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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
+1 410-757-1311
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, thankfully a little early, and were greeted by Nicole like we were a part of the family. Being from the south, I'd actually liken it to southern hospitality. We both started with soup which was among the best I've had. My hubby ordered the grilled platter and was really pleased. I had the crab stuffed... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard good things before I arrived and it didn't disappoint. Although the soft shell crab was out of season the flown in soft shells from the Gulf were still affordable and enjoyable. I over indulged for a solo visit by having the dozen oysters, crab cake sandwich and the bartender taught me how to dissect the soft shell... More 

Thank Jeff k
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cantler's has a variety of food - crabs, fish sandwiches, burgers, etc. Restaurant is rustic (Seating is on long wooden benches) which adds to the charm. Food is excellent but service is sometimes slow (servers often do not check back with you). Nice view of the river. Go for the food (fish) and river view.

Thank SkowSkow
Annapolis, Maryland
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Cantler's for a birthday lunch late in January 2017. We have lived in the area for close to 40 years, so this was not our first visit. We found it to be just as mediocre to bad as we always have. First, the good bits. The oysters, raw and very fresh, were wonderful. Two of us had... More 

Thank Pamela F
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met for an impromptu family get together. The food was OK for a seafood restaurant. I had never been here before and after hearing all the hype about it I expected better. I probably wouldn't go back unless invited by another party not because it was bad but because I wasn't impressed enough.

Thank Brian K
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have given this a 4 except the waitress ignored my father after we ordered. She was great to my mother and myself so it was definitely a little awkward. Our food came out quickly. The cream of crab soup was rich and delicious but a little on the salty side. The spinach salad, fried scallops and coleslaw were... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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466 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

. I have been coming here for more than 30 years and surprised that I had not provided a review. This is the best place in the greater Washington D.C. area for Maryland Bluefin Crabs. Period. This used to be a well kept secret for those living in Annapolis, but the word got out long ago that Jimmy Cantler serves... More 

Thank RussellJW
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My intent is to always support local businesses as I make a living in hospitality and I understand how hard it is to succeed in the industry. In this industry I have learned to take no one for granted and to appreciate every guest. In the hospitality world you learn triggers that alert you to a guests pleasure and displeasure.... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Cantler's for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the oysters on the half shell, large portion of drunken mussels, and the garden salad topped with a crab cake. All the food was excellent. Other diners were enjoying the steamed blue crabs which Cantler's is known for. The food is not cheap but was worth the price.

Thank Ed Z
Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good time! Crabs are fresh and hot and all the extras are predictable and tasty. An Annapolis tradition. Especially fun in the summer!

Thank adeleonthego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-757-1311

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?