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“Great Jamaican Food!”
Review of Scotchie's

Scotchie's
Ranked #3 of 112 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Jamaican Food!”
Reviewed March 17, 2011

We heard this restaurant had the best jerk chicken and best jerk pork in the country. The jerk chicken was great. The sausage was spicy and incredible and I'm not a person who typically likes sausage. The jerk pork was okay. The ginger beer was really good too. I went back for seconds. My husband had a Red Stripe beer, Jamaica's beer.

  • Visited March 2011
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Big River, SK, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pigs rule for good reason”
Reviewed January 20, 2011

We ate lunch at Scotchies one very hot afternoon. First impression, it looks a little rough but the real Jamaican jerk makes you forget all that and enjoy the open air atmosphere. We tried the pork and the chicken, both were excellent but the pork was amazing. We also had roast sweet potato and festival (missing the festival very much). Loved it!

  • Visited November 2010
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Quincy, IL
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fabulous jerk bbq in a nice setting”
Reviewed January 10, 2011

We had lunch at Scotchie's Too outside Ocho Rios. Great food and should not to be missed. Scotchie's Too is not in reasonable walking distance of downtown Ocho Rios--you need a rental car or hired driver to get there. You can watch the action at the bbq pits while your meat is cut and the process is fascinating. The diner controls the spice of the meat, as the jerk seasoning is in a bowl on the bar. Without the seasoning, the meat is smoky, juicy, tender. With the seasoning, you'll want plenty of Red Stripe! Scotchie's accepts VISA and Mastercard with a government-issued photo id.

  • Visited January 2011
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London
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Scotchie's rocks!”
Reviewed January 4, 2011

This place is the bomb, a big smokehouse packed full of down-home treats. Nothing fancy here, just good ol fashioned Jamaican favourites. My boyfriend adored his jerk pork, festivals (fried bread) and breadfruit -- and he's picky to say the least, whereas I had the tastiest fish washed down with ice-cold Stripes. Scotchie's was jammin' with locals and families, feasting in the sunshine. They're all on to a good thing.

  • Visited December 2010
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Pickerington, OH
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“MUST TRY!!!”
Reviewed December 31, 2010

We decided to try out this restaurant after reading several reviews on here on other sites. You absolutely must try this restaurant! This is what I think of when I think Jerk food! It is slow smoked the old fashioned way and absolutely incredible! Definitely the best food we had in Jamaica. Try it with the Coconut Water to drink which takes the heat off from the sauce if you get a little bit too much. Our taxi driver told us that he really thinks it is the best restaurant for Jerk chicken on the island and that other restaurants have been trying to copy their recipe for years and just can't get it!

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