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98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
410-778-3566
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great comfort food for our group

Fifty of us had dinner and the food and service was great. Kudos to Betty and Jeff for getting the food out and being very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
SunsetLaker
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Savage, Maryland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience at this restaurant and we enjoyed our selves very much and would go back. Clean, nice people, and great food.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fifty of us had dinner and the food and service was great. Kudos to Betty and Jeff for getting the food out and being very attentive.

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have stopped here twice now in the last two months whilst visiting the area and enjoyed it on both occasions. An excellent location with a view over the river and prompt, efficient service with an extensive menu. I must give praise to the desserts which, I was informed, are made in-house. The cheesecake was delicious. Would definitely come back... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
Top Contributor
339 reviews 339 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We took a walking tour of Chestertown and when we were finished we went to Fish Whistle for lunch. We sat in the bar near the windows which overlooked the frozen Chester River. We were cold from our walk and got drinks to warm up. We both got sandwiches and they were good. Nice place for a lunch on a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cool location, cool name. There were 5 of us for lunch. Portion size was fine but there was little attention given to the quality and preparation of the food. The quacamole that came with the quesadilla was greenish brown and the oysters were pretty warm when they were served. The only good dish we had was the Mac and cheese.... More 

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Lehigh Valley
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were in Chestertown recently and had the pleasure of stopping in at the Fish Whistle for an early dinner. It is a large restaurant and wasn't very busy as the temperatures were near zero. I was expecting to have to wear my coat throughout the meal (past bad experiences in drafty restaurants). I was pleasantly surprised to be seated... More 

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I used to come here when it was "The Wharf." Probably better now. Sesame-crusted tuna was superb with a beautiful presentation.

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Long Island, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This restaurant has outstanding service with reasonable prices. There crab cakes are very good. There wings are excellent with a lot of meat. They have a lot of seasonal dishes. Deserts are freshly made they are good are blueberry crumb and bread pudding. All of the food is freshly prepared. They also have a bar and a DJ. The drinks... More 

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Chesapeake City, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at The Fish Whistle yesterday (1/17/15). What a great find! He ordered the Cuban sandwich with a side of French fries; I had the fish taco. Both meals were fantastic. His fries were second only to those at Rue de Jean in Charleston, SC. Absolutely perfect! They were clearly fried using the Belgian method... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening at the Fish Whistle where we enjoyed an early dinner of Cioppino and roasted duck breast. The Cioppino was nicely prepared with tender scallops, shrimp done just right, and tender clams - delicious. My wife's roast duck breast on risotto was beautifully prepared. The service was friendly and very attentive. Overall - a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: 410-778-3566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?