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Cantler's Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Ranked #29 of 308 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited here with our family on a short weekend getaway to the area, leaving behind the snow of Pa. We got a variety if steamed seafood - shrimp , crabs, mussels , clams and it was all good and fresh. Blue crabs( very expensive and imported) were out of season so we wanted other local things to try. The... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Went here a Saturday evening for dinner during the Winter. It's a casual atmosphere with fresh delicious seafood! Everything from the fish, crab legs, oysters, clams and shrimp were cooked to perfection! The staff was beyond friendly and there is a water front view!

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I can't give directions to get here and thank goodness for gps. First time at a restaurant quite like this that serve fresh catch crab. It started out poorly, at least it was my first impression. We sat outdoors and were the first customers to be seated outside. The waitress seemed to have attitude. Brown craft paper was put on... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I always go for the crabs during the warmer months and seem to forget about this gem in the winter months. Stopped in for dinner and had a ribeye steak that was awesome. I think its just the hometown feel of being here that makes everything that much more enjoyable. The word has been out for a long time about... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Amazing!!! Raw and steamed seafood is always perfect. Daily specials and bar specials are a great value. Cold cold cold cans of beer!!! Servers have been there for years and are always friendly and attentive!

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40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife, a Maryland native, always wants crabs when we are in the area. This is one of the best places to go for fresh crabs. Since I am not a crab purist, I try other things and I have never been disappointed. The food is always good and the service is excellent. This is not a fancy place and... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My wife and I were visiting the area and went to Cantler's on the recommendation of a local. Maybe they are accustomed to this kind of service and food, but I don't remember as bad an experience as this place. We ordered and then waited until three other groups came in, ordered and were served. At that point I spoke... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had the all-you-can-eat crabs and they were GREAT! Don't miss this place when you are in the area. My wife had the crab imperial and it was the best!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Cantler Boys have been around as long as the Chesapeake Bay. I've been eating crabs and drinking beer here for 30 years and it has changed a little. This is a pretty secluded restaurant down at the end of what I refer to as Tobacco Road but is now built up with mega houses. This is the genuine article... More 

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Nizhny Tagil, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are visiting Annapolis or riding somewhere near you must visit this place or you will be regret all of your life that missed such opportunity to taste delicious dishes. I'm from Russia (Ural mountains) so I'm real fan of seafood (there's no seafood in mountains) so I don't loose time and immediately ordered oysters with beer (it's a... More 

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Additional Information about Cantler's Riverside Inn

Address: 458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: 410-757-1311
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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