O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

4.6
2113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
O’Learys Seafood Restaurant is arguably the best fresh-fish seafood restaurant in the region, and without a doubt the best seafood restaurant in Annapolis. Located off of Spa Creek facing Historic Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy, in the historic Eastport section of Annapolis, O’Learys is an intimate haunt that offers seafood cuisine that is strictly nouveau/fresh, along with “the best small wine list in Annapolis”!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 263-0884
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Hall
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Cross street
Severn Avenue
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Public transit
Water taxi
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2113 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good seafood and our waiter Dimitri was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Come here for great seafood and a nice dining experience. You might even have the opportunity to get lobster! This restaurant really made our evening relaxing and memorable. Our server was really sweet and fantastic!

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WF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O'Leary's is our favorite restaurant for a special occasion when you want the best in seafood in the Annapolis area. It's intimate, with attentive staff and excellent food. The menu selection is broad enough to suit most tastes.

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CC
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary dinner was very good. We had a great server and they really treated us well on our special occasion.

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C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are both Gluten-Free and on a Low-Carb diet. Heather, our server, was very knowledgeable about the menu items and their ingredients. She helped us select appropriate dishes for our diet restrictions. I mentioned when ordering that we were going to share the Beet Salad, and it was sent out to us in two separate dishes. Heather was great! The atmosphere in the main dining room was lively and a little loud, but we sat in the smaller dining room which was much quieter. It was a lovely evening out for my birthday!

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s
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish the food and service were spot on. We started with the calamari and the preparation was excellent. Being from Maryland I am hesitant to order crabcakes since no one can match homemade but these were delicious! No filler and made with lump meat. We also ordered the rockfish which was awesome! We didn't have room for dessert but did finish off the meal with an excellent Keoke coffee. Definitely will continue dining here.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday.

The waiter Dmitriy was simply excellent.

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1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angela R was our waiter on 9-13-18 and she was the BEST. She talked about how the restaurant is family owned and how much she respects the company and the owner she works for. She was happy and upbeat and was so great! She listened to us and was able to accommodate us with any requests. My guest asked for coffee and Angela made sure it was a fresh batch of coffee! She deserves to be recognized ! She is a wonderful employee. Angela even asked if I wanted to join your rewards program because I can save the next time I dine with you. That was very nice of her to offer. Thanks so much Angela R! The food was amazing!

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N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dimitri made our evening phenomenal! It was my husband’s birthday and the food and ambiance were perfect.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely 30th Anniversary dinner at O'Leary's. Food was delicious (as always) and service attentive and friendly. O'Leary's goes out of the way to make your dining experience special.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. Good food, good service and nice atmosphere.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our 1st time at O'Leary's and will definitely return upon our next visit to Annapolis. Our waiter (Demitri) was super knowledgeable about wines, attentive and nice. We had the calamari appetizer (excellent) and the crab vegetable soup (very good). Crab cakes (excellent) and sea scallops over risotto (scallops were perfect, but the risotto was lacking flavor) were our entrees. The risotto is why we gave it 4 stars...but that won't deter us from returning on our next visit down there.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is the best. Food can't be beat, I've had everything on the menu.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We choose O’Learys for “special date nights” but usually prefer week nights. Our last visit, the subject for this review, reminded us why we choose not to dine here when it’s busy. It was very busy @6:45 on a Friday evening. It is quite loud when there’s a full house. We were seated at a table for 2 right next to another table for 2 and we may as well have been seated at a table for 4. Although the waitress was professional and did a good job, the food took a long time (1-hour from the time we were seated, ordered a bottle of wine and 1 appetizer before main course was delivered). We both ordered from the nightly specials. The Snapper was great, my lobster and risotto was , fair. I 😍 risotto, and on this occasion, the risotto was a nonevent.....almost tasteless and overcooked.
We will be back. Just not on a weekend night.!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary.

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O'Leary's is our favorite Annapolis area restaurant. Our go to choice for spcial accasions like birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The seafood is fantastic and while pricy is well worth the cost.

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O'Leary's is a lovely little restaurant with great food, excellent staff and a warm and cozy ambiance. The walls are covered with lovely colorful paintings and the rooms are sized well. Quiet conversation can be had while dining, which is no small feat these days. The personal touches throughout our dining experience made for a special evening. We highly recommend.

