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O'Learys Seafood Restaurant

4.6
2009 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 2009 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 9 hours ago

Brilliant meal and excellent service as always

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service from the moment we were seated. We indicated we were celebrating our anniversary and were served a glass of champagne as soon as we were settled. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. Sautéed calamari were delicious - wish more restaurants offered this instead of fried. I enjoyed the diver scallops and my hubby had the barramundi - both excellent. Would definitely return when in the area again

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We returned to O’Learys as we had a great meal a year ago. This was our 49th Wedding anniversary so something special after journeying from Delaware.

Unfortunately warm wine, frozen fish did not cut it. ( the special of the day was sold out for our 7.30pm reservation.)

Sadly we will not return.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent experience. Dimitre (sp?) was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Outstanding dining experience in an out of the way water view setting. Demetri was terrific, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Food was amazing. Could not ask for better.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very nice ambiance and great food. We were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant surprised us with a glass of champagne which was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was outstanding. The sommelier made an excellent wine recommendation. We loved it!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time at O'Learys. The food was very good, service very good and it was quiet enough hold a conversation without having to yell across the table. Everything was fine until the elderly couple at the table behind us asked to see the manager (Will, I think he said his name was). He tried to address their concern (problem with the lobster or the lack of a lobster) but he said "I see I'm not going to satisfy you" and walked away making a snide remark as he left. My wife and I didn't think he handled the situation very well. Regardless, I would recommend O'Learys.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dimitri was an awesome, very professional waiter and made our Mothers Day dinner a wonderful night out. He deserves a promotion.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and service was excellent. The view leaves a little to be desired and as the tables filled the noise level grew as well. Would definitely repeat

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to Oleary’s for the first time this past Mother’s Day. The dining room is nice and comfortable. The welcome from the host and bartender were warm and gracious. Wine selection was excellent. We started with the Cream of Crab soup which was outstanding. Rich and smooth in texture. The mains were good but the lobster was slightly over cooked, which is not acceptable at the price we were paying. The Barramundi was excellent and fresh. We also had a sautéed calamari that was good if a bit uninspired. The service was great, professional, friendly and efficient. We were never rushed. It was odd to see the booth we were given had big tears in it, unexpected in a restaurant commanding such high prices. We would probably go again, if just for the soup, but be a bit less ambitious in our choices.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. We all chose from the Prix Fixe menu and everything was excellent. This has become our go to spot in Eastport for seafood and special occasions. It doesn't have the views like Carols Creek or Chart House, but the food and drinks are superior and it is a more intimate setting.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Yummy food. Mine was cold, but still good. Great cocktails. And the service was good

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent seafood such as oysters, calamari, whole Maine lobster.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My food was lukewarm. I didn't ask for it to be re-heated because, in my experience, when that happens the food is then reheated, and what I really want is a new, fresh dish (and not have to wait for my new dish while my dinner companion is eating). Basically, I'd rather have it be hot the first time around. Also, the entree had very little flavor. The shortcake in the dessert was stale and flavorless and a disappointment. I mentioned that to our waitress and she did take off half the cost of the dessert, but she really should haven't charged us anything at all for it.

Unfortunately, there was a very loud table (with one man in particular with the loudest voice I have ever heard in a restaurant) right next to us, and my husband and I had to practically shout at each other to be heard. I don't know if the restaurant manager should have asked that diner to lower his voice.

I've eaten at this restaurant a number of times, and each time is worse than the last. It is unlikely I will ever go back.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was fine except, there was a table of 4 that was beyond loud. Every other table in the room was disturbed by these people. They were virtually shouting every word. No argument, no discussion. Just outrageously loud. Our server said she couldn't present the specials over the volume created by that table.
I suggested that the manager might ask them to turn it down, but that didn't happen. It was so outrageous that it became funny to everyone other than the offenders. They were oblivious.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My wife and I entertained my nephew (LtCdr in the Navy) and my cousin (a Major in the Army). The food was excellent, the noise level was such the we were able to carry on a very interesting conversation. The wine was excellent and the list was extensive. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends as probably the best seafood restaurant in Annapolis.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fantastic food. Proves they are one of the top seafood places in Annapolis. Huge fan of the unique bourbon selection.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Dmitri was an excellent waiter and the food from broiled oysters to tiramisu was awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Outstanding food, professional service, warm atmosphere, very solid wine list.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Dinner was good (crab cakes) but I thought it was way overpriced

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Never thought we could but we were able to make a quick Open Table reservation while in Annapolis an early Saturday evening since they had an opening. Great dinners with salmon and rockfish but the scallop appetizer was the best!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is the best cozy, romantic, down-to-earth, friendly-atmospheric, best-tasting-seafood, dining environment in the Annapolis, MD Waterfront area! Hat's off to the owner, the service team, and the chefs!! HIGH SCORES!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food preparation is always great, and the service top notch. Meals are delivered in a timely fashion, and what's supposed to be hot is hot, what's supposed to be cold is cold.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

we had a very nice anniversary celebration at this restaurant. Excellent seafood interestingly prepared, friendly service - we intend to return.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A hidden treasure in Annapolis. Pure joy to find fabulous food* and phenomenal staff. Dined at 8 different restaurants during a recent 5 day stay (May 2018) and O’Leary’s was our #1 favorite.

* dined with a party of 4 and all of us RAVED about our selections. Personally I (age 69) pronounce O’Leary’s crab cakes as my life-time #2 — and will drive 3 hours for them.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Had a really nice time for my birthday and made it very special. Great good and a great atmosphere I would recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Excellent as always! Enjoa wonderful meal with a great friend!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Dinner after a concert.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I decided to take a friend there for dinner very disappointed I ordered the shrimp and grits and there was hardly any grits then I ordered a bloody mary which tasted nothing like what it supposed to taste like the atmosphere is very nice the server was very nice but the meal was not very impressive I definitely would not be back

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Nothing to brag about,just ok. Portions were small and I felt mahi was over cooked with not much flavor.salad was good. My husband had soup and it was just ok, red snapper was acceptable

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

O'Leary's is known for its emphasis on fresh seafood - I think there was only 1 steak entree. Excellent service. The sauteed calamari starter was a very bland dish. Otherwise, our scallop and salmon entrees were well-prepared and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We really enjoyed dinning here!! The food was amazing and the atmosphere very comfortable. I would highly recommend dinning here!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food and service was excellent, atmosphere was lovely...noise level was a little high but overall a nice evening.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

First time having dinner at O'Learys. Overall, it was good but there's some improvements needed. We went with another couple and my Wife and her friend ordered the special which was lobster in risotto. Feedback was the lobster was chewy and our friends meal came out cold so it went back to the kitchen. Overall, the service was great. The waitress gave us a desert to make up for the lobster. My friend and I had the crab cakes and they were great. Good atmosphere and a solid wine list. Not sure we'll return but we'd recommend O'Leary's.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We traditionally go to O'Leary's when we are in Annapolis which is about once every year or two. We love the crab cakes and small, intimate restaurant especially when it is not too busy. Week nights are best. We were a little disappointed though that several items on the menu now seem to have an obvious Mediteranean bent in term of preparation. As out of town visitors we would prefer they stick to traditional eastern shore cuisine.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Had the Crab cakes and Crispy Rockfish. Excellent choice, thanks for the recommendation Dimtry!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Very nice dinner, food was excellent. Restaurant is loud so if you're looking for quiet this is not the place.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My wife loved the crab cakes, and I loved the steak. We both had great drinks too. We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food was fantastic. Got a little warm when the restaurant was full.

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