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“O'Delicious...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of O'Donnell's Sea Grill - CLOSED

O'Donnell's Sea Grill
311 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5447
301-519-2550
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Great Seneca Highway
Description: O'Donnell's Sea Grill is one of the Washington, DC area's premier seafood restaurant. Owned and operated by the O'Donnell family for over 80 years, O'Donnell's Sea Grill carries on the tradition of offering renowned Norfolk-style dishes, signature crab cakes, and fresh Maine lobster, as well as steaks, chicken, pasta and fresh-made soups and salads. Our on-premise bakery prepares mouth-watering lemon meringue pie, key lime pie, cheesecake, and O'Donnell's Sea Grill famous Rum Buns every day. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, come see why O'Donnell's Sea Grill, enjoyed by generations of Washington area residents and out-of-towners, is the landmark seafood restaurant in Montgomery County.
Kokomo, Indiana
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“O'Delicious...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

For seafood lovers, it's illegal to be in Maryland and not have a crab cake. I fulfilled my obedience to this "law" with a visit here, recommended by a friend. This place sits in The Kentlands, a shopping center arranged as a town square with a triple cluster of big box stores and smaller shops intertwined with restaurants. Inside of the entrance, a Chesapeake & Ohio model train circles above as patrons wait to be seated.

For an appetizer, the Oysters Rockefeller was the best I've had. The crab cakes? Marvelous. The presentation of the food is well-done. Tasty meal to the core.

My server (Marcelo) gets four stars alone. Very attentive and patient with my picky indecisiveness. I was there for my birthday weekend and he surprised me with a complimentary slice of lemon meringue pie with a lit candle. An unexpected and memorable touch of class.

This place is definitely a must for any seafood lover; a great time with friends, family, or for anyone who wants to treat themselves to a great meal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Crab Cakes Make It Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

They have the best crab cakes around. Nice big pieces of crab and little filler. (This is filler: TripAdvisor wants at least 50 )(%^)_+))((*-ers.)

Visited April 2013
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Raahe, Finland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent lobster and good oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

nice place to visit if you are interested in seafood between steak dinners. Fresh oysters, steamed tasty lobster, cold beer, great company and as the result- excellent evening!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
“wonderful Maryland seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Years ago my parents took me to O'Donnell's when it was by the old wharf in Washington DC. Since then they have moved their location a couple of times. But it hasn't changed the wonderful Maryland seafood. The soups were delicious and our crab cakes were loaded with tasty blue crab meat and not filler. Our meal was outstanding and the service superb. We will return on our next trip East

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Nice Place... Great crab cakes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The free rum bread and corn bread they serve upon being seated is AMAZING!! Their happy hour $6 martinis are GREAT! Get them dirty, up... YUM!

The "Norfolk" style crab and shrimp was tasty. Catalina dressing is yummy and tangy and their blueberry crumble was AMAZING!!!

Coleslaw was boring and dry - definitely not worth the try.

Definitely worth a try!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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