JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jojosrestauranttaphouse.com/
  • Phone: (301) 732-5197
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: Open - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: James Johns
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that can hold up to 35 people for any special occasion. Special menus are available for large parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Joanna Button 3017325197x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: No Cross Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of street parking along Patrick Street and Market Street. There are also two parking decks in close proximity to JoJo"s Restaurant & Tap House, East Church Street Parking Garage and Carrol Creek Parking Garage.
A word from JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House provides a bit of a unique dining experience. We have a semi-private dining room that will appeal to those wanting a nice, casual atmosphere without the noise and bustle of a bar right next to them. For those looking for a bit more in the way of live music, a great selection of craft beer and an evening out with friends, our Tap House side hits the mark. Our restaurant layout allows us to appeal to all ages and groups as we routinely have customers from their 20's to their 80's enjoying both sides of JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (18)vibrant bar scene (17)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (13)romantic (10)late-night find (10)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Interesting place, expansive menu, average food
    Interesting
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    JoJo's is a great place with an expansive menu. Sometimes the food combinations a little odd...making it good for foodies, haha! On our last visit, my husband had the stuffed steak...which was good, but I did not care for the goat cheese in it. I had the meatloaf...while the sauce and potatoes were great, I felt the meatloaf itself did not have much flavor and was on the dry side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the Show
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Jojo' s is a great " before the show" restaurant. You can have dinner or appetizers and salad and feel very satisfied. Portions are perfectly sized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good farm to fork
    Familyof3VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    There were definitely a few great items on the menu and a few we ordered. We love farm to fork and they did a good job with that. A few items lacked the flavor we were looking for. I had the yellowfin tuna salad and it was a bit chewy and served with basil and tomatoes. It could have had much more flavor with another items or two and a better dressing. I think the specials are the way to go. The wine list is not great. Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Kelly
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had great service and the food was even better! I got the bacon wrapped steak and was beyond happy with my meal. Definitely going to go back and just order all the appetizers! We had the blue crab jalapeño poppers and we're wishing you got more than three!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Jo Jo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I enjoy going to Jo's for a wonderful dinner. Also a great place to just stop in for a drink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quiet brunch
    artjamacVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I haven't been to quiet brunch and it's just what i need. It's a big change of vibe (and it's a good vibe) from DC. DC has too many noisy brunch. This place is busy, but not too noisy. Brunch is good. My friends and I enjoyed it. The po' boys are ok. I had better po boys elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fav spot
    2mato
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    great as always good company helps any time I can make an excuse to eat there I will
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another downtown gem
    savorflavor
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent service and moderate prices. The mushroom soup was perfectly prepared and the oysters on the Pro Boy were very tender. The couples tables at the windows provide a great view of the downtown street scene.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Friends recommended JoJo's but did not tell us what it was like. We were looking for new places to dine and decided to try it. We were delighted with the Cajun style dishes that were very well prepared. Dining room was quiet; bar was vibrant. Service was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. We will definately return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ service food & atmosphere
    Jahawkk
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Jojo's and enjoyed every aspect of it. The atmosphere and service was the highlight although the food was excellent as well. Even with a full area our waitress ensured our glasses were never empty, brought everything out without rushing our previous course and knew every item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good times
    2mato
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    fab meal crab dip was wonderful ,the shrimp effoutte was spot on. the buffalo chicken pasta was great and the ribeye sandwichs had a wonderful flavor. service was superb ,the bourbon was so smooth and I was told that the other drinks were good. All of that and then to be one guy surrounded by 5 beautiful women can't get better than that . And to top it off the band Hard Swimmin Fish were very good . Can't ask for more than that . we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time trying it.
    Chris
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was excellent, and the specials were outstanding. Service was good, very nice and stayed on everything. Overall good experience and would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Great service!
    LovefrederickRestaurants
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been to Jojo's twice now and both times the food was amazing and cooked to perfection. The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable and very friendly. The cat was very reasonable. I highly recommend Jojo's !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jojo's offers excellent dining
    picklejuice
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Jojo's is located in the historic distrcit of Frederick and offers inside or sidewalk seating. The menu is just right with variety and thoughtful planning. The salmon and seafood meatloaf were delicious. The service was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House reviews archive.
  • Just Wonderful!
