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“Food was decent but didn't wow me” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Jerk Pit

The Jerk Pit
9078 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
+1 301-982-5375
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Ranked #4 of 99 Restaurants in College Park
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
Description: College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.
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Description: College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.
Beltsville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Food was decent but didn't wow me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Food was just OK. Well cooked but the seasoning seemed like they just dumped it on top after it was cooked instead of marinating it throughout the process. Some of the staff could be more costumer service oriented.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome per game lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Great vibe! Just got our food and it is incredible!!! Ordered the chicken sampler, a jerk chicken sandwich, Mac and cheese, and a beef party. All of it was the appropriate spice level and ever so flavorful. My bill including two wines, and three sodas was under $35. We traveled about 40 minutes to get here and would gladly do it again tomorrow. Just remember that the Jamaican culture is slow and easy. Don't expect hovering servers or quick service.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Awesome Baby”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This place was fantastic. Best food I have had in several years. I wish I would be in town tomorrow night so I could go back.

Visited July 2012
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Jamaican food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Very casual, intimate atmosphere... Red Stripes Heineken's, good reggae music. The jerk chicken was outstanding, hot with just the right seasoning, exactly as I remembered from my trip to Jamaica many years ago. My friends had the fresh fish of the night - they said it was really wonderful. Service was a tiny bit slow, but we arrived late in the evening. The cook prepared everything fresh just for us. Will definitely visit again. They have nice outdoor seating for summer nights. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a unique dining experience!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dort Washington, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Jamaican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Escoveitch filet was excellent. Jerk chicken patties were tasty but thin and they were out shrimp patties. Will try again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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