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“yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scotchies

Scotchies
Ranked #1 of 129 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“yummy”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

excellent jerk chicken with all the local trimmings ( yams, rice and beans etc) dont miss this local experience. true jamaican food. btw some of the best ribs on the island!

Visited February 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“AWESOME. A must visit”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Ok first thing first, this ain't in your resort! Arrange some transportation and get over there for dinner time. The weather cools down a few degrees and it's Red Stripe time. This place was the real deal. It kinds of looks a little beaten down from the outside for the uninitiated but don't let that fool you, it was great and pretty cheap. We ordered a pound of chicken and a half pound of pork. It was served in tin foil in what were essentially chopped cubes. We had breadfruit and potatoe-type sides for an outstanding meal. The meats were cooked perfectly with a bbq/smoky flavor and really juicy. We sparingly used some hot but delicious local hot sauce. You can sit down in a little outdoor area to wash down dinner with some red stripes. The whole thing was quite an experience as the building was essentially just blocks and sheet metal. The grating on the stove was a collection of 3 inch timbers, making for a very smoky building but a delicious meal. Get there!

  • Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very authentic Jamaican Food”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

The food tasted great, was super cheap and very authentic Jamaican. Most of the people dining at the restaurant were locals. We ordered the fish, pork and corn. The fish was FANTASTIC, the pork was good and the corn was not cooked long enough and had no flavor. I was definitely stop there for lunch, as it was an experience.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Awesome Jerk Chicken”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you are in or near Ochos Rios definitely hit up Scotchies. Their jerk chicken is amazing, very reasonably priced (2 x half chicken, 1 x quarter chicken, 2 x pepsis 1 x Red Stripe was around $26 USD.

They cook the jerk chicken/pork in a cool way and there is a special hot jerk sauce on the counter, which you can spoon on or as a side dip. Try it !

We stopped in after a day trip to Bob Marley's Mausoleum in Nine Mile, was recommended by a colleague before we left and our tour guide from Courtney Taylor Tours.

We will be back next time we are in Jamaica !

  • Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“This is the best pork and chicken jerk in Jamaica!!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is the real deal, wood fired over pimento tree wood. Very reasonably priced and umm-umm good! We actually went to Scotchies Too in Ocho Rios but the original one could not be any better I can guarantee you that. Put this place on your must visit list and enjoy!!!!

Visited March 2013
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