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Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I got a plate of the chicken and pork. While we like the chicken, it was good, we fell in love with the pork and were 'fighting' over the last bites!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In no way shape or form should this place promote itself or have signage claiming they have Jerk food. People this is not Jerk Chicken or Pork. They serve pan chicken which is really a form or Bar-B-que, which isnt bad, but it isnt Jerk....Dont waste your money on their "jerk" sauce. It isnt. Its a pepper and ketchup mixture from bottles. The grilled lobster, was drenched with butter which killed it. The pork sold as Jerk pork was really like a stew pork and in the end none in my party of seven ate. The rice and peas was good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always walk here for at least one meal. Excellent food . Nice clean covered dining area . Good service. Stop in you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 September 2021

We asked our driver to take us to somewhere local that serves authentic Jamaican food, where the locals would go. He recommended best in the west and called ahead to book us a table. The service was excellent, the food even better. Jerk chicken to...die for and the best rice and peas we had all holiday. Others had shrimp curry which was also very good and Chonch soup, soooooo good! Cocktails were the proper stuff, strong, tasted good and half the price of those at Margaritaville and Ricks. Pay a visit you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021

Food was good. Need better containers for carryout(recycled cardboard, moisture leaks) Great staff..

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Holy wow!!! This place was so good, we ate there 2 days in a row. And got their sauce to go! Fantastic!!! Great prices on food and drinks. Highly recommend if you're in Negril!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

Love the food. We went for the jerk pork and they did not have it but I get it the pandemic had them closed for a while. We always enjoy BITW and we will be back several times each trip.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 June 2021

We stayed in an AIR B&B located directly behind this restaurant. First of all their morning starts early! They must have the cleanest pits of any one doing BBQ that I have ever seen! The smell would draw you out of your room and lead...you directly to their AMAZING JERK CHICKEN! I saw literally bus loads of tourists stopping to sample the goods and the locals also bragged about the food. Definitely rate a 10 out of 10!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021

Not surprising that going to this little unassuming roadside restaurant in Negril was like going to have dinner with family even though you had never met 'em before. Typical Jamaican hospitality featuring jerk chicken and pork and a bunch of other goodies that were also...quite wonderful. Everything we had was good to fabulous. Escape the buffet and get out for some real Jamaican.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

Some of the best jerk chicken on the island! Huge portion for $15 American dollars, definitely enough to split. Beware, the sauce is HOT unless you really like the heat!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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15 May 2021|
Response from Cylena W |
Too far of a walk. It's best to get a cab.
1 March 2020|
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Response from stevebullock | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to cut through at the resort your at though, it is on the street
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The Best in the West is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4