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Jad's Restaurant & Caddy Shack Lounge

137 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221-3925
+1 410-686-2816
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average2%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“crab cakes” (9 reviews)
“comfort food” (2 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
137 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221-3925
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Reviewed yesterday

The last time we went, the service was abysmal, and the food inedible. Granted, it was a large group, but not one order was right, and the food just flat out sucked. We haven't been back since, so they may well have improved on both...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Been eating there for years. Love their crab cakes, chicken tenders n cream of crab soup. Great. Tabs in summer. Chicken ala oscar delicious. Hot homemade bread👍👍

Thank Lisatibo
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Had the meatloaf for lunch. It was very good. Comfort food at a good price. Give it a shot. You will enjoy as long as you are not in a hurry.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Jad's one of division 42 APA pool sites..arrived early for match play ordered soup cream of crab absolutely creamy and delicious. Home brewed ice teas are tasty , overall meal price reasonable.. played late in pool match and karaoke just began...stayed to watch the locals...More

Thank rebeccasS3973ET
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The breakfasts here are great and very cheap Have to try the cinnamon roll french toast Dinner is great too Everything from seafood to salads and burgers

Thank cg62
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Their omelets must be made with a dozen eggs! They are big enough to share! Great coffee adn wonderful friendly atmosphere.

Thank pioneermom2011
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Never had anything bad here, it's always good. Crab pretzels are especially good, though anything you get will be very tasty.

Thank blairf696
Reviewed 14 February 2017

JAD's has great food period. Home cooked, good portion sizes, good prices, plenty of room (tables or booths). They have a wide variety of daily specials. You will not find better chicken strips anywhere. Ask for Sharon--she's an awesome server!! Just be aware that some...More

Thank KSteelRobinson
Reviewed 29 December 2016

One of the best crab cakes I have every had. The mac and cheese was great too. We had a great time while visiting with our friends, whom are regulars at this restaurant. Great service too.

Thank Earlene W
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

JAD's is a good place for a good meal. Had both breakfast and dinner. Place is run down. Old needs some remodeling.

Thank Love2eat1020
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221-3925
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 410-686-2816
  • E-mail