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Jerk N Jive Bar and Kitchen is a continuation of the original establishment offering traditional caribbean fare along with Maryland favorites such as Crabcakes and Old Bay Wings.

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customer reviews

  • 5 star review  Delicious food and super friendly owners and staff. Good food, good people.

    Lisa Diaz Avatar Lisa Diaz
    February 8, 2018

    positive review  Food is great! Amazing service! So happy I found this place!

    Grate Scott Avatar Grate Scott
    March 13, 2018
  • positive review  all I can say is oh my goodness omg yummiest

    Sheila Wellesley Avatar Sheila Wellesley
    October 6, 2018

    5 star review  Hands down the best Jamaican food I’ve had in Maryland! I always judge a Jamaican restaurant by how well they make their rice and peas as well as their portion sizes. This restaurant did not disappoint! The rice and peas was well seasoned and not mushy. Love the type of rice grain used! Also, they’re definitely not skimpy on the portions. I got my money’s worth. Keep it up, Jerk N’ Jive! You are a gem in Maryland.

    Vanessa Vilson Avatar Vanessa Vilson
    May 4, 2018
  • positive review  I love the spicy and sweet sauce together with the rice and jerk chicken. Mac and chz and sweet potatoes make good sides with it, really happy with what I got! Delicious 😋

    Kelsey Lucas Avatar Kelsey Lucas
    November 30, 2018

    4 star review  I want to give 4.5 but not an option. The food is delicious. Jerk chicken is flavored nicely and they serve sweet and spicy seasoning on the side. I love HOT, so the extra was appreciated and like that YOU decide heat level. Mac n cheese and cabbage both delicious.

    Jamie Tammariello Avatar Jamie Tammariello
    February 17, 2018
  • positive review  Ok, first thing I want to say is I'm disappointed because I waited to get home to eat. I wish I would've eaten there and then ordered more food for when I got home. It. Was. Amazing! I had the curry goat, callaloo, macaroni, and the jerk wings. Their signature sauces were the best tasting sauces I have ever had at a Caribbean restaurant. I am currently looking for a part time job because I plan on spending a lot more money on the delicious food. I mean, I have to try everything else right...? I highly recommend this restaurant to any and everybody! Thank you once again!

    Tamiko Inman Avatar Tamiko Inman
    December 5, 2017

    5 star review  So happy to find awesome Jamaican food in Frederick...love the friendly staff and the Jerk Salmon is soooo good.

    Fiona Vaughans Avatar Fiona Vaughans
    December 20, 2017
  • 5 star review  Absolutely loved it! Everything was delicious and such friendly service too! Highly recommend it! Will be back soon! Thank you!!

    Terri Dillon Becker Avatar Terri Dillon Becker
    November 25, 2017

    positive review  I enjoyed my jerk salmon and chicken...and those dipping sauces! YUMMY!!! Sides were good too.

    Khea Staycē Avatar Khea Staycē
    April 30, 2020
  • positive review  Authentic, soulful, wonderful. As a culinary graduate, I appreciate REAL food. The curry chicken and oxtail is as real is it gets.

    Ben Palker Avatar Ben Palker
    February 20, 2018

    5 star review  My sister and I had lunch there today for the first time and the food was delicious!! We tried a little of everything curry chicken, coconut shrimp, fried plantains, Mac and cheese, cabbage, brown stew chicken and rice and beans. The staff was very friendly, restaurant was clean and the prices were great! Would definitely recommend giving them a try!

    Erica Stull Avatar Erica Stull
    March 12, 2018
  • 3 star review  Not my favorite spot. They are smaller in portions than Island Pride and more in price. Ox tail is small and they were kept separate from the sauce, which is different to me. Mac and cheese was also dry. I will try again in a few months to see if there is any change.

    Whitney Ba Avatar Whitney Ba
    December 12, 2017

    positive review  If you've never eaten here ... you're missing out!! The jerk chicken is bomb, coconut shrimp are so good - sweet but not too sweet, the sides are killer and where else can you get authentic patties in Frederick?! My faves are the chicken and coconut shrimp, and for sides: mac & cheese, plantains, collards, callaloo everything is sooo good. I swear up and down this is the best restaurant macaroni and cheese I've ever had in Frederick. No processed cheese product here - someone's mama made this! Get your entree with rice & peas, a patty and coco bread and you've got yourself 2 meals (unless you're super hungry, understandable because it's THAT GOOD). Thank you so much to the Jerk n Jive owners and staff - and keep doing what you're doing!!

    Sarah Wedl Avatar Sarah Wedl
    June 7, 2020
  • 4 star review  It was so good. Oxtails were amazing. Don’t have to go to Montgomery county any more.

    Charles Dinh Avatar Charles Dinh
    February 11, 2018

    5 star review  Coco bread, jerk chicken & rice & peas were all DELISH!!

    Gretchen Burrell Kannegiesser Avatar Gretchen Burrell Kannegiesser
    December 6, 2017
  • 5 star review  Great food, nice people, relaxed but fun atmosphere. We had lunch here and it was so good we bought some food to go for the next day.

    Diane Penkova Fink Avatar Diane Penkova Fink
    January 12, 2018

    positive review  First time there last week. My wife and I got your jerk chicken and it was OUTSTANDING! We live about 45 minutes away and will definitely be back!

    Karry Chico Brown Avatar Karry Chico Brown
    February 4, 2020
  • positive review  Friendly staff, food very good. It was very busy when I got there but line moved quickly. Large portions.

    Wayne Millberry Avatar Wayne Millberry
    January 31, 2020

    positive review  a good safe family atmosphere with great choice of food for everyone 💯💯

    Toray Guider Avatar Toray Guider
    July 19, 2020

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