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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

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (22)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2012

We had a great dinner date here during restaurant week. The mussels were cooked perfectly -- enough to soak in the flavor of the white wine sauce, but not so much to make them chewy. The grouper and mahi-mahi were given unique approaches that challenged the palate and desert was great too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 23, 2012

Had high expectations and was underwhelmed. All the fish items were very fresh, but the sides and sauces overwhelmed rather than accented. The host did not make us feel welcome when we arrived, but rather seemed to reluctantly trudge through his duties. Salad seemed like it came from a bag. For the price point, I expected more.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2012

From a customer service-quality of food perspective our evening was fair at best. The friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food were not anywhere near our past experiences at O'Leary's. We had a great time with our friends we invited us to join us during Annapolis Restaurant week-too bad the restuarant didnt try harder to impress us and our guest during this opportunity to market their service and quality of food. Sadly we wont return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2012

Always a good meal here with presentation of food being wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2012

We chose to visit for restaurant week. Menu selection was great, dinner was quick, but not rushed, quality was high, service was outstanding. Ask to be seated somewhere else other than table 1 when making a reservation. I had to hear the host take reservations and talk to incoming guests/answer the phone instead of enjoying conversation and dinner because I was literally sitting shoulder-height against the host stand.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2012

appertizers and dinner quite good in general - desserts nothing great - what made this an uncomfortable dining experience was the attitude of the staff - very uppety -

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2012

Excellent food and quite a restaurant week deal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 21, 2012

Went to O'Leary's for restaurant week in Annapolis, not having been there for a period of time. Not only was the food and service excellent, but the Chef tailored the entire meal for my wife who has Celiac disease. The experience was noteworthy and definitely repeatable. Thanks guys!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 21, 2012

Food and service were outstanding. Always a great place to dine. Only negative was the host. He was less then cordial and seemed to be doing us a favor by seating us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2012

Food was delicious and inventive. I wait for restaurant week every year so we can indulge at O'Leary's.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2012

One of our favorites when we're in Annapolis. Quality has ranged between very good and excellent over the several years that I've been stopping by O'Leary's.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 17, 2012

The staff was exceptionally friendly, service excellent, and the food was delicious.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 17, 2012

Go to O'Leary's if you enjoy fine food...
---its a simple as that!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2012

Poor server, she kept apologizing for service being so slow. The day after Valentines they weren't counting on it being so busy. I counted 8 tables she was serving. Anyway, food was great!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We visited on Valentine's night. Even though the restaurant was much busier than a normal Tuesday, we were still seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time. The staff handled the crowd well, everyone was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was excellent. The lobster cappucinno was wonderful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Best seafood restaurant in town. The lemon sole was off the chart.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2012

O'Leary's is one of our favorites in the Annapolis area and always can be relied upon for a relaxing and very enjoyable experience. For Valentine's Day, the ladies entering the restaurant were provided with a red rose, a very nice touch. The overall atmosphere is very much one of a neighborhood with friends. The service is very personable and the young man who took care of us was thoroughly familiar with the menu and wine pairing options. The entree selections were intriguing and the presentation was exquisite as were the flavors. We had a great experience once again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Wine list is expensive disproportionately when compared to the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Our "Special" place for special ocassions

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

It had been a few years since my wife and I dined at O'Learys - we will make another reservation very soon. The food was delicious - our rockfish was very fresh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

O'Learys is a great place for a tremendous bottle of wine and terrific food. the Chef does not miss!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 12, 2012

Absolutely the best seafood in Annapolis.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in Annapolis for the night. It was our first time in the area. I did a lot of research on the restaurants in the area because, being that we would only be there for one dinner, I didn't want to pick one that would disappoint. I read several local blogs that mentioned O'Leary's, naming it the best seafood restaurant in Annapolis. I obviously don't have a comparison, but. I can't imagine that another restaurant could top the meal we had! Everything was AMAZING!! The service, the food, even the bread that was served with the meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in search of a fabulous seafood dinner in Annapolis.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2012

