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

O'Brien's Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern

4.2
4.2
305 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

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 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 305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for groups

  • Greater Annapolis

    Lively

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  1. ED

    ErinD

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location for brunch. They have a lot of options from the brunch menu and their regular menu is still available. Their bottomless mimosas are a great deal especially since they serve them in pint glasses. The cream of crab soup was delicious. Oh and their hot toddy was very good, it was like I was back in Ireland.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great place for lunch. Good atmosphere and great food.
  3. AH

    AnnH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is great. Lots of menu choices. Our server was very attentive.
  4. P

    Patrice16

    Baltimore

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We like to eat at different restaurants before attending a concert at Rams Head in Annapolis. This was my first time to eat here. My husband used to frequent the restaurant during the legislative sessions but that was a long time ago. We were originally seated in an area where a very loud conversation at the only other table was taking place. So loud that we couldn’t hear the server when she asked for our drink order. She found us another table which was much quieter and nicer (white tablecloths on the tables). My husbands oysters on the half shell were large and tasty according to him. My shrimp cocktail was plentiful but the shrimp were watery and the cocktail sauce thin. My husband enjoyed the Cubano sandwich he ordered and the cream of crab soup I ordered was tasty with a sufficient amount of crab. After taking our order, we didn’t see our server until it was time to get the bill. In fairness, she was continuing to serve us even though she was assigned to the noisy room where we were initially seated. So she was doing us a favor by reseating us to a quieter area even though it wasn’t hers but she took responsibility for us. We appreciated her commitment.
  5. c

    conb21

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good. We had peel and eat shrimp which was fresh and tasty. Another dish ordered was chicken Parmesan which was delicious. Had a good choice of wines by the glass too. Great location on Main Street.
  6. R

    Rymac

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a fantastic time and the food was quick and awesome
  7. J

    Jeri

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our server was excellent! He was very attentive, assisted us in our food decision by answering questions and giving his opinion.
  8. H

    Happy22

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food will definitely go back!
  9. n

    novarn

    Baltimore

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went here for Christmas Eve dinner. The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived for our reservation. We were seated at a table with a wall behind us and a door, which seemed to lead to a closet/pantry that was directly behind my chair. Throughout our meal, restaurant staff were needing to enter this closet - which seems to be an unheated space. I was forced to wear my coat the entire meal because it was so cold. Waitstaff was apologizing each time they disrupted us. Food was average, drinks were good, honestly not worth the price we paid. Won’t be heading back any time soon
  10. DR

    DavidR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Had dinner with my wife at O'Brien's Oyster Bar in Annapolis on the Saturday of the Army-Navy game. With the game on the TVs (which were numerous) and several bars with crowds, the noise level was understandably high. We ordered oysters and for dinner we ordered fish and chips and a fried grouper po boy. The oysters failed to arrive before the entrées which was annoying to say the least. On my wife's fish and chips, the breading was somewhat gummy, and she peeled most of it off to get to the fish. My grouper was good--the breading didn't seem to be as bad. Overall, it was an ok experience.
  11. a

    ajordan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Great location to enjoy a cocktail downtown, however, our dinners were disappointing and over priced for the quality. Bothe the scallops and ahi tuna were frozen not fresh. Pasta entrées were short on the proteins mentioned on the menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good, it was very load.
  13. j

    joanns

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food good service. Heat in restaurant was a little uncomfortable but they adjusted upon request
  14. r

    rickt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the experience was outstanding! From the quality and quantity of food to the wait staff.
  15. LW

    LindaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This was a combo sports bar and dining room, and luckily they had room for my party of one on Thanksgiving though I thought I had made a reservation elsewhere. Turkey dinner had plenty of moist white meat, mashed potatoes, good green beans and cranberry sauce. But the gravy must have been from a jar and was much too salty, as was a large muffin-shaped serving of oyster stuffing. A nearby table must have taken pity on my being alone and paid by bill. So I can't complain about the price of $27.
  16. t

    tristeandlawrence

    New York Area

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and food was very good
  17. E

