O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

4.7
2139 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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Neighborhood
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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 2139 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service wonderfully delicious and creative Seafood. Perfect risotto.

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B
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a very nice restaurant, kind of off main street, but with excellent food. Interior has interesting art work. Great for lots of occasions-many types of dress there-casual to more dressy. A good time.

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LH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Crab Cakes and Scallop dinners. Nice wine selection. Wait staff very attentive.

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food (crab cakes, scallops) was delicious; pricey but not unreasonable. Few interruptions while eating is excellent service for me. Markup on wines (around 300% over wholesale) is a bit high.

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SH
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends from Australia and Wisconsin we’re here and we were returning to a place we lived 25 years ago!

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RT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious, one crab cake and fried rock fish, Maryland food. It was Tuesday half price wine night, that was nice. We like O'Learys it is small and friendly.

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OC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us dinning to celebrate a BD. We had good food good service and an enjoyable time

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

As always, our O’learys Dinner experience was fabulous.

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C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance, staff & cocktails. We travel from NJ, and it is well worth the drive. Will, the owner is awesome!!!

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This by far was our favorite meal in Annapolis. We've been to the boat show for 5 years and somehow missed this gem until now.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was sooooo good. Service was excellent. Thank you for a fun experience with my friend. Thanks to What’s Up for my gift certificate too. 🙋🙏🥂

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best seafood dinners I have ever had. A little pricey.

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B
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It’s a bit of a hike from the Catonsville area, but we always have a great experience and it’s worth the drive. We’ve been here enough that they know our cocktail preferences and they were promptly brought to the table, and were perfect! Our dinners were all very nice-my dad raved about the Barramundi! Mom had the Sopa de Mariscos-which my husband immediately regretted not getting!
Our waitress was a delight-friendly and knowledgeable. It really is a special place-can’t wait to go back!

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Not bad, foods good bery crowded on the weekends, little pricey but fun.

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always like going to O'Learys. Never disappoints!! Worth the walk, drive or whatever to get there.

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BL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Dessert drink was amazing. Abs the service was fabulous. Our new place to go when in town.

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JT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! From the garlic and parsley butter served with our bread to the beet salad and my mahi in the white wine and caper sauce, everything was spot on. Something about the ambiance made me feel like I was in vacation even tho I live in Annapolis!! Can’t go wrong!!

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BG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at O’Learys was fabulous. The crabmeat soup was very tasty with a little kick to it. The local scallops were cooked perfectly as was the salmon and delicious scalloped potatoes. The highlight for us was the jumbo crab cakes. Lots of meat and lightly breaded- fantastic! The staff was very well informed And friendly. I’d recommend O’Learys to a friend!

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DK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Special of jumbo - and i do mean jumbo - sauteed soft shells were a home run. Crab cakes would hold there own anywhere in town which is a very crabby place. The calamari app - sauteed in olive oil w lots of garlic - was up to snuff and it was refreshing to have them offered someway other than breaded & fried for a change! Great food, service and ambiance all added up to a great dining experience!
Be back next time we're in port.

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LM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at this restaurant twice this month and it is now one of our favorites. The food is always fresh and innovative.

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M
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative,fresh seafood and an eclectic wine list: great combination

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LB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous seafood here at this gem of a restaurant. Staff is friendly. Highly recommend the tuna appetizer. But all the food is worth your time. They don't kill you on the wine prices. You will be glad you came and you will go back!

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D
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very busy and confused for our dinner. Service was professional and polite in a very loud environment. Maybe come on a weeknight next time. Plus they said I didn’t show to Open Table after a $240 tab! Go figure.

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and atmosphere. We have been coming here for years, and O'Learys never disappoints. I always recommend to out of town visitors.

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AO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had scallops and risotto and my wife had seafood pasta. Both were expertly prepared, exceptionally flavored, and worth every penny. Large portions that gave us both a chande to relive the meal the next day. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DZ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice kical fixture by the docks in Eastport. A bit pricey but good food, drinks and service.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
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 on September 16, 2018
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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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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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday.

The waiter Dmitriy was simply excellent.

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OT
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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Washington DC
17 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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OT
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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L
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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