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98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
410-778-3566
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    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 food and atmosphere!

My two year old and I went this evening. All tables in the dining room allow you to enjoy a view of the water. The food was great, came out quickly and priced appropriately. If I were in town longer I would definitely be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
RatherBatthebeach
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Philadelphia Suburbs
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Philadelphia Suburbs
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My two year old and I went this evening. All tables in the dining room allow you to enjoy a view of the water. The food was great, came out quickly and priced appropriately. If I were in town longer I would definitely be back!

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Chestertown, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Location,location,location, after that not so much. Tries hard to serve trendy dish, but only a few succeed . Good sports bar with daily specials. Outside dining overlooking the Chester River. Good wings.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Fish Whistle was a very good place for lunch. I was with a group of 5 and we all enjoyed what we had-quiche special, soft shell crab sandwich, chicken sandwich, and salad. The service was good and the location is very nice on the water. Although all the food was good and I will return, it was not great... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have gone to The Fish Whistle several times over the past few years after dropping our kids off at a nearby camp. The location is absolutely beautiful--right on the water, but the service is hit or miss, with misses being more frequent than hits. The hostess was barely engaged when we arrived and our server was hassled and almost... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We really wanted to like the food here. The location on the water is perfect. We have eaten here twice. The first time was in Dec 2014 and we were not impressed, but we figured we'd give it a second pass before giving up. Let me first say, our server, Tee, was delightful! Great sense of humor, helpful and attentive.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had spent a few hours walking around the historic area of Chestertown and were ready for lunch. We had passed The Fish Whistle in our walking and decided to go there for lunch. We were seated immediately and the view was lovely. I was very happy with my soup and sandwich. It was just good food. My husband however... More 

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Delaware
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a gamble from the start as we had heard rumors that they were closing. But, when we called to ask if reservations were needed for Saturday night, they said absolutely. So, we thought that was a good sign. Turned out it was not and they were not very busy for a Saturday night at 7:30pm. Our first burned... More 

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Maryland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've had several great lunches in Chestertown but this wasn't one of them. Being "Taco Tuesday," I ordered the Fish Whistle taco. As billed, it was more like a burrito but unfortunately, the lightly crispy burrito wrap was the best thing about it. There was plenty of tilapia in the burrito but it was dry and seemed "institutional." The pico... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a very nice lunch here. Food was delicious and the service was good. Sat on the covered deck with a nice view of the harbor and shore on the other side of the harbor.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a lovely view of the Chester River on a gorgeous spring evening. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. I really liked my tuna tartare/avocado starter, though the cream of crab soup was disappointing; thin, little crabmeat and rather spicy.The garden salad was large and pretty basic. I'll definitely return to try more seafood entrees and their desserts.

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Additional Information about The Fish Whistle

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

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?