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Ryleigh's Oyster

) #121 of 1,671 Restaurants in Baltimore ££ - £££ American, , Seafood
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
+1 410-539-2093
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (89 reviews)
“crab” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
££ - £££
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ran across Ryleigh's Oyster by using our TripAdvisor and Zomato apps; it was close to the Inner Harbor, in the Federal Hill neighborhood, and therefore a quick walk for us. We were there on a Monday night, which was $1 oyster night. We are...More

Thank Psi1497
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with the intention of getting a crab pretzel and was not disappointed. The oysters were also very good and they offered a good selection at a reasonable price. I will certainly be headed back.

Thank jkeezay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing fresh seafood. The Tuesday shore day had amazing deals and the corn on the cob was incredible. If you want to get full without spending a ton of money, you should probably order an entree. The inside was really cute and the service...More

Thank kelsard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch before Os game and was so impressed with the menu and, more importantly, the actual food. Hush puppies, Cream of Crab and an incredible order of BBQ Oysters to start. Shrimp and grits entree was very tasteful and made with real grits....More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Delicious and tasty seafood. It's a comfortable, casual/cool restaurant in Federal Hill. The fried oysters were great! Lobster Rolls, Seafood Salad, Crab Cakes...we loved it all.

Thank Kathleen F
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I told our hotel concierge that we wanted to try a local casual restaurant that featured good seafood and Ryleigh's was first on his list. It is as much a bar as a restaurant but it is fine for families. Good seafood and they happen...More

Thank AC585ROC
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were looking for a relaxed setting in Federal hill. I really enjoyed the Cream of crab soup and wedge salad. My husband enjoyed the tacos. Mussels were a little pricey and small. We had great service too!

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The atmosphere is fun, and the menu offers a good range of appetizers, entrees and sides without being overwhelming. Let me say up front, the food at Ryleigh's is very good. My dining companion and I split the grilled caeser salad and wonton shrimp appetizer....More

Thank Miss_Dickens
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It is always a pleasure to stop in at Ryleigh's Oyster and have a quick bite to eat. The Oysters are excellent and fresh. The service could use some improvements but overall it was good. The Wonton Shrimp and Oyster Platter was excellent with a cold...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great oysters, service and really menu... enjoyed a great selection of oysters personally supervised by Robert, the oyster-meister... he guided me knowledgeably thru the tastes, regions, of each type... great beers and cocktails too...had some soup and some grilled oysters too- which were excellent

Thank JJFlash7
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We have been to Ryleighs a couple of times, but not recently since we don't live in the area. We were very happy with the $1.00 oyster special on Monday and Tuesday. Do you still offer this? If so, we will be back again, probably in April, but not if the special price oysters are not on the menu any more. We always order the oysters first and then have dinner which we have found to be very good.
18 February 2016|
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Response from Jean P | Reviewed this property |
The last time I visited which was within the last month, they still had the dollar oysters.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 410-539-2093
  • E-mail
With locations in Historic Federal Hill and Padonia Road in Hunt Valley, Ryleigh's Oyster specializes in only the freshest seafood, meats, poultry and produce. Combining excellent service in a relaxed but vibrant Oyster Bar atmosphere, Ryleigh's Oyster has become recognized as one of the Nation's and Baltimore's best.
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