    Emjay

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was very good, the food was very good, the ambience was very good.
  18. KB

    KimberlyB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Then going to O’Brien’s for years… Took my daughters high school dance team there to show up my history and they absolutely loved it. The crabcakes did not disappoint!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately this was not their finest hour. Poor service, food was just not good.
  20. CN

    ChiefyNJ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a little lunch stop on our way home from DC. Food was good as was the service. Since this was our first time there, we plan to try other places since there are quite a few in this cute downtown with seafood as the primary focus, which is understandable given the location.
  21. JD

    JasonD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time at O'Briens. Crab soup is on point. Tuna was great. Large portion
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for having an outdoor table for our dog and a lovely waitress.
  23. m

    mlo0

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great service!
  24. S

    Seadog

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and very appropriately priced. Service was amazing. They accommodated our large party with ease. Christa was so friendly and attentive
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal for a family of five with three rowdy boys!
  26. JL

    JulieL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    food terrible. just not a restaurant i would ever return to. too bad, because location is so great.
  27. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average food. Average for average. Drinks - Dark & Stormy was spot on. Bloody Mary was without - wildly.
  28. L

    Lovefoodie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was extremely disappointing all around.
  29. BC

    BarbC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The service and atmosphere were great. The food was good.
  30. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waitress took forever to come back with our drinks. We finished our entire meal before we got our drinks refilled. Food was not seasoned well and the rice was very dry.
  31. JP

    JPLR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We reserved the 18th Century Ballroom for a post-wedding brunch of about 30 people. It was incredible! The space was gorgeous, food was good, and the waitstaff did an AMAZING job handling such a large party. Would recommend!
  32. N

    steveNhelen

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oyster apps, cocktails, Chilean sea bass, steak and other entrées were great… service was excellent.
  33. SS

    SherrySea

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The old story: We forgot to book anything until the morning of. Our first, second, and third choices had tables at either 4 pm or 9 pm. So when we resigned ourselves to taking one of the few places that had tables, we knew we’d regret it. I ordered the mussels. Such a dish should always come with at least a quarter of a baguette of crusty bread, but it came with two withered old pieces of toast. The broth—miraculously—was under-salted. Since the steaming mussels should have some residual salt in the broth, I can’t imagine how they actually got the salt out! In other words, this is food cooked by people who have no idea what it’s supposed to take like. My daughter’s companion ordered the penne with a crab sauce and what came was pasta served in a sauce that looked very generic and boil-in-the-bag with an under-picked crab on top. It was messy to eat and there were bits of shell in the sauce. Dreadful. The side salad was better than OK, though. The leaves were crisp, it wasn’t too cold from having sat in a fridge for ours, and the dressing wasn’t half bad.
  34. PJ

    PatrickJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and the portions were nicely sized in relation to the cost of each meal. The server was attentive and helpful. It was a Sunday and they were not busy.
  35. ML

    MaryLouW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kelli was an excellent server - very real
  36. HS

    HSaw

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We did brunch.
  37. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Shrimp cocktail was unappetizing and I sent it back. Shrimp was a bit rubbery. Crab cake platter was OK but nothing special. Ate outside, so I don't know what the interior ambiance was like. Overall was disappointed.
  38. NC

    NiaC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was not good at all. We got a cold seafood tower which was mostly warm, and the food itself was not flavorful. Service was ok if not a bit slow, and they weren't busy.
  39. a

    ann762

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was on par with downtown Annapolis - good, not great. What made this a terrific experience was the service and the ability to book a table for a large party. Many restaurants won't allow it, especially on a holiday weekend. But O'Brien's came through for us! We had two guests who have mobility issues and getting seated quickly was greatly appreciated. It was a very busy Sunday morning, but our waiter was exceptional, even though we could see how busy he was. Well done, O'Brien's!
  40. DS

    DavidS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a nice meal at o’Briens seafood restaurant. I enjoyed the scallops and my wife had the crab cake platter

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 4.2 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri–Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 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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