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“excellence in jerk”
5 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellence in jerk”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Attended this restaurant on the advice of my cousin, with other relatives and friends. As a party of 14, I assumed we wouldn't all be seated together but on entering, the very friendly waitress led us to a huge roundtable and we helped her bring over some extra seats, which were quite heavy And placed on what I can only describe as dirt or sand flooring, as the lighting was dim it was hard to tell. Our orders for food and drink were placed and promptly bought out. I can only describe the food as exceptional, we had variations of jerk pork, chicken and the most amazing skinless sausage, along with rice and peas and various other delicacies. Give it a try you won't be disappointed, especially after I'd attended the porkpit earlier that day.
Thanks cousin Rosalie

  • Visited March 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Wanted to try "authentic Jamaican" so got a taxi from the resort and went to Scotchies.
The food was fantastic. The spicy sauce they had to add to you jerk food was really good, especially of you like spicy.
Tried the jerk chicken, sausage and pork, along with soup. All were great. Probably like the pork best.
The atmosphere was pretty cool as well, a mix of locals and tourists.
The cost was pretty cheap as well.
Look forward to another stop next time in Montego Bay.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“second rate better of at macdonalds”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

The restaurant has a very laid back feel to it and is very welcoming. As this place is being advertised as the best on the island the alarm bells started ringing as there were no local people here. After eating hear i now know why. The food seems not to have been marinated for a period of time and had just been cooked in a sauce you could pick up from the supermarket. The meat had been pulled apart into very small parts and had started to dry out. We had given them advanced warning as we were a very large group and expected a lot better.

If you do try this place for a night out try the cocktails as you will not find any better on the island.

  • Visited March 2014
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Temecula, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

It was just ok. I was not a big fan of the jerk sauce. It was too hot. We also ordered the chicken sausage and it was gross.

Visited March 2014
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“BEST JERK AROUND!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is he third time my husband and I have stopped here while in Jamaica. I had the Jerk Fish and he had the Jerk Chicken with Extra Sauce. We both really enjoyed our meals with two ice cold Red stripes. Very local restaurant. We love it and will return the next time we are in the country. Thanks for the great hospitality!

  • Visited February 2014
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