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O’Donnell’s Market

Bill and Ashlee Edelblut

1073 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD


The O’Donnell family has been sharing its original recipes and delicious Norfolk style of cooking with Montgomery County for nearly a century. In December 2015, Bill Edelblut and daughter, Ashlee—a fourth generation O’Donnell—opened O’Donnell’s Market in Potomac, where customers continue enjoying the same quality of food and service 
associated with the family name. 

“We are so proud of our history as a quality seafood restaurant and are excited to bring our new concept to the families who have supported us all these years,” says Bill. Ashlee adds: “Our name is synonymous with quality and care; our customers are more than a number to us. Not only is our business based on four generations of employed family members, but four generations of customers.” 

O’Donnell’s Market offers fresh seafood, the finest cuts of meat and healthy prepared dishes to accompany any meal. The aroma of fresh pies and pastries—including those famous O’Donnell’s rum buns—made from scratch daily by the pastry chef emanates from the bakery.

Customers can also dine in—O’Donnell’s Market’s raw bar and grill serves meals using the same fresh ingredients from the cases. Whether it’s happy hour and shucked oysters with co-workers, an afternoon snack or a celebratory dinner, O’Donnell’s Market is the perfect spot. 

While O’Donnell’s has a great history, staying current and fresh are vital to success, says Ashlee. O’Donnell’s strives to blend the comfort of its signature items with modern cuisine. 

Through nearly 100 years, O’Donnell’s has built a large extended family, which includes all employees and customers. Bill and Ashlee cherish every connection to O’Donnell’s. 

“We have 90-year-old connections with so many members of the community,” says Bill. “Hearing their stories touches our hearts.” 

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