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Cantler's Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-757-1311
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Ranked #31 of 298 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Goldens Bridge, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The setting and food are worth the side trip outside of Annapolis. Freshest food and good service. Time your visit as there can be a wait for limited seating outside. Lunch or dinner uses the same menu.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my first time to Cantler's, but I have heard my fair share of reviews from friends and from outside sources. This place is the real deal. If you're looking for a cheap meal with quick service then this is not your place, and you likely do not understand the experience of eating crabs. With long tables and benches... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The place was bursting at the seams with tourists .... a real nightmare. Not entirely sure what all the fuss was about as the food was average at best, service slow, and seating uncomfortable. I'd think there're must be better options in Annapolis!

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

No better place to go in the Annapolis area for crabs. Casual outdoor dining on the river. It's nothing fancy, but you don't dress up to eat crabs anyway. If you plan to go Thursday - Saturday in the Summer then go off peak or you'll not only wait for a table, but you'll have to wait to park!

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Centreville, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cantler’s is simply crab heaven. My wife and I met a friend there recently for mid-day bashing of the crabs and had a lot of fun! This place is not the easiest to find, but your persistence will pay off. Parking is tight, but thankfully free. This is a very popular place and one of the favorites of the nearby... More

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annapolis md
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I just had a great experience at Cantler's. Arrived to a packed house and was seated immediately. Order was taken right away by a great waitress who was always available for us. Food arrived promptly and we were not rushed although we stayed quite awhile as we were eating the world's best crabs as are best done steamed in Old... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The restaurant itself is good. If you're looking for an off the beaten path seafood place this is a great pick. It's on the water and there is outdoor seating. Dining area is a little small for the crowds it draws and parking is typically a mess.

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Being seated at the deck and watching the creek and some customers docking their boat itself is a great incentive to be there...we ordered the broiled crab cake...all of us felt that this was the best ever...fresh and tender meat...golden broiled top...we could see that the other customers were happily pounding the crabs to eat the meat and it looked... More

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Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were visiting our niece in DC but made time to go to Cantler's before the drive to DC. (Can you tell we think it's worth the drive?) We have been there before, but we always enjoy their crab cakes. My husband and I share a platter of two large crab cakes that are 99% lump crab meat. Delish! Almost... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

A little bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit (probably a 10 minute drive from Annapolis). Was busy when we arrived so I feared the worst but no worries, they seated us outside with no wait time at a perfect table with a great view of the bay. 3 of us had steamed crabs (large), not cheap... More

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