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The Jerk Pit

9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
+1 301-982-5375
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“jerk pork” (5 reviews)
“oxtail” (5 reviews)
“curry goat” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Jamaican
9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
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Reviews (53)
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11 - 20 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was instantly glad to see an actual jerk pit and not having the jerk meat baked. Group of four of us had jerk chicken, jerk pork, jerk wings and oxtails with many different sides. All of it was on point including the many rounds...More

Thank Kirreck
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and rum punch, and appreciate the authenticity of our food and ambiance. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My co-worker and I went to this place end is a good place we eat some Jamaican food especially the curry chicken and taste good but I being in a couple more Jamaican food places and taste little bit better, overall is good to take...More

Thank hamer1495
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you will come again.

Reviewed 10 August 2016

After driving by this restaurant a couple of times, we looked onsite at the menu, and decided to stop in on our last night in College Park. Well worth the visit!!! The food is fresh, prepared directly after the order, and plenty of Jerk seasoning...More

Thank Scott W
myjerkpit, Owner at The Jerk Pit, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2016

I find it really difficult to find good Jamaican food in this area. Most places people tell you are really good, just aren't. The Jerk Pit though is really good, and for the money, you get a good helping of food. There is always a...More

Thank Kashimus P
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

On the days when I am undecided about cuisine, I confer with my trusty tastebuds. Well, on this particular day, my taste buds had an overpowering desire for a jerk chicken sandwich. Am I glad I obliged them. The Jerk Pit was nothing shy of...More

Thank Phoenix1908
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really tasty dishes and at reasonable prices! We loved the live DJ mixing songs from the 2000s, and the hospitality of the servers. The place could be upgraded a little but it was relaxed and guests looked comfortable.

Thank Yvanne B
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

The best jerk chicken on this side of the continent! I always stop by every time I come to the DC area for business. Jerk chicken is all I have ever ordered however, there are other items on the menu as well. Chicken is cooked...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The selections are great - especially the jerk wings, jerk chicken and curry chicken. Rum cake is tasty too.

Thank ngand3rgs
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I am a UMD student and have drove past past this place for the last 3 years. Finally went in to give it a try, and I've been missing out! Got the 1/4 jerk chicken, rice and peas, and fried plantains. Good food, and good...More

Thank Aaron L
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This little restaurant did a good job of making us feel at home. We had a party of four, and everyone had something different. The food was tasty, and well priced, leaving us all satisfied. There was a little wait for the King Fish, but...More

1  Thank shawnjones115
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have any gluten free menu items?
24 August 2016|
Response from myjerkpit | Property representative |
Our cook to order items can be Gluten free, Steamed or Jerk or Escoveitch Fish, or Jerk or Curry Tofu or Shrimp.
Going to be in town Friday with my 15 year old daughter after a basketball camp. Would it be ok to come @ 8 for the music??
18 June 2015|
Response from myjerkpit | Property representative |
Sure. We are a family restaurant and our DJ plays music for everyone. I am sure you both will enjoy our food and atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9078 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-1356
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: +1 301-982-5375
  • E-mail
College Park Island Paradise. Authentic Jamaican Cuisine while enjoying authentic food, full bar, outdoor seating and Music. Open 7 days.
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