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Jennings Cafe

808 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
410-744-3824
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Ranked #14 of 95 Restaurants in Catonsville
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Tijeras, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I was passing through Baltimore on business was was hoping by going local to get some above average seafood. I asked about fried oysters and even though it was September, was told that they were not available. I ordered fried shrimp and was disappointed. It was a little over cooked and quite frankly inferior to fried shrimp I had a... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good comfort food such as crab cakes, cheeseburgers, rack of ribs (whole and half) for dinner and a good lunch menu as well. Service is good; prices reasonable. Weekends after 6:00 p.m. are crowded so go earlier if you want to be seated immediately. Patronized by all age ranges. I've been eating at Jennings for nearly 40 years and have... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great wholesome food and drinks (Has a full bar). Everything on the menu is great. Has been a fixture in Catonsville since the fifties. Went here as a young married couple and now return 35 years later on a regular basis

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CATONSVILLE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Where can you get personalized service, delicious food & drinks at a modest cost....at Jennings! It a small hidden treasure tucked away between businesses on Frederick Rd. in historic Catonsville. The soups are delicious, appetizer & dinner proportions just right and the wait staff are excellent. This is one place wher you feel welcomed when dining alone. The specials change... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Folks from the "Land of Pleasant Living" can be very particular about their seafood and Jennings Cafe always gets it right. They have a true treasure with Peggy, who I have known for over 35 years and she is still amazing, never writes anything down and the order is always right.

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Washington DC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Jennings is a nice little neighborhood restaurant. The decor makes it look outdated or a bit like a dive but I think that is one of the things that gives the place character. They have a great hamburger, steak sandwich, and good desserts (cream pie).

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Gwynn Oak, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The meal was worth the wait for the table. The drinks while adequate were not overly generous. What I believe is a signature side dish is cucumbers and onions. Where most side dishes are just there this particular dish stood out. Our entrees were stuffed shrimp for her while I opted for the Maryland Crab Cakes. Both dishes were done... More

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Catonsville, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

They do the regular Maryland fare along with dishes you've been wanting but the family can't take it, like meatloaf and liver & onlions. Nice crowd, local appeal, a bit nicer inside than what it appears to be from the outside

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Catonsville, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Have been a regular customer of Jennings for quite some time. After receiving terrible service from the waitresses that are sisters, I don't plan on going back. The way they speak to their customers is disturbing. Yelling across the restaurant and generally rude comments are inappropriate in any dining facility...regardless of how long the company has been in operation.

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Baltimore
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189 reviews 189 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

It may be unfair to call Jennings a dive, but it is certainly devoid of pretention, which can certainly be a good thing. Between the unassuming storefront, wood paneling, prominent bar and the scrawled specials board, you can certainly get the wrong idea about the place, but the large crowd eating there on a weeknight certainly seem to think it's... More

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