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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-757-1311
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent eats, leaky ceilings

Had a half dozen excellent hardshells, big plate of hushpuppies, and a bucket of steamers. Steamers were overcooked, but everything else was good. One note, the ceiling started leaking in the john when I was in there. The place needs a renovation for utility, but not so much rustic appearance. I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tristan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a half dozen excellent hardshells, big plate of hushpuppies, and a bucket of steamers. Steamers were overcooked, but everything else was good. One note, the ceiling started leaking in the john when I was in there. The place needs a renovation for utility, but not so much rustic appearance. I'd visit again.

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Thank Tristan C
Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the stories you hear are true. I true seafood shack; piles of crabs on the tables, cold beer in pitchers and friendly conversation flowing. This is one of my best places to go and hang with friends and get your seafood fix on. And if you have never eaten a hard steamed crab- there is a friendly waitress or... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with family while in Annapolis today. Got the Steamer plate (Oysters, mussels, shrimp and Alaska carb legs) - was a good light option. Came with drawn butter, Old Bay & Cole slaw on the side (less than 10 smart points for the protein without drawn butter or cole slaw) Soft shell crab plate - had 3 soft... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost an epic trip to no where worth the costs in every category ! Buy a Lobster or other crwsations at Red Lobster ! Don't invest the time or the money unless you win the lotto !

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Thank Michael P
Woodland Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had almost everything on the happy hour menu. The mussels were the standouts. All happy hour apps are $6. With a beer (no draft, only bottles and cans) the bill was $35 (6 apps and a beer). At $80 a dozen, we avoided the crab (large). We did share a 1/2 bucket of steamers (not on the happy hour... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Cantler's this week with a group of friends and family. We had heard how wonderful it was. True, the view is nice. True, it is a relaxed atmosphere. But the food is horrible. Five people in our party got some sort of fish or seafood dish. All were very unhappy. One couldn't even eat what he ordered. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Cantler's has great crabs, with a nice view of the river, a little out of its way but a nice place to visit while you're traveling to DC.

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1 Thank Jim H
Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a real down and dirty crab place, right on the river. It's expensive,but that's how it is with crabs. Good crabcakes and other seafood. Never tried any of their other offerings.

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1 Thank Bryna A
Milford, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Two friends have been on a quest for what we think are the best crab houses along the Eastern Shore. Of the several we have visited only 3 are worth the usual long drive to get there. We live in Delaware and the western side of the Chesapeake Bay respectively. Cantler's is one we would go back to. Staff is... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Best beef in Annapolis- sides are just ok Most expensive in area and no valet parking is provided. Stormy nights bring me to Ruth Chris with a much warmer welcome, valet parking - great sides and better cocktails 5 stars was filet only

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-757-1311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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