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“Yum” 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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Minnesota
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

What more can be said? It's the best food on the island. First stop from the airport, last stop before leaving.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Went to Scotchies for lunch with our group of 10. Food was just ok to me. I had jerk chicken and pork(pork was very dry) sweet potato and festival(which was awesome!) waitress was kinda rude, didn't bring all of our orders because they were out of things but didn't offer an alternative , one person in our group didn't eat at all. Probably wouldn't go back.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank meka0613
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must return!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Last year was my 24th visit to Jamaica but my first to Scotchies.....boy have I missed out on some fantastic local jerk chicken. A definite return with every visit from that point forward. One week and counting....can't wait. Outside eating, definitely for the locals but a lot of tourists starting to visit. It is wonderful!! The sauce is hot but the taste is amazing....just grab another drink or two. Nice bar, very attentive, less expensive than other places and good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank L4298
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Montgomery, Alabama
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Simple Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you find yourself in Montego Bay with a grumbling tummy, find a taxi driver and tell him to take you to Scotchies for some Jamaican Jerk. Located on the A1 just down the road from the airport, this unassuming roadside shack has some of the best jerk chicken and pork you'll ever find. This isn't some tourist trap either. You'll be eating with the locals at prices you'll not find at the nearby resorts. If you're a foodie like me and love any sort of meat that has spent quality time over smoke and flame, Scotchies needs to be part of your visit to Jamaica.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nancy M
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Jerk Pork.. OMG!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Right price - phenomenal taste! Great outdoor ambiance as the food is prepared out in the open. Washed it down with some alcohol and I was in heaven. Almost bit my fingertips! The steamed fish and jerk chicken are also good but the jerk pork was the standout.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank dionnej
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