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Ryleigh's Oyster

#133 of 1,650 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Federal Hill
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
+1 410-539-2093
11:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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139 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 to offer a variety of fresh raw oysters. Decent selection of draft beer and wines... More 

Thank AC585ROC
Severna Park, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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. The caesar salad didn't disappoint--good flavors, nice presentation. The wonton shrimp was excellent--a generous portion... More 

Thank Miss_Dickens
Columbia, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 beer to go along with it.

Thank Michael V
New Haven, Connecticut
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345 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
Roanoke, Virginia
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went expecting better oysters in Baltimore. Atmosphere was pleasant, but nothing special. We had the oyster raw... not great. Service was adequate. There are better spots in Baltimore for oysters.

Thank 2Yummy4U
Laurel, Maryland
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had eaten at the Ryleigh's location in Mount Vernon on Cathedral St. and had a very unpleasant experience. A friend posted a gorgeous picture of oysters yesterday on FB and said it was from the Ryleigh's in Federal HIll. My husband really enjoys oysters and decided a birthday dinner was worth a try at this location. He really enjoyed... More 

Thank patricerobins16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We love the food here. We went to college in the area and whenever we come back to visit, we must eat here! They have the best crushes anywhere! I have never found a grapefruit crush as good as the one here!

Thank emilyrelliott3
Port Orange, Florida
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We all were invited to Ryleighs Oyster for a pre wedding Happy Hour for family and friends . We were upstairs, the food was delicious, the drinks great, the ambience was cozy. My only issue was they only had one bar tender and she was not very friendly , never smiled, and people waited for drinks.

Thank Rvgoddess1
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Came to Ryleighs for a soccer match, something I'd never done before. I wasn't disappointed. Our bartender Susan was great and the breakfast items (starting at 10am) were well made. Nice selection of draft beers and the lunch menu and happy hour Oysters looked great. Nice upstairs bar and downstairs dinning area with big open windows. I'll be back next... More 

Thank Nomansisanisland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?