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Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music

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3.4 km from Dunn's River Falls and Park
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

This restaurant charged my card twice & didn’t even have the decency to apologize for the inconvenience. Also insisted that I will not be refunded.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 June 2020 via mobile

Great Jerk Chicken. The jerk chicken wings were amazing, my only disappointment was that I didn’t order more wings. My daughter is very picky but loved the jerk Chicken. Wife and son ordered the curry chicken and raved about that too. Very authentic. Most of...the patrons were locals. Clean, open and inviting.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Went to jerk centre which is in walking distance to Ocho Rio's Port. (Across from Turtle Park) Ryan was our server and was very pleasant. Quick to bring our drinks and food. We loved the meal. I had split the Jerk chicken and pork with...my husband . Both were moist and had a lot of flavor. Spices were just right. I would definitely recommend popping in for a meal on a visit to Ocho Rio's you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

So, Just so you know. This is a place tour guides will take you to because they get a kick back and the tourists typically pay for their meal. The food was OK the service did not smile at all. The local jerk chicken cats...were the attraction. I did see some seriously dreadlocked semi locals show up and eat. They smoked a lot of Ganja also which was alright by me but I do not think this place was anything special.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Just got back from the Jerk center. We went there because of the positive reviews. It was a miss. The first two items we tried to order were out. Service was mediocre at best. Ended up ordering the jerk chicken, chicken jerky was more like...it. It was sooo dry and tasteless I only managed to get half my order down. We paid up and walked away dissapointed. I would pass on this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

Jerk center for Jerk food (local cuisine). the service was average similar to other place in Jamaica you need be patient the food was ok. The fish a little bit spice but ok for me.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

This is now one of my favourite places for lunch in Ocho Rios. We went there last week and I loved the ambience but service took a long time and mistakes were made with our order. Fortunately the meal was delicious. We went back yesterday...and the meal was scrumptious! I'm visiting Ocho Rios again next week and I'll be back. I should also add that the meal was reasonably priced and authentic.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

I took a group of 7 people on Jan 2, 2020 @ 7 PM to eat at this place . I could tell a lot had changed since my last visit 2014. We prepaid for our meals. Most of the group ordered Jerk pork. When...it arrived.. it was like 2 table spoon of jerk pork chopped up with lots of fat. The pork was a bit bland. We called for the manager. My daughter could not have sugar due to health reasons. So she asked if she could replace her drink with water. They gave her a hard time .. and said she would have to purchase the water. the manager on duty could not think outside of the box. We ask the priced of the drink.. it was like $125 JMD and the cost of bottle water was $200 JMD. We offer to pay the difference between the two costs.. she said. "Sorry I can't do that the owner is not here." {LOL.. Call the owner so you can make an executive decision}. She did not offer a solution. it was not worth the 20 mins going back and forth with her about the fatty portions and a bottle of water. Wasted our money at this place. A vendor was selling outside the gates, so we obtained a bottle of water for $100 JMD. We left and went to Fisherman village to eat at Whalers. Over the many years going to Ocho Rios, I would visit The jerk Hut/ center to dine with others. Jan 2020 just terminated all future visits. Service and food were A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

this Jerk Center is so relaxing, comfortable and value for the dollar..amazing the taste of the jerk is really authentic ..not watered down as in other places. we also had the opportunity to sample the other foods on the menu.. because the size of our...group we all ordered different and shared it ...fantasticMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Fantastic experience visiting the Jerk Centre! The food was great- getting the combo )with festival and a drink) was economical for our family of 6. You have to order from the cashier and then a server will bring the food. We weren't sure about that...or if we'd get lost in the hustle and bustle but the service was great! We would recommend it and definitely visit there next time we are in Ochi!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, major foreign curreny is accepted at just about every business place in Jamaica. Even taxis will accept it.
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