The Ocho Rios Jerk Centre is a good place to sample some of Jamaica's traditional food, Jerk. The restaurant serves chicken, pork, ribs, conch and catches of the day well seasoned and right off the grill.
This canopied, open-air eatery is a great place for fiery jerk pork, chicken, or seafood such as fish and conch. Frosty Red Stripe beers or cocktails such as their special Jerk Center Cooler—a colorful mix featuring rum and vodka—are perfect complements to their island fare.
Milder barbecued meats, also sold by weight (typically, a quarter- or half-pound makes a good serving), turn up on the daily chalkboard menu posted on the wall. It's busy at lunch, especially when passengers from cruise ships swamp the place.
At the landmark Ocho Rios Jerk Center, locals and tourists, young and old, mingle easily picnic style. An authentic aroma of burning pimento wood wafts for blocks.