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The Best in the West

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Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pensacola, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Outside dining under a tarp, fast and delish. Close to road , has a bar too. Great conch soup. Love the chic.big portions. Very filling!

Thank Theresa F
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch twice and dinner once while we were in Negril. We LOVE jerk chicken! It's what brings us back to Jamaica. We were excited to try this spot since we were staying on Norman Manley Blvd rather than the west end and it was walking distance from our resort. The jerk chicken is... More 

Thank Katie B
Dauphin, Canada
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was worried that our group of 11, 2 with epi pens, would have a hard time eating on New Years Eve as we weren't arriving in Negril until 7 pm. I didn't want to chance eating out on what is probably one of the busiest nights of the year and trying to explain/accommodate several food allergies. My solution was... More 

Thank kelly9902
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Always a Great Jerk Plate... Good Portions.. Friendly, Cozy Place, Clean... Staff Great!! Across the road from Coco La Palm Resort, Also a Mickeys.. little store there for Drinks and Stuff. Enjoy !!

Thank eurotecsys
Madison, WI
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was disappointed with Best in the West. Their jerk sauce was good but the chicken itself was barely average. It appeared that the chicken was "pre-cooked" and just thrown on the grill to char momentarily. The meat was soft and tasted more boiled than grilled. I was truly bummed too as I loved the other "jerk" restaurants, Bourbon Beach... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We came here for the one night that we did not eat dinner at the resort. Walked down with a couple friends and had no problems on the way there or back. Good food and drinks and the staff are friendly. Worth stopping in

Thank beautyeh
New York City, New York
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852 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

EVERYONE told us the best jerk in Negril was at Best in the West. The jerk pork was so fatty 90% of it was uneatable. The jerk chicken felt like it was reheated and not fresh. Plus, their jerk sauce was nothing special. When we showed them the pork, they said it was the end of the batch, and we'd... More 

Thank Sockster
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

the service we received was great. it was walking distance from our hotel .The place was packed with locals so we knew the food would be good. We went a few times and the coconut cake was yummy

Thank magg C
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

After reading all the reviews I was super excited to eat here. I got the pork and my girlfriend got the chicken. Both were seasoned well but they were on the dry side...it did not seem that they were cooked slowly as they should be. I do understand the amount of business this place does its hard to slow cook... More 

Thank ross51681
S E Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Most people rave about Best in the West, but I have to tone it down a bit. My major complaint is when ordering something the waitress says is "ready now" such as jerked pork or chicken. Our last 2 visits produced food that was not "piping hot" but seemed to be just warming in the smoker. Yes, the food was... More 

Thank rjonsun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?