JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House

4.7
852 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 852 people are saying
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FoodieNeecey
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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GerryB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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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.

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
110 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).

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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
24 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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GeoffS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Chicken and crabmeat was ordered. VERY small portion. Chicken was overcooked and tough. Brought to attention of JoJo's. Recooked chicken piece brought to table without crabmeat. Free dessert provided. Would have been better to also not charge for the overcooked chicken.

This is the first bad meal we've ever had at JoJo's. Disappointing.............there's a lot of competition out there. Back to Oscar's for their Chicken Chesapeake.

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. We will address this feedback with our managers & kitchen staff to ensure they are following proper protocols and cooking techniques. We hope you can join us again soon.

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MelissaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful place to eat with many selections - especially for Gluten Free customers.

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

Thank you for the review. We are happy that you enjoyed our menu selections! We always try our best to have a little something for everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lavender cocktail alone would make it worth the trip!

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

We hope you can make the trip again soon! Thank you for the review.

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KristyA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Hannah, was fantastic. The cocktails are hand crafted and worth a try. The building ambience is great for a social dinner out, and the food was delicious!

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

We are so happy to hear you had a great night out with us. We will be sure to pass along the praise to our team!

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AnnK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Our first experience was great - food was spot on and sever was excellent. However, our second visit was quite the opposite. Bland food and poor service. The server was very impatient with one of our party who was having trouble deciding between two dishes. When we were served our dinner, one steak order came out underdone and the server suggested that it was the customer’s fault for ordering that cut of meat. Never a good idea to suggest that the customer was at fault for a mistake by the kitchen staff. The manager made it right later but based on our experience, we probably will not be returning her another visit.

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

Thank you for the feedback. We are very sorry to hear this. We take reviews like this serious and will be discussing with our staff. We hope you will come back again.

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CatC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter had perfect timing. He was there when we needed him and didn’t frequent too often.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you! We are working hard to provide a great meal out. I will pass along your compliments to our staff.

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Jamy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of my favorite spots in Frederick for both food and drink. I have a love/hate relationship with the seasonal menu because I'll find favorite dishes and cocktails but then they are only around for a few months lol

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 13, 2021

We feel ya! We always like to keep it fresh and it's so hard to decide what to switch up. Thank you for your continued support. We truly appreciate you!

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Suzh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good and the atmosphere is relaxing. Something for everyone on the menu. Bar side is our favorite. Servers are great. Strawberry cake*the best!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed. I will let our kitchen staff know you loved the Strawberry Cake!

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vipBacigirl
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, responsible attention to Covid precautions, love the French fries!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you! We are so happy to hear you enjoy our fresh cut fries.

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JoniK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and an excellent waitress made this an GREAT dining experience!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you! Our staff works hard to provide a great meal out. We hope to see you again soon!

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DebM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and gave great service.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thanks for the review. We hope you can stop in again to brunch with us!

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davids
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was fantastic and guided us to great meal choices. We had the crab dip, eggs Benedict and chicken w/biscuit with scrambled eggs. All were delicious. Was a wonderful brunch.

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

Sounds delish! Thank you for the review. We pass along your compliments to our staff.

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CourtneyA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Our server, Vanessa, was very attentive and personable. The timing between drinks, appetizers, and entrees was executed well. Other than a few obnoxiously loud patrons near our table, the ambiance was great.

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

Thank you. Sounds like Vanessa took great care of you. We hope to see you all again soon!

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EileenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My Turkey club and my sister's crab sandwich were not very good. Her crab sandwich had too much filling and my turkey club was very dry.

The straws kept tearing and that was very frustrating!!

The service was EXCELLENT, though.

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

Thank you for the feed back. We will address with our kitchen staff. We hope you will come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and even better service. This has become one of our go to places in Downtown Frederick. Unpretentious and a cut above the competition. A+

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

Thank you for the 5 stars and the A+. We appreciate you making us one of your go to spots!

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service!

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

Thank you! We are always striving for 5 stars.

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Out2sea
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid choices on the menu for food, beer, and cocktails. Also, a nice brunch menu on the weekend. When the weather is nice, enjoy sitting outside on the side walk.

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

Thank you. We try to have a little something for everyone. We hope to see you again on your next outing!

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megs
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, exceptional service and food. The quality and professionalism is outstanding, one of my favorite restaurants.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate your continued support!

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CeeCee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Our server was great. Mashed potatoes were very dry and so was the chicken that a friend ordered. It’s almost like a teenager cooked our meal.

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

We are so sorry to hear we didn't live up to your continued expectations. We will address your feedback with our kitchen staff to make improvements. We hope you can join us again soon!

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Melanie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Loved all the seating options, indoor and outdoor.

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

Thank you for the review. We are so excited for patio dining weather!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good , nice place

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you for the review. Our kitchen staff works hard crafting up our menu items from scratch.

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Anais
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience during Frederick Spring Restaurant Week! Vanessa took excellent care of my friend and I. All her suggestions were great and much appreciated! Thanks Vanessa! Will be back soon!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on March 12, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Restaurant Week. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good, Victoria was excellent!...had a great time! We’ll be back! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on March 4, 2021

We will pass along your compliment to Victoria! Thank you for 5 stars!

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JohnS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet, pleasant place to dine. Alcoholic drinks were small but food and service were excellent. We will be back!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on March 4, 2021

Thank you for the review! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so sweet and personable! They made us feel so comfortable and welcome. Sarah was the best waitress and made sure my husband was celebrated for his birthday!

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on March 12, 2021

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

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BaileyW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, waitress was awesome!! Beautiful place

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are always shooting for 5 stars! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I frequent JoJo’s often. They’ve recently added the upstairs and it’s VERY sparse. Social distancing is part of it, but it’s basically just tables spaced out. Perhaps the ambiance will be improved as we come out of this pandemic. The food is excellent. I’ve never had anything I didn’t like.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on February 25, 2021

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

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gabfest
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a reservation for 2p which the restaurant reported to Open Table we were a "no show". That surprised me because at that time we were about the only diners in the place. I found the food not to be very warm. The crab bisque needed salt and pepper. The fries were mediocre and the crab cake had a lot of filler in it, which being in Maryland should really not have any. My friend really enjoyed his chicken sandwich though and our server was very attentive.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to the standard here at JoJo's. Please email us or give us a call at 301.732.5197 so that I may may address your issues directly. I look forward to hearing from you, JoJo

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vipBirthdayyum
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were kinda blue from the dreary weather and it was so delightful to be in a warm place with yummy food !

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks for warming up with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Table was ready when we arrived. Food was excellent & service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for joining us for the holiday. We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was so cold my butter did not even melt on my mashed potatoes.. sent it back. No one ever came to speak to us. I could hear the staff calling and canceling reservations then laughing about the snobby rude messages they were leaving.

JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear of your experience. It certainly wasn't in keeping with the standards we strive to maintain. We take feedback like this very seriously. My apologies. If you would please email us or give me a call 301.732.5197, I would like the opportunity to address your experience more personally. JoJo

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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 4.7 stars by 852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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