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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 - 12:00 am
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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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  • 182
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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 35
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  • 21
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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
still fun after all these years

I visited Cantlers in the late '70's. Nothing much has changed but the prices! You have to work hard for your meal when ordering the hard shell crab. It was early in the season so prices were high. I added the yummy hush puppies to 4 crabs and an ear of corn on the Cob. Washed it all down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Kansas City, Kansas
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  • Local cuisine
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Kansas City, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I visited Cantlers in the late '70's. Nothing much has changed but the prices! You have to work hard for your meal when ordering the hard shell crab. It was early in the season so prices were high. I added the yummy hush puppies to 4 crabs and an ear of corn on the Cob. Washed it all down with... More 

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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241 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch on our way to Lewes, DE. from Washington DC. We ordered the rock fish sandwich. It was good but not great. We will give CRI another try.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went with a big group of people for an authentic crab feast. Fresh, fresh, fresh. Lots of great options if you don't like crabs. Perfectly cooked. Oysters, clams, burgers, rockfish all was excellent. The staff was friendly and super attentive. What a relaxed fun setting. Busy and no reservations taken, so go early. And if there's a line, there... More 

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Maryland
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30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I were looking for somewhere in the area to have a nice lunch on the water. Cantler's was a great choice. We sat outside on the patio. Service was very good. Waited on immediately and our server was very attentive throughout the meal. We had the Oysters Chesapeake for a starter. Six nice size oysters covered in... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Last time we ate here was at least 10 years ago. The place hasn't changed. We were there last Saturday for lunch and were fortunate to be seated immediately. We ate on the patio, which has a nice view of the river. Our friend is a local who works in the seafood industry. He advised us that it was too... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We drove here for Mother's day lunch. We had to walk down the road while my husband waited to park. We waited an hour only to find out they ran out of crabs at 1 pm. This is a crab house right??? What a disappointing Mother's Day lunch :( we left after sitting at the bar wasting $15 on soda... More 

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Elllicott City
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very busy restaurant with good energy. People come for the crabs. A dozen big crabs go for $90.00 and were very good. The oysters were excellent but the mussels in white wine I would not get again. Crab cake was good with average filler. It's an outing to come and enjoy a sunny day by the water.

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Horseheads, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I love this restaurant and now having a second child attend USNA in Annapolis I have had 7 years of eating in Annapolis and this is one of my favorite places to eat. Yes the parking is a challenge, yes you sometimes have to wait. Neither of which I care about when my rum runner bucket graces the table, my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was our second visit and we left with a far better impression than we got on our first visit. The views are great and the seafood was what you'd expect from a Maryland crab shack. Service was excellent and frienldly.

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Warren, Michigan
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went for lunch. Sat outside. Our waitress Emily was outstanding. Helped with menu, explained food items and was very friendly. I had lump crab cake sandwich. It was so tasty. Can't wait to eat there again when in town.

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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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