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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 good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“jerk chicken” (19 reviews)
“oxtail” (5 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican
9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very excited to try the Jerk Pit. On the positive side, the flavor is excellent. The down side is that for the $ they are rather chincy on serving sizes of the chicken - heavy on sides light on meat. I hope they...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost didn't find this place, which seems to do a lot of take out and delivery, judging by the clientele. You need to know where it is, since it's a house on the ramp from Baltimore Ave to University Blvd and you can pass...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on my way to a fast food restaurant on Rte. 1 near the hotel in which I stayed. At the end of the sidewalk, just before the ramp/bridge leading to restaurants closer to campus, I find the Jerk Pit. I had seen it...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Travread
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 24 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 23 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 19 July 2017

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

Thank Familyfun5310
Reviewed 18 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 10 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
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Questions & Answers
23 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.
17 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
US$5 - US$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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