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808 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
410-744-3824
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 12
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
No Friend like an old friend

Jennings is an old standard in Catonsville along Frederick Avenue. There are many new and trendier restaurants that have popped up on this historic pike. Jennings has never disappointed me over the years, whether you're there solo or with a crowd. Service is always great and food is delivered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Michael R
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Emmitsburg, Md
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Catonsville, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This long-standing Catonsville restaurant is the place we go when I am too tired to cook and we just want some yummy food. The wait staff is friendly, experienced and efficient and they go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. My very picky child loves their grilled cheese sandwiches. Husband always gets the Rockfish... More 

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Emmitsburg, Md
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49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Jennings is an old standard in Catonsville along Frederick Avenue. There are many new and trendier restaurants that have popped up on this historic pike. Jennings has never disappointed me over the years, whether you're there solo or with a crowd. Service is always great and food is delivered quickly. Soft crabs, club sandwiches are always extraordinary. The only drawback... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Established in the 1950's , this restaurant /bar still draws locals and others alike... Lots of selections.. My favorite being the shrimp salad and the best hamburger in town... Service is quick and friendly... I love to eat here...Would highly recommend it for either lunch or dinner.

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Baltimore, MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The crab cakes were excellent. My brother enjoyed them too. Great service by a staff of experienced wait persons.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is really the perfect place on a blustery evening when you just want warm food and cold drinks. Some say the interior is dated. I call it charming. The wait staff seemed to know everyone in the restaurant but us and hopefully they will know us too before long. Lots of people sitting at the bar, but plenty of... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I love this place! I've been eating here for over twenty years. The food is great and the service is friendly. Jennings is a very comfortable place where everyone seems to know everyone. For a relaxed pub experience, I recommend it. It's not a "young" place. There certainly are a few grey hairs about. But it keeps attracting more and... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We have returned here quite a few times & always find the service quick & attentive. The Steamed Shrimp have been Consistently Awesome! The seasoning and sautéed onions put a great spin on the dish. There is always Happy Hour Specials offered up on the board & they have also been tasty plus is a great addition with their "Soup... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having lived in the Baltimore-Washington area we wanted a "local" restaurant and some seafood. This neighborhood restaurant filled the bill. It's down home, full of locals and with very good food. I had the crab cake and my husband had the steamed shrimp and a Greek salad. The sides were fresh and not from a restaurant supply vendor. If it's... More 

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Catonsville
  • Phone Number: 410-744-3824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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