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“...but it's closing soon !!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of O'Donnell's Sea Grill - CLOSED

O'Donnell's Sea Grill
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“...but it's closing soon !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I probably eat at O'Donnell's two to three times a year. The food and service in the main dining room are consistently good. I usually have the fish special and have rarely been disappointed. You could count on it being a pleasant event. That being said, my reason for the review is the bar; specifically the bartender - Steve. He is the consumate mixologist; friendly, engaging with upbeat conversation, remembers you (even if he really doesn't) and effortly does a professional meal set up at the bar while simultaneously bantering with several customers! Oh, and he can mix a proper libation the proper way! Bartenders like Steve are a rarity in my area. So stop by and enjoy Steve's mastery while you can!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MikeIrwin
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england
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best tuna I've had and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Quite a traditional restaurant in atmosphere. Probably the best service we've had allowing for a relaxed meal. I had the pan seared sesame tuna and it was the best I've had. One tip is if you aren't a great fan of wasabi, let them know! I'll go back.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank anotherscreenname
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Kokomo, Indiana
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257 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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
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1 Thank MrCrossIsBoss
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Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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1 Thank TravelerRog
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Raahe, Finland
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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1 Thank Alexei L
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