    MarylandBelle
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Just Wonderful!! So very easy to make a reservation. Mine was for two...but two other girlfriends joined us....nooo problem! Google maps has the location on the wrong side of the street soooo we walked up n down a bit makin us a lil late for our reservation...nooo problem! I called for directions and spoke to a very nice person who told me nooo problem! Upon arrival smiles greeted us from everyone and we were promptly sat. Our waiter was very nice and when the food arrived in short order it was very very tasty and plentiful! The atmosphere is lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I'm tellin all my friends!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disapointed
    geniusVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    JoJo's Restaurant and Tap House has become my "go to" place. I have never been disappointed in their food or service. The specials menu has the freshest and in season items, but the regular menu also makes it difficult to choose as there is so much to choose from. I have yet to be disappointed with any of my choices from beginner to desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinneroutagainVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was great! We arrived on the early side since we were seeing a show. The waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious. We tried 2 appetizers that were very good. We sat by the front window and had a great people watching view! It was a very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for two
    Sailorsue
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My friends and I like to try different restaurants in the neighborhood that are not chains. It was just the two of this night and so we decided to try jojo's! We were pleasantly surprised at being seated by the window! This place is always busy. The food was great in presentation, amount, quality and speed at which we were served. The staff is very friendly! A great find in Frederick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good experience
    EABF
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went there with my parents for Fathers Day lunch. We were seated right away. The food was pretty good, there were some hit and misses. The goat cheese fritters are worth going for. Overall, a good experience, would recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good meal
    2mato
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    everything was good ,service was top notch ,we were happy and the band was good . we will be back and already have a party booked for November.Good training in the front as well as the back of the house shows .Thanks for a great time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PenguinMag
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    JoJo's restaurant was very good. I little too noisy for my taste. I made reservations on line and the date was changed (in error) by the restaurant. We were able to get a table with little difficulty. Food was very good but a bit spicy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoJo's Brings the Flavor
    JJMDVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Second experience at JoJo's and it was good. Surprisingly, the front dining room was empty for a Friday night, so it was quieter than before. Two of us had the Rubbed Chicken--the portions were so huge that we could have split one. In fact, the one critique I have is that the portions are always too big. With appetizers for sharing, almost everyone boxed up their entrée to take home. Go hungry is the advice I would give! Their desserts are great and you'll want to check them out. Service was good, but not as noteworthy as our first visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • localVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A great find and open Monday nights in Frederick! Delicious food and speedy service for the Weinberg 1/2 block away. Restaurant was quiet except for one very noisy small party which arrived just after we did.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    EatHere
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've only been a few times but every time we've have great service, incredible food, and a great setting. The food is reasonably proved and the wine is REALLY good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • see below
    Pete
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was very good. The atmosphere was very nice and we had a table for two inside next to the front window. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday evening and our service showed. We were in no rush so it didn't bother us that much. A few hiccups, but otherwise an enjoyable evening. The appetizers were to die for. Priced well too. If we could make a change, it would be the outside seating. Being inside at the window it seemed we were right on top of the outside tables; perhaps a little too close. As a suggestion, perhaps they could set back the inside window table just a bit so you felt a little more privacy. Looking down on top of others eating was a little disturbing. Just an observation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed, will not go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Seated promptly, atmosphere was nice. Reuben bites appetizer was delicious, but found a hair in it. Server took it back and asked if I wanted it taken off the check. (shouldn't that have been obvious?) Server did not offer me anything else in it's place. Ordered steak medium, it was served absolutely raw. Waited a long time for the server to check back. He took the steak back to have the kitchen cook it. He offered me a drink while I waited, which I assumed he intended to comp, However, we were charged for the drink. Server was apologetic about the issues, which were obviously not his fault, but could have done more to make up for the issues. Emailed complaints to the restaurant and they did not even respond. Will not return.
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  • service made dinner less enjoyable
    ChelswVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have been to JoJos before for several meals. This time I made reservations on open table and when my party of 3 arrived they hadn't checked open table and the hostess stated this out loud to the other. They seated us after a few minutes of scrambling to put a table together. We weren't upset at all. The waiter came by after a few minutes and it felt like he was rushing us the entire time. He did not tell us what the specials were, offer a drink list, and seemed irritated by us asking what the specials were. When we ordered our drinks he kept trying to walk away despite us wanting to order appetizers. After dinner, he didnt even offer dessert & brought the check. Will give another chance food was delicious. Not vegetarian friendly though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Mothers Day Brunch
    Frederickdiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch as the food and service is always consistent at Jo Jo's tap house.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar seating
    TimmVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Made a reservation for dinner but was seated on a stage in very loud bar. Better places to spend my money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jo Jo's is Great
    FrederickFoodie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Always a good meal, friendly staff and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keep comin back
    2mato
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    drinks and food were great .Crabcakes were very nice and the tuna was cooked spot on.. mixed drinks were very good and the bourbon(they have a nice selection) was top shelf.. The band ,Hard Swimin Fish that played later was good and the beer was cold ,as it should be.All in all a wonderful evening .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoJo's Menu Rocks
    JJMDVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    JoJo's took me and my three dinning companions by surprise--the menu was highly varied and the food was truly amazing. I had the Chipolte meatloaf, two of us had seafood and one of us had the pasta special with bacon. All the meals were terrific and their appetizers were great--the Tacos and Duck are well worth trying. Ben, our server, was terrific--very knowledgeable about beer and his description of the dishes was spot on. All in all, it's nice to see this place in the downtown area. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers & drinks
    Acornfarmer
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    All good. Courteous and attentive staff! Happy hour prices not offered in the restaurant?!? Really?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We are new to Frederick and having fun trying new restaurants! JoJo's surpassed our expectations for warmth, service and food quality! There were 6 in our party and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Jojo's is just the right size to be fun, but quiet enough to converse at your table and be heard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go!
    pops
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Unusual but delicious menu combinations. Particularly good vegan options for my wife.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    we ordered of the restaurant menu...zucchini steak and blackened burger plus for appetizers, shrimp kabobs and deviled crab avocado. Appetizers were excellent and we both enjoyed our entrees. We will return to try other menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I have been to JoJo's twice in the past two years and have seen a huge improvement. When JoJo's first opened they were experiences opening jitters with a bland menu. Upon visiting again during restaurant week, my fiancé and I were excited to see a new menu with mouth watering entrees. The restaurant is cozy for the quiet romantic evening. Don't forget to try one of the many wines or beers on tap!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Time at JoJo's in Frederick MD
    Gary
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Had opportunity to visit JoJo's for the first time in Frederick MD this past weekend. Had the crab dip appetizer, and the Salmon entree. Both were very good and price was reasonable. Not a large restaurant, but adequate size. Has a tap house next door with live band, which we will hopefully go back and enjoy. Overall, very positive impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Valentine Dinner a day late
    Josiah
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had the surf and turf and although the spinach was nothing to write home about - the seafood cake was something special with crab, shrip and scallops, very nice. Additionally the porter, port reduction on the steak medallions was very nice. With the taster of different IPAs and a large selection of wines, the night was very nice at Jo Jo's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always impressed with the
    sginthelbt
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Always impressed with the specials.. excellent apps especially the duck bites. Food is inventive, good portions, great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.