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“Best Jerk EVER!!”
Review of Scotchie's

Scotchie's
Ranked #4 of 112 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Takeout
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Best Jerk EVER!!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Before our trip to Jamiaca, my husband and I googled the best locations for jerk chicken and we kept seeing the name Scotchie's. We put it on our list of things to try, thinking it was probably just a touristy type place, but we would give it a shot. When our private transfer picked us up from the airport, we asked him what his favorite food was (jerk chicken) and where the very best place to find it was. We were surprised when he answered Scotchie's, but still assumed it was a tourist joint. We requested he take us there for lunch before dropping us off a the resort so we could try the "world-famous" Scotchie's. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant was full of local patrons and ordered the jerk chicken and pork. After ordering, we watched the workers in the kitchen preparing our food and were a little nervous about their cooking methods... I have never seen food cooked over a series of logs (presumably with a fire underneath) and then covered in tin roofing... It smelled heavenly though! Upon receiving our food, we were so overwhelmingly surprised with how good it all was. The taste of the smokey flavor was out of this world and the blend of spices and seasonings was superb. The chicken and the pork were both cooked through and extremely tender and flavorful. The infamous Scotchie's hot sauce was delicious, and the heat was very satisfying! (nothing worse than a sauce being advertised as hot and truly being mild!) Best of all, even with our worries about food safety, neither of us fell ill from the food or had any stomach issues! We enjoyed it so much that we paid $30 for a taxi ride back to get lunch a few days later and can report that it was just as good, if not better than our first Scotchie's experience. If ever in Jamaica again, this will definitely be our first stop!!

Visited August 2014
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Amarillo, Texas, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Best lunch ever!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This was the best jerk chicken, pork and sausage ever!!! Also enjoyed peas and rice, festival and fruit bread along with ice-cold beer!! Loved watching the food being prepared. Makes my mouth water every time I think about it!

Visited August 2014
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Keller, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Lunch with Scotchy's at Liberty Tours of Jamaica”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We took a day tour with Liberty Tours of Jamaica and this is one of our stops they took us to for lunch after the Blue Hole. Amazing food. Best chicken ever!!!!!! This is an amazing Tour company if you are ever in Jamaica! Wow. Ask For Ricardo!

Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Awesome Jerk”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The food is very good and the place is clean. The jerk pork and rice are must-haves. The locals prefer those.

Visited August 2014
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Good lunch stop”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We were told to visit Scotchie's for lunch multiple times and finally decided to have lunch there one day. The system of ordering and picking up your food is a little disorganized, so don't be afraid to speak up to get your food. We ordered multiple foods we hadn't tried before including bammy and bread fruit. The chicken was really good, and the portions were large. It took a while for us to catch on how the sauce works (mix ketchup with hot sauce), but once we caught on it was the perfect combo. I would eat here again.

  • Visited August 2014
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