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“Jerk Chicken at its best!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scotchies at Columbus Park - CLOSED

Scotchies at Columbus Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: "More than just a meal"
New York
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Jerk Chicken at its best!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We came to this restaurant during our final night in Jamaica. It was very good. We came after sunset and sat a but away from the light. The waitress brought over a candle and we had the most delicious jerk chicken. I also had a side of bammy....my favorite. I understand and noticed this place is no longer a scotchie's but the cooking method is still the same. Our table of 5 had a pork dinner, 3 half chickens, one full chicken, one side of bammy, 2 bottles of water, 4 beers and our bill came to $55US not incl. gratuity. Not bad at all.

  • Visited September 2013
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Battle Creek
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Piece of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant with some friends that we met at Grand Bahia Principe and not only were the views amazing, the fact that Christopher Columbus "found" Jamaica at this spot made it extra special. Unfortunately, we were not hungry and just went for a drink (which was the COLDEST Red Stripe we had the entire time we were in Jamaica) but we had a wonderful experience and the food is highly recommended by locals.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RobynLHall
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mouthwatering jerk chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

I believe this place is now called "Columbus" but either way - I highly recommend this place. It is extremely cheap for the amount of food you receive and the quality is not lacking in the least. This was the best jerk chicken we ate while in Jamaica and we tried it at at least 3 different places. It was slow-cooked, juicy and seasoned really well. My husband and I could not get over how good it was, especially since we started out with some interesting service... slow service, hard to find the waitress even though they weren't busy, received our appetizer after the meal, etc. We tried the conch, wings and jerk chicken. The jerk chicken was by far the best. The conch was good, but not great. I would definitely go back!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mandi G
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place for a quick bite and beverage!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We went here on the way to Ochios Rios from Montego Bay and I'm glad that we did! Great jerk and nice and spicy. The bread is awesome, i wanted more. The view is amazing! Plenty of shade. You can also take a look at some of the artifacts in the park right next to it. Ask your driver to stop here along the way from Rios to Mo Bay or vice versa.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank FDSJR1975
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Cornwall
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Disgusting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Visited here after a tour and we were astounded how people can rate it so highly. Yes, the views are beautiful and it's situated in a lovely setting.

We were told we would be having lunch, and once we arrived, we were each handed a piece of foil, inside was a piece of fatty uncooked pork and a mound of dried chicken.

This was plonked on a paper plate (very upmarket) and we had plastic cutlery.

The service was terrible, with none of the staff speaking apart from an odd grunt or two.

Would never visit again or reccommend!!!!

Visited June 2013
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ScotchiesCP, Franchisor at Scotchies at Columbus Park, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Scotchies Restaurants of Jamaica Ltd has withdrawn the franchise from Columbus Park Jamaica Ltd as at June 21, 2013. The Scotchies brand is world renowned and the owners cannot afford for its reputation to be tarnished because of low standard food and bad service as described in one of the comments. For further information, please feel free to contact us at scotchiesjamaica@gmail.com
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