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O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern, Annapolis, MD

O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern

4.0
4
242 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
O’Brien’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern is an Annapolis institution. We take pride in offering honest local Chesapeake cuisine in a comfortable setting. Our bar is legendary and well known in the boating and Naval Academy community. Our full menu is available until 10pm and we offer a late pub menu till closing. Check our calendar for after dinner music and entertainment.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 268-6288

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Available upon request. Catering Menu

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to O'Brien's Private Dining/Events. Please explore our private event spaces and catering perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (410) 268-6288

  • Neighborhood

    Annapolis

  • Cross street

    Main Street Annapolis and the Waterfront

  • Parking details

    400 parking space public lot within a block of the restaurant. Free street parking after 7pm.

  • Public transit

    Free bus service 10am to 10pm everyday rotates from the Waterfront (Market Square) up Main Street to all remote parking lots and West Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for Brunch

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for Groups

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for Lunch

  • Greater Annapolis

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. G

    Gary

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Old school restaurant. Maintains 50's ambience. Bare bones patio. The crab cake was excellent. Menu is expensive and not particularly interesting.
  2. n

    nikiab

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, manager is very accommodating to address concerns with order. We enjoy dining here and will definitely be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great!! We will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and food was on point
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Oysters were good. Mussels smelled like dirty dishwater. I sent them back and I never do that. Rockfish was very overcooked and imperial had some lump crab in it, but had no seasoning. The potatoes tasted like they had been made the day before and reheated. The grilled asparagus was good. When we told the server, he didn't even apologize, just handed us the electronic check and stood there until we filled it out. Don't waste your money. There are significantly better places in town(McGarveys, Middleton Tavern, Federal Hill, Boat House just to name a few). It is the worst meal I have literally had since I can remember. I'm just grateful we didn't get sick.
  6. RI

    RobertI

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just not the O’Briens it used to be. It was a so, so experience.
  7. RF

    RobertaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was just what we wanted. I understand from the other guests that the oysters were outstanding. We were a large party and were seated in an area where we could enjoy ourselves and not disturb other patrons. Christa was our server and she was absolutely perfect!!
  8. B

    Blizzy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Overall great food, great service, and very kind to dogs. I love to travel with my furry companion which was showered with love, pets, and treats. The menu is a bit pricey but given the area, it’s average. They have an amazing brunch bundle and you can almost always get a table.
  9. LG

    LaurG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    The cream of crab soup was delicious but the rockfish, mussels and the crab cake were either sub par or just okay. If you’re looking for a good seafood meal, go elsewhere.
  10. MA

    MyrnaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere loved the food. Our service was very good.
  11. SH

    SarahH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meal before graduation ball. Krista was an excellent server. Food and drinks were delicious. Great happy hour deals.
  12. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service, and a lively atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  13. KG

    KimmieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We planned our Redfin Agent Team meeting here for our 15 agents. They had our space ready and it was in the back so we could speak freely and it wasn’t loud at all. The serve was perfect! Prices were a value add, Taco Tuesday and fast lunch specials kept us in our budget AND it was so yummy! We will be back!
  14. BA

    BANewton

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We are in Annapolis frequently, and are always pleased when we eat at O'Brien's. The food is good (something for everyone), and their staff are true professionals: friendly and courteous and detail-oriented. Can't wait to return!
  15. DC

    DCNik

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Got a simple plate of mac & cheese, it was mediocre at best - it was about $18 which seemed kind of ridiculous for simple mac & cheese with super runny cheese sauce. I got it to go, took it home and doctored it up to make it edible. The seafood tower was OK, price was decent at $35. Crabcake was excellent. Service was very good. Just know that this is an older dive bar if you select it for a nice time out. If you’re looking for ambience, this ain’t it.
  16. C

    Ceraselac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is well appointed and the food portions are of great quality and generous! We enjoyed our lunch!
  17. TB

    TheBestWifey

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, service was awesome. I will be returning.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The ladies at my table were a little concerned about the seasoning. Keep in mind they’re not from Maryland they are from the north east so their idea of seafood favoring different however I was well please. The imperial was impeccable, the salmon was perfect, shrimp, I’m in Maryland or Massachusetts who can mess up shrimp? The amount of food we got for what we paid I felt were proportionate. No complaints
  19. ST

    ShayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mom there for Mother’s Day and the people were very polite. The waiter was very calm and attentive. The food came out in a timely manner and it was good as well. I definitely would like to go back to O’Briens.
  20. SM

