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The Fish Whistle

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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Waterfront dinning

We stopped in for lunch after walking around downtown Chestertown. They came recommend to us from a local. Both of our dishes were very good a warm salad dish and oysters. Service was very friendly. We are excited to come back again during warmer weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
justin s
via mobile
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th or 5th time stopping by the Fish Whistle.....great food, great service, good atmosphere for a casual (not dive) bar. Two separate areas one just for dining and another with the bar an TV's plenty for sports. Fair prices across the board make this a "go to" when in the Chestertown area......ENJOY!!

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Thank Douglas S
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after walking around downtown Chestertown. They came recommend to us from a local. Both of our dishes were very good a warm salad dish and oysters. Service was very friendly. We are excited to come back again during warmer weather.

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Thank justin s
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very warm and friendly staff. Local favorites on the menu for sure. Best view of the river and many local events surrounding it. Restaurant one side bar on the other. Patio not big so come in off hours to try and get a seat.

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Thank ezbonline
Brigantine, New Jersey
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stopped for lunch on our motorcycle. Enjoyed eating on the deck and seeing boats and water. Missy our waitress was terrific. Friendly and great service. The food was yummy and generous. Look forward to returning.

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Thank BTF602
Fanwood, New Jersey, United States
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Fish Whistle is the only riverfront restaurant in Chestertown. It offers fresh seafood and meats and wonderful service.

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Thank Joe J
Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stopped by the Fishwhistle in Chestertown for their weekday happy hour. High tide that evening was slated for 8:30pm. As we sat in the bar/lounge we noticed how quickly the tide was coming in along the marina walkways. We decided to leave around 5:15pm and one of the staff mentioned to me that another staff member was getting a... More 

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Thank Jim P
Chestertown, Maryland
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408 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Fish Whistle is the only Chestertown restaurant that is on the river. Every table in the dining room has a nice view. We were here for lunch on a shiny Friday. We both had the special pea soup with ham... like I like it smooth and just thick enough to make it pea soup. :-) My wife went with... More 

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Thank Hokie67
Baltimore, Maryland
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210 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We watched college football in here on a rainy Saturday. They have a few tvs in the bar area. The view is wonderful. We had wings, oyster stew, and fish tacos. The wings and oyster stew were both good. The fish tacos were just okay. There was a lot of fish on them and it was more like a burrito... More 

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Thank LovetheBeach821
Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Horrible food horrible service filthy bathroom filthy table. I think that about sums it up. Hostess was more worried about taking an application from a prospective employee than seating us. Beverages remained empty for the duration of dinner. Table was so filthy it was sticky. Bathroom reeked of urine

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Thank wirelessdog
butler, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Had dinner at the fish whistle on the deck. Read a lot of reviews before we went that were not good.. It is true the place has seen some use but I think that's a good thing. The staff was very nice and helpful and attentive to our needs. The food was very good and the view great. Desert was... More 

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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?