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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Visited over July 4th weekend and loved the food. The fish was very good and the service was great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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
  • "O'Leary's has some wonderful new additions to their old standby's on the menu and they are excellent!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food. Add kids menu. Service was excellent. Really diverse selection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Best I've ever had and I've had quite few since it is one of my favorite entrees. My husband had a special fish (cobia?) and thought his was excellent also."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Seafood is my love and they were right on with every level of service and preparation..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Was out of towner, and restaurant was recommended by relative. In a word...outstanding food and service. Best grouper I've ever had, my wife really liked her seafood as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I made a reservation with open table for dinner for my husband and myself for a special birthday dinner. We showed up 15 minutes early and taken right to a table by the windows overlooking Annapolis harbor as the sun was setting. The server was helpful with the menu items and specials. I ordered the whole lobster special and substituted the mashed potatoes for the risotto without a problem. My husband had the whole rockfish with risotto and sugar snap peas. Both meals were wonderful but we were too full to even look at the dessert menu. We look forward to eating there again and trying some of the other items on the menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Unfortunately, our table had a great view of the parking lot. The service, however, was very good as was the meal. If you are into crab, get the crab cakes - and if soft shell are in season - get one soft shell and one crab cake. A better value than two soft shells (the second one was no jumbo). In all, we will return and had a good time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was told how great o'learys was and drove from from DC and invited a friend to meet me there. The server was attentive when we ordered our wine and was was very good to us when reading the specials. My friend ordered crab cakws which were good and I orderwd shrimp and grits. I 2as the most horrible sight when my dish arruved. The gritts, sausages were floating in water. Politely my friend and I asked our waiter chris that this is not right. He says "let me drain the water" what? I did not finish my dinner and did not want to mkr a scene. Im wondering if any men of color got the same treatment at this place. I'll take my expense account and spending dwsire other places. Recommend other places than this."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food, service and drinks all make o'learys an excellent restaurant. The small dinning room and accompanied noise level take a bit away from the experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The crab cakes on fried green tomatoes are worth a very long trip to have them. We came from Atlanta and will be back for more the next trip to Annapolis. As expatriate Marylanders, we make a point to have crab whenever we are visiting the Free State. These crab cakes are really excellent. Service was great, too."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Over in the east side of Annapolis in Eastport you'll find many good restaurants, but we always come back to OLearys. The food is delicious and never boring. The bartender is knowledgable and friendly. The waitstaff is friendly but professional. It all adds up to a great evening. I was going to have the crab cakes, then was torn when one of the specials was soft crabs-so the server said the chef would offer a combo of one each and it was exactly what I wanted!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Fabulous food and presentation. Great service and available parking. Nice wine selection too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Although the lobster bisque was excellent the remainder was abysimal. There are many other places in annapolis better than this spot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As always superb food. A little pricey, but great for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Subject says it all. You get what you pay for, which is perfectly prepared seafood dishes in a small, intimate setting. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have been going to O'Leary's since it opened many, many years ago. It continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Annapolis. If you want fresh fish, well prepared, friendly and prompt service, and a quiet neighborhood feel, this is the place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our server, Joe went above and beyond for my wife's birthday on Tuesday evening. Even though I don't eat seafood (sad, I know), I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with Joe providing me with many options. While I have recommended O'Leary's to many visitors and locals over the years from others' experiences, I can now fully recommend the restaurant from my own phenomenal experience! Thank you so very much! And special thanks to Joe!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I had heard wonderful things about O'Learys, and so I thought it was the perfect place to celebrate Father's Day and my husband's birthday. Jessica was our waitress, and her service was top notch. She was cheerful, knowledgeable, and just happy to be there! As our dishes came out, all of us were impressed by the presentation. Everything looked and tasted amazing! The food is incredible. We enjoyed a bottle of wine with our meal, and the pairing was perfect. To top it off, Jessica brought out dessert on the house for my husband's birthday! The chocolate mousse was to die for! Although it's a bit pricey, you won't be disappointed. The beautiful scenic views, funky art, exceptional food, and unbeatable service make O'Learys worth the visit!