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“"Casual and Comfortable"” 5 of 5 stars
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Jilly's
1012 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208-4206
410-653-0610
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Ranked #29 of 61 restaurants in Pikesville
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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“"Casual and Comfortable"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I've never been disappointed by the friendly service or the tasty food at this casual and comfortable neighborhood standby. It can admittedly get crowded on weekends. Highly recommended for drinks, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and platters at reasonable prices. Softly lit with lots of big screen TV's for sports fans. I just met someone for lunch this afternoon and can't think of any complaints--although the piped in music was a little (but not a lot) intrusive.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Jilly's was so so.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A friend and I visited Jilly's for lunch on a Monday afternoon. I don't plan to visit again because there just wasn't anything special about it. To say the waitress was indifferent would be a kindness. The open faced shrimp salad sandwich was decent - plenty of shrimp, all nice sized but bland. It was served, by my choice, with white toast that was thick and very tasty. The side was a small bag of potato chips. I placed a straw wrapper and several sugar packets on the end of the table so they could be picked up easily by the waitress as she passed. I added the empty chip bag, then another straw wrapper and sugar packets after hunting the waitress down for an ice tea refill. The trash remained. My friend became involved with my "how long will the trash stay?" guessing game. She added a wrapper and a few more packets. Plates were removed but the trash stayed until sometime during the middle of dessert. Some pluses - there was a nice selection of beer on tap; the woman's bathroom was clean; the "regulars" were greeted ny name and many of the waitresses made time to talk with them. A few more minuses - the dining room and bar are dark during mid-day and all the furnishings looked tired. In summary, Jilly's is so so.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Solid American food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

When in the mood for a burger or a salad I go to Jilly's. I've been returning there from time to time for several years. Their choice of beers is great. Atmosphere is barlike and volume can get loud, so we request to be seated in the quieter upstairs dining room.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Took my wife and three kids here for lunch. We were seated immediately and the host turned on cartoons for the kids to watch. The food came out quickly and was delicious. I ordered an unbelievable chef's salad which is definitely enough for two people. My wife had the lunch burger, kids sliders and wings. All in all an excellent experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not consistant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The interior is wood paneled with a sports theme. The front section has a long bar, but there are booths along the sides and tables upstairs.
It's hit or miss. At times the service is great, most times not. It can be difficult to find someone to refill a glass, bring something...even the check! Most of the waiters are well meaning but they always seem rushed.
If you don't mind the service, the crabcakes, shrimp slad sandwiches and the ribs are fantastic!

Visited October 2012
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