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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food. Specially the jerk chicken. Very tasty. Highly recommended. Corn and festival is also delicious.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skip this place. Tourist trap for sure. Chicken was dry and flavorless. My son loves chicken and he took a bite and refused to eat more. Boston market back home is better

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Scotchies to have jerk pork after going to Dunn's River. I ordered 1 lb of and the server fussed me down over getting hot pepper sauce and a small container. I wanted to split it up as it was to be shared...among 4 people while we were in the car. Apparently they don't give an extra container for to go orders. 🤷🏾‍♀️More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on the last day of our vacation and had lunch, as our flight didn’t leave until 5pm. We got there just a little before opening time and browsed some next door souvenir shops while waiting. There was no line. They were just...gearing up with the cooking so we expected a little wait. Since I was full of jerk chicken from the night before, I ordered jerk wings. The sauce is different than the hotel. Scotches has a watery sauce with lots of pepper seeds. I also ordered steam vegetables and a sweet potato. The wings were alright, nothing to write home about, the vegetables were just OK, and the sweet potato was dry and tasteless, and not sweet either. I realize there are different varieties of yams and potatoes in the world and this variety I would not eat again unless it was prepared differently. My husband had a chicken sausage which tasted good. Portions are small, but the price is cheap.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at our hotel suggested we try authentic "jerk' at Scotchies. It was very good. We took ours to go and ate it at the pool. We had a jerk chicken and pork wrap. And the staff was right, it was different than the...'jerk' at the hotel.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had this delivered to our resort as I had FOMO. The jerk chicken and pork arrived warm but it was dry. Rice & beans also dry. I liked the on site restaurant Spice much better for Jerk.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Montego Bay for my birthday and we asked our driver to take us to where the locals eat. He brought us to Scotchies and it is by far the ABSOLUTE BEST smoked jerk pork and chicken we have ever tasted....Highly recommend!! Nothing compares!! Can’t wait to go back!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

Ishaleee was not a professional server due to the fact that she stated on the receipt that we were black people as guest name.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

We were staying at the Holiday Inn Resort, just 400m away, so we went twice. We tried jerk pork, chicken, sausage and wings - all excellent! The fries and wedgies are fabulous! Service was great & helpful

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

Scotchies was our first jamaican restaurant ever and it was delicious. We had the here chicken and jerk pork with the festival. I am craving the chicken and festival just thinking about it now. My fiance loved it so much that we made another stop...on our tour in Jamaica that just so happened to have another Scotchies location so we sat down and got more jerk pork and festival. Wish we could find some here in Louisiana.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

Scotchie is a unique experience for those not from Jamaica. They are a true jerk restaurant with a really awesome and chill vibe. They are used to tourists and will guide you in the right direction, but you will also be eating with all the...locals. Everybody wants Jerk Chicken in Jamaica. Scotchies has great Jerk Chicken. However, do yourself a favor and order the Jerk Pork and Jerk Wings. Those two are the star of the show. The fish is also very good, but you need a big group to be able to tackle all four of those in one trip.... don't forget the festivals on the side! There is an awesome bar that is full service with anything you want and some high end liquor and Rum. It is very comfortable the the bartender is one of the coolest ladies in all of Jamaica. I could eat at Scotchies every day! If you love heat, enjoy the Scotch Bonnet sauce!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

We went to Scothcies with 2 friends and were surprised by the decor. Thiught we were in a Flintsone decor. I personally really enjoyed the dirt floor and seat on ld beer barrels. The rum ribs I had were mmmmm delicious and all the other...guests had fun with there food as it was all good. Served in brown paper bags and plastic cutelry was the only small downside. For 4 persons with speical drinks and one bottle of wine the total cost as $81.00 which I consider not expensive for waht we had. You msut go there with the fact that you will be living a small adventurein another era. ENJOYMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

This place was ok, nothing to go bk to. The ppl aren’t friendly. We asked the cook a few ?s about his technique on bbq’n & he asked if we can buy him a beer. There’s sketchy men a few feet away come up you...as soon as you park & offer you marijuana for purchase. Everywhere you go, they expect a tip. Keep $ bills on you 😬More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

We stop at this restaurant after extrusion and it was the best idea ever.Food is amazing and definitely we are going back !

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

I'm glad we went here to try it. The service and atmosphere is good. But jerk Chicken just OK. We should have tried something else instead of all of us getting that dish. (Be prepared for hustlers there. Someone stuck a CD in my hand...before I knew what was happening)More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cameron P
February 3, 2020|
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Response from Adventurer719744 | Reviewed this property |
For what i know straight grilling jerk chicken and jerk ffoodk, ribs. The foo is good.
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conscienciouseater
December 24, 2019|
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Response from Pino S | Reviewed this property |
Lol no 🤣
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October 22, 2019|
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Response from Iluvthe44thpresident | Reviewed this property |
No it's not that type of place
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scotchies

Yes, Scotchies offers takeout services.

Scotchies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5