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I was surprised at the taste and quality of food. I was extremely impressed and would recommend to friends and family. Very nice staff. Limited parking available but didn't have any problems."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The "Crispy Grouper" dish, said to be on the menu since 1998, was among the best meals I've had in my life--incredibly complex and coordinated in taste and textures. My lady's crab cakes were excellent. The Grey Glacier wine (I prefer reds, regardless), though apparently not on the online menu, was also excellent Unless you're in the 1%, however, the prices will probably make this restaurant a special-events-only destination, and the relatively ordinary interior design made the ambience fall short of the outstanding cuisine. But your taste buds will not care about ambience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had the Grouper, best that I ever had in my life. Oysters on the half shell were a great start to the meal. Parking was easy. They have their own lot. which is a plus in Annapolis. Will come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly; I thought parking would be tougher and take more time. When we arrived it was tad too noisy for me, towards the end our meal it was a quieter. We had a mini lamb chop appetizer. Lamb was tender and juicy and didn't taste like lamb to me. My wife had a crab cake and soft shell crab. Crab cake was lump without filler and server with traditional mayonnaise/mustard sauce. I had a fish special - which was great, but it was served with a red bell pepper sauce that I didn't care for. The fish was served with lump crab meat as well. Fish was tender, flaky, and juicy. We shared the berry shortcake for desert which was awesome! Great meal for us."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was great. The drink that my server recommended was not bad at all. Its a small restaurant but the food was good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit and it was every bit as good as the first, which was a couple of years ago (we would have visited sooner but distance was an issue). Both my husband and my friend ordered the swordfish from the menu. I ordered one of the specials (sorry - cannot spell it but it hailed form South America and was a little firmer than mahi mahi). All three of us were extremely pleased with our entrees. My only complaint about the food was the trouffled mashed potatoes were a bit oily. As for ambiance, even though the decor and view were nice, I could not rate it higher than a 4 due to the air conditioning being too cold. One should not have to shiver while dining. Other than that, it was a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our meal at O'Leary's was part of a birthday weekend celebration for my husband's birthday. The food was excellent, as was the service. I thought it was right on the water, so a bit of a disappointment there. The noise level was above our comfort level, but the wonderfully prepared dishes (tuna and crispy grouper) made up for that. We'll definitely recommend it to friends and will likely revisit when we return to Annapolis."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Loved all of our meals: soft crabs, tile fish, and shrimp & grits. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First time at O'learys and based on the reviews was looking forward to a great dinner. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Very disappointed with the crab tower as it had pieces of cartlidge in it. My fish dish dry and lacking in flavor. Nice restaurant but food just ok."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, fairly quiet, but a bit cramped inside; plenty of parking."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "O'Learys is always very good and tonight was no exception. The fish was excellent as was the wine. I can always count on quality and reliability. Reservation was waiting for me and our guests enjoyed it too."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Googled and Open Tabled O"Leary's with good reviews. Though it was a dreary day in Annapolis, this restaurant is recommended by locals. I guess the major disappointment was that it wasn't on the water, somehow seafood and water views go together. Food and service were very good, though."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Fresh seafood artfully prepared and presented by discreet, attentive staff. This was my first visit; my guest frequents often when in Annapolis and has never been disappointed. Thank you for a delightful dining experience. We will come again."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "It looked like a small place where nobody knows but they have excellent food and service. The specials can get extremely expensive so make sure to check the price."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were looking for a great place for crab or seafood and we found it! Great choices for seafood. We were hoping for a water view and it us not on the water but it is worth a stop for the excellent menu!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is a "must" if you love seafood. I had an entrée which consisted of a variety of seafood in a spicy sauce over pasta. It was delicious and extremely generous with the amount of seafood. There was a good choice of fish on the menu and there was some choice of entrees for those guests that prefer meat. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Premium seafood and good wine at a decent price. The crab cakes are the real deal!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014