JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House

4.5
884 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Opened in August of 2012, JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House quickly became a staple in Downtown Frederick. JoJo’s offers a unique new-American style dining experience with both a casual dining room and cozy tap house. Our menu features 26 rotating beers on tap, and a full bar with an excellent selection of wine, whiskey, and craft cocktails. A private dining area is also available for those looking to host special events such as rehearsal dinners and business luncheons.
JoJo’s hosts a fantastic happy hour in the tap house. Varying menu specials are presented daily, and with a little something for everyone, we invite you to stop by anytime!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 884 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieH
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! We had the seared scallops and chicken smothered with crab - both were fantastic. The ambience is great.

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vipMichael
New England
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner

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herveus
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer selections were broad and had many interesting things. The food was delicious. The service was top notch. Would recommend without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around

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TylerR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anything that is expensive on the menu , is not a lot of food at all, it is all for taste. If you want more food , order items lesser in price.

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Henchman
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server knew the menu well, food was well prepared and presented, maybe just a tad under seasoned. Nice place, good meal and definitely will go back!

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IsaacS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Space inside is oddly setup. There was little to no music so any silence was very overt. Food was ok but nothing special. Waitress was very nice.

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ravenfn69
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. The bacon wrapped duck bites were the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Delicious cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was OK. The Chilean Seabass was amazing as well as the pork belly tacos. I had a steak and cheese and the steak came out with a piece of square cheese on it. I expected something a little bit different. Otherwise the service was very good and everything else was very good.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great dinner at Jojos. The vibe was great with lots of people enjoying the evening. The folks was delicious and portions were very generous. Cocktails were original and fun. Although the kitchen was a bit backed up, our waiter more than made up for it (in fact he was one of best waiters we have met in years and he added to it being a great night). See you again soon Jojos.

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BobW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was moderate because we were outside on the front sidewalk. But in general, not much they can do about it and most of the meal we had no trouble talking with our companions. The food was excellent, the wait staff were cordial and interacted with us well. He was on top of things we requested , watched our water levels and was not a pain, he did not interrupt us at all while we visited with our table mates. I would definitely recommend JoJo’s to friends.

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Lisa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food at JoJo's was excellent. I had the veggie power bowl with steak. Both the vegetables and the steak were grilled perfectly, and the steak was so tender that I didn't need a steak knife. My husband had a steak and cheese sandwich, which he really liked. He commented especially that the fries were among the best he's ever had.

The service, however, wasn't so great. The wait staff seemed incredibly busy, but it was mostly attending to the customers seated outside. We were seated inside, and it took 20 minutes for my husband to get a refill of his beverage. That slowed down our meal quite a bit, and we ended up being late for our evening plans as a result.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The waitress was great, but it took over an hour to receive our food, just for it to be lukewarm and bland. We left disappointed to say the least.

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vipBarto
Nashville
60 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Ad they took the ramen off the menu, it was an amazing dish!

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TrixiesMom
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Friendly staff, delicious food, lights turned down a bit too much for old eyes.

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NAPAWineLover
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food great service.need to improve on their wine selection.

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Deana
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we had was delicious! From apps to entrees to drinks.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed!

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CraigandJudy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, interesting menu, we ordered the poke ahi for app., halibut for dinner. Outstanding! A bit noisy, but nice atmosphere. We'll return!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 28, 2021

Sounds like you had a great night out! We look forward to your next visit!

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tomoho
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a marvelous meal with a Fabulous server who absolutely catered to my visiting 84 year old brother in law. He needed to be pampered and he was.

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RoyK
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hostess tried to seat us at a table where it was obvious there is a lot of foot traffic back and forth by the wait staff. All tables but one were available in the restaurant at the time we arrived for our reservation, so there was no reason to seat us at the worst table.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We will certainly address with our staff. We hope you can join us again soon!

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vipMarty
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food and service were very good. The sound level was very uncomfortable. A very loud group sat next to us and that, along with the reverberating sound in the room, came close to ruining our experience.
We will only return if we can be seated in a quiet room.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for the review. We hope you can join us again soon.

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HeathL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Our server was very courteous and helpful.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope you can visit us again soon!

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Heather
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been eating here for years. The service and food keep us coming back any time we are passing through.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you! We hope you can join us again next time you are passing through.

