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9078 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
+1 301-982-5375
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DC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Very efficient for the group size. I recommend the Oxtail stew, Jerk Chicken or pork,... More 

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Thank GreenBeetle
Crownsville, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. We finally just took it to go.

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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 and delivery orders to fill in a relatively small kitchen. However, it should never take... More 

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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 counter staff were fine but there's no way it should take 20-25 minutes for food... More 

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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 an unreasonable amount of time for a high volume restaurant and even fast food restaurants... More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of rum punch we spent hours sitting around drinking. Staff was very friendly and accommodating,... More 

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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. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 a bite in this place,,,,

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

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

Dover, NH
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 to please the most discerning tastes. The shrimp and chicken were well done, both on... More 

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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. More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I find it really difficult to find good Jamaican food in this area. Most places people tell you are really good, just aren't. The Jerk Pit though is really good, and for the money, you get a good helping of food. There is always a wait and depending on who you get as your cashier, service may or may not... More 

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Thank Kashimus P
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

On the days when I am undecided about cuisine, I confer with my trusty tastebuds. Well, on this particular day, my taste buds had an overpowering desire for a jerk chicken sandwich. Am I glad I obliged them. The Jerk Pit was nothing shy of delicious and leaves you wanting more from the menu. I also opted for a slice... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Really tasty dishes and at reasonable prices! We loved the live DJ mixing songs from the 2000s, and the hospitality of the servers. The place could be upgraded a little but it was relaxed and guests looked comfortable.

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Thank Yvanne B
Boise, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

The best jerk chicken on this side of the continent! I always stop by every time I come to the DC area for business. Jerk chicken is all I have ever ordered however, there are other items on the menu as well. Chicken is cooked in charcoal grill outside. The dipping sauce is very flavorful and spicy.

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Thank Brandon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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 Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: +1 301-982-5375
Description
College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?