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Mama Marley's

Caribbean, Jamaican
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520 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice stop

Dropped by for a quick lunch before getting back on board our ship. Friendly wait staff, prompt service, pretty good food. A little expensive but we enjoyed our visit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Franklin, North Carolina
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourist trap. Ridiculous prices for simple drinks. Surly waitress, demanded extra dollar at end of our stay for "tax" (not mentioned on menu or anywhere else in restaurant). Only pleasant person there was the lavatory assistant in the ladies restroom who keeps the decaying place immaculate and sits reading her bible when not cleaning.

Thank Northernblonde
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went touring off to look at stuff. Pretty awesome. The restaurant is located upstairs, grabbed a heineken while we shopped (downstairs). very nice place to hang out and just chill

Thank Jade C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was late in the day and we had the whole upper balcony bar to ourselves. Two families with 4 teen boys and a college girl. Food was delicious and the drinks were tasty! Staff was very nice. Great place to relax after work out at the Blue hole and Falls

Thank Joan B
Franklin, North Carolina
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped by for a quick lunch before getting back on board our ship. Friendly wait staff, prompt service, pretty good food. A little expensive but we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Tarheel43
Vantaa, Finland
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this restaurant - mainly because we had a tight schedule and didn't want to spent time to find a nice local authentic restaurant, what we should have done...as this place was far from it. The service was so poor - or let me put it this way - there was no service at all. Waiters were... More 

Thank MiaFin
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had lunch here while shopping at the local souvenir shops. The restaurant is conveniently located in the shopping area on the second floor. It was busy when we arrived and is an open air restaurant. The service was good but the food was mediocre at best. I ordered chicken fingers and what I got was frozen... More 

Thank Nerissa L
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place with Jamaica hospitality. Quick and friendly service at reasonable prices. We recommend to anyone.

Thank Beachandsunlovers
Mississauga, Canada
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144 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent a few hours on Ochi's main strip and popped into this place for lunch. The day we were in town, there were no cruise ships in port, so this place was very empty. Service was quick and attentive. The menu had a number of standard touristy lunch items (salads, sandwiches, etc.) and a few more authentic Jamaican dishes... More 

Thank and_heartz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We were shopping around the market place and needed to eat. We saw Mama Marley's, a nice colorful fun looking place. We proceeded up stairs to a half full restaurant. Thinking we made the right decision we were seated outside on the patio. Our server greeted us with a smile and took our drink order. Everything went downhill from there!... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were underwhelmed by this operation. Food was average at best, chicken fingers turned out to be chicken nuggets, although the waitress warned us. Chicken sandwich was ok, goat was good. Would not work hard to return to this establishment.

Thank cdnsuper19

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: 876.974.0197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?