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Ryleigh's Oyster

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
+1 410-539-2093
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend (a Baltimore native) had been hyping up crab pretzels for quite some time, so I definitely wanted to see what they were all about during my first visit. She took us to Ryleigh's Oyster and wow.. it did not disappoint. For being just...More

Thank cookcamera
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The last couple of Sundays we were at the Meyerhoff they were closed and another restaurant commented they were closed for good. There is also a real estate lock box on the door.

Thank waspccpa
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I love the setup of Cross Street Market and the open feel of the building. Ryleigh's Oyster is always worth a visit. Great oyster selection too.

Thank EliizabethWS
Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you are in the Inner Harbor area, you have to stop by Ryleigh's. I stopped in for lunch after a short walk from the harbor, and was pleasantly rewarded. Beautiful, clean bar. I had the cream of crab soup and crabcake poboy. Both were...More

Thank Tuba-IA
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I had a cream crab soup -- delicious! And the crab "hush puppies" were yummy. The brussel spouts were fabulous! The server was very good. Price not bad. I'd go again.

Thank PJinNH
Reviewed 3 October 2017 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 29 September 2017 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

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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