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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 177
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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 35
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Beautiful scenery, simple restaurant with authentic seafood dishes. We had a lovely time. The only thing we Would recommend to the chef is to add less salt to all dishes

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Ettore D
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Varese, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It was a typical MD crab house. Inside restaurant area, enclosed outdoor area, all very cramped and packed in close. Outdoor seating area was the typical crab house picnic bench style seating with brown paper and mallets on the table. Nothing fancy at all except the prices. You can walk out on the pier where you can see where the... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We ended up at Cantler's after some on line research because my son wanted steamers. Basically, the whole evening was a big disappointment. The place was loud and crowded which we expected, but it was also dirty. Service was terrible-taking forever to get drinks or place orders, then once the food arrived we never saw our server again until she... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best seafood in Annapolis, and you dine with the locals. Friendly owner and staff make each visit a pleasure. Come by boat, come by car (challenging to find on your first visit) you will enjoy fresh crabs, seafood and daily specials.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you love seafood, crabs, mussels and more, this is the place. However, you must also like bay seasonings, the seafood is generously doused with it. Quaint out of the way location, right on the river.

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Varese, Italy
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244 reviews 244 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Beautiful scenery, simple restaurant with authentic seafood dishes. We had a lovely time. The only thing we Would recommend to the chef is to add less salt to all dishes

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Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We moved to the Washington DC area from Ohio in the fall of 2014. (This is for the server whom we told we would right a review). We live in the southern Chesapeake Bay area and have been exploring the different restaurants in the area. In regards to seafood, we have eaten at Neptunes and Skippers Pier in Deal and... More 

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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took our daughter in law here for fresh crabs . She loved it !!!! Mourners granddaughter had a blast cracking the crabs with her mallet. The food was excellent and service was superior. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go here regularly when in the mood for seafood such as steamer clams, shrimp, etc. Service can vary according to your server. On popular weekends parking is an enormous hassle since Cantler's is on a back road and there are jams coming into to the parking lot, so I recommend picking sometime during the week. I also recommend asking... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our visiting daughter and son in law to dinner. His first time with steamed crabs. Good food and casual setting.

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Annapolis
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tucked away from the busy hustle of the city on Mill Creek is a delightful restaurant called Cantler's or Cantler's Riverside Inn depending if you are a visitor or local. It's easily accessible by boat and a down to earth, nothing fancy, local restaurant. One that needs to be on your list of to visit when in Annapolis.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?