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About O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

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”!

310 Third Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Severn Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 263-0884

Website:
http://www.olearysseafood.com/

Public Transit:
Water taxi

Executive Chef:
Jason Hall

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

O'Learys Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Waterfront (19)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time but hopefully not the last time. Don’t get down that way often but it sure was a great dinner experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Four of us dined on a Saturday night. Reservations are recommended - the place was packed, busy with walk-ins waiting for a table... The food was good...

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I drove 660 miles to see a football game and also to eat at O'Leary's. The game was awful O'Leary's was its normal self that means maybe the best seafood house on the East Coast. Great menu but be prepared for a full meal and for god's sakes do not expect to be able to finish the deserts, they are amazingly good but very rich and after a full O'Leary's meal good luck. For O'Leary's nothing special means a great meal they never disappoint you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had not been to O'Leary's for many years still a great place. Good food and good service. Will be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always awesome!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Tuna tartar was off the hook! Snapper was a little over cooked.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great spot for great food and a quiet intimate dinner. Wine list was pretty good as was the service. The menu is seafood oriented which is what you would expect and the prices are in line with the Annapolis area. Waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Parking limited.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

O’Leary’s is among our favorites in Annapolis, and offers the best seafood in town.

The restaurant has been much improved - both the physical space and the menu offerings, over the past couple of years.

Visit and enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding local cuisine. Limited wines by the glass. Excellent service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great seafood. Meal was very good. Service not so good. Bartender running around and took long to get a drink. Also, over charged us for a high end vodka when we where served vodka from the well.
Ordered a glass of wine before my dinner was to come out. Received the wine when I was don’t with my meal. Also, I don’t under stand why they ask if it a special occasion and then say nothing to you !! Don’t bother asking !! We would return for the food and hope the service gets better

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, great service. We made a reservation and our table was ready. Cozy small restaurant with great crab cakes!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food
1/2 price Tuesday wine was great value
3 Course Price Fixe dinner also great value
A true gem in Annapolis

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Arrived a little early, and were seated immediately. The waitress was attentive and helpful, the food was excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was kind of a "date night" as we were by ourselves in Annapolis. O'Leary's is truly one of our favorite restaurants here. Our table was not ready at the reservation time, but there was room at the bar and the bartender let us taste the wine before we bought a bottle we intended to drink with dinner. The bottle was transferred to our table bill. There are always wonderful specials here, but we ordered from the regular menu. Crab cakes for my husband, and a starter of grilled oysters. I had fried green tomatoes then the tuna tartare appetizer, which is quite enough food for me. What is wonderful about O'Leary's is how fresh everything is, no matter what you order, and it's all really good. For light eaters, two appetizers are fine. The regular entrees are a lot of food, but even the sides are great. Worth a visit and the final tab. One of the great wine lists around, also.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We got to the restaurant early and they were able to seat us. They were very flexible and our waiter was simply outstanding. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great fish and oysters. Friendly staff and prompt courteous service. The food came out hot and tasted very fresh. The gremolata went well with the Barramundi without overpowering the fish. The atmosphere is very inviting and comfortable. We we from out of town and felt lucky in our choice of O'Leary's Seafood for dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary, we had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.
Small restaurant so it gets a little loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious! Delicious! Delicious!
Second visit was just as memorable as our first

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

O'Leary's aims for the casual elegance market and the prices reflect it. The ambiance is nice and the service attentive. The food, however, is not wonderful. The menu was the same as on our last visit 2 years ago, reflective of the fact that most of the fish is not local. Farmed baramundi, bronzino and salmon may be fine in Des Moines, but this is Annapolis. Oysters on the half shell were local but totally dry as though they had been shucked in the afternoon and kept on a rack in cold storage. The dishes we had were overworked and overly salty, the product of a kitchen staff rather than an a chef.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding seafood. We had four different entrees and they were all excellent. Soup was great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and great service. I had the Mahi Mahi and it was delightful. The fall soup- squash and zucchini- was one of the best I'd ever had. They had our table ready for us and gave us some complimentary champagne. The bill for the both of us was $117. We went to celebrate buying a new sailboat. I would highly recommend It.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had Sunday brunch and the food was amazing. We tried their pancake sticks. They tasted great and our meal was terrific. The service was impeccable. Our whole family enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were a party of four, three of us had outstanding fish or seafood including two of the evening specials. The fourth person in our party had the 1 1/4 pound lobster with risotto special and was profoundly disappointed. The presentation was fine but it was impossible to find any lobster, no chunks or discernible pieces were to be found. I guessed they were shredded into the risotto?
It was the most expensive entree on the menu and sooooo disappointing. It brought down the entire evening to have one person unhappy and everyone else enjoying. 😞

