O'Donnells Sea Grill
Closing!!!We are so disappointed that O'Donnell's is closing at the end of July.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time for meGreat place enjoyed it =, wait staff was excellent. they are closing down in the middle of July, the owner has been in the biz fir 40 years and wants out. I will get back there before they close6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMalways reliable and goodWe've eaten at O'Donnells many times before, dating back to the days when the restaurant was located in Bethesda. Their seafood is always good and well-prepared, and tonight was no exception. I had the twin lobster tails, expertly prepared and delicious. My partner had the seafood risotto and said that it was one of the best dishes of that kind he had ever had. Our only "down" note for the evening was our waiter, who was utterly indifferent to our presence and whose treatment bordered on rude.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSo sad to hear O'Donnells is closngOur family has been going to O'Donnells (at its various locations) since I was a kid. I've never had a bad meal there. I will especially miss their lobster club. Don't close, O'Donnells, don't close!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYumFood was excellent and the staff we're very pleasant.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDependable Dining LandmarkService is top quality, ambiance is quiet and relaxing and food is consistently good. The crab gumbo is my favorite.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHurry though. After 90 yearsHurry though. After 90 years they're closin at the end of July. It will be a sad loss to Montgomery County.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistencyO"Donnells consistently provides good food and good service at a convenient location. Their rum buns are unbeatable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellentFrom Filet to Roughy, the kitchen perfects the dish every time. I have dined there half a dozen times and it is always spot on. The Friday night music is a nice way to end your evening with bartenders who make a great drink or pour a nice glass of wine. A++5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service!We really enjoyed our meal, my daughter and I had the orange rough which was excellent! My husband also enjoyed the dish he got. We were sorry to hear the restaurant would be closing as we have always enjoyed it and our meal this time was really excellent!
We also enjoyed the rolls and bread basket!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this placeAnd just learned that the owner plans to retire after about 90 years of family business. We had seafood grill and mixed Norfolk, which were terrific as usual. but the real star was the sauteed mussels. We will be back soon.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest 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 AMMore than a sum of partsGO. First, without question, they have the BEST crab cakes EVER. Ever. Very little filling, minimal seasoning, with a brief squeeze of lemon, just enough for the delicious crab to SHINE through... and I'm from Maryland. We know crab. Go for happy hour on weeknights and you can get two 3 oz crab cakes for $11 with a side of house-made potato chips--it is a delicious, hearty dinner fit for a King or Queen. Pair that with an old-school (very) order of the clams casino and a *healthy* (read: nice pour) adult beverage of your choice in the large bar area and you have the recipe for turning a bad day into a very good one. For value, sheer pleasure, and impeccable seafood quality, this is the place to go. We love every minute of O'Donnell's.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe décor was a little campyThe décor was a little campy and dated but the food was very good and the service very nice. This is a great spot for families and business gatherings. Well prepared seafood and their tasty bread basket make this place a good choice.5/9/2013 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 AMGood FishHad a really good piece of crab stuffed flounder. I would definitely recommend this for a meal on the road.4/30/2013 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 AMMore than okay - very good seafoodVery good - salt of the sea. Nothing pretentious. High quality.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDebbie's Birthday DinnerThe Crab Cakes and Casserole of Crab O'Donnell were outstanding as usual. Service was OK - they brought out our entree's just after we got our salads and had to take them back to the kitchen to keep them warm until we finished. It seems they could have coordinated the food service better. Also, our waitress was a little slow, and they were not crowded. (We were there on a Sunday at 2:15pm) Otherwise a pleasant dining experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch!We went here for lunch because we wanted to try something new. The menu was a great lunch menu, offering brunch and cheaper prices for lunch items that are generally more expensive during dinner.
The bread that came was a pleasant surprise. Cinnamon rolls, a cornbread muffin, and regular white roll. What a nice touch for a brunch! Our waiter was nice, he cleaned the crumbs from the table in between courses. We ordered steamed shrimp and a bowl of clam chowder for appetizers. The shrimp was good and came with both melted butter and cocktail sauce which was really nice! For lunch I had fried oysters which were delicious and my boyfriend had fish and chips which he seemed to enjoy. Prices were very affordable for a seafood lunch.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMvery popular with the seniors.very popular with the seniors. food was good. ihad the stuffed flounder and the crab was all lump no filler. clams casino was great.4/20/2013 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 AMI had the calamari which II had the calamari which I found to be ok and I kind of wish that I'd tried the clams. The stuffed lobster tail was very good as well as the basket of bread. Ice tea was perfect. Overall, I would return to the restaurant and would definitely recommend it to others. Some of the other meals I saw delivered to other customers looked very good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGenerally speaking, a solidGenerally speaking, a solid seafood restaurant. The highlight of the meal is always the basket of rolls delivered to the table. The iced rum buns are killer! I can't say anything sticks out in my mind as exceptional, but I've also never had a bad experience there.4/13/2013 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