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Ossie's Jerk Centre

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Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-957-4257
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Description: Ossie's Shack offers an authentic Jamaican experience at a reasonable...
Ossie's Shack offers an authentic Jamaican experience at a reasonable price.We have:- Ossie's Shack, which is a full-service restaurant- Ossie's Jerk Centre, voted among Jameica's Best for our jerk pork- Marge & Ossie's Homestead, which are our awesome villas- The Inn T'ing, our breakfast/beach bar located on Negril's famous 7-mile white sand beach
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Negril's best jerk chicken

This is one of our favorite places when we go to Negril. Literally, the BEST jerk chicken on the island. This time, the jerk pork was a little dry but the extra jerk sauce is so delicious. The girl who owns the place even made my husband a bottle of jerk sauce to go. We just wish we had this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Sara J
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I stopped here to get some good jerked pork. The pork was good but not what I expected, I've had better jerked pork here in the U.S. The price was also high for the little amount of food that you received.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is one of our favorite places when we go to Negril. Literally, the BEST jerk chicken on the island. This time, the jerk pork was a little dry but the extra jerk sauce is so delicious. The girl who owns the place even made my husband a bottle of jerk sauce to go. We just wish we had this... More 

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Hunt, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Its an art to make really great Jerk. Iv'e been eating and making it for many years and Ossie has the magic with lots of scotch bonnets. Ill be back.....

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband introduced me to Ossie's, he's been eating there for many years! I can't eat too hot and spicy, but loved Paulette's food! The pork is delicious! Just a short walk from Couples Swept Away where we stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The menu was very easy to understand, the food was well seasoned and the portions were adequate. The atmosphere was quite laid back , staff were friendly and quite efficient and yes the jerked chicken along with its side orders were very tasty.

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Morden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good Jerk both Chicken and Pork nice choice if you don't fancy resort style food. Served with Festival or Bread and hot sauce always close by

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a local hangout and can seem a bit intimidating at first. Lots of local guys hanging out playing cards, no white faces. But, the place is fantastic for authentic jerk chicken and pork, and the prices are phenomenal. It is located directly across the street from Negril Palms where I stayed. I paid $4.50 for jerk chicken and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not bad, choices were made to order. Meat was seasoned good but portions were skimpy. More of a snack shack than a dinner restaurant.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice meal at a roadside eatery...quite basic jerk shack but a nice experience. The meals were hot spicy and well done

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Framingham, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I wasn't impressed. Reading all the reviews, we expected something better. Yes, it's fun to order at the bar and it's a funky little joint, but I've had jerk all over Jamaica and this was not the best for me. I had chicken and it seemed like barbecue chicken not jerk chicken. My husband had the pork and that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril
  • Phone Number: +1 876-957-4257

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Ossie's Shack offers an authentic Jamaican experience at a reasonable price.We have:- Ossie's Shack, which is a full-service restaurant- Ossie's Jerk Centre, voted among Jameica's Best for our jerk pork- Marge & Ossie's Homestead, which are our awesome villas- The Inn T'ing, our breakfast/beach bar located on Negril's famous 7-mile white sand beach

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