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The Best in the West

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Jamaican
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Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 24
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  • 6
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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 of 5 stars
Best in the West June 2015

Excellent Jerk Chicken, across the street from Coco La Palm. Loved the food and location, but always took take out. Wasn't very pleased with the cleanliness of the dining area and lots of flies around. Keith had a bottomless pit for Best in the West Jerk Chicken VVHT

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Based on the recomendations here we walked there last night. We took jerk pork and jerk chicken. Got smallish portions hardly warm. I requested non fatty pork which was delivered, but with lots of bones instead. Taste was pretty bland no spice even after we soaked meat in local hot sauce (which was probably the best part of our meal).... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We always stay at Idle Awhile on the beach so we love to visit Best in the West at least once a visit. Last week we walked across in the early afternoon, were told the chicken and pork were ready and ordered one plate of each. The pork was 85% fatty pieces and we got 2 - 3 bites of... More 

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Boston
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent Jerk Chicken, across the street from Coco La Palm. Loved the food and location, but always took take out. Wasn't very pleased with the cleanliness of the dining area and lots of flies around. Keith had a bottomless pit for Best in the West Jerk Chicken VVHT

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Can't go wrong stopping here. Loved the Jerk pork. Ate here 4 times last week. Never had a problem. Not sure what's not to like.

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Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice, local, great smoke flavor, eat there three Times and didn't get tired of that chicken it is good, had pork as well delicious, best jerk chicken and pork.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was the first place where I first try jerk chicken in Negril. Amd it was love at first sight with the chicken. I took it in a plastic box on the beach and the people around were attracted by the dlicious smell. All of them asked me what is this thing that smells soooo delicious and where did I... More 

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Byron, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We took a cab from Riu Palace and sat at a picnic table next to the road and had the meal we had all week. The jerk chicken was incredible compared to the chicken served at the beach. I think for a 1/4 chicken, beans, slaw and a cold red stripe was about $8. Melissa was a delightful young lady... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We love this place!!! we always eat here when we visit. Absolutely hands down the best jerk chicken in Negril!!

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Dellroy, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good seasoning for the jerk pork and chicken. Good portions and a fair price. Roadside stand with tables. Very popular with locals for carryout. Platter was meat, rice and peas, and cole slaw.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Jerk chicken, jerk pork, cold drinks.. yes please. Ate here three times during our 7 days in Negril. Great value - some of the best and most affordable eats you can find.

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Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril
Cuisine: Jamaican

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican

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