O'Learys Seafood Restaurant
O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olearysseafood.com/
  • Phone: 4102630884
  • 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 4102630885

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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O'Learys Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (113)fit for foodies (99)neighborhood gem (86)romantic (81)notable wine list (45)good for groups (13)scenic view (13)late-night find (9)great for lunch (8)hot spot (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    LunchnVegas
    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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Exceeded our expectations!
    FoodieB
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    diningout1478
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and service and O'Leary's was excellent. Highly recommend the crab tower as an appetizer and the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have only had great experiences, especially with Patrick as our server. He is top notch. Food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crab cakes
    biscuit
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dad24sons
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    BeneCiboVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    O'Leary's has become our favorite place to dine for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • murphy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Always a good meal and quality friendly service. Chef is always coming up with clever combiniations of flavor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bonlom
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Fish Dish Place
    Wow2eat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perennial favorite, for how long?
    WestonsDigestions
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way
    Candidman
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood Restaurant
    TomKat
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    O'Leary served the best seafood that I have had in the last year. Simply superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious seafood
    Rhosue
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    LuvOlearys
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    NoproblemII
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Beautifully prepared and presented in waterfront neighborhood in Eastport
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem in Annapolis
    ShesSavvyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe a bad night?
    HigherHopes
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.