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The wonderfully named “Chicken Lavish” has been a culinary pilgrimage spot for Negril budgeteers since the 1970s. It’s an utterly unpretentious fan-cooled concrete patio across the street from the low West End cliffs, serving excellent chicken—raised free-range by the owner, Doc, and served curried, jerked, fried, in a brown stew, or sweet & sour—as well as scrumptious conch soup, curried goat, and grilled fish.

As with many simple joints, nearly everything on the menu is actually US$8 or less, but the lobster blows the curve at $18–$28.

 - Reid Bramblett