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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Great Venue

This place is surprising. When you are approaching it, you dont expect much because you are in the middle of a parking lot. But when you enter, the place is transformed. There are many small gazebos throughout the property, each with one table and 4 - 6 chairs, surrounded by greenery. You pay for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
HelenaCJB
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Saint John Parish, Antigua
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Saint John Parish, Antigua
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place is surprising. When you are approaching it, you dont expect much because you are in the middle of a parking lot. But when you enter, the place is transformed. There are many small gazebos throughout the property, each with one table and 4 - 6 chairs, surrounded by greenery. You pay for your food and collect it and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

When you walk into Scotchies, It was literally a car park but then when you go and sit, it's beautiful. The food there is the best jerk chicken I have ever tasted. But the service is average. We ordered 3 Jerk Porks, and only 1 hour later when we asked when our food was ready, they said 'no more jerk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great place to eat. The festival is awesome, I ate there multiple times and enjoyed the sausage, pork and chicken. Also the sweet potatoes was good. Good place for large groups. Nice open atmosphere. Be patient on the food.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ordered jerk chicken, got roasted chicken, which was OK, but it was not 'jerk chicken'; it was quite bland and very under-whelming! I will say the grounds had a nice garden surrounding, a very unexpected.

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Ontario
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15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The jerk chicken here is dirt cheap and plentiful. The spices and the hot sauce that comes on the side is incredible. I went twice in a month and each time there were plenty of seats available. You can sit by the bar or in your own secluded tiki style hut in the woods. It's awesome and authentic. Staff were... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

By far the best jerk chicken I've ever had. This place's reputation as one of the island's most authentic eating experiences is well deserved. We tried the chicken, pork and fish and they were all delicious although the pork was quite fatty. The home made pepper sauce is crazy hot but full of flavour although they are fairly stingy with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food is exquisitely amazing, the best jerk chicken I've ever had. It was moist and the spiciness was just right, plus I was surprised at the size of the festivals. They get two giant thumbs up

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food they had was great! The drinks were awesome! BUT it took me like 5 tries to actually order something that was in stock and I could actually get...

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I definitely enjoyed the Jerk chicken and Jerk pork. The eatery is an outdoor BBQ joint. I got there when it was dark and it seemed a bit difficult to find at first, but I was driving on the left, which is not normal for me, and didn't focus on the signage.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was told Scotchies had the best jerk chicken and that we should also get some bammy (didn't know what bammy was, but I was game). We were coming back from our Kingston tour and asked the tour folks if we would stop here. The food is awesome! Plus you can see as the food is cooking how they do... More 

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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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