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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

We stopped at both Scotchies locations, the food was great and the atmosphere is very casual and laid back. Lots of options on the menu and the Red Stripe was very cold

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The food at Scotches was delicious along with great customer service from the staff. I love the escovitch fish and fish soup.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank TCampbellfamily
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here with a tour group for lunch. The jerk chicken had no jerk about it and the rice and peas tasted like flour it was so dry. Will not return!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sbtraveler2013
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We have been to both Scotchies (Ocho Rios and Montego Bay). The first place we go to after getting out of the airport is Scotchies to put us in the Jamaican vibe.

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank Paul M
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for authentic jerk chicken while we were in Ocho Rios for the day and the locals all recommended this place. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. The only issue we had is hosting. There was no greeting upon our arrival so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank TWoorlidge326
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is the BEST jerk chicken on the island. Authentic and reasonably priced - great beer (Red stripe) and a casual atmosphere. I would have liked to eat here every day during my stay.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Niagara1956
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Our family of 12 were quickly accommodated in a hut like round table, family style serving. Red Stripes around an fruit drinks for the children. Jerk chicken and pork were served with fries and plenty of napkins. A little pricey but very much worth it....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sdh72327232
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Love Scotchies! Has been a family favorite for years! Wonderful food (pork & chicken); definitely get the festival bread!! Wish we could come every night!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hllh13
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This is a very local place. I highly recommend the fiestas!! They are like little sweet corn bread doughnuts, but shaped more like pickle (I think that would be the best description) On of our co travelers ate 4 of them, that is a lot...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kathybL5734MZ
Reviewed January 3, 2019

when the locals were raving about Scotchies, you new this was a place to go. Their unique BBQ style makes Scotchies the best jerk chicken on the island for everyone.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DadofFamilyofFive
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January 27, 2019|
Response from BrendaON | Reviewed this property |
Scotchies is in IronShore/Coral Garden area (suburb) of Montego Bay. It is not close to the Royal Decameron. Scotchies is about 10 15 min drive from the airport. It's a casual atmosphere great food and service.
January 27, 2019|
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Response from Sdh72327232 | Reviewed this property |
Clarification: Scotchies in Not in RunAway Bay! The restaurant I reviewed in RunAway Bay was Sharkies. Scotchies is VERY informal and about 15 minutes from the airport. (great place for real local flavor)
January 16, 2019|
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Response from Jose S | Reviewed this property |
Less than 15 minutes. Yes, definitely OK to go at night, especially if you have a driver taking you there. That's when I went..fun times.
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