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“Island Grill offers authentic Jamaican food with healthier choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Island Grill

Island Grill
Main St, Island Village, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
974 3160
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Ranked #28 of 78 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Island Grill offers authentic Jamaican food with healthier choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Island Grill is classed as a fast food restaurant, but it offers more nutritious options than the usual burgers, fried chicken and fries and is reasonably priced compared to Burger King or KFC.

On offer are more substantial meals and the delicious choices include Jamaican favourites such as, ‘brown stew fish or chicken’ (cooked down in gravy), escovitched fish (fried fish, served with vinegar, sliced onion and hot pepper), jerk chicken and jerk roast fish, all of which are served with either plain boiled rice, pumpkin rice, or rice and peas, or you can have festival (sweet fried dumplings) or fries, side orders include amongst other things, fried plantain. They also offer hot soups and cold subs with for example, chicken and salad inside. They also offer unlimited refills of soda once you buy the cup, not so health conscious if you guzzle, but also means you can just order a smaller size cup and refill as necessary. It is also clean and has pleasant seating areas, try the upstairs balcony in Ocho Rios to people watch and eat out of the icy A.C.(accessed from outside) inside, the rest rooms had the necessary amenities.



I do eat at island grill and enjoy the food, (fried and brown stew fish needs to be bigger, as it is nice and you could eat it twice!), but if you want truly authentic Jamaican fare you should try one of the Jamaican owned (non chain) restaurants or street sellers, where you see the locals frequenting instead, order the same dish and taste the difference! You can get a large (feeds 2 adults for lunch) 'box meal' from these vendors for as little as JA$300 - JA$350

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

i love their fry plaintain and fish soup..pumpkin rice n brown stew chicken and also love the curry chicken and jerk chicken.

Visited March 2013
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jamaica
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“real jamaican 'fast' food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Island grill has the real jamaican dishes and the price is quite reasonable. The atmosphere is quite nice and many locals eat there when they are on the go.

Visited August 2012
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Kingston, Jamaica
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“Great prices and services”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I ate here for breakfast and the place was really clean. The food was very good, and the staff was courteous. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Wisconsin
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“local stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a restaurant at the airport which is your last stop for real Jamaica food before leaving. Its before security so don 't go there if you are running late. It has great jamaica food at the best prices at the airport. The bad part is the location.

Visited May 2013
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