Where to Eat
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Port Antonio, nestled on Jamaica's northeastern coast, is not only known for its stunning natural beauty but also its diverse and vibrant culinary scene. Explore the best places to eat in Port Antonio and discover a variety of eateries, from local jerk shacks to waterfront restaurants, serving up delectable dishes that showcase the island's vibrant flavors. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality and mouthwatering cuisine that the town has to offer. This charming town has something to satisfy every palate.
Authentic Jerk Shacks
No visit to Jamaica is complete without savoring the island's signature jerk cuisine, and Port Antonio is home to some exceptional jerk shacks. Head to Boston Jerk Centre, located in nearby Boston Bay, where you'll find a variety of jerk vendors offering mouthwatering jerk chicken, pork, and fish, marinated in a blend of aromatic spices and slow-cooked over pimento wood. Enjoy your meal with traditional sides like festival (a sweet fried dumpling) or thick slices of hardough bread. The lively atmosphere, spicy aromas, and unforgettable smoky flavors make Boston Jerk Centre a must-visit for food enthusiasts.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Port Antonio's waterfront while enjoying a memorable dining experience at one of the town's waterfront restaurants. Visit the famous Frenchman's Cove Resort, where you can dine on a terrace overlooking the turquoise waters and savor a fusion of Jamaican and international cuisine or have jerk chicken or burgers on the beach. Trident Hotel's Mike's Supper Club offers a sophisticated ambiance with live music and delectable dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Trident not only provides breathtaking views but also offers an elevated culinary experience that combines the flavors of Jamaica with elegant presentation.
To truly experience the local flavors of Port Antonio, venture into the heart of the town and explore the local delicacies and street food options. Visit the bustling Port Antonio Market, where you'll find an array of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables. Stop in at the local Coronation Bakery and get hot hardough bread straight out of the oven, ready to be slathered with butter. Other local baked treats include their famous holey bulla and policeman's buttons. Don't miss the opportunity to try a variety of seafood or the traditional Jamaican soups like Mannish Water (goat soup) from local food stalls. These street food delights provide an authentic taste of Jamaica and are perfect for a quick and flavorful snack while exploring the town.
For a relaxed and cozy dining experience, Port Antonio offers a selection of charming eateries that offer a welcoming ambiance, friendly service, and a chance to mingle with locals while enjoying flavorful meals and beverages. You will find many flavourful options including Piggy's Jerk Centre, for jerk chicken and festival, Coastline Bliss for fresh seafood, Ballaz Restaurant and Bar for Jamaican homestyle cooking or visit Roots 21 Bar & Kitchen for delicious seafood and pasta. Be sure to check out Woody's Low Bridge Place for the best burgers in Portie.
The Bushbar at Geejam a stylish and laid-back setting with a fusion of Jamaican and international dishes, complemented by tropical cocktails is not to be missed. Delight in a variety of dining experiences in Port Antonio and come back to "Mmmm!".