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The Jerk Pit

9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
+1 301-982-5375
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jerk chicken” (18 reviews)
“oxtail” (5 reviews)
“callaloo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mainly a chicken place with different sides. The food is good and filling as long as you like the choices they have.More

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myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Did you take a look at our menu? We have a much wider selection than just chicken. There is pork, goat, oxtail, shrimp, fish, salmon and tofu. In addition, we have ackee and Saltfish, stew peas and other vegetarian options...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Grabbed lunch here during the week. Nice selection of favorites and the portions were huge. Recommend the jerk pork with steamed veggies! Would definitely go back

Thank msliz1118
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I have never been one to complain when it's busy, but when you try to order jerk shrimp, & they tell you it's going to be at least a 45 minute wait, so you order jerk chicken instead because it's faster & still end up...More

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Food & atmosphere made me feel just like I was back in Jamaica. Employees helpful & attentive. We will visit again

Thank Familyfun5310
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place never disappoints. Good fresh authentic Jamaican food. The owner takes pride in having everything right. We've actually witnessed her fussing at the workers about details. I always order the Jerk platters. The inside is a little rough and tumble but that's apart of...More

Thank Marcellus112
Reviewed 12 July 2017

After several visits I feel ready to review "The Jerk Pit". If you are not familiar with the location you may ride pass it. The food is decent. The service is good. The food choices are limited some days. Prices are average.

Thank 553kennethj
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I really enjoy the jerk chicken here. It's really good. Sometimes I order it to be delivered. I think it's worth a stop because it's delicious.

Thank akaplan41
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I have yet to be disappointed by The Jerk Pit's flavorful dishes! When there isn't a rush, the staff is attentive and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone in the mood for a tasty and filling meal (especially the ackee and salt fish)...More

Thank Micha P
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Great food and services, authentic food and atmosphere if you are looking for a down-home Jamaican Meal you need to come here.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We traveled all the way from Leesburg, VA to try out this place. We are huge fans of Jerk food and Jamaican cuisine. We were extremely impressed from the time we stepped in the door. The restaurant is in a really neat old house. The...More

Thank Jason D
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Questions & Answers
24 August 2016|
Response from myjerkpit | Property representative |
Our cook to order items can be Gluten free, Steamed or Jerk or Escoveitch Fish, or Jerk or Curry Tofu or Shrimp.
18 June 2015|
Response from myjerkpit | Property representative |
Sure. We are a family restaurant and our DJ plays music for everyone. I am sure you both will enjoy our food and atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: +1 301-982-5375
College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.
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