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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
794 9457
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Quality Jerk

A group of 6 of us stopped by Scotchie's on the way home from an excursion filled day. The prices are fair and the food was good. However, we learned from our excursion driver that Scotchie's was rushing the food that particular day. He explained that with a couple cruise ships in town the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Tourguiderich
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London, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A group of 6 of us stopped by Scotchie's on the way home from an excursion filled day. The prices are fair and the food was good. However, we learned from our excursion driver that Scotchie's was rushing the food that particular day. He explained that with a couple cruise ships in town the restaurant wasn't slow cooking the food... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

we stopped here on the way back from the blue hole - had some jerk chicken and pork and a few beers to wash them down - very good food and a nice mixture of locals and tourists with both inside and outside seating and takeout service too

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must do in Ochos Rios! We had jerk chicken with festivus and rice and peas and it was so yummy. $2 red stripes complete the meal. Find a shady spot and enjoy the day.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A great experience. Loved the jerk pork!! We tried jerk chicken in numerous places around Ocho Rios and this was by far the best! Grab lots of napkins and bring a big appetite!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We booked lunch at Scotchies through Liberty Tours......best by the way!!! Our lunch, jerk chicken and rice, was ready for us when we arrived. That was a great deal since there was a line of about 40 people in line to order when we arrived! We sat outside at picnic tables for lunch. The chicken was smoked and was falling... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Food not the best, marginal at best. Drinks overpriced. If you have other choices I would recommend that you try those. This was the 3rd restaurant that I have tried all are about the same quality.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

One has to visit this landmark in Ochos Rios. With just the right kick of smoky flavor, the jerk chicken is delicious at a reasonable price. Nothing fancy here. No need for smugness. Just bring your appetite and drink some water. Enjoy!

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Carlisle, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Scotchie's for my travel mates to try the jerk chicken. They all loved it. There was some dissension in the group about whether Scotchie's or a roadside place they tried was better, but everyone agreed Scotchie's was very good. I'm a vegetarian, and I had the cornmeal fritters (festival), beans and rice, and some corn -- all... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family had dinner at Scotchie's last Sunday. A great real - Jamaican jerk joint! Prices were also reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Scotchie's for a jerk meal, and what a disappointment. The jerk pork was very dry as was the rice and peas. Very disappointing. I'll stay with my local - Jerk Island in South London which consistently serves delicious jerk pork and a host of other Caribbean treats.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: 794 9457

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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