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Cantler's Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-757-1311
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Ranked #28 of 307 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I visited the pleasant town of Annapolis and I had my eye on this restaurant through trip advisor as I love seafood. One of the locals in the historic bayfront suggested too it was worth it to go across the bridge :) I drove to the restaurant and at one point I thought I was lost since I was driving... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The crabs were good and a good value. It's a typical "crabbers restaurant" and is located off the grid . Located on the river with outdoor seating. Service was very good and friendly but seating was non-descript. Family atmosphere, very open so don't go for any type of special occasion. Cantler's can be very crowded, parking is a problem and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A casual place on the water that is tucked away for locals. Casual dining on the deck with fresh everything!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The atmosphere at Cantler's is fun and the food is typical Eastern Shore. Everything is tasty but nothing special. The best things on the menu are the Starters. Several of those will be our next meal here. They are clearly made to order and not pre-frozen. The clam and oyster selections are very good. Sadly beer comes only in cans.... More 

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Bowie, MD
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330 reviews 330 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had always wanted to go there. Went by myself as a change in routine and because I had the time and opportunity. Sat in porch section facing water. This would be much more enjoyable in warmer weather, when the "clear plastic" isn't pulled down to keep out the cold. Let server know about dairy/soy allergy. She was very helpful and... More 

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new jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great place for the steamed crab experience. Hard to find steamed crab anywhere else in Annapolis in November. Crab soup was very good. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Nice atmosphere in an out of the way place. Highly recommended!

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Stevensville, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Hard to find and that makes it better. Traditional sit outside with brown paper tablecloth and a knife, mallet and paper towels as all you need. Great crab which is why you go friendly staff and nice touches like order a beer and you get a bucket of them on ice drink what you want and pay up at the... 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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