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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What you would expect from a "Crab House"

Cantler's has been around for ever! You've got to know where it is to find it. You will think you are lost as you wind thru neighborhoods on back streets. Crabs are usualy small and very pricy, but the atmosphere and good times will make you forget about the price. A couple of Beers, Fresh Corn on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
WarrenPrins
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very overrated, they do an excellent business in hard shell crabs however the other seafood items were mediocre. The seafood linguine came with bow ties not linguine and the portions of mussels, shrimp and clams were very small both in amount and size. Marinara sauce tasted like Ragu. Very disappointing. Typical seafood shack type environment.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Cantler's has been around for ever! You've got to know where it is to find it. You will think you are lost as you wind thru neighborhoods on back streets. Crabs are usualy small and very pricy, but the atmosphere and good times will make you forget about the price. A couple of Beers, Fresh Corn on the Cob, and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great crabs! Great gathering place on the creek. Come and bring your friends for a delightful afternoon or evening. You can even get a fresh Rockfish sandwich and brew. Happy attentive waitstaff.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We rode the Cape May -Lewes Ferry and searched for a crabs place for carry out. Cantlers had the best reviews and they didn't disappoint. We had a quick lunch and ordered to go. Our Server prepped our to go order and went out of her way to best serve us. The crabs were pretty good size, relatively full, but... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

In Annapolis for 4 days on a mini vacation with the primary purpose to eat as much crab meat as we could, we headed right to the Mecca of steamed spiced crabs -Cantlers. Yeah, it's a bit off the beaten path and the narrow residential street on the way in can be a problem, but let me tell you it's... More 

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annapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice now, once indoors and once outside, and enjoyed my meal both times. It is no-frills eating, with paper for a tablecloth, but the food is absolutely outstanding. We had great service both times. Enjoyed delicious fresh crabs, made a mess and had a blast. Calamari was very good too, and I surprised myself by thoroughly... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Our hotel staff in Annapolis recommended Cantler's for an outstanding seafood dinner. My grandson and I feel this outstanding meal made it was well worth the added expense of cab rides. We were also glad we took the hotel's advice and went on a weeknight instead of a weekend night. We were seated immediately and took advantage of overcast weather... More 

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Dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We went up to Cantlers Saturday night a group of us that work together in a nearby hotel and were aware that we would have to wait, so we got our bleeper bought a drink from the man at drinks stand outside and waited. We waited 45 minutes so decided to go inside and ask about our table and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Cantler's is the essence of all that is coastal Maryland. Crabs on the porch by the creek reminds one of days past and lazy summer days. Order a dozen and enjoy!

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Canton, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I were hungry for seafood since we were near the shore. I actually found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and it was close to our hotel, so we arrived at 5:30. There was plenty of seating indoors or out, right on the water. One caution is that the tables are grouped for many people, so you may... 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 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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