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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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Waterloo, Canada
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599 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

This place was highly recommended to us so we came for lunch. The chicken plate comes with rice/beans or salad/bread. The rice and beans were ok - nothing special. The chicken, the main event, was underwhelming. It was too salty in certain places and not salty enough in others, dry in some places, or not seasoned enough. It wasn't as... More 

Thank Travel_Bug81
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my wife... food was OK. Jerk chicken was very tasty, but rice and beans were bland. Also jerk pork was not good. Texture did not feel like pork... not sure about being number 9 on the list.

Thank Victor H
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good restaurant & bar! The jerk chicken is delicious, choice of sides, rice & peas, salad & sometimes they have breadfruit salad which is done up like a potato salad. So good! Conch soup available most days until they run out, perfect snack if having a cold beer at the bar. Staff is the family that owns it &... More 

Saskatoon, sk
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended but the chicken was dry and the service was not great. Maybe we went on an off day but we only tried the one time. Kudos for employing staff with cognitive issues. It was great to see.

Thank Travellingone0
Salisbury, Maryland
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best jerk pork in Negril. Fresh and spicy. Great local authentic Jamaican food. Beer and soft drinks are available, tables and chairs are available.

Thank Farmerinparadise
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this spot! This is one of the better jerk chickens that I have had. I'm Jamaican, living currently in Toronto. The jerk in Toronto is mainly hot-like-fire without smokiness. The jerk at Best in the West is tender, moist and super-smoky. I ate here twice this past week. When back in Negril, I will definitely return.

Thank Karen T
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best food for the price....ate their twice and had a generous serving of lobster both times. Very basic Jamaican ambience, but excellent food!

Thank Lisa M
Prince Albert, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, well priced and so authentic. The restaurant itself is so small and you could easily miss. Certainly worth checking it out. It looked to be very popular with the locals as well which speaks volumes!

Thank adventurelover h
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for jerk chicken and pork, had rice with it and also had their banana daquaria. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank 553teresa
Melbourne, Florida
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kept hearing about Best in the West. This is now a regular stop when traveling to Negril. It truely is a place to find great jerk chicken at a very reasonalbe price.

Thank jdgemz

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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?