O'Learys Seafood Restaurant
O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olearysseafood.com/
  • Phone: 4102630884x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gary McGinley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Buyouts available by request. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Wil Peterson 4102630885x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Severn Avenue
  • Public Transit: Water taxi
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from O'Learys Seafood Restaurant
Located in the historic Eastport section of Annapolis, O’Learys Seafood Restaurant offers seafood cuisine that is strictly nouveau/fresh, along with “the best small wine list in Annapolis"!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
O'Learys Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)fit for foodies (106)romantic (87)neighborhood gem (77)notable wine list (45)scenic view (12)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Always enjoy this consistent gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The best place in the Annapolis area for excellent seafood. Popular among us locals and we always recommend it to people who are visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and service were outstanding for our special event dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate a recent raise, so it was a special occasion for us. the food was served in a timely manner. the staff was very knowledgable about the menu and accomodating to my dietary restrictions. We had a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Every Time
    Sizant
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been to O'Learys before. It has been consistently outstanding every time. It has a sea food focus (which is why we go), not a lot of meat choices (we'd go elsewhere if we wanted a steak). Not much more can be said except we'll go again when we want a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite fine dining in Annapolis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food is superb, service is phenomenal, love, love love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so friendly when arriving!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The gentleman that seated us was rude. We made a mistake on how many people in our party when making the reservation, and he was not very nice about it. The restaurant was empty at the time so it was a little strange how he acted. Our waiter was excellent though, food was good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small wonder nooked away
    luv2review
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was incredible. Everything was delicious. So much detail in every dish. The flavors just burst in my mouth. We had Lobster cappuccino and oysters on the half shell. No disppointment there. For our main course we shared the Surf and Turf and the Groper. Both worth returning back for. I will say the restaurant was a bit smaller and the noise level a bit higher than preferred. But our awesome waitress, Jessica, more than made up for them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • finally - a return to high quality!
    schnauzernut
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    After years of mediocrity and unjustified high prices, O'Learys had returned to the top of the Annapolis dining scene. We are SO happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • miniscule meal
    sfpicard
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    menu special was 1 1/2 lobster said waiter when served to me obviously much smaller and lobster claws miniscule, when I mentioned I was from NE and never saw such small claws (1") on a lobster he just shrugged, very disappointed with meal feel it was misrepresented in size altho cooked adequately but price was outrageous for the portion
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our waitress was very good even accommodated one of our guest who does not eat seafood. Would highly recommend your restaurant to our friends and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sunday Night Find!
    murphysworld
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Place was empty on a recent Sunday but the staff gave us a good meal/service. I love eating in a booth and the ones here are huge and very comfy. I soft she'll special although tasty had way too much breading. Far from what a seafood rest in my should provide. The rest of the meal was very good. 3 specially the berry shortcake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    bbfoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband & I entertained friends from out of town & decided that although there was no water views we would go to O'Leary's. We all had the specials and they were amazing. Let me also mention, if u want desert try the lemon berry cake it was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    DMH43
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This remains our favorite restaurant in Annapolis where the food is excellent, service is quiet and unobtrusive, and the ambiance is always relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Annapolis dinner
    DuluthMike
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thanks to Open Table we secured a 730pm reservation at this busy neighborhood restaurant. Small and intimate with great service and wonderful food. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    MSBowlVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thirteen years ago when we moved to Annapolis, we were given a gift certificate to O'Leary's by our Realtor. With few exceptions, we have celebrated my husbands birthday dinner every year since. As always, the food was excellent and the service outstanding. What started as a nice place to try for dinner has become a birthday tradition and an almost certainty for other special occasions. Each year, our small group seems to grow, and is a memorable time that everyone looks forward to. This year we were joined by 10 friends to celebrate this special occasion, and anticipate returning next year. I can say with certainty that if you have not eaten here before, you are missing a delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pappy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were very pleased as our only previous information had come from your reviews. The food was excellent and we had the Crisp Grouper and the best Crab Cakes that we had during our weekend in Annapolis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    Nofastfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Based on our dinners, O'Leary's food and service are better than even their previous high standards. Previously deep-fried soft shells have been replaced by superior, crisp pan-sauteing, which highlights the taste of the crab. Their crab cakes rival the best of the state. Even the rolls are outstanding. Service is professional and friendly. If there is a better seafood restaurant Annapolis, I don't know what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Dining in a tourist town
    DCvisitors
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Thanks to Open Table, we quickly located this fine dining establishment upon arrival in Annapolis to start our vacation. So glad since much of our subsequent meal experiences were unfortunately 'tourist trade' faire. A woman seated adjacent to us exclaimed, "best food I've had all week of my visit!" Traditional seafood dishes, such as crab cakes and shrimp were elevated to a higher level of gastronomical experience with creative ingredients and pairings. Service was excellent though we had to wait a few minutes outside before 5 pm opening. We were introduced to a local craft beer that became a favorite to purchase for home. Skip the 'inventive' cocktails. Only downside was not being on the water with just a view of sail masts passing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    RFWSSI
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had the whole rock fish and cazuela. Very well prepared and presented. Our server, Elaine, was professional, friendly, and attentive. O'learys is a very comfortable restaurant with a well worn, established feel. Definitely returning to try more on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BirthdayLady
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was a birthday dinner, and I had heard about O'Leary's for quite some time, but we had never made it over there to their quiet little spot nestled in Eastport. The decor is comfortable, unpretentious, and food was very excellent, especially the fried grouper. The tuna sashimi we had as a starter was also fabulous. I will go there again. Wish the place had an expansive water view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood Dinner in Annapolis!
    LunchnVegasVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    With my guest who's been going to O'Leary's for over 25 years; we can't say enough about it. A bit loud with a very energetic crowd from 20's to the 90's... Great Food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bhmcVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As Annapolis goes, this is one of the best dining experiences. While not gourmet, it is a fine meal. The fish is fresh and there clearly is pride in its preparation and presentation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and service. Pleasant atmosphere with delicious seafood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food!
    1SueBVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was one of the best prepared dinners I've had in a long time. My husband & I both had Barramundi because we loved the fish in Australia. It was delicious, with a perfect array of flavorable accompaniments. I would go back tomorrow. Very nice location near the water with easy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    DrMrsMom
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My family as eaten here several times. Each time, it seems to get better and better. The food is always great. It's suitable for kids (although there is no kids menu) but come early. The servers are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic higher end and quaint
    Drew4060
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was great and very friendly. The food was extremely well thought out and very tasteful. Food quantity was adequate but appropriate for this level of quality. The dining room is small but plenty of room to enjoy and not loud as you might expect from a smaller room. No question its pricy but again for the level of food served, not unexpected. I'd recommend O'Leary's if you're in the mode for seafood that's well prepared and looking for a quaint environment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great first experience at O'Learys!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My sister and her husband were visiting us from NYC and wanted a seafood dinner. We picked O'Leary's from the reviews from friends. It was a great dinner- we had a mix of seafood and it was cooked perfectly. Our waitress knew the menu well, was very informative and professional. Wait staff was attentive and cleared plates in a timely manner. Loved the environment and the dinner- plus the coffee was amazing! Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wine, and service
    AnnapolisFoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my first time here and it was wonderful! Everything on the menu sounded amazing and we couldn't make up our minds so the server offer great suggestions for all courses. We had the lemon marscapone for dessert and it was fabulous! Would definitely go back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner review
    anniversarydinner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    there are many seafood restaurants in Annapolis. Many have better views. But O'Learys by far has the best seafood. If you want meat- don't go there. If you want a scenic view - don't go there. But if you want 4 star seafood, it's the right place - no question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Dinner to Remember
    theGrand1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A wonderful experience, with super food, great wine and prompt service. Can't be beat for classy seafood and a cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular dining
    BobbiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner on the eve of our wedding anniversary . You guys never disappoint . Great food , great ambiance ! We will dine at your restaurant for every special occasion ! Chuck Dewey & Barbara Gordon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just okay
    Knitnonna
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went for the crab cakes which we remembered were way bigger than now and the jumbo soft crabs were okay but not jumbo and pretty pricey for fried green tomatoes and a little corn thrown in. So not as good as the last time we were there. Guess we still have to go to Great Falls Va for great food at a great price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd time there
    lynnielou
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    best crab cakes i've had in a long time. dinner was amazing. definitely one of my favorite. will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I recommend
    bookbuilder
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Wonderful wait staff. Food beautifully prepared, delicious. Hoped that we could see the harbor as the restaurant is on the water, but a high fence blocked the view. But the restaurant is lovely and the food is great. Pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, attentive service
    SZMD
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had not been here for at least 10 years, will be coming back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Quality
    Pfwolfbird
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Four of us spanning 3 generations really enjoyed the excellent food and great service. What so many reviews have been saying is true. It was a bit spendy, avaraging over $50 apiece but the quality deserves it. Too noisy for a romantic dinner, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday spot!
    beachwriter
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I celebrated her birthday there, had a very nice table with a semi-view of the water. Food was outstanding, from appetizer courses through entree and dessert, which was specially presented for her. Service was attentive but NOT cloying. Value for money is excellent. A great place to which we'll return! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastefully devine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Wonderful service, romantic for a special evening getaway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Food in Annapolis
    Annaplocal
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Love dining at O'Leary's, best food in Annapolis, always fresh and delicious. Recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great interpretation of fish, veggies and spices. Gorgonzola orzo is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.