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Scotchies - Falmouth Road
Tel: - (1 876) 953-8041
Whilst Boston Bay may be the birthplace of jerk cuisine, the most highly regarded "jerk pit" is Scotchies, just outside of Montego Bay.
Jerk food is cooked in the traditional-style, on open-air barbeques over pimento wood. Spicy jerk chicken and pork are the specialities of Scotchies but a milder jerk fish is also available, along with a wide range of side dishes such as festival, rice and peas, roast yam, breadfruit, potatoes and corn.
Food is served wrapped in foil and is available to eat-in or take-away. The eat-in environment is rustically atmospheric, comprising of wooden tables, barrel stools and grass umbrellas. There is also a thatched-roof full service bar ad music playing, making Scotchies a great place to linger a while, soak up the atmosphere and play a few rounds of dominoes.
Building on the reputation of the Montego Bay original, Scotchies have opened up another branch in Drax Hall (just outside of Ocho Rios) and, more recently, in Kingston. However, Scotchies Montego Bay is the original and, for many people, will always be the best.© 2011 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com