Jerk chicken is the most famous Jamaican dish on the the island. The maroons developed a blend of herbs, spices, chili peppers and paprika leaves for cooking captured animals years ago. Today, jerk chicken is an integral part of Jamaican cuisine and is a delicacy enjoyed by people all over the world. Still, Jamaica has the best jerk chicken in the world. Here is a list of the best places to enjoy some of Jamaica’s famous jerk dishes.
Owned by the Russell’s, Pier 1 is Montego Bay’s most vibrant outdoor restaurant, bar and entertainment center, operating since 1986. Located on a picturesque peninsula overlooking the bay, its a great area to spend some time relaxing. Tourists who come to Montego Bay , the tourist capital of Jamaica always visit Peir one for the food and social setting.
Drax Hall Scotchies
Drax Hall Scotchies is located just outside of Ocho Rios, on the left side of the road towards Discovery Bay and Montego Bay. This branch of the Scotchies restaurant is praised by international chefs and travel agencies for its excellent jerk chicken. At this open-air restaurant, dishes of jerk chicken, sausage, fish and pork are served with hot jerk sauces.
Peppers Jerk Center
Pepper’s Jerk Center is one of the best restaurants in Falmouth, serving authentic Jamaican jerk chicken, jerk pork, and many other dishes. The meat is crispy and flavorful with spices, and the homemade sauce is excellent. Pepper’s is a great place to enjoy jerk chicken with the whole family.
Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hut
Murray’s, located in Clarendon’s Tollgate, is a typical Jamaican hut serving fish dishes and Jamaican dishes. Two of Murray’s most popular dishes, Jerk Chicken and Jerk Rabbit, are perfectly seasoned and enhanced with the bold flavor of pickles. Jerk Hut is a popular food and rest area for people heading to the north coast of the island, and its surroundings have a few restaurants nearby.