O'Donnell's Sea Grill in Kentlands, A Maryland Favorite For Seafood

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O'Donnell's Sea Grill in Kentlands, A Maryland Favorite For Sea Food

It always nice to have a good neighborhood restaurant. It is outstanding when the neighborhood restaurant is recognized as one of the finest seafood restaurants in the region.

The O'Donnell's story began many year ago when Tom O'Donnell opened his first restaurant, the "Sea Grill," in downtown Washington, D.C. at 1207 E Street, N.W. in 1922. 

Undaunted by the Great Depression that gripped Washington in the 1930's, Tom O'Donnell's business was booming. He leased the Victor Wholesalers building at 1221 E Street and after a complete renovation; it opened in 1941 as his second location. Daughter Janice O'Donnell Edelblut joined the business in 1945.

Whether it was the luck of the Irish or keen perception of the future, the O'Donnell's purchased the Edgemoor Motor Building on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland as the site of their new suburban location. After extensive renovation, the restaurant opened its doors to great success in 1956. Four years later, the original downtown location at 1207 E Street was closed.

As the popularity of the Bethesda location continued to grow, the building was renovated, refurbished and expanded several times over the years yet remained in the family with grandson Bill Edelblut at the helm. O'Donnell's second downtown location at 1221 E Street was then closed in 1980.

In the summer of 1997, O'Donnell's opened its Kentland's restaurant to rave reviews. With the great success of this new location, the family decided to say goodbye to its Bethesda location in the fall of 2001. 

Today, O'Donnell's Restaurant is proud to be Montgomery County's premier choice for seafood. Still owned by the O'Donnell family, O'Donnell's continues to offer the freshest seafood, the original Norfolk style of cooking, its famous Rum Buns and the service and hospitality our patrons have enjoyed for over eighty years. 

We recommend O'Donnell's Restaurant and are sure you will enjoy your visit.

O'Donnell's Sea Grill | 311 Kentlands Boulevard Gaithersburg, MD 20878 | Tel: 301.519.1650

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Rainmaker
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Roy,

O'Donnells for a seafood dinner sounds delicious and I wish we could you folks and go to this local establishment.

June 29, 2012 11:20 AM
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Good afternoon Roy.

It sounds like a great place to eat.

Have a nice weekend.

June 29, 2012 11:47 AM
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hi Roy-This is a great history and review of this place. Well done.

June 29, 2012 11:50 AM
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Thank you very much for your comments. 

We are fortunate to be within walking distance of O'Donnell's Restaurant.

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June 29, 2012 12:28 PM
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Roy,

        What a cool story and it is on the 3rd generation and so lucky you can walk. The only restaurant we can walk to we would be fools as you have to cross this busy street and people just zoom on by!

June 29, 2012 02:33 PM
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Roy, great post on the history of O'Donnells and it sounds like a great place to eat.

Cal

June 29, 2012 05:25 PM
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Hello Roy,  Now you have me thinking about seafood for dinner,  Wish O'Donnells was out here in the Denver Area.

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Roy,  I don't think luck of the Irish had anything to do with it - the secret was business acumen

June 29, 2012 07:09 PM
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Roy, I will have to bookmark O'Donnell's Sea Grill in Kentlands for my next visit to Maryland! I like your link list of your recent hyper local community posts!

June 30, 2012 03:49 AM
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Enjoyed reading the history of O'Donnell's Sea Grill in Kentlands Roy. Lucky you to be so close to it!

June 30, 2012 07:07 AM
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We have been craving some good seafood and this sounds like just the place! We'll have to put this on our list of places to try should we get through Montgomery County, MD!

June 30, 2012 07:18 AM
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Good Afternoon Roy, How nice of you to feature so many great local business. You have me cravind seafood for sure tonight. A trip to the coast is in order for this evening.  Have a great Saturday

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This is indeed a wonderful localism post, Roy and I am sure the business owners appreciate it!!

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Good evening to all.  Our electric power just came back on in Montgomery County, MD after the severe storm last night.  No air conditioning today during record high temperatures.

I hope you are having a fine weekend.

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