O'Donnells Sea Grill
Best Crab Cakes in the areaCan't speak for Baltimore, but O'donnell's has (and has for 90 years) the best crab cakes in Montgomery County. Hands down. It's really not even a contest. The Norfolk style seafood is great as well.
Bonefish, across the way, is a big faceless national chain that serves low quality food, but advertises. They're always crowded and O'donnell's often isn't. It's a shame, and a travesty, and one of the reasons that Gaithersburg doesn't have more high-quality dining options! You'd be a fool to choose bonefish over odonnells5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great ExperienceMother's Day 2013 ... was an exceptional day for my Mom ... her three children took her to O'Donnells in Kentlands. The four of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner and conversation. The food was fantastic and we were not rushed by anyone. I use to frequent O'Donnells in Bethesda during the 60's-80's as I worked in that area. Lunch was always something special when we dined there. and dining in Kentlands brought back many memories of the past ...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining at O'Donnell's!Kudos to O'Donnells - they do it right! They have the perfect match of excellent tasting food, fresh flavors and a very welcome ambiance. One knows they are in a great restaurant, but yet, you can be comfortable there in jeans or a suit. Our service was very good and the rissoto was flawless, the seafood bisque is a must on your visit; my friend loved the fried green tomatoes. I highly recommend O'Donnell's and have added it to my list of "must get to" with all my friends. You will love the ambiance and the fact that you can eat great food in a relaxing atmosphere, but yet still feel very upscale while doing it - great balance indeed - get there!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience. WaiterVery nice experience. Waiter was very responsive. Food was great!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI just LOVE the Norfolk Sampler,I just LOVE the Norfolk Sampler, next time they should add more "sauce" to it. The Rum Buns are out of this world GREAT!!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchI wanted to try somewhere different for brunch and this place was great!!! I had the shrimp and crab omelette with the grand mimosa. My omelette came with a cheesy potato casserole and fresh fruit......very yummy!! I will definitely be going back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cinnomom buns served withThe cinnomom buns served with the bread was fantastic. We bought a dozen to take home.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy EasterFamily dinner on Easter afternoon. Food was fabulous, service was a little slow, but the restatuarnat was full. Oysters, scallops, crab were all great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had lunch at O'Donnell'sFour of us had lunch at O'Donnell's on Easter. Food was very good, service attentive. We'll be back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal at O'DonnellsI enjoyed a very good meal at O'Donnells Sea Grill. My guest and I ordered the crab dip, which was full or lump crab meat and very flavorful. The only issue I had with it was that it came out lukewarm. The filet mignon with mashed potatoes were very tasty and the 3 oz. crab cake I ordered on the side was DELICIOUS! It was very creamy and seasoned to perfection. My friend enjoyed the stuffed flounder and also raved about the crab stuffing, which I am pretty sure was seasoned the same way as my crab cake. Dessert was a nice treat as well. I ordered the caramel creme brulee and my friend had a massive slice of carrot cake that she enjoyed. This was a great place with tasty food and attentive service. I will definitely be going back again soon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've always enjoyed diningWe've always enjoyed dining at O'Donnells. And, we always bring family and friends there for dinner or for happy hour.
Kate Gordon3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Choice!O'Donnells has always been and will always be one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always great and the rum buns are amazing!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood old O'Donnell'sO'Donnell's continues to be at the top of our list for "traditional" Maryland seafood restaurants - classier than a crab house, but with more crab dishes than all the national chains combined. Good food, good, service, good value - couldn't ask for more.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very good meal.Overall a very good meal. Their seafood is reliable and well-prepared. Seemed to have pushed the crab dip through the broiler a bit fast as the outside was browned but the center only warm. Otherwise, I love this restaurant and will continue to come often. Prices are reasonable enough that it does not require a special occasion. Price is exceptionally good for the quality you get.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood! ServiceExcellent seafood! Service could have been better but I think we had a rather inexperience young waitress so i'll give her the benefit of the doubt.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMet family visiting the RockvilleMet family visiting the Rockville area from Indiana at the restaurant. The booth seating made catching up easy and we were never rushed through the evening. Our server, Arlene was amazing making us all feel welcome and at home. The food was great, everyone was pleased with their orders and the rum buns topped off the meal! We especially enjoyed 1/2 price wine night!
The recommendation came from a friend as we live in VA and it was well worth the trip. Reservations were easy to make on Open Table and we could relax and enjoy our visit.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM