at the Pelican Bar!

Savor Authentic Jamaican or International Cuisine at Blue Mahoe Restaurant

Authentic Jamaican & International cuisine and spectacular views come together at Blue Mahoe Restaurant located on property at Ocean Cliff Hotel. Positioned on the West End Cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea, you can enjoy the sea breeze while enjoying locally caught seafood. Blue Mahoe boasts a farm-to-table concept in which they proudly serve local and in-season ingredients in their dishes.

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Start your dining experience with salad, jerk chicken skewers or coconut shrimp. Next, choose from traditional Jamaican dishes like braised oxtail or escovitch served with rice & peas with callaloo. If you are looking to spice things up, their Traditional Jerk Chicken or Jerk Pork served with charcoal-roasted rice & peas is also a great option! Looking for something with a more international flair? Try their seafood linguini or grilled lobster tail.

If you are visiting Jamaica with that special someone, check out Blue Mahoe’s Private Candlelit Dinner. This romantic dinner featuring a custom four-course dinner and a table on their private seaside platform is sure to set the tone for a romantic evening.

Experience Everything Jamaican Cuisine has to offer at Ocean Cliff Hotel

Make the most of every exciting moment in Negril when you book accommodations at Ocean Cliff Hotel. From our garden and rooftop retreats to our seaside cottages and bridal suite, we’ll make sure you’re settled into the luxury and style you deserve. Reach out today to learn more!

Garden Cottage