    SheriM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It’s a nice neighborhood restaurant and the staff was very nice.
  21. s

    sweetabbeymae

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table for Mother's Day brunch and boy were we pleasantly surprised. They seated us at a table in a private room, our waitress was sweet as can be, and the food was delicious. On a holiday where we expected the restaurant to be busy, noisy and slow, O'Brien's went above and beyond to make our Mother's Day one to remember. Highly recommend for all of your special events.
  22. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It has been a very long time since I visited the restaurant but the food was good and prompt, especially for Mother's Day; however, the noise level was fairly high with kids and their adult caretakers talking very loudly.
  23. AL

    AprilL

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful brunch with bottomless mimosa in celebration of our daughter's 21st birthday! Food was delicious and service was great, friendly and very accommodating!
  24. l

    luvjazz60

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! Only thing I would change is a little less salt in the crab imperial. Otherwise food was amazing and service was extremely good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Nice waiter, but one entre omitted initially when served. Watery cocktail. High price for the quality. It’s in a good location and probably gets by on tourists, as opposed to having to retain customers locally.
  26. N

    Noah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The Food was good and Brought out quickly, but the service from the waitress and the host was very poor. We were seated and while we were sitting another table was seated after us, their waitress came, took their orders and brought their drinks before our ever showed up. When it was time to pay the check it was impossible to get a hold of our waitress to do so. Overall we were very disappointed by the service quality.
  27. JL

    JenniferL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Typical tourist joint - get you in and out fast.
  28. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our server was not in a good mood and did not properly prepare our table for our appetizers. We had to put the condiments tray on the floor in order to accommodate the appetizer which he put right in front one when they were obviously for the whole table.
  29. A

    Anthone

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to have dinner to find some of the nostalgia from my Academy Days. As usual, Obrien's did not disappoint. Service was excellent, food was outstanding in both taste and quantity. Highly recommended if you're in Annapolis.
  30. AH

    AryssaH

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was just ok. I asked for a medium well burger and it was well done. I don’t send food back so I just ate it. The crab dip was ok the crab to cheese ratio was really off. Pretty much a cheese dip.
  31. RE

    RonaldE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The waitress was very nice and took care of us. The food was cold with zero embellishments. When I asked for butter for my lobster tail that “warmed” it up. The steak was terrible. The “filet” was so tuff it was better and easier to cut pieces off the “top” cutting side ways vs how you would normally eat steak. Management was a joke and was storming through doors. It was not even close to busy and everything about this place screamed I need help from upper leadership. Do better plain and simple. We had a party of 6 and everyone’s good from the ahi tuna to scallops was not cooked right and was not worth half what we spent. Wait there is a positive….. one person from our party ordered a crown and coke and the “bartender fill in(if I’m lying I’m dying)” poured half a glass of crown with a splash of coke…..
  32. s

    sparty

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good brunch, good service. Price was fair overall
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Service was slow. apparently you’re under staffed. Still we waited 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order.
  34. B

    Blizzy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and such a great deal for a wonderful brunch.
  35. DL

    DavidL

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    DON'T GO HERE! It started with my wife and I ordering drinks. I got iced tea with lemon, unsweetened. She got water and a Stella on draft. The server brought her an iced tea and me a water. He said it'll be a while for the beer because the bar is backed up. Food was okay. Her cheeseburger was run of the mill. My grouper was frozen fish and had very little crab in the imperial. High prices and poor service. There are better places to eat downtown. Try McGarvy's or Middletown's.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were able to make accommodations for a party of 7 for brunch the day before after another restaurant canceled on us! I’m glad that happened because we truly enjoyed Obriens! Our server was wonderful and the food was great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Went for my moms birthday felt like the service was slow and food wasn’t worth the price
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  39. LW

    LorieW

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We got the crab dip… was a block of cold cream cheese, $18.
  40. P

    Paupau

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect choice for a lunch/brunch for four 60-somethings. The noise level was low, the service was friendly and efficient. The menu is great, because you can have brunch or choose off their large, all day menu. We really enjoyed our server, Caden, who understood that we wanted time to visit and catch up with each other. Thanks for a nice Sunday outing!

FAQs

O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 268-6288.

O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern is rated 4 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern

113 Main St Annapolis, MD 21401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street Annapolis and the Waterfront

  • Neighborhood

    Annapolis

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 8:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    400 parking space public lot within a block of the restaurant. Free street parking after 7pm.

  • Public transit

    Free bus service 10am to 10pm everyday rotates from the Waterfront (Market Square) up Main Street to all remote parking lots and West Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 268-6288

  • Catering

    Available upon request. Catering Menu

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to O'Brien's Private Dining/Events. Please explore our private event spaces and catering perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Our Private Event Coordinator: (410) 268-6288

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