This is a wonderful place away from the hustle of Annapolis. Food was amazing, atmosphere was comfortable and soft, good small restaurant feel. Some critiques: drink list (aside from wine) was limited. All drink were a bit over priced (cocktails at 12-13, wine starting at 8 a glass). But if you are willing to spend the money and not worry about the bill, this is a wonderful place to go for a special occasion or just a nice dinner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Best crab cakes around, but they also offer so much more. The Northwoods (for those of you that recall that fabulous restaurant that left such a void in Annapolis when it closed) influence is evident and that has taken o'Learys up a notch. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2012

This was my first visit to O'Leary's. I was taking a friend out to dinner, in honor of her birthday. We both had an enjoyable time. The food was very good, and the service was sometimes very good and sometimes kind of slow. I think the waitress may have been given too many tables to handle.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Way over priced and bad mussle appetizer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2012

The reservation was respected - our table was ready for us when we got there - even on a busy night. The service was attentive, the food was absolutely incredible. The Lemon sole and the seafood alfredo were exquistely prepared.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2012

I recently moved to Annapolis and I was anticipating one of the best seafood meals I have ever had based on reviews. Unfortuntely, that was not my experience. My friend and I always order the whole Branzino to share whenever it is on the menu. Every other time, it is has been nicely divided into two fillets, not here. It was chopped across the middle and one of us served the head and the other the tail...very odd presentation, to say the least. Then there were the bones...

We may or may not try again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Very good on all counts, but expensive - comparable to Ruth Chris', or the Oceanaire in terms of price, quality and service. Very pleasant, intimate setting. Would recommend to anyone looking for great seafood for a special occasion!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Was just about perfect and so thankful for allowing us to sit in the booth even though only 2 of us. My only negative is that the special oysters on the halfshell was not mentioned to us. I overheard another server suggest it to the table next to us. While I loved the oyster Itaalien, I would have prefered the halfshell special. Otherwise perfect!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2012

We ate at O'Leary's late on a weeknight, so the restaurant was emptying out by the time we ordered. I started with the blackbean soup special, which was very good. We had two signature dishes, the lemon sole stuffed with crabmeat and boursin cheese, which I found overly sweet with the apple slices in it, and the zarzuela, which a shellfish paella. The zarzuela was excellent, but the jasmine rice did not fit well with the dish.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2011

First time i've eaten at O' Learys and a pleasant surprise. I have been very disappointed by many restaurants lately. I think many are cutting back and it shows. No so at O' Learys - a bit privy, but the food and service were excellent. There is no sit-down bar - tables only. The place is also fairly small but a new favorite place.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2011

O'Leary's delivers consisently great food with excellent service and a great location. The noise level, unfortunately, is very high making casual conversation across the table difficult at best.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2011

We expected more at this price point. Phyllo wrapped scallops were yummy as appetizers. Everything else was fairly ordinary.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2011

Our party had the salmon and duck specials, crab cakes, strawberry short cake, carrot cake, chocolate mousse, and a trifle. All were excellent. We arrived an hour ahead of our reservation due to the closing of route 50 changing our plans. On a December 28th evening they were able to seat us immediately at 5:30 PM.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2011

Our server was great and very cute!!! I think she had a crush on me. She new what she was doing. She made us feel special.
It's the best seafood in Annapolis. Even there steak and pork dishes were great. It's not just for seafood lovers. It's great for everyone.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2011

We chose O'Leary's for Christmas Eve from a recommendation from a friend. Upon arrival we were disappointed it was not on the water, but, after a fantastic meal, I said, "They don't need to be on the water, that was amazing!" Large portions and wonderful presentation. Would recommend this for any special occasion or just a nice night out. We used Open Table for the reservations and there were no issues.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2011

Wonderful and interesting menu. Not the usual suspects. Great food quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2011

Fine seafood restaurant, comfortable and pleasant, quiet, in a nice location very close to (with a view of) Annapolis Harbor. The menu was original and we definitely want to return to try other dishes. The rock fish was large but quite bony; the sword fish is very tasty, with well selected herbs. The serving staff was cheerful and prompt, attentive, and readily able to respond to what must have been fairly unusual request for "virgin" mixed drinks, which included interesting blends of juices. The artwork in the dining area could use a re-think, doesn't work together all that well (for our tastes, anyway).

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