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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Date night with Trish and Vernon 7/26/15

It has been years since we last visited this establishment nicely located on the Chester River at Chestertown. Nothing fancy here, it is right at the Chestertown Marina and the boaters are the regulars! Ahi Salad for Trish, 1/2 rack of Ribs and a crab cake for me. Both entrees presented very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Vernon G
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Newark, Delaware
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It has been years since we last visited this establishment nicely located on the Chester River at Chestertown. Nothing fancy here, it is right at the Chestertown Marina and the boaters are the regulars! Ahi Salad for Trish, 1/2 rack of Ribs and a crab cake for me. Both entrees presented very well. I am told the Salad was excellent... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband & I ate here on a beautiful summer day. Our table had a great view of the water. Our food was fantastic - I had the sweet onion hush puppies and meatloaf, my husband had seafood skins and chicken salad & oysters. He wasn't crazy about the oysters but everything else was great. There were a lot of... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our group had a great lunch here - we were in town for a milestone birthday party - and found several others who would be attending the party also having lunch here. The food is very good, service is good, good value for the price - and the view is GREAT!

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our group of 8 arrived on a Saturday night and were graciously accommodated. Our crab experts had high expectations but found this entrée "ok".. However, the cream of crab soup and crab dip with pretzel bread appetizer (enough for 3!) absolutely wonderful. Service was good, staff pleasant and tolerant of our group, and food generally good. We'd return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Crab cakes were excellent, little to no filler. Service was fantastic, everyone was very friendly. The view on the patio was beautiful and made for a nice relaxing dinner. Highly recommend.

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Still Pond, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Fish Whistle is Chestertown's only waterfront restaurant, so if you want a waterfront meal, either on the deck or by the window, this is your spot. (Rock Hall, some distance away has multiple waterfront dineries.) The menu has local favorites, some comfort food, and the pricing is reasonable. All of the menu items I have ordered there (I've been... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon for lunch. Great location and vibe. Employees could be better trained, though. They were friendly but frenzied. I felt bad asking for a water refill. We will go back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here for a date night. We just moved to the area and we were very impressed! The mussels appetizer was the best we have ever had! The garlic broth they came in was fantastic. I got the jambalaya for my entree and it was very tasty! Our server was very nice and attentive as well.... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The meals are always interesting and change frequently. The prices are very reasonable and the service is great

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Philadelphia Suburbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
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?