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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location....... if you can find it! Hidden jewel. Fresh crab and tasty chowder. Relaxing to eat and watch river traffic. Service appropriate. Something should be done with the area (roof) between the deck and docks to make the view exquisite. Price is right!

Thank Richard E
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends invited us to eat at this restaurant. We sat outside and shared a table with a charming single woman who was a long time customer. I had the lobster and it was big and delicious!Our friends had the Thai shrimp and enjoyed the shrimp but thought the pasta was s little disappointing. The single woman whom we sat had... More 

Thank Mabturpin
Annapolis MD
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I love to get together and eat steamed crabs when she comes to visit. We can sit for hours talking and picking through them. Cantlers consistently serves Maryland crabs and they are excellent. We came for lunch and the all you can eat in 2 hours crabs and corn special. Two hours and 3 dozen crabs later... More 

Thank Qtfish
Detroit, Michigan
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175 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to Annapolis for my b-day. I was born and raised in Maryland and consider myself a crab expert. I had heard good things about Cantlers, so we decided to give it a try. It was cold and windy, and we were on the back deck, so we asked the waitress to see if they could lower the canvas... More 

Thank Fitