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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quintessential Maryland Seafood Restaurant - Needs some fine tuning

We go here regularly when in the mood for seafood such as steamer clams, shrimp, etc. Service can vary according to your server. On popular weekends parking is an enormous hassle since Cantler's is on a back road and there are jams coming into to the parking lot, so I recommend picking sometime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Mark G
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go here regularly when in the mood for seafood such as steamer clams, shrimp, etc. Service can vary according to your server. On popular weekends parking is an enormous hassle since Cantler's is on a back road and there are jams coming into to the parking lot, so I recommend picking sometime during the week. I also recommend asking... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our visiting daughter and son in law to dinner. His first time with steamed crabs. Good food and casual setting.

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Annapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tucked away from the busy hustle of the city on Mill Creek is a delightful restaurant called Cantler's or Cantler's Riverside Inn depending if you are a visitor or local. It's easily accessible by boat and a down to earth, nothing fancy, local restaurant. One that needs to be on your list of to visit when in Annapolis.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We usually travel the 11 miles from home to Cantler's on our 24 ft pontoon boat. They are somewhat limited on dockage but we usually get tied up within 30 min or so. The wait is well worth it. They have all U can eat steamed Maryland Blue Crabs, fresh shrimp, tons of seafood dishes that are sure to please.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Being locals, we love our crabs. And Cantlers is a must, every season. Their crabs are the best in town. If you're looking for fancy atmosphere, this is NOT the place for you. Nor should one ever eat crabs in a fancy restaurant. You get down and dirty, paper towels, bottles of beer, and a great river view. It is... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only are the steamed crabs just right but the all the seafood dishes are superb. If you are looking for a casual not fancy place to sit, relax, have a beer and enjoy a seafood meal, this is the place. They have been in business for a long long time. Never really noticed if it's outdoor seating. Cost is... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food and service are good. The crabs are great but they are so popular that they rarely have anything above mediums. The parking is crazy and there is often a wait. We often take out-of-towners as it is a nice Annapolis experience but there are other good crab houses in Annapolis, Riva and the Eastern Shore with less wait... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We ate outside by the water. The view was nice. The food portions were good and the staff was friendly. I hope to go back!

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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We searched on oyster stew at Annapolis, Md restaurants and came up with O' briens's - a noisy bar downtown, or a completely out of the way place called Cantler's Riverside Inn rated by Zagat's. After a windy narrow road down a peninsula, we expected that we would be the only patrons. We walked into a place with families pounding... More 

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Winburne,pa
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31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited here with our family on a short weekend getaway to the area, leaving behind the snow of Pa. We got a variety if steamed seafood - shrimp , crabs, mussels , clams and it was all good and fresh. Blue crabs( very expensive and imported) were out of season so we wanted other local things to try. 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 0 - 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?