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Scotchies Jerk Center

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Jamaican
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Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place is great fun. It's all outdoors with little huts for dining. We were with a big group and had platters of jerked chicken and pork, with lots of great side dishes like rice and corn. The chicken was delicious! They also make a sensational piña colada. You can see into the cooking area and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Angela_Wollongong
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

best flavoured chicken I have ever had !!!!!!!! the chicken and pork here are to die for, make sure you stop here on your travels you will not be let down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Scotchies Jerk pork and chicken are to dye for, the unique taste and flavors that you can unly find in Jamaica are at Scotchies.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Heard about it for years. Encouraged to go by Jamaicans and expats for years. Had jerk chicken and pork in multiple places in Jamaica years. Went there on Saturday night for the first time. Why did I wait so long? WOW! Jerk pork, festival (deep fried bread like food), fried plantain = smokey, spicy, tender, delicious, mouthwatering , delicious food!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Out of my multiple trips to the island of my family, this spot was subpar. Probably because I am used to the country side cooking in trelawny, St Ann etc. I ordered the 1/4 Jerk pork combo which was 1/4 bone and ordered 3 festival, but received two. Upon payment they didn't have change to give so I just took... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is great fun. It's all outdoors with little huts for dining. We were with a big group and had platters of jerked chicken and pork, with lots of great side dishes like rice and corn. The chicken was delicious! They also make a sensational piña colada. You can see into the cooking area and observe the traditional method... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Exceptional food, but not a restaurant experience. If you are looking for table service, or plates for that matter, this is not your place. What it does have however is fantastic jerked meats and fish. Don't let the polystyrene put you off

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I am not a pork fan but Chicken, fish is super with their typical scotch bonnet pepper sauce. Nice semi rainforest setting to chill at the bar or eat inside one of the huts. Good option while in Kingston

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Styrofoam plates. Small plastics forks. Few napkins. Slow service (more than 80 minutes from sitting down until food). Food was not very good. Menu has only 1 fish item. One person in our party ordered a hamburger only to be told 15 minutes later that the hamburger chef left at 8pm. The setting is nice. The tables and chairs are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped at Scotchies for authentic Jamaican Jerk after visiting Turtle River Falls. It is an outdoor restaurant where they slow-cook the meat on pimento logs in the traditional way. We ordered chicken, pork, and sausage plus a variety of sides included bammy, roasted sweet potato, and festival (which is a fried sweet bread that is awesome!) The jerk seasoning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The service was pretty good and the food was so delicious in that very rural type of setting. I liked the variety of food choices and the seating arrangements in the outdoors added for a great experience.

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Address: Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Kingston Parish  >  Kingston
Cuisine: Jamaican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Kingston Parish  >  Kingston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican

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