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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scotchies

Scotchies
Ranked #1 of 125 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canada
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Wow - the food here was excellent! Portions are huge; 1/2 chicken is way too much for one person. The scent of the smoking jerk was absolutely mouth-watering. The festival was quite tasty and large. We also enjoyed the conch soup (which sells out quickly - if it is available get it). It was quite spicy, but very delicious. Rice & peas were really great, and both the chicken and pork were excellent. They also make a homemade sauce which is incredibly spicy and like everything else it was delicious!

The outdoor seating area was really nice. Large tables to sit around and laugh. There is also an outdoor bar which was quite busy.

Overall, this is a definite must visit if you are in Montego Bay. Grab a taxi from your hotel for an evening out. You will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to return!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quick and delicous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Best chicken I had in Jamaica, sauce is amazing! Go easy on it though, very spicy. The outdoor seating area is nice and the service is quick. A must try!

Visited March 2012
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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food, good value, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Great spot!! We were only in the area for a week so we asked a few locals where the best jerk spot was. They all suggested Scotchies.

We all had the chicken. It's smoked over pimento wood so the chicken has that wonderful flavor through out. Their homemade hot sauce is fantastic! Yams and sweet potato are perfectly cooked sides. And of course the rice and peas is delicious.

The atmosphere here is amazing. Set outside like most of the jerk centres. A variety of gazebo style areas. Also has a bar. The set up is fantastic.

Won't disappoint. Enjoy!!

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Olympia, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Tasty and Affordable Caribbean Jerk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Our tour guide recommended this small, unassuming spot and we loved it! Very, very Jamaican and excellent food to boot. Order at the window and sit outdoors in the protected courtyard. Be sure to order a half-pound or quarter-pound rather than a full pound! Rather than chicken, pork, or beef, I had the jerk fish fillet. Yum!! The fillet came piled high with veggies and jerk spices. Loved it. Also enjoyed the island grapefruit soda and a local beer.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Very good...but Pork Pit still rules!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

have been saying for a few years I was gonna sample Scotchies...and did this time...chicken, pork and the sausage....the chicken and pork were real good...not as good as Pork Pit...but real good....the jerk sauage? Fantastic.

  • Visited February 2012
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