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Ryleigh's Oyster

36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
+1 410-539-2093
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (96 reviews)
“crab” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
$$ - $$$
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess was excellent Everyone is very friendly We started with the orange crush We needed a fun experience after the game Sunday The atmosphere is perfect for downtown Baltimore Service was quick We had the oysters raw and grilled They were delicious we also...More

Thank Doreen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just arrived in Baltimore for a nice weekend. We are staying at the Royal Sonesta,very central to the harbour and now we are enjoying a great draft local beer,with fantasric oyster. ..the atmosfera is the perfect one. Have fun

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Ryleigh's is a traditional and informal restaurant in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore. It has a menu heavy on sea foods, both sandwiches and full dinners. Service is friendly and the food is tasty and well prepared. there is seating both inside and outside.

Thank AMS48301
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Ate here two times on a recent visit. A true pub & oyster house. Yum to the oysters, the grilled corn with parmigiano, and especially the incredibly delicious lobster roll. Such good food. Interestingly, the raw oysters came all the way from Prince Edward Island?!?!...More

Thank karengduffy
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My husband had 1/2 dozen oysters and said they were excellent. We decided to split a crab cake platter (two 5 ounce crab cakes, french fries, side salad). The crab cakes came fried, not broiled as we ordered it. (Yes, we should have sent them...More

1  Thank snowbird260
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

If you like oysters, this is the place to be. Fresh oysters, shucked perfectly. Great service as well.

Thank Edchelle5
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 11 June 2017 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 6 June 2017 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 20 May 2017 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
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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, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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