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My husband & I recently went to O’Learys for his birthday. We hadn’t been there in a while because last time we were there (about 2 yrs. ago, with another couple), we didn’t think the quality of the food was worth the fairly high prices. We hoped our experience would be better this time. Regrettably, it was about the same. While the service was absolutely impeccable, the food left much to be desired — everything from our appetizer, salads & entrees was sub-par. Without going into detail, let me just say that for a dinner tab of almost $140 (including 1 cocktail & 1 glass of wine, but excluding tax & tip), we would have expected a better dining experience, specifically as far as the food preparation was concerned. As there are many other good seafood restaurants in Annapolis to choose from, we most likely will not be returning.

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LM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was one of the best that we have had in a long time. We had Diver Scallops and Soft Shell Crabs and both were beautifully prepared with excellent side dishes. Our server was Demetri and he gave us excellent service. Would definitely go back again.

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Annapolis with my brothers to watch my nephew play in a waterpolo tournament at Navy. We wanted seafood and asked a few locals where to go. They recommended O'Leary's. I am so glad we took their advice. GREAT food. The waitperson (I wish I could remember her name) was OUTSTANDING! Very knowledgeable about the menu.

I couldn't decide between the Chef's Featured Whole Fish and the Soft Shell Crab special. Our waitperson solved my problem by suggesting she could have the chef prepare a Soft Shell appetizer. THANK YOU! It was delicious... We also had a Diver's Scallop appetizer which tasted equally as good. It was tender and juicy.

My Featured Whole Fish (Bronzino) entree was perfectly prepared and accompanied by a tasty Mediterranean style pilaf.

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BA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service was the best I have received in a very long time.

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and service. Our only set back was the restroom being broken during our meal. They were very apologetic and offering alternatives.

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M
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica is an excellent server. Food was superb as always. Just the best restaurant in all of Annapolis.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was fantastic, food was good. But it was a bit noisy for a romantic dinner.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found online, recommended by hotel. Fabulous food, great service. Best crab cakes I’ve had. I had not had Rockfish before this dinner, it has now become a favorite. I highly recommend it.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood restaurant in Annapolis. Reserve a table and enjoy. Parking is onsite...drinks are great...food is exceptionally good and everyone is very friendly. Neat dining room and very kid friendly too.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place can recommend by a friend who lives in Annapolis and it didn’t disappoint. Service was excellent and the food was all prepared perfectly. Great place to celebrate a special occasion or go to a nice dinner with your significant other. I’d go back.

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SS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Server was very attentive. Portions were nice sized. Crab cakes were wonderful. They have a nice selection of fish.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bartender was excellent and accommodating. He let me hold two spots for friends running late so we could all enjoy the happy hour specials. Great raw bar, didn’t get a chance to sample any of the main dishes but will definitely return to try.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

O'Leary's was a great find for a delicious night out for seafood in Eastport. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or visiting Annapolis.

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H
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Wonderful food, great staff great wine. Enjoy!

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D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at this Eastport Gem. We try to get here at least once a summer and we live in PA!

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RP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was simply delicious. My date had the soft shell crabs and they were fantastic. Very fresh and served perfectly. I had the jumbo lump crab cakes and they were super. This is one seafood restaurant you do not want to miss when you are in Annapolis. A great place to take someone for a casual dinner or a special occasion. The wine selection was excellent and the bourbon selection was also great. Save room for dessert , if you can , that is.... Simply one great place to dine in Annapolis.

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MA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was treated very well for our anniversary. Great food and service and excellent wine recommendation.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely evening, great service and an excellent meal. This was worth the drive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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TC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ,, food was sooooo good and service was just as good ,,

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a crab snob from MD, only the best will do. Having lived in PA for the last decade or so, I never order a crab cake when I'm out because it is almost always dissapointing and can't compare to my mom's. This place though! All backfin meat! No filler! Just the right amount of Old Bay. It was excellent. My wife's lobster was great too (she's from RI). I would recommend this place to anyone who loves great seafood, and a solid wine selection. We will be back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was wonderful. A good place for parties of up to four. A small space with tables closely packed in. The service was good but the waitress wasn't readily available because of the large number of tables she was covering. Go for the food not the ambiance or view.

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JJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a good meal except one order of fish was overcooked. The other three meals were excellent

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