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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (99 reviews)
“crab” (27 reviews)
“pretzels” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-4036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great neighborhood place. Huge crab cakes, absolutely delicious! Great selection of oysters, very fresh. Fun atmosphere, good service.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, nothing out of this world but definitely a solid menu, however we had the worst service I think we have ever had anywhere. The only thing that was good about the service was the food came out in a timely manner...More

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like oysters this is the place. While we were waiting for our table I saw them serve up a raw oyster with a shell that had to be 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. Had some grilled oysters, some oyster stew and...More

Thank TomandJerrilynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the amount of lobster in my roll. It didn't have much else, but really enjoyed the lobster without having to pry it out myself.

Thank contradancer
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Nice craft beer and oyster selection. All day Mondays and Tuesday thru Friday 3-7 they have buck each oysters!

Thank Joe-Lenda
Reviewed 23 January 2018

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 27 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 23 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
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19 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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