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The Jerk Pit

9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
+1 301-982-5375
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Caribbean, Jamaican
9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
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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
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 19 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 7 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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

As I read a few of the reviews.....I opted to call in my order & avoid the wait. Even with that, it took about 5 minutes, so not that bad. There is a smoker or two outside in the back....and plenty of workers / staff...More

Thank pky_pook
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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

1  Thank Nsimon82
Reviewed 17 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 13 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 10 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
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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$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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