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Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dogs all over the place. People asking to shop with them. Food unseasoned no char, no grill smell. Rice & peas has NO seasoning! I was very disappointed. I might as well waited to eat once we got back to the resort! However, we smelled...char/grill as we were leaving. We did take some good photos in the area where we sat. There was a pretty purple-ish flower.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 18, 2024

I will never buy another meal here, all 3 of us had food poisoning after consuming a meal from Scotchies. Poor customer service and bad food

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 14, 2024

Food as always great. Note my jerk pork was dry and over cook and I mention it in passing and dude bring me some fresh. That’s why I love the place fair. Food getting more expensive there but this is an institution. Every time i...goto jah I stay negril but always work a stop there. Great jerk.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 11, 2024 via mobile

While staying at an all-inclusive resort, we decided to venture out for some local food. Scotchie’s was recommended, so, in a driving rain, we were off. We were a bit skeptical when we arrived to an open-air building with tables under a leaking tin roof....Not sure what to order, our waitress suggested a family meal of jerk chicken and pork with sides. It was amazing. The atmosphere and delicious food made a lasting impression. If you visit MB, definitely take time to eat at Scotchie’s. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 27, 2023 via mobile

Great jerk chicken and pork. Kids liked the festival side and the rice and black beans (called rice and pea) was great. Massive operation and everything seems to be very fresh

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 17, 2023

I guess my expectations were too high. The staff was very friendly and worked to accommodate our large group. However, the food was just not good. The rice was dry and under cooked. The best item we had was the French fries. We had quite...a few orders.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 5, 2023 via mobile

The food is excellent!!! I loved it so much that I went two days in a row lol I was only mad that the portions were so small but other than that I was good. I suggest the jerk pork because I couldn’t stop eating...it lolMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 1, 2023

Smaller than I was expecting, but food was excellent and plentiful. Jerk chicken was fabulous. Look forward to going again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 18, 2023 via mobile

I visited Scotchies with my family as we were staying at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites. Upon arrival, I ordered a bunch of items off the menu. The food was OK to me. Not as great as everyone made it seem. I've had better Jerk...in Jamaica.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023

Wanted jerk pork but was told don't get it too dry I moist q little fat in it so I got ribs they were good expensive and not enough to fill me. I liked the atmosphere as laid back but don't think I will go...back I want my money"s worthMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023

First let me say we have been to Jamaica many times and always made a trip to Scotchies, in Ocho Rios. This was the 1st time to the one in Montego Bay and we will not be going back. Prices were ridiculous, we had jerk...chicken which wasn't bad, jerk pork was terribly dry, 1/2 order of ribs included 2 ribs, for $19!! Wings were good but tiny. We had to eat in these plastic baskets which weren't even enclosed instead of food coming in foil so if you poured sauce or anything it would just come out. I don't know if the other Scotchies are like this, I hope not but if so never again, visit The Pork Pit or Ultimate jerk center instead.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 20, 2023 via mobile

We wanted some Jamaica food outside of the resort and so we got in touch with a driver and he gave us a tour of montego and took us to this restaurant and it was good even had a few drinks

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed July 19, 2023

They were out of a lot of things, so I had the oxtails and rice and peas and my partner had the jerk pork. Everything was ok, but nothing I'd fight to go get again. I had high hopes for this place because of the...reviews but I was kind of disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 18, 2023

We were very disappointed with our food. It was dried out. The service wasn’t the friendliest either. My Don looked forward for several months to go here based on reviews he’d seen. Sorry but it was a waste of time and money

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed July 3, 2023 via mobile

Jerk Chicken was like butter.... melt in your mouth tender. Flavorful and grilled to perfection. Listen when they tell you, dont put all of the less than 15ml of scotch bonnet sauce on the pound of chicken.. I found out why the hard way.. watering...eyes, runny nose, and a burning sensation on my tongue. My cab driver had a good laugh about it after I drank all his water after the red stripe was depleted. Definitely a must try.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Cameron P
February 3, 2020|
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Response from Adventurer719744 | Reviewed this property |
For what i know straight grilling jerk chicken and jerk ffoodk, ribs. The foo is good.
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Response from Simone L | Reviewed this property |
No.. the name refers to the pepper used on its meats
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Scotchies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5