A burger at Jilly's
The next in a recurring series of reviews of restaurants the Sun has neglected. In an earlier post, I asked for mini-reviews of places we may have missed. Here's Bryan with a mini-review of Jilly's in Pikesville. EL
It just dawned on me that I don't think the Sun has reviewed this place ever. It's situated on Reisterstown Road between the two Mari Luna's. I, and many other members of my reserve unit often meet up for a snack after our drills on Tuesday evenings. ...
Jilly's, located in the heart of Pikesville on Reisterstown Road, provides what could be defined as standard pub grub but with a dedication to quality. Over the course, my visits I have never once had a bad experience.
Burgers and chicken sandwiches are handled deftly and with a flare that sets them above the standard fare. Take for example, Jilly's "Smokehouse Burger"; a generous portion of perfectly cooked (and rapidly delivered) ground beef, well seasoned, served atop a kaiser roll with a hefty slice of smoked Gouda and Canadian bacon. The basic burger elevated to something somewhat unusual and with attention to detail.
French fries are nothing special, but crisp and perfectly seasoned. Wings are tender and meaty, though the Old Bay variety was a bit dry.
Prices are reasonable, the beer is cold, Tuesdays are trivia nights.
Jilly's delivers a satisfying comfortable neighborhood bar experience in a stretch of Reisterstown Road dominated by diners and delis.