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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 219
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  • 181
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 41
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  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

The food here is very good. It always seems fresh and the specials I have had there have been delicious. The atmosphere is fun and the servers are attentive and polite. It is not fancy. You go there to chow down. Utensils are optional for some guests, especially if they are having crabs. That being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
WanderWoman_PAC
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Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Local cuisine
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New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went with a large group of 18 on a Sunday night. We were told to call when an hour out so they could start putting things together and keep us in mind. We did as suggested and upon arrival the staff was clear that the phone call was pointless and the wait would be 90+ minutes. And it was.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food here is very good. It always seems fresh and the specials I have had there have been delicious. The atmosphere is fun and the servers are attentive and polite. It is not fancy. You go there to chow down. Utensils are optional for some guests, especially if they are having crabs. That being said, some might think that... More 

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very popular and they do not take patio reservations. The menu is extensive and if there is a wait - the wait is worth it. The restauraunt is known for seafood but there are numerous other selections.We had the crabcakes and they were excellent.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, two children and I drove over an hour just to share this experience here since we've heard such great things. My god, what a bad idea. We came here for lunch, arrived at 2:30pm. Asked the blonde Sunday day "head host" the wait time. She said 30 minutes for inside, 1 hour for outside. I told her that... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

For crabs this is the place. Also have great seafood combos served like old style fish houses-entree with several sides. Easy to accomodate many tastes. Appetizers here are popular with our family. note for those out-of -towners: it is deep in a neighborhood and just when your giving up, it appears around the corner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After a morning sail, headed to Cantler's for lunch around 1pm. I've heard this place is for locals, but seemed like non local tourists were well represented too. I am not familiar with the details of its deep history. It's off the beaten path. The restaurant was crowded, but not sure what average wait was as we sat at bar... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our favorite weekend in Annapolis is to get a reduced hotel room; go see a show at Ramshead; eat breakfast at Miss Shirley's; go shopping; and most favorite thing is to have hot fresh crabs at Cantlers. If you are not sure where it is please please use your GPS. We try to get there when it first opens or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We love this little place. The seafood is excellent and the service has always been pleasant. It can be difficult to find and sometimes seems a little crowded but we'll worth the experience.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Used to be the best. Got to big and famous taking advantage. Locals should boycott see how well they do. Paid $16.00 soft crab sandwich small to medium at best. Us locals made this place.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Friends and I have been going to Cantler's for 30 years, and it still delights old-timers and first-time visitors. The location of the place has something to do with this: when you arrive at this crab house at the end of a road in a residential area, next to a water channel, you feel you've achieved something even reaching the... More 

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?