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Susan
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service but VERY LOUD Inside. Asked for outside table at reserv time but couldn’t accommodate us.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you can visit us again soon.

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Devin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food is not worth the price you pay for it. Small portions and big price, but it does taste good

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We will address these issues with our staff. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

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BruceR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular patron at Jo-Jo’s and eat there a few times a month. I by chance reconnected with a lost friend from 25 years ago and we met there for dinner. We ate upstairs in the dining room. Very nice. Service and food, as always were outstanding. Started with Crab Dip. He had a Burger. He’s very picky about the temp on his burger and he like them pretty rare. He was impressed on how the kitchen got it right and how he finds it difficult to find any restaurant to cook his burger to his liking. Needless to say, he was very happy with his meal and I’m sure he’ll be back.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thanks Bruce! It sounds like you two had a great night reconnecting. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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Tamara
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the waitress and owner were fabulous!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thanks Tamara! We hope you can brunch with us again soon!

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StevenF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good overall. However, Server made our group feel like we were an inconvenience most of the time.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. I am so sorry to hear your service wasn't up to the standards that we strive for and that our guests have come to expect here at JoJo's. We take reviews very seriously and will address this feed back with our staff. We hope you will join us again soon!

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MichaelD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was something for everyone with multiple kids menu options and fantastic root beer BBQ wings not to mention the chocolate peanut butter cake that I had to order to take home and enjoy. Also Melissa was very attentive and made sure our entire meal was great. Highly recommended if you are in the area!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 28, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear you all found a little something to please your palate. We will pass along your compliments to our staff!

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LauraS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for two days and chose to eat at JoJo’s both days. Food was amazing, staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 28, 2021

Wow, thanks Laura! We are so happy you chose to dine out both days with us. We hope you can come visit us again soon.

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MomMom
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and everything was delicious.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 28, 2021

Thank you! We hope you can join us again soon.

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Gerry
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was outstanding. Definitely will be back.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate your support!

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FoodieNeecey
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WAs a last minute mothers day reservation. They serve brunch until 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Had a great meal, with great drinks, in a relaxing atmosphere. Cant wait to go back!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 16, 2021

We can't wait to see you again! Thank you for spending Mother's Day with us!

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GerryB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great server, the restaurant side could use some updating, or it is a very new space and they haven’t gotten to it yet

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you for the review! We hope you can join us again soon!

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JenniferM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The crab dip is amazing and we loved their quinoa bowl! The restaurant was a bit hard to find so to pretty remote signage, but we’re glad we did.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 16, 2021

We are so glad you did too! Thank you for the review.

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent. Service solid. Nice setting.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the review. Please join us again soon.

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vipbrad76
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fra diavolo I’ve ever had. Wonderful cocktails and overall ambiance, super attentive service (Chris is the best).

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed. (Chris really is great, a true asset to our restaurant!)

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vipVonG
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Experience was very different from previous months (even during COVID). Menu changed and isn't as upscaled as what had drawn me in before. Newer staff also didn't know menu nor adults beverages well and seemed very clumsy about taking the order and serving the wine.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We will review with our staff. We hope you can join us again soon!

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ericj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Upstairs is terrible. Please add some ambiance and don’t blame it on Covid.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 30, 2021

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the ambiance in Suite 200. Please feel free to make a request for dining in our main dining or back dining room when making a reservation and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We hope you can join us again soon.

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vipWoodbineMDResident
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

During pandemic restrictions, we made reservations and were seated in the upstairs area, which looks like it is a space ordinarily for events. Tables were well-spaced, but the atmosphere was lacking. This is just the compromise for the situation. I had pork belly tacos for first course and shrimp and andouille sausage pasta with Cajun cream sauce. Both were very tasty but very rich for my taste and I was very full. I had the Mule cocktail made with smoky Tenth Ward corn whiskey, and it was very interesting. My wife had the gimlet flight, and they included some really good flavors. She had the veggie burger and she rated it good, accompanied by french fries that she rated excellent. Overall, good food, good service and so-so atmosphere. This should improve as the pandemic situation gradually gets better.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for the review. We sure are looking forward to when our restrictions are lifted as well. We hope can join us again soon!

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JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 732-5197.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House is rated 4.5 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.

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