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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

Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (46)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Romantic (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Local Ingredients (26)
Cozy (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Authentic (19)
Casual (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Waterfront (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Charming converted harbor side house. Beautiful presentations of delicious seafood. Fun fish artwork. Full bar and good wine list. Reasonable pricing for great food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

O'Leary's is a seafood favorite in a seafood town. Creative fish dishes abound, with seasonal specialties to choose from. Even devoted meat eaters are likely to find a seafood dish to tempt them. Demitri waited on us our last visit and his recommendations were all spot on. We each chose a different entreé -- honey basted salmon, crispy rockfish, blackened tuna and whole black cod -- and each thought ours was the best -- which tells us we've got a sure winner.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary...came from Charlotte to DC and travelled to Annapolis, MD do to the recommendations. We where NOT disappointed!!!!! Small and cozy restaurant with an excellent service. The waitress was accommodating to all of our requests. We will be back shortly guaranteed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Denise is THE BEST. Personal & professional, she'll make you feel welcome whether it's your first visit or a familiar regular. My wife and I just celebrated our 13th anniversary at Oleary's. There are many fine dining establishments in downtown Annapolis. (some on the same block w/ Oleary's).
Because of Denise , her fellow servers and the management/ ownership, we hold Oleary's at the top of our list for that "special occasion" venue.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food, the ambience and staff were phenomenal. Dimitri was welcoming and a fountain of knowledge on both the food and wine. Carrot/citrus soup and crabcake, fried green tomato eggs benedict are amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food at a great location. Best crab cakes in Maryland. Wil is a terrific host!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Th food was absolute delicious!! I will certainly be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding menu; chef’s specials were terrific. Service was amazing. Nice location!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Best food in Annapolis, great parking, cozy atmosphere

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Quiet Sunday Dinner. A long time favorite that did not disappoint. You cannot go wrong eating dinner at O'Leary's, food and service are always great.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was friendly and prompt, but not rushed. Excellent seafood options! Ate every bite!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WE HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND IT IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

From the moment we arrive, to being seated next to an open window to enjoy the beautiful evening breeze and view of the moon, our server Jennifer was highly informative, attentive and prompt in seeing that we were continually being well cared for -she was excellent. our entrée's of shrimp and scallop was succulent; and the lobster risotto with crab outstanding. our calamari appetizer was served in a broth that could have been a full meal. we brought home the apple bread pudding for the next day, which was delicious. O'Leary's is our "go to" place for special events .
Linda Hanifin Bonner

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Annapolis!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful crab cakes!

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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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. 😞

Tags: Cozy
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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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