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The Jerk Pit

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9078 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
+1 301-982-5375
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner
Description: College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying...
College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.
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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Driving through on business and saw the reviews and had to stop in!

In Maryland on business and found The Jerk Pit on TripAdvisor. The outside screams WELCOME TO JAMAICA! We pulled up to the white house with the colorful fence and the smells of Jamaican cooking filled the air! The front porch is all about Jamaica with the colors and flag. There is outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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New York
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I only go to College Park a few times a year, but when I do I have to come here. The jerk chicken and wings are great, and their sauce is the best. Add a side of greens and rice, and you're all set.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

In Maryland on business and found The Jerk Pit on TripAdvisor. The outside screams WELCOME TO JAMAICA! We pulled up to the white house with the colorful fence and the smells of Jamaican cooking filled the air! The front porch is all about Jamaica with the colors and flag. There is outside seating. Inside, you order at the counter. On... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had steamed snapper which was very good and yam & bananas- authentic Jamaican fare. location is tricky and can be easily missed- just before highway exit ramp. Cosy non pretentious atmosphere much like a back home rum shop restaurant but warm ambiance and some good authentic jamaica food

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have always wanted to try a meal here and yesterday while stuck in traffic , I pulled up TripAdvisor and this was one of the suggestions, so the decision was made easy. Careful to look for the fence in the colors of the Jamaican flag we located the house in which the restaurant is located. The woman who treated... More 

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Orefield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I read the reviews and wanted to get some good "jerk" food. Establishment lived up to its reviews. Very good quality food at reasonable prices. Very busy but quick service. You order at the counter and they bring the food to you at tables. Big portions. My son got the jerk pork sandwich and said it was very good. I... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was recently visiting my brother in the DC area, and we decided to go out to dinner on my last night in town. I found a number of good reviews for the Jerk Pit on Tripadvisor, and, being game for something new, we decided to give it a try. The Jerk Pit is located on Baltimore Avenue (US 1)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went there with my good friend Regina, she knew alll about it & I must say, EVERYTHING was delish.. Smh. Great spot, tasty food, staff & owner was very nice & helpful and the ambiance made us feel like we were on Jamaica. Don't miss out on your Jamaican fun. We'll definitely be going back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a very casual place, but the food was terrific. You order at a counter and they bring you out your plates. We had mixed chicken pork jerk and goat curry. Both spicy and good. We were really glad we stumbled into this place.

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Bishopville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stopped in with friends and family before a MD basketball game. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Glad I gave it a go. Plan on going back again soon.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This little place in College Park is worth a visit to the area alone. The Jerk Chicken Sandwich and all the jerk platters are phenomenal and served with the best bread ever. Also the Carrot Juice is incredible.

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Additional Information about The Jerk Pit

Address: 9078 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
Phone Number: +1 301-982-5375
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

Description

College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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