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Reviewed May 13, 2023

Ordered carry out. I had the seafood bisque which is my favorite and my brother and mom had the crab cakes, as usual. The crab cakes were plump and fat with crabmeat, no filler. My mom said it was delicious! They consistently provide an enjoyable...lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 5, 2023

Consistently good food and friendly service. Highly recommend. Ordered carry out. I love the seafood bisque and my brother and mother love the crab cakes. They’re plump crab cakes full of crabmeat, not fillers. And the desserts are always yummy too.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed December 3, 2022

Ordered a takeout crab cake sandwich, At their inflated price of about $28, I thought I would get a high quality product. Instead I received a bland, dry crab cake that was totally disappointing. Reminded me of the artificial crab cake sandwich that I one...purchased from McDonalds several years ago.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 23, 2022 via mobile

Excellent and fresh seafood. From pictures on the wall, I realized it was my favorite restaurant decade ago in Bethesda. There is a store with few tables, not a typical restaurant, it is a busy place but quiet. I will definitely come here more and...often.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2022 via mobile

I grew up in Maryland and moved to Florida at age 15. We have a lot of great seafood in Florida mind you. But for special occasions in childhood it was always a trip to O’Donnell’s. Back then it was located in Bethesda on Wisconsin...Ave. The current location is further out of town. I had their crab cake sandwich and a large bowl of crab gumbo. Simple fare but delicious. Sat at bar watching the food preparation and saw several other dinners that looked and smelled great. Staff was pleasant and menu was reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022

Having been a loyal customer for a very long time with the brand prior to all the closings many years ado, I have been an ardent supporting influence in the success of this new start up. After spending a small fortune on lobster salad, it...was pointed out to me, by a another restaurant owner, that we had a mix of various crustaceans not all in a true lobster designation . It made me sad. Now I must find another purveyor that is trustworthy.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 29, 2022 via mobile

We ordered crab dips, crab cakes and shrimps to go and after waiting over 30 minutes in an empty restaurant and having our orders messed up two times we got the food. When we got home we opened the containers and saw that the crab...dip was 90% empty and they had charged us over 20 dollars for an empty container. The crab appetizers were very small not the same size as the ones fir the show. We were so disappointed. We called but the girl who picked up the phone was very unprofessional and not helpful nor apologizing. We spent over 100 dollars on empty containers and small crab cakes. Horrible horrible service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

I used to eat at O’Donnell’s many many years ago when it was located in Bethesda. Then followed it to the Kentlands, Now that that location is closed and the pandemic hit, we’ve been ordering from the location on Seven Locks Rd. Delicious crab cakes,...seafood bisque, and a variety of desserts.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2021

In years gone by, we always enjoyed their restaurants but due to the Pandemic, we opted for curbside pickup. We've tried their scallops, cod, shrimp, halibut and salmon at various times. All were great, but the Salmon was the best I've ever had.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

The famous rum buns still have the same quality. The restaurant now added a seafood section for takeout. Convenient in this neighborhood location!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

3 generations have brought folks in DC and Maryland the best seafood available anywhere. Now in different format, it's more convenient than ever, be it for a quick casual dine in experience at the counter or outside seating, or take home. Wednesday dinner specials can't...be beat. Try it and you will be a regularMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

I always go for the crab cake no filler all crab. I freeze them and bring back to Hawaii.They also have there signature rum buns that they used to have when it was a restaurant years ago

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

This location is Horrible. It is hidden at the end of a shopping center next to Walgreens. However, once you find it, you will always remember it. They have famous cinnamon rum buns that have been around for a long time, great take out and...a wonderful menu. The set up is weird... the food and staff make it worth it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We were truly disappointed when O’Donnell’s restaurant in Kentlands closed years ago—we ate there the night before they ended their run. So we were thrilled a couple of years ago when they reopened as a market with a small counter for meals a few years...ago. At first, we ate at the counter a couple of times, but they’ve expanded and added a few tables (more outside in nice weather), and even more frequently we buy food there to eat at home. Their salmon is quite a bit more expensive than the supermarket and totally worth the price—fresh, buttery, delicious. I think they have the best crab cakes in the DC Metro area — whether eaten there or cooked at home—all lump crab meat and hard to tell how they stay together in one piece. Staff is great, and while we find the tables more comfortable, watching the cooking and talking to other people at the counter is fun.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

We were disappointed to learn that our favorite dish, CRAB CAKES were already sold out when we arrived here. In their place, we ordered the CRAB DIP($18.99 per pound), 4 pieces of rum buns (another favorite), key lime pie and chocolate pie. I did not...enjoy eating these foods. The very expensive CRAB DIP had so much sauce and I could not find any pieces of crab meats! The rum buns did not taste like they were freshly baked and the other desserts were very, very sweet! I don't think we'll come back and eat/shop here. The quality of the foods has deteriorated and prices were quite expensive.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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