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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    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 for seafood lovers, not for vegetarians

We were in town for our wedding and my in laws took us here the day after. I am a vegetarian so most of the things I could only eat a salad and some sides, but it was very good. My Fiance said his food was very good as well. He had fish and chips and the calamari.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Mensha
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New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were staying at a nearby Bed-and-Breakfast for his birthday and I wanted to have dinner at a restaurant that'll complete the package. This was definitely the place. Not only did we get a corner table, outside/waterfront, but Paige, our waitress, was excellent. The calamari was delicious, and we enjoyed the salmon. If back in the area,... More 

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New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were in town for our wedding and my in laws took us here the day after. I am a vegetarian so most of the things I could only eat a salad and some sides, but it was very good. My Fiance said his food was very good as well. He had fish and chips and the calamari.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had lunch there last week with three others on two occasions. All eight of the meals were excellent. The portions are larger than normal. The ingredients are fresh. We sat on the deck and the view is great.

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Stafford, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely lunch on the water today, service was great. Sadly out of some of the craft beer was out but we came to find something good. Fish taco and shore melt were great.

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Wilmington DE
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Friendly, prompt service. Great view on the deck of the river which we really enjoyed. Good beer and drunken clams - would definitely go back!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ate outside on the covered deck overlooking the river. We ate early and the atmosphere was casual. The food was very good. I ordered the blackened tuna steak...it was cooked perfectly and was not too spicy. My husband had the fried oysters, which he enjoyed. Service was great!

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

For the four years our daughter was a student at Washington College we went here for lunch and dinner. A great place to dine. We always chose the outdoor seating if weather permitted which allowed a pleasant view of the water and the coming and going of boats. The crab cakes are a favorite usually served with seasonal veggies. The... More 

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Took my grandmother out to dinner ,she enjoyed the food, our waitress was attentive and pleasant . The view was great.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

While we have eaten at this restaurant before, we have not been there for several years. It has a better menu then before. The oyster po'boy was excellent as was the jambalaya. They also have a wide selection of craft beers. On a nice day, you can have lunch or dinner on the outdoor deck where you have a great... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The atmosphere was great, the view was super. First time we were there. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. The service was very good, the waitress was friendly and cheerful and very accommodating. The meals were good, a bit pricey, but I guess worth it. The only downside was that they were out of 2 main dishes, one of which... 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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?