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Simply fabulous! The service was outstanding - very engaging waitress. The meals were outstanding -- three of us and we each ordered one of the specials -- none were disappointed. The wine selection is outstanding as we enjoyed a Chianti Classico. Highly recommend this intimate restaurant that delivers outstanding entrees coupled with great service and venue.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is annual visit during the Boat Show and it never disappoints. The crab cakes are second to none. Wish I lived closer!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert were all fabulous and cooked perfectly. We both had the lobster special w crab n bok choy risotto and it was delish. Dimitri our server took great care of us for our anniversary dinner! It was getting a bit loud when we were leaving which we didn’t mind but those seeking a quiet meal should go early.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! Restaurant was small and comfortable. Very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This restaurant was a really nice place to celebrate our anniversary. The food, service and ambiance were just what we were looking for. The Red Snapper was delicious!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful food, great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were very excited to go because we heard such great things and it was our anniversary. The staff was super, and we loved the decor and feel of the place just thought the food was too over the top, too rich. The seafood should stand on its own but found this had too many sauces, cheese etc that clouded everything and made it all too heavy.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Denise took especially good care of us. She was warm & friendly. We both had the smoked oysters as an appetizer. Wow! Delicious - done to perfection. Just can’t say enough good things about our meal. Loved the decor & ambiance. Highly recommend O’Leary’s Seafood!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Service was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Not up to its usual standards. First two bottles of wine I ordered we not available. Server and or menu should have reflected that. Food also just ok this time. Service spotty at best. Presume new server

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Lobster risotto was excellent, as was the soup of the day. Got a little too loud to enjoy the conversation. Recommend going early to obtain a reduced noise level.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always offers superb daily specials in addition to a fine seafood oriented menu. And the service is experienced and extremely hospitable. Our "Go To" Annapolis restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was excellent and the service is excellent. They have a very nice wine selection but, if your looking for a budget wine, you will not find it here. Most wines are by the bottle however, I easily found a wine I liked which was available by the glass. Mussel appetizer was very good with a unique cream based broth. Vegetable crab soup was the best I think I have ever had. Crab cakes were very good. I will be back in the near future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband and I went there for our 29th Anniversary dinner. My husband ordered the Rock fish and he raved about throughout the meal. I had the soft shell crabs and they were also very good. We had a cozy spot by the window although there was not much of a view. Overall we enjoyed our meal, the service was excellent and we will definitely go there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a very nice experience at O'Leary's. The cocktails, appetizers, main courses, and wine were excellent. Service was very good. Only minor problem was that, despite our specifically requesting that our entrees not be served immediately after the appetizers, they were in fact brought to the table within a couple minutes of our finishing the appetizers. They graciously took them back and then allowed adequate time before serving our dinners.

We will go back again and enjoyed the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Really wanted to like it after the reviews I saw. Visiting my son at USNA for parents weekend so kind of a special occasion. Server was good, menu was very interesting and specials were creative. I had lobster with crab risotto, son had crab cakes with a fresh corn relish, wife had scallops with risotto. I had seen the wine selection complimented in reviews but found it limited, but the cabernet we had was a $40 bottle only marked up to $70 so a good value.

The corn relish did not pair well with the crab cakes and we found both risottos to be good but not great. Wife's scallops were too salty. By the time we left the place was too loud to have a conversation, we like a quieter environment so we can talk. Overall, good but not great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Beet salad that my spouse had was fine, but Maryland crab soup was excessively spicy (and I do prefer spicy, in general). Overly complex accompaniments to entrees, that masked the flavors of the fish and shellfish. Crispy rockfish was overcooked and could have been any kind of white fish filet; shrimp and scallops were unremarkable as were the deserts. We are locals that wanted to give them another chance as have fond memories of good meals in the past but this and last visit were disappointing...

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