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“Excellent, Hidden Away Crab Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantler's Riverside Inn

Cantler's Riverside Inn
458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-757-1311
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Ranked #39 of 296 restaurants in Annapolis
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Excellent, Hidden Away Crab Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We love eating crabs when in Maryland and found this off-the-beaten-track riverside location for a perfect April feast. The crabs were delicious and well worth all the work to get to the meat. While this place is a little difficult to find, a GPS will get you there. Finger licking good!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perry, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Crab Heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you are into crabs, this is the place for you. A fun place for the entire family. The experience is something you won't quickly forget. It is definitely worth the drive over the curvy road to reach it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“There are better crab houses...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The food is average here, the porch was really loud, the wine for $7.50/glass was about 4oz. if that! There are better crab houses in the area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Laurel, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“That's what Maryland does, crabs and football!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This restaurant is worth the hype. I went for my birthday and got the all you can eat crabs. They were yummy and hearty. We ate outside and I wouldn't do it any other way. The scenery was beautiful, it's real Maryland at it's best.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Best "Shack" ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Our goal was to find a place where the locals go. Cantler's exceeded our expectations. The Crab was great the beer was cold and the staff was warm and inviting.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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