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Scotchies Jerk Center

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Jamaican, Barbecue
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Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
18769061779
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Local Jamaican food

The local spices Jerk sets the flavour to the grilled food. I ordered chicken and it tasted good. The resturant is located outdoor under the trees. Getting there you not expect large signs telling you where it is. Maybe thats part of the marketing. The resturant is well worth a visit when you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anders L
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a good time here with my cousin. The jerk pork is better than the jerk chicken.There is a variety of drinks to select and the bartender staff is friendly.

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Thank jamrock813
England
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148 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the pork very dry and hard to eat without any sauce. The chicken was ok but very small portion. However contrary to other reviewers, despite not really enjoying the food, we found the service friendly and fast.

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Thank merryweather29
Stockholm, Sweden
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The local spices Jerk sets the flavour to the grilled food. I ordered chicken and it tasted good. The resturant is located outdoor under the trees. Getting there you not expect large signs telling you where it is. Maybe thats part of the marketing. The resturant is well worth a visit when you get to Kingston.

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Thank Anders L
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was ok but the battle with the flies was horrendous. Also not a fan of stray cats. Would be great if there were more waiters walking the floor to ensure we were comfortable after the order was received

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Thank HappySouthie
Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To the pork eater's , Jerk Chicken tun up up as the people would say Clean Great service Festival etc etc Some place to sit with Families and friends All all a great hang out spot to go clubbing after in the New Kingston Area

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Thank diamond012015
Trinidad
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not for a picky person as you can see in the pic how the chicken is laid out to cook. That being said the chicken had really good flavor. The team really enjoyed this with some sides. The area had a nice ambience about it but we had no time to hang out as we were on a... More 

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Thank Purple_1960s
Jamaica
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jerk Pork had been adequately peppered, the service was good and the food was received within a reasonable time.

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Thank Steffyjones23
Kingston, Jamaica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The chicken is just right if you dislike the overpowering jerk taste. The festival and other sides are usually quite tasty also. Properly seasoned and quite adequate in its serving size. The workers just need to be a bit quicker in their service. They are never disrespectful though when there are the annoying customers who just feel that they should... More 

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Thank RitaLMoore
Newmarket
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Deneisha served us jerk Chicken, jerk pork and jerk Chicken sausage along with boil corn, roast breadfruit and hard dough bread. I wanted to stay and just eat. The food was amazingly delicious! Comfortable, rustic outdoor setting.......stop by if you are in Kingston. Deneisha.....you spoiled us! We will visit again soon. Don't stop smiling.

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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you have friends from Jamaica or friends who have visited, they will all tell you that you must try the jerk!! The home of jerk in Jamaica is Portland - Boston actually. The most authentic jerk outside of Portland is Scotchie's. There are locations in Kingston and Mobay. Both serve great jerk chicken and pork. Try the sweet potato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chelsea Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Kingston Parish  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: 18769061779

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?