Scotchies Restaurant, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica
I came across Scotchies restaurant by chance about 12 years ago when work took me to Montego Bay for a couple days, (I live in Kingston). I needed an affordable but tasty lunch option, and a friend took me to Scotchies.
I was surprised I’d never heard about it before, but even more surprising was the taste. Not only was the jerk chicken absolutely delicious, it was also real authentic Jamaican jerk, and I’d always thought you could only get that at Boston Jerk Center (but that’s for another review).
For those of you who don’t know, real jerk is ‘smoked’ over wood logs, and seasoned to perfection using pimento and a mix of pepper and spices. There’s a lot of imitation jerk around these days done in ovens and on grills, but Scotchies has the real thing. It’s absolutely flavorful, and of course that’s because it’s done the old-fashioned way.
In addition to the juicy jerk chicken, pork, and fish, they also have a wonderful choice of sides including, breadfruit, sweet potato, rice and peas, festival, plantain, and more.
Another reason I enjoy Scotchies so much is because of the ambience. I love the outdoors, and Scotchies makes optimal use of the natural environment, so you can take you delicious jerk meal right from the fireside to your seat … which is made of wood of course.
If you’re ever in Jamaica and looking for an authentic dining experience that’s close to nature, Scotchies Montego Bay is the place go. They also have another location in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.
Scotchies is one of my favourite places to eat whenever I travel to Montego Bay or Ocho Rios. It’s set up just the way we like things here in Jamaica ... no frills, no fuss, no problem.
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