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O'Learys Seafood Restaurant
O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

O'Learys Seafood Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olearysseafood.com
  • Phone: (410) 263-0884
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Russell Brown
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, 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: PJ Mailloux (410) 263-0885

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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great food and service. Pleasant atmosphere with delicious seafood."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A wonderful experience, with super food, great wine and prompt service. Can't be beat for classy seafood and a cozy atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "best crab cakes i've had in a long time. dinner was amazing. definitely one of my favorite. will be back!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Had not been here for at least 10 years, will be coming back often!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Wonderful service, romantic for a special evening getaway."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Love dining at O'Leary's, best food in Annapolis, always fresh and delicious. Recommend it to everyone!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great interpretation of fish, veggies and spices. Gorgonzola orzo is to die for!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "O'Learys exceeded our expectations for great food and a nice place to celebrate our anniversary. I posted on My Open Table reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and they brought out 2 glasses of champaign on the house to begin our meal. Very nice touch! The service was fabulous. We didn't need to wait on our server for anything but she was always there at just the right time. We had oysters on the half shell, calamari, Chilean Sea Bass and a seafood stew. All were delicious and made to our liking. The favors were terrific. The music was perfect. Songs we knew but were often times in different versions than we had heard. It made for enjoyable,listening but remained in the background. We had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food and service and O'Leary's was excellent. Highly recommend the crab tower as an appetizer and the crab cakes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have only had great experiences, especially with Patrick as our server. He is top notch. Food is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "O'Leary's crab cakes are among the best. Thai appetizer was outstanding. Service was very good, food arrived quickly and was hot. A big plus in my book. We have not been there for several years and it stills remains one of the better restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Lump crab cakes were the best we had in Annapolis--and anywhere else. All the seafood was well prepared and presented. Our only problem was that there were no sound absorbing tiles in the "retro" styled restaurant, so the noise level got very high. Otherwise a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "O'Leary's has become our favorite place to dine for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Always a good meal and quality friendly service. Chef is always coming up with clever combiniations of flavor."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nice restaurant, but not on the water so all the tables are about the same. Food was good--crabcakes were delicious. Mussel appetizer, though tasty, was not big enough for two so don't be afraid to order it alone. A little disappointed in the way our waitress handled my husband's seafood allergy ...almost everything has shrimp, crab, or lobster in it and since he stops breathing when he tastes those, we asked if we could sub in something in its place. She offered to sub in a few veggies for the large shrimp. Really? The restaurant does have a romantic feel...dimer lighting, a little quieter than some others near by."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our party had three different fish dishes requiring different preparation. All of them were excellent, beautifully presented, tasty, and surprisingly memorable. Food quality was excellent. For people who have shellfish allergies it required some discussion with the waitress on what to order since many of the fish dishes have shellfish in the same recipe."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I've been going to O'Learys for over a decade, when I used to call it the "the Annapolis Kinkead's", after the acclaimed seafood restaurant in DC. I think there was a point when O'Learys was easily the best seafood in town (at least for us non-yacht club members); over the years that distinction has probably faded a bit with some of the new competitors setting up shop nearby. Still, it is invariably where I go whenever I want a good seafood meal in a pleasant, yet unpretentious environment. The seafood is always fresh and nicely prepared. The service is attentive and professional. One quibble is that the wine list lacks many choices for light-bodied reds by the glass, which would have been nice with my Catalan zarzuela."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time here. Restaurant was busy, but had a reservation and seating was immediate. Menu selection and specials were are well described. Had the soft shell crabs - these were the best ever. I live on the Chesapeake so I know what I'm talking about. Only slight criticism is beer selection could be better."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "O'Leary served the best seafood that I have had in the last year. Simply superb."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My husband and I chose this restaurant based on reviews when we were in Annapolis for a wedding. We shared the crab tower as an appetizer, which was very good. He had a fish special and I ordered the salmon phyllo. Both were delicious. We shared the fresh berry shortcake for dessert. The fruit was great but the drop biscuit was a bit dry. Our server clearly loves her job - she was warm and attentive. We were seated in a small room in which were crammed about 10 tables, so it was difficult to hear each other. Overall, we definitely recommend O'Learys."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we decided on O'leary's having never been there but heard great reviews from friends. We were not disappointed. Service was excellent as was the food. Loved the ambience also. Would highly recommend O'leary's."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Beautifully prepared and presented in waterfront neighborhood in Eastport"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This place had outstanding reviews, which is why we chose it. When we drove up it seemed to be an old house near the Annapolis harbor. On the inside there was a tiny bar with 3 seats. It was very cozy and felt more like I was in someone's home than in a restaurant. As soon as we were seated, we noticed all of the meals coming out from apps to desserts, everything looked amazing. We ordered the Lobster Cappuccino and Crab Tower for starters, the Crispy Flounder and Crab Cakes for entrees. When I say everything was delicious, everything was delicious. The portions were huge so I ended up having left overs. Pretty sure I've never had crispy fish the next day that was just as good as the night before. Excellent service & food! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The greeter made us wait because he wanted to seat people who were return customers (I do understand this, just could have been handled better). Unfortunately, it is very small and with a bar that would fit in a closet, no chairs available for waiting couples."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Service and location are outstanding. Lobster cappuccino was very good. No side dish offerings on the menu so the entree selections become important. Our entrees (soft shell crab and seafood medley in a tomato base) were, sadly, average. Not quite what we had expected at this price point."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food. Add kids menu. Service was excellent. Really diverse selection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The family and I had dinner at O'Learys before the fireworks on the 4th, walked to the Naval Academy for the show, and walked back for coffee and dessert afterwards. Both meals were exquisite, and the service was perfect. Everything we ordered came out quickly, the server suggested an amazing wine, and the food was beautiful. I recommend this restaurant to anyone for a first date or your 50th anniversary. The parking lot is a huge plus as well. Go! Tonight!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014