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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, Reservations

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  • 205
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  • 60
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  • 40
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  • 23
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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
Fantastic Fresh Crabs

We come here the rare times we visit Annapolis. Reading the poor reviews, left me saddened those folks did not have a good experience. Yes, they're pricey and have gone up considerably since we last visited a few years ago - I was shocked. However, crabs are still incredibly fresh - right out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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Annapolis, MD
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The wait staff is fun and the food all fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. All of it is prepared and served as is traditional here in the land of pleasant living. I love the soft shell sandwiches. I always take visiting work and family groups there. Your group can't be to big for them to serve.

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fairfax va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

for many years I have heard from crab lovers the cantlers is the best now I am amonst them-- we stopped for lunch on our way to ocean city-- a bit out of the way (10 minutes) however worth it-- we had their crab cake sandwhich with crispy fries and cole slaw-- all lump crab was supreme ,the fries just... More 

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Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fun place and really in an unexpected, out of the way area, right on the water. After yummy seafood we sat and watched the sailboats come in. Great place whether you have a small party or a large group. Easy going, tables are picnic bench style and you are seated with other families. Can be long waits so I would... More 

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Seafood was great and service was great. Best place to go int Annapolis for seafood and steamed crabs. Roll your sleeves up and be prepare to get dirty when eating the steamed crabs. This place is not fancy with picnic tables and brown paper table cloths. Perfect for families.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have been going here for crabs for at least 10 years and it has been great each and every time. The crabs served crawled into their traps that morning. The restaurant has their own dock and holding tanks. You can watch your food being delivered. They have a full menu of everything, including a children's menu. But I go... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is THE place to go for crabs. They are always big and perfectly seasoned and so good. The service here is amazing. You can sit inside or outside on picnic tables (the best place on a warm day). We also enjoyed our delicious crab soup, crab cakes and fried clams. Wonderful seafood at a great place on a beautiful... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We come here the rare times we visit Annapolis. Reading the poor reviews, left me saddened those folks did not have a good experience. Yes, they're pricey and have gone up considerably since we last visited a few years ago - I was shocked. However, crabs are still incredibly fresh - right out of the boat/off the dock; fish of... More 

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family went based on a recommendation from someone who grew up in Annapolis. We had moved to the ocean city area a few months ago. I didn't get the craze with Maryland crab until I tried some at Cantlers. We had snow crab, Cantlers shrimp, hush puppies and a few other items. I asked for a little blue crab... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visiting relatives and wanted crabs, so we came to this place (Cantler's), and we had a wonderful meal! Reminded me of an older time when you would go to a crab joint, order up fresh crabs, and eat as many as you could (not counting the dramatic increase in the price of crabs today!). Crab cakes were good too (but... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very expensive place with horrible seafood. Their "jumbo" crabs were so tiny, I'm pretty sure they were illegal to harvest. The fish dinner was completely gross. We will never go back there. They are known for their seafood, but our visit was a complete letdown. We will not be going back.

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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 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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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