O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

4.6
2167 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 2167 People Are Saying
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B
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lobster risotto and crab cakes! Small and quaint! An Annapolis institution!

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Liv dither food and great service

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CH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I’ve been to O’Learys, very nice restaurant, most of our selections were good to very good. I chose a seafood pasta with scallops and shrimp which was OK to mediocre given the price of $34.. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. And Dimitri the server was very cordial and accommodating,, with excellent knowledge of what the kitchen could do.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome everything!

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BD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here. What a great surprise. Small and charming with a really interesting menu. Super good/friendly wait team. A wonderful evening with three friends.

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LS
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at O’Leary’s. We enjoyed delicious grilled oysters and the evening special-
Scottish Salmon and scallops...everything was delicious. Cocktails were inventive and very good. They have the best seafood in town. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food preparation and description.

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k
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful restaurant for courtship -- quiet for casual and intimate conversation, great service and great food.

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NY
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always - excellent cuisine. Best seafood in Annapolis, prepared creatively with local ingredients. Service was professional, if a bit slow.

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WM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dimitri, our server, made the visit which was a birthday celebration, even more special. His helpfulness and knowledge of the menu were commendable.

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d
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A total gem. Delicious surprising dishes. Outstanding service. Great location and vibe. Beautiful restaurant. And a great value. Our first time but we will be back.

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OL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O’Learys never disappoints. Busy night, we had a reservation and it was a bit hectic but we felt they had a sense of urgency about getting us seated despite the slight delay from Navy football folks. Great food as always. Best seafood in Eastport. Server was on the ball and knowledgeable.

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O'Leary's is my faaaavorite restaurant in Annapolis. The food is wonderful, always such a great selection. And I love the ambience.

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q
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food at O Leary’s was very good. The service was very poor-we were seated and brought drinks on a timely basis and then the service stopped. Three tables were seated, drinks were delivered and an appetizer was brought to thei table and our table was just ignored. The waitress never came over to our table and just walked around us. I finally went to the bar and explained the situation and the waitress finally came to take our order. Not sure how long we would have sat there if I had not said something. The waitress was obviously out of sorts which made for an uncomfortable visit

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. The bartender and server were so friendly and professional. Food was superb. The restaurant manager/owner was nice enough to give us a window seat even though we arrived 45 minutes early. Will definitely go back.

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply one of the best, if not the best, seafood restaurant in the Annapolis area. Outstanding service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still our favorite seafood restaurant in Annapolis

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s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good not great. Noise level was off the chart. In short this was a nothing special meal

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j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, decent service, more intimate than the other options in the area like Chart House, Ruth Chris and Carols Creek. Food is somewhere in between good and very good, depending on who you ask.

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The calimari was succulent. The tuna and salmon were perfectly done and originally prepared. It's not inexpensive but worth the cost.

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PV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Overall this is a great place. We continue to go and have gone for numerous years. I was disappointed in the oysters that my son and I were served (two experienced oyster schuckers and fans). Annapolis should not be getting Oysters wrong. Low on variety, not properly schucked (muscle not cut, pieces of top shell not cut from oyster meat), and some dry as if they had been schucked earlier in the day. Oysters need to be schucked to order and done properly.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a lovely gem right off the water. I loved the service, as the waiter was attentive enough, not too much. What can I say about the food. It was delish!!!! The tuna superb! The shrimp and grits delightful. I would live to see more gluten free options and a sweet red on the wine list. Overall, I would most assuredly recommend this restaurant.

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NK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, thank you Dimitri, and amazing food. Fish never tasted better. Superior ambiance. Well played O’Leary’s!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter demitri was amazing. So knowledgeable and attentive. I would go bAck just to sit in his section again

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for a special birthday dinner with our family of four while we happened to be in town for another activity. Our server did an excellent job of suggesting food for our Gluten Free family members, and he provided interesting nuggets about where the wine or food came from. He seemed to take great pride in providing excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their meal and while I wouldn't recommend the place for rambunctious kids, our older children felt welcome and respected.

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R
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Been going here for many years and honestly it’s tired. Wait staff wasn’t particularly friendly or helpful. Met long time friends there and they concurred. Really disappointing for such a niche location on the Annapolis waterfront.

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PH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Despite the big build-up by our server, we found that the food was unexceptional. We could have had a similar meal at any number of chain restaurants. Everything was overly spiced in our opinion, which is a shame when you order a delicate fish. It also seems that the menu is going overboard with attempts to be different by adding odd ingredients to staple dishes. It was an overall OK experience, but a far cry from the O'Leary's we remember from years back.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent experience. Love the food, the service was great and they really took note of the occasion.

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LM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It is always excellent.

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S
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service wonderfully delicious and creative Seafood. Perfect risotto.

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B
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
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 on October 19, 2018
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 on October 19, 2018
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 on October 17, 2018
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 on October 17, 2018
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
9 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
5 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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