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Scotchies Jerk Center

Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
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Ranked #5 of 126 Restaurants in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Jamaican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

relaxing, outside seating and no stress decor. Food's always good and you can't beat Scotchie's for authentic jerk.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite jerk spots of all time. The chicken, festival, roast sweet potato, counch soup are all great. The hot pepper sauce is to die for. Very good flavour. Service is also good. Will return as usual whenever I visit Jamaica.

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The jerk chicken was very good. They ran out for chicken one night though with a long line of folks waiting. Tried the fish and it was very good too...made up for the lack of chicken. Staff is nice too. Don't forget to tip the guys cooking!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First off I love a good "mom & pop"place and Scotchies is just that...ordered 1/4 chicken dark and 1/4 pork with small rice and beans and came up to $1150 jmd ($10.20 American)...now for months I anticipated this place cause of seeing it in the travel channel and because if my love for Caribbean food. The chicken wasnt overwhelmingly great... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The jerk chicken is the best! The meat is juicy and flavorful, and you can add all sorts of spicy sauces (I think there are mango and tamarind, both are very good). The place is a bit hard to find though.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The chicken was amazing but that's it. I'm going back when I get to Kingston as I leave Jamaica but I'm only getting chicken. Rice was dry. Fish was OK. Festival and cake was suspect but that damn chicken was great. Super moist.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Had to order through a tiny window with a glare and could barely see or hear who I was ordering from so not very personable. Jerk chicken was tough and and not as tasty as I would have expected. The rice was dry and the only hot sauce they had was ok at best. I would say overhyped and average... More

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Absolutely awesome! Been there three times now and the service and the food has been amazing. I have always had the jerk chicken, bami, and festival. Add in some Appleton rum for the perfect meal. No reason to go anywhere else while in Kingston! And you won't believe how low the prices are!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The jerk food was great and the ambience was perfect. The staff displayed great customer service and the service was on time. My husband and son really enjoyed the evening dining out.

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tropical setting with smoky spiced aromas. Very efficient service that allows you to observe the jerk processes. Very spacious seating with natural ventilation. There is also seating and service at the bar that caters to those requiring full service. Most go to the cashier, place and pay for their order before proceeding to pick up the meal. Surroundings are very... More

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