Pier 1

3.9
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Pier 1 on the Waterfront is Montego Bay's most pulsating open-air Seafood Restaurant, Bar and unique Entertainment Centre that has been in operation since 1986. Located on a picturesque peninsula overlooking the Harbor and the City, you get a feel of being on a ship while you dine in a most breathtaking atmosphere with spectacular Sunsets! Pier 1 serves a wide selection of seafood done in a variety of ways that is sure to suit even the most finicky diner.Great Prices, Great Service and a Great View Pier 1 is just not a restaurant.....it is an attraction!
What 92 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
3.8
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was phenomenon. Great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pier 1 has many great things going for them.

1. The view. You are on a wooden pier overlooking the ocean and if you are having dinner, you get the most beautiful sunset.
2. Food is delicious and fairly priced. You can choose to eat local Caribbean food or more Americanized food. All of it is great quality and taste. I had the surf and turf with lobster. Highly recommend it.
3. Drinks are plentiful and come quickly.
4. Staff was very friendly and service was well paced.

Next time I am in Jamaica I will definitely dine here again.

VB
VictorB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was great and the Karaoke provided good entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time with family. It is a nice restaurant but the food took a little long to get but when received it was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service overlooking the beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Skip it. Completely mediocre food and experience.

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BrianaG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was really good and the ambience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

All round great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Table for 15 - No value for money & the wait time was too long. We checked at around 7 PM and didn't get the entree until about 11 and we planned to dine in but ended up taking our meals to go because of the lengthy wait. We basically lost our appetite. The jerk chicken Alfredo wasn't seasoned (fresh), the grilled chicken portion was very small, the ribs wasn't cooked (didn't slide off the bone), the fish wasn't cooked. The fish sizes were limited (the sizes on the website isn't what was available) plus a host of other complaints for my group re their meals. The only good thing was the wings as an appetizer & as a courtesy the manager gave our table 5 daiquiris on the house for the long wait. I wouldn't recommend going their with a group. Also a covering needs to be available on the sides in case in rains because we were getting wet at the table

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vipDebmorris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Chef was amazing. Accommodated special dietary requests for my mom. He came out three times to check on her and us. Best local experience. Will go back many times. The seafood pot and the whole snapper were favorites. And, don’t miss the

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Yardman876
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I visited Pier 1 with a party of 4 for a 7 pm reservation. We were greeted and brought to our table promptly. However another 30 minutes passed before we were even served water! After complaining to one of the co-owners he made a great effort to ensure we got served. However the service remained subpar. It seems they were having staffing issues and the wait staff appeared to be overwhelmed.

Despite all that we had the seafood chowder which was flavorful but was a bit cold. On another night I would have ask for it to be heated up. The ackee wontons were ok. Apparently it’s a favorite there.

For my main course I had the blackened salmon salad which was very good! Especially with the mango vinaigrette dressing.

Overall I think once the service issues are sorted out Pier 1 would be a nice spot to dine. If not best to explore other options.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

While the ambiance was amazing with the sunset and decor, We had higher expectations with service and the food. Pier 1 came highly recommended but ended up being a bit of a let down.
Upon our arrival, we waited to be seated which what seemed like 7mins not because it was busy but simply no one was there to greet us! We understand this can happen but this came unexpected.
Our server was amazing. Okay, I’m going to mess up her name but it’s pronounced Sanya but spelled differently! She was quite busy but managed to check in on us the entire evening.

I had the citrus grilled lobster tail which was served luke warm and over cooked. You pride yourself on “cook to serve” and can’t say what happened here! It wasn’t busy during this time but...
I have to think about giving Pier 1 another try in the near future.

In the meantime, I would hope these areas gets addressed so your next guests don’t have this same experience.

SM
vipSharonM
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Could be a great spot as atmosphere & views are great. Food was good, some better than other. While fresh snapper was delish as were coconut shrimp. Tofu jerky was tasty. Soup, hummus & calamari were fair.
Biggest problem was the service. No bus help. Drinks took 45 mins.to arrive. Appetizers over an hour. Manager helped take orders & kitchen didn’t connect them to one table so 1/2 the tables food came out 20 mins later.
We won’t go back!

NH
NicH
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was busy and service suffered, but amazing venue.

IC
IanC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The Pier was underwhelming overall, nothing bad but nothing great either. We ordered the Mega Pot which was a small metal pot with two small pieces of lobster tail, two stone crab claws and some shrimp.
We also found some empty mussel and clam shells.
Overall not worth $60 for the pot and the $60 cab fare for 3 miles each way.

