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 Service
O'Learys Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (101)fit for foodies (96)romantic (82)neighborhood gem (72)notable wine list (51)scenic view (12)hot spot (9)good for groups (8)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Menu, Great Food
    Boativated
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always love the food at this smallish, yet elegant neighborhood restaurant. We came by boat and stayed in a local marina. As usual we had the pleasant challenge of having to choose amongst multiple great-sounding menu options. I chose the swordfish from the menu, and my husband picked the halibut which was a special that night. If there is anything less than good to say about this place, it's that the acoustics are not that good, making conversation somewhat of a strain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    Hunter
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best prepared seafood in Annapolis. The choices were varied. We tried the lamb pops with cerviche which were excellent. The meals tasted as even better than the looked. We enjoyed the chocolate mousse. Last time the shell was a little tough but not this time. As we were entertaining out of town guests they wanted crab cakes and raved about them. No one does calamari better, awesome sauce, seriously. The California Sauvingnon Blanc was very good. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh sea food!
    Jewelrylady
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a very nice dinner here the other night. Rockfish whole or filleted was well prepared. The special house grouper dish rated very high from my dinning partners. We also had the mussels for appetizers and the creamy spicy sauce was different and delicious. The wine list had some nice selections and some hard to find Oregon Pinot Noir. They have a specialty cocktail list and my friend enjoyed the Rosemary Gin drink. Very refreshing she said! The restaurant is only two small rooms and has a cosy look. The waitstaff were helpful and attentive. There is a parking lot at this restaurant which is always a concern for those not lucky enough to live here in Eastport.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too crowded
    Wnegrl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Room is small and it seems they put all two person parties in a room together. Food was great but would not go back due to the ambiance. Need more room between tables. You feel as if you are dining with other couples.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too pricey for the quality.
    dinner4four
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The cream of crab soup was tasty but not hot. I thought the salads were very expensive for the size. My meal was okay but not fantastic for the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable!
    Kels
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    O'Learys was able to accommodate an additional member to my dining group (from 3 to 4) at the last minute. The food was wonderful with a fun variety of entrees from which to choose. All of us very much enjoyed the quiet ambiance, loved that the restaurant had their own parking lot which was not crowded, and liked the nautical atmosphere surrounding O'Leary's. The overall experience is one that has me looking forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yearly visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Every year we come for the boat show and we can't wait to come and have a delicious, nice ambiance dinner at O'Leary. It's become a tradition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A well-kept secret
    Mary
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I know this restaurant has been there for ages. But I have never been there before. We were looking for something new and I was surprised at the review from Baltimore Magazine, so we gave it a try. I am so glad we did. I expected just another Maryland seafood restaurant (nothing wrong with that, mind you). What we got was so much more. The food was delicious. The service was just right. We were there during the weekend of the Boat Show. Even though the restaurant was full, we didn't feel it. It was busy, it was lively. But we were treated as if we were the only ones in the place. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food and Location
    Towens
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was amazing and the restaurant was beautiful. The service was excellent, too!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cold food and poor service.
    Nanums
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Server finally brought our dinner to the table without having any area to eat the food on. So while we waited for plates our already cool food got colder. Creamed spinach was so wet the it fell thru the fork. Wine list is about someone's ego - very few bottles under $100. That's a drag when you want to order a bottle of Cabernet with a steak.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely, romantic: perfect!!
    Motionsustained
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Chris: excellent server! Menu: so creative. We had crab cakes and snapper, and having just returned from the coast of Maine, we are familiar with great seafood. This topped them all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blondie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The service and the food were outstanding! The Rock Fish Provençale was fantastic!! Pacing of the meal could not have been better. This has always been my favorite seafood place in Annapolis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We ate at O'Learys during the Annapolis Boat show and were impressed by the service as well as the food. Our waiter was attentive and informative. Everything we ordered was exactly as the waiter had described it. The food overall was excellent. There was a nice wine list to select from and we all enjoyed our selections. I would recommend this for anyone visiting the Annapolis area. We would definitely dine at O'Learys again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th Anniversary Hit
    mrjoe
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. While we waited at the small bar. The bartender presented my wife and I, as well as a young couple who were celebrating their 5th, with a complementary glass of wine. After we were seated, our server was friendly and professional. The meal was excellent. The evening was a big hit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE
    BIRTHDAY
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was not my first visit and every time I dine here, it seems to get better. The server was superb, as was the service. This was a special occasion for us and O'Leary's didn't disappoint. The food is exceptional. The moderate wine list boasts some very good selections at decent prices. You can't leave without either sampling the crab cakes as an appetizer or entrée. My date had the Rockfish. Both were exceptional. For dessert we had the Death by Chocolate after dinner drink. Highly recommended if you are a chocolate lover. Overall, O'Leary's is an exceptional, up-scale seafood restaurant with a romantic atmosphere in one of my favorite towns. They made ours special occasion even more special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food....still
    NickatNight
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A little crowded in the front room (our first time in there) but the food was just outstanding. The signature fried grouper was over the top and the silk snapper special was heavenly. French Chardonnay by the glass is classy. Pair it with the crab tower to get going. Every time in Annapolis, O'Learys is our main dining destination. Almost didn't go this time after reading some "iffy" reviews at a travel service site. Decided to stay loyal and we were paid back more so than any expectation we had-- it's better than ever. Put it on your A+ list when in Annapolis or if it is already on there, make sure it stays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice.
    moongoddess
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went there on the spur of the moment because we were able to get a table. The service was excellent. Beer selection was good. The appetizer was tasty but pricey. The food was very good. This is a very nice place but pretty expensive, I guess that's all about the location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place
    Osky
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very nice overall, food is very good, service is excellent. A bit pricey for the entire package, but that's OK for the tasty food. One negative detail: Please get rid of that blue-colored paper on top of the nice table clothes. It gives a cheap appearance to the place. You can afford spending some $ for laundry..:)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go-to restaurant
    feedme
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The staff never fails to welcome us back and take great care of us. Will, O'Leary's host, knows wine and always recommends a great bottle for our meals. Jen, our server, is a delight who seems to know exactly when to come to the table and was so attentive to our needs. O'Leary's has made me into a fish lover. The preparations are delicious and inventive. I just love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal!
    Barry
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I took the family and parents to O'Learys for a birthday celebration. As usual, the service and food were simply fantastic. For my parents and children, it was their first visit and all exclaimed that O'Leary's was now at the top of their list for Annapolis' best restaurant. The chocolate mousse b-day desserts were a nice touch after dinner. Can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy this consistent gem
    JimandAnne
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.