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The Best in the West

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Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica
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Annapolis, Maryland
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good mix of locals and tourists. Midway down 7 mile beach, right across from Sandy Haven. Cold Red Stripes and jerk pork. Ya mon!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited there today and just i can say that it is a "overrated" place. Half chicken jerk 13usd. With this money you can eat double in downtown.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovef the conch soup, the chicken was tender and delicious, and the pork was tasty. Big portions and resonable prices. Better than paying high restaurant prices!

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Red Deer, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the food great at Best in the West, we bought some jerk sauce to take home, and it is deadly! The staff is wonderful and welcoming, and of you're lucky maybe you'll catch Miss Sue singing a tune or two. Had a few good nights there, tried the chicken, shrimp, and the super spicy pork. Great drinks... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sought out this place after hearing about it. The atmosphere is great as it's just a little roadside jerk shack and we ate surrounded by locals. The food is very good but we've found a couple places with jerk that we prefer so we probably won't be back here again. We do recommend it and you might like this... More 

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here when we requested a "real" jerk chicken experience. An absolute must and they will package up some of their jerk sauce for you to take home!

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Thank Diana328
England
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great option for dining like a local and not costing a fortune, a rare thing in negril. Great jerk, good bar.

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Thank SparklehorseEngland
Lost Creek, West Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food at a great price. Hope you don't mind sitting outside. Just like going to a BBQ. The food has the local flair of the Scotchbonnet pepper.

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Nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Best in the West 3 times while staying across the street at CocoLaPalm. The price and quantity were just right! My husband and I spit a 1/2 chicken along with beans (peas) and rice for $12. The chicken was moist and hot sauce delicious.

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Caribbean Key, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best in the West is across the road from CocoLaPalm Resort on Negril's 7-Mile Beach in far western Jamaica. It offers excellent, tasty jerk pork, jerk chicken, jerk beef, liquors and ice-cold beer at reasonable prices, with friendly service and Bob Marley tunes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Barbecue, Jamaican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?