VD
VickiD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

I came, with a reservation, on Sat. Dec.7 only to be told the restaurant was closed for a function. Nothing on the website and the reservation was confirmed.

I paid a driver to take me there. Luckily the executive chef was at the gate and advised me he would send a driver for me when I returned to MB.

Doing everything by internet is great until you encounter a situation like this. Regardless I am looking forward to my next visit on Dec. 14.

RW
RanielleWil
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was a great experience the food was great but the waiter put us in a bad mood she was giving us attitude and when we were ordering she would walk away even thou we weren't finished with the order but overall I had a great birthday there would totally recommend💯

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Cretia26
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious, the service was great. However when I went to use the restroom there wasn't any running water. That's completely unsanitary and unacceptable to me. How is it that a restaurant of this magnitude does have any running water for their employees to wash their hands as they're the ones cooking and serving our food. Nor for their customers who are paying to eat at their restaurant. The owners of this establishment must do better.

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AdamB
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I took an expensive cab drive over just to be told the restaurant is under construction. I made a reservation on open table so they had my information; why did they not give me the courtesy of an email or calling

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SandreneH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and service. Would go back there for future dinners.

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AnnijaT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Thank God I went to Pier 1 with my husband.. It was really great.. I enjoyed every moment of it.. The food was great not to mention the jerk pork i ordered and the ribs.... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! The music was just so soft and nice.. My server was a great lady.. its only a pity i cant remember her name.. excellent customer service from her.. she was very patient....I want her to serve me when i return.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The Curried Goat was excellent. The Stewed Oxtail was salty but otherwise enjoyable. The fish soup was nice but wasn't served hot enough

AH
AndyH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant food. Brilliant service surrounded by amazing views

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prices are reasonable. I LOVE OT HERE. Definitely a place to go to when we are in town.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came over from scotland our 9th time in this wonderful country and 22nd july is our wedding anniversary having been married in trawleny in 2010 so we decided to come to pier 1 to celebrate it. Quite simply it was brilliant from start to finish. Food superb, service was excellent and the staff were fast and efficient plus the view on all sides great we will be back next year see you all then

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Over experience was enjoyable!

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vipaprilf
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Absolutely terrible. It took an hour and half to get our food for four peope. We ordered a flat bread as an appetizer , looked like a kid made it. People all around us were getting their food all around us. Asked for the manager, she just stared at us when we asked about our food. No, I’m sorry let me check on it , noting! Would NEVER ago back.

TD
TrendyDiner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Pier 1 features a lovely ambiance and good drinks; however, the food isn’t great. I dined at the restaurant with 13 other people, so we were able to try a variety of dishes. The oxtail lacked flavor and the sauce was a bit off. It definitely wasn’t worth ordering. Also, the steamed red snapper had very little taste. The salmon, however, was good, and the saltfish fritters were tasty. Overall, however, I wouldn’t recommend the food——but I would definitely recommend the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. The seafood is fresh and very well seasoned. Staff was super friendly and service was very fast. Definitely recommend it.

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Angela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

The service was slow!!! We ordered starters and the server brought out our starters with our main dishes. The food came out warm and the calamari was good. I had to wait 15 minutes to get a drink from the bar while people walked up ti the bar and got there drinks right away. I’ve been better off going to the bar myself. The best part was the breeze.

VB
VictorB
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, fair prices. I love the atmosphere, I always enjoy dining there, hope to be back soon.

MS
MsShaun
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I made reservations 2mths in advance for 8:30pm. I advised was making reservations to celebrate 40th birthday. Now they did have the table set with the colors I wanted, but I was disappointed that they rushed us to order and eat. Stated the kitchen closes at 9pm and the have to have all tables cleaned and off the floor do to turning restuarant in a night club. So we could no longer sit finish food and enjoy celebrating because of the club atmosphere. 1st time in Jamaica and not very happy about this restaurant.

HC
HannahC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Tourist trap. The view is great for drinks but would skip the food.

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Keke
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service was slow and unprofessional. It took a while for the waiter to get our orders right and then when the food was brought out she still did not have the right orders.

JM
JuliM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We recommended this restaurant to several people on one of tours. Loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, experience and service ! Yanique our server was over the top, a must do !

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CherylJ
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Pier 1 was great! Walked in with a reservation and the staff were right there to put us at our table. Immediately we were given menus and drinks. The ambiance was very romantic by the ocean. Perfect setting in a true Jamaican restaurant. The food was abundant and quite tasty. The quality and quantity was more than enough for 2 people. I had the jerk pork with rice and peas it’s fried cassava.

FAQs

Pier 1 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (876) 952-2452 ext. 1.

Pier 1 is rated 3.9 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.