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The Jerk Pit

9078 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
301-982-5375
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Ranked #10 of 92 restaurants in College Park
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Jamaican
Description: College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying Beer & Wine and Music. Open 7 days.
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Description: College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying Beer & Wine and Music. Open 7 days.
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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Occupying the welcoming, if ramshackle, house that previously held College Perks, the Jerk Pit serves Jamaican food in quantities that will stagger you with heat-flavor balances that will win your heart and taste-buds. The chicken combo,with jerk chicken, chicken curry, and vegetables with rice and beans, proved an excellent introduction to an unpretentious and homey menu that offers variety and... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I returned from Jamaica and wanted some authentic Jamaican food. My sister recommended this place so we went. They were out of shrimp patties and festivals so I only ordered coco bread and a ting. My sister ordered the chicken platter. Of course being the big greedy sister that I am, I asked if she could dip my bread in... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The jerk chicken sandwich at Jerk Pit is second to none. Possible the best sandwich I've ever had, this place does not disappoint. Also try the homemade carrot juice.

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The atmosphere in the restaurant is pretty good. I loved the music, and the general friendliness of the staff, particularly the lady who owns the restaurant. I am from Jamaica, and I must say it is not the easiest to find a good, authentic Jamaican restaurant. This is one of them. There is another one that I also frequent, but... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Jerk Pit changed locations but the food and service is the same. Get ready to wait for authentic Jamaican food. It is good and there is a wait. It reminds me of Negril and I think that is good. The food is so good but expect to stay awhile. Cam had goat stew and I had a bite. Be... More

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Washington, D.C.
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

a group of us from work decided to stop by for lunch and we were absolutely thrilled that we did. although the day was too hot and muggy for us to want to take advantage of the outdoor seating, there was plenty of indoor seating and since we there there on friday and made our selections from the buffet selections,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This restaurant was eclectic but fantastic. It is situated in the bottom of a colonial style house, but don't let the location dissuade you from trying their food. We had never had Jamaican food before so didn't know what exactly to expect. My husband ordered the Curry Goat and Oxtail, I ordered the Jerk Chicken and my 9 year old... More

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Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The restaurant (HOUSE) was very nice. We really felt like we was in Jamaica when they start playing the music and the food was everything we thought it would be and more.The flavor of the food was very tasteful.The people was very nice and friendly. We ordered the jerk chicken, spicy shrimp,curry chicken and the jerk wings. OMG the cabbage... More

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We've spent a lot of time in the Caribbean and enjoy the local food so when we checked into our hotel and discovered the front desk attendant was from Jamaica, we immediately asked her where we could find some good Caribbean food and she recommended "The Jerk Pit" as her personal favorite. The restaurant is in an older house and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love my island food but I have to say this restaurant disappointed me. We arrived and ordered at the counter. The wait was over 25 minutes for the fish dinner. The cashier was a young female who seemed very unprofessional and kicked off a negative vibe. She did not help with the orders and was rolling her eyes and... More

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