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Scotchies Jerk Center

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Caribbean, Jamaican
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Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, 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
Real Jerk where the locals eat!

I wanted to experience real Jamaican Jerk and this was the real deal! Our Yaride tour guide eats there regularly and was happy to take us there. When we arrived it was all outside with an open smoked grill with tin and wood covering the chicken and pork as it slowly smoked it. We tried a few of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Evonne G
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Columbia, South Carolina
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great customer service and food! The Jerk Pork and chicken was well seasoned- spicy and delicious. We went on a Saturday evening so the lines were very long - however it's worth the wait time. Our group tried different variety and all was happy with their selections. I'll definitely visit next time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great location- close to the hotels in Kingston. They have the best Jerk pork ever. I highly recommend that you pay them a visit.

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Fort Pierce, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Delicious, although can be complicated to find (it's in the parking lot of a car dealership) and there's no fanfare. Order at the window and prepare for delicious jerk!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I wanted to experience real Jamaican Jerk and this was the real deal! Our Yaride tour guide eats there regularly and was happy to take us there. When we arrived it was all outside with an open smoked grill with tin and wood covering the chicken and pork as it slowly smoked it. We tried a few of the local... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about this place. I've visited more than once because others wanted to go. While the setup is interesting, I don't find it that great. And the food is very far from the best I've had. In fact, I've had far better jerk chicken from a pan chicken man on the side... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I might not know true jerk or not but this was pretty good. The food was hot and fresh and well flavored. We went as a big group and ordered a variety of all meats and sides. Loved it!

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The place is hard to find (behind the KIA dealer, all the way in the back), and at least when I went I seemed to be the only "non-local". The food was really good, especially if you like it spicy (great pepper sauce), including the fried plantains and breadfruit. It's really "rustic" though, the meat that is being smoked is... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always a pleasure everytime i get to Jamaica. Food is always great and always consistent! service is good and staff is friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Scotchies is a good place to hang out with your friends in a garden setting. You get authentic Jamaica jerk. I don't like the vegetable soup but you can try it and write what you think. The pork could be softer and moist. Customers are greeted by too much smoke. Try to find a way to channel the smoke away... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Scotches and JoJo's are the two jerk places my Jamaican friends recommend. The jerk at Scotchies is pretty good, and it's very quaint and authentic the way they prepare it. The atmosphere is a fairly good attempt at a beach shack. But they weren't even playing any canned music when I went. Doesn't fully live up to the hype. But... 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: Caribbean, Jamaican

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