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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
FEATURES
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

We went for lunch. Got Chicken and pork--I thought it wouldn't be enough food but it was. Don't expect it to be a nice place--it isn't but the food was good.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is so good we went here twice. Don't forget to pour some of the spicy sauce over your jerk chicken or pork. Unfortunately, both times we visited there were no wings, but other items were available. I do not recommend sweet potato pudding....There is one waitress for the whole spot, so you're better off ordering with the cashier and waiting for your order next to the kitchen. You can pay by cards, but they don't take Amex. As in many outdoor food spots in Jamaica, there is a couple of cats and dogs who are open for pets and leftovers.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Scotchies a few years ago when we stopped in Jamaica on a cruise and really enjoyed it. We brought our kids this time and we found the chicken and Pork to be a little lacking in Jerk flavor and the meal was not...inexpensive. We were hoping for a better experience with our kids and when we go back to Jamaica we will try other spots.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious service was great would reccommend to everyone my kids were very satisfied and they are hard to please

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is away from Ocho Rios where we were and it was about 20 minute ride without traffic. We went there on our last night there and the taxi driver quickly got us seated and called the waitress for us without us waiting in...line. We asked him to have dinner with us as well while we shared his stories and life in Jamaica. I love chicken but not fan of bone in chicken which most jerk chicken or pork is and my wife is veg. Luckily they had some good local veg options while me and my taxi drive had chicken. The overall food was great so was their spicy jerk sauce . The settings was beautiful but little dark and open so mosquitoes were sucking on that Jerk seasoned blood But overall good placeMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 21, 2022

We stopped here on our way to another excursion. By far the best jerk chicken we ever had! The flavors and hot sauce are one in a million. Wish we could take some home with us! Will be going back then next time we are...in JamaicaMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2022 via mobile

The bbq ribs were 🔥! Jerk pork was ok. I like they had the prices written down if paying with Jamaican dollars. There was a bar, we sat at ordered a drink, they kept it clean due yo the flies around. Overall it was cool....More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 12, 2022 via mobile

Great jerk chicken, cold red stripe, friendly people and an overall great experience! Loved the atmosphere and shops next door!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed December 3, 2022 via mobile

What can I say? Food was delicious. I didn’t necessarily find it exponentially more amazing than other jerk chicken places I’ve visited in Jamaica, but it absolutely did not disappoint. Great service. We visited in between meal times, so it wasn’t too busy for sit...down, but very busy for take out. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 24, 2022 via mobile

Food was average. I got the jerk chicken and rice and peas. Jerk Chicken was dry to me. They give you a sauce that I believe is scotch bonnet and ketchup mixed together- not my fav. Would have preferred an actual jerk sauce. Probably would...have made the chicken better. The rice was horrible. Super dry! Probably wouldn’t get it again. I got better jerk chicken from my resort. And I’m of Jamaican Decent so that says a lot.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Best jerk pork I’ve had on the island. Beer cold. Service fast and friendly. Prices are reasonable compared to many other tourist friendly places (especially good for Montego Bay) Enjoyed the venue.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2022

The food we delicious. The prices were great as well. Very happy we got to visit. The server was friendly and offered suggestions for other places to visit. It was much better than our resort food.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Please see attachment....very disappointed in the staff members of the Scotchies montego bay branch. Waited over 25 minutes and no acknowledgement even though I had to hunt down a server for menus. Got so humiliated we had to exit with ordering. This joint was always...my number one highlight for my customers at my resort and my self but I don't think I will ever recommend again after tonight's experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Chicken is tender, the options is vast and it is worth a visit as the prices for the food is reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022 via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch after a few excursions as the reviews were good. We were all very satisfied with Jerk chicken,a side and a refreshing red stripe beer. Very tasty, great value and would definitely recommend. I look forward to my next visit.

Date of visit: September 2022
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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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December 24, 2019|
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Response from majestc24 | Reviewed this property |
No.. the name refers to the pepper used on its meats
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Yes, Scotchies offers takeaway services.

Yes, Scotchies is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Scotchies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5