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The Jerk Pit

9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
+1 301-982-5375
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jerk pork” (5 reviews)
“oxtail” (5 reviews)
“curry goat” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Jamaican
PRICE
$
DETAILS
9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
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1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the jerk pit on a Saturday afternoon and had about a 30 minute wait (which I knew up front because all seafood is made cook to order). The restaurant is unique and very authentic. I love that the jerk is cooked on the...More

Thank Nsimon82
Reviewed 18 April 2017

First the bad. I called ahead of time but from the time I called until the time I got my food was about 2 1/2 hours. In general, Island eateries usually take a loooong time to serve up food, no matter where you are. I...More

1  Thank Bee9876
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food was average and it took a long time for the food to come out. My family's food was not brought out at the same time, with mine being brought out last. I had to take most of mine to go because everyone else...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We happened upon this fun little jerk shack by accident. Now I'm looking forward to going back! We weren't sure what to expect when we pulled into the gravel parking lot at the back of the restaurant. But the brightly painting building was festive and...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You will be transplanted to any Caribbean island when you visit the Jerk Pit. Very Funky. A group of 20 University of Maryland Women's basketball supporters met here for a pregame meal. This was during the week around 5pm. The wait for food was fine....More

Thank GreenBeetle
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My son and I stopped to eat at The Jerk Pit today after driving by it for 3 years. The food was wonderful but we had to wait for an hour for our food after asking a couple times when our food would be ready....More

Thank Joanne P
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you finally deciding to stop by and are pleased you and your son enjoyed your food. We sincerely apologize you unusually long wait time. In addition to the dine-in and take out customers, we have call in orders...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you can get over the time it takes for your meal to arrive (eat in or take out), you will enjoy the food. The jerk chicken was not too spicy and the curry goat was good. The service leaves much to be desired. The...More

Thank darxhow
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and apologize for the wait. The average wait times are 10 to 15 minutes during the week and 20 to 30 minutes on weekends which are our busiest times. This is not...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was instantly glad to see an actual jerk pit and not having the jerk meat baked. Group of four of us had jerk chicken, jerk pork, jerk wings and oxtails with many different sides. All of it was on point including the many rounds...More

Thank Kirreck
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and rum punch, and appreciate the authenticity of our food and ambiance. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My co-worker and I went to this place end is a good place we eat some Jamaican food especially the curry chicken and taste good but I being in a couple more Jamaican food places and taste little bit better, overall is good to take...More

Thank hamer1495
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will come again.

Reviewed 10 August 2016

After driving by this restaurant a couple of times, we looked onsite at the menu, and decided to stop in on our last night in College Park. Well worth the visit!!! The food is fresh, prepared directly after the order, and plenty of Jerk seasoning...More

Thank Scott W
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
greenbeltdiva
Do you have any gluten free menu items?
24 August 2016|
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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.
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kmidash
Going to be in town Friday with my 15 year old daughter after a basketball camp. Would it be ok to come @ 8 for the music??
18 June 2015|
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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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Bart_Negrea
Could they accomodate a group of let's say 24 people?
10 June 2015|
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Response from myjerkpit | Property representative |
Yes we can. Please give us a few days notice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.