O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern

3.8
133 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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vipNaptown
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The crab cake sandwich and ahi tuna appetizer was delicious!

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Jason
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were down in Annapolis for the Boat Show and decided to check out O'Briens for dinner. As I only ever really went to O'Briens meeting friends at the bar prior to this visit, I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. Definitely will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service quick despite the large number of people. Good times!

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Rcpa
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Busy holiday weekend and the place was mobbed
Service was excellent
Food was average, what I expect from a high volume kitchen

Perfect place for a the end of a long day for beer and hot food

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BAstar
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and they texted us right on time.
Our server was a fantastic young man in college who was respectful and knowledgable with patients.
The drinks are cold and delicious.
Appetizer was crazy delicious (Osters Rockefeller)
Stuffed shrimp and steamed shrimp for dinner was full of taste without a lot of fillets.
Highly recommend 💛

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and enjoyed great food, service, and atmosphere! 5 stars

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vipKarim
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice location dining on the sidewalk. Food is fair at a high price

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Mike
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great/attentive service. They were thoughtful and placed us in a semi secluded outdoor area.

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JenniferG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East reservation. Great service with Katie. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and amazing!

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VickiW
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not one of my best experiences. Food, for the cost, was mediocre. Crab bisque was not hot enough, nor was my entree. Crabcake was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service, server did not communicate properly. Manager disregard and or didn’t care about customer satisfaction.

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Steve
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good crabcakes and burgers. Draft Beer was warm with no frosted glass. Service below expectations on a non-busy day. I would definitely come back if they correct those 2 things.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The service was awful, all the food came out at the same time and we didn’t get a chance to eat our appetizers and salads before our meal. The food was not good and I would not come back.

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vipShelbyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

we saw a mouse when dining here for brunch….. food was very ‘meh’. this was my third time giving them a chance and i’m just not able to bring myself back again :(

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CLoowho
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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TammyO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had brunch. It was lovely. The service was great, as well as the eggs benedict! Would definitely go back!

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orlandolover
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Manager? Too quiet. He came over we said hi he ignored us. Definitely heard us we got half smile. A little embarrassing. Few moments later asked what we’d like to drink. Then we were handed off to someone else. She was nice. Good pretty good. Didn’t like army. Expected old tavern feel. Big open room with 70’s appeal.

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vipmike
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice. Pleasant outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great space!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our family was there for the firework in Annapolis in the 4th of July. The location was great but the foods were terrible. The mashed potatoes were made from instant box and the salmon and the rice was too sweet to eat. The food was overpriced for the quality of each dish. The crab dip tasted like cheep cheese dip. We will never go back there again.

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ToddL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was sat at 4:15. Waited until 4:35 to see a waitress. Never saw one. We got up and left. Terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner at O’Briens! Our server was excellent, as were the stuffed shrimp and Mac and cheese with Backfin Crab! My Orange Crush was one of the best I’ve ever enjoyed. The only downside of O’Briens are the acoustics. It’s very loud (especially if the clientele are boisterous) to have table conversation. But if you don’t mind the noise, everything else is fabulous-including the location!

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

In all fairness out waitress clearly did not want to be there. After rolling her eyes she would ask a question like oh where are you from but then look away because she still did not really want to be there - the question was to cover up the eye roll. Drinks were overpriced and did not seem made correctly. Salad came out with out protein - protein took so long we passed. Other servers seemed great but honestly did not live up to the hype at all. Food was just ok and again I will pay for an expensive drink if it is good. Not worth the time or money at all.

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ShariR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, great service, and really good food!

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PeterS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Group of friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Main course arrived before first course was finished. Clean up after guests, especially on the floor was lax.

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Chesna
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This second visit at the restaurant was a disappointment. It looks like the staff was overwhelmed because it was fathers’ day Sunday. There were many errors in our orders and our server disappeared periodically. Some members of our groups received their drinks ‘coffee’ and food very late. My own order was correct but was a major disappointment. I ordered ‘steak and eggs’ but the steak looked pitiful. It could have been an order from Deny’s. I was a return customer but the majority of our group were first time guests and will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a birthday celebration! Drinks and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ran out of brunch foods. Less than stellar service.

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vipLatoyaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Fish was dry & hard. Had to send it back. Could only eat the fries

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Olivia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My partner and I decided to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather while eating out dinner. We arrived at 6:45 on a Monday and we were seated immediately. Within 2 minutes, our wonderful server greeted us and we placed an order for drinks and apps (cream of crab soup, Chesapeake mussels, oysters and calamari) since we only had 15 minutes until HH was over. Our drinks took a little while since the bartender was backed up but they were worth the wait. We then ordered our main dishes (crab cake dinner and fish & chips). The soup came out first and then the mussels, oysters, and calamari. The oysters tasted strange and had a cloudy appearance. The calamari and soup were good but the mussels were awful. They had no flavor and looked like they'd been reheated or something. The bread that came with them was so hard you could barely bite into it. Fish and chips were soggy but tasted alright. Crab cakes were really good! Overall, the quality of the seafood is not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was amazing. Our service and drinks were awesome

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vipajk1502
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Food was amazing at a reasonable price!

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VenetaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very friendly. Even though she placed the incorrect appetizer order for me hef apology was greatly appreciated. The food was good and tasty. Will definitely revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were outside…
Very busy Saturday night…
Noisy music nearby
Food only ok

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We were disappointed in our meals. The service and ambiance was very nice

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vipMisswan
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is definitely a tourist spot. The food is decent and the wait staff is great. The prices are pretty high for mediocre food. They don’t have very many vegetarian options which most pubs do. Great people but just ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The restaurant was n army empty and we waited 30 mins for drinks and an hour for food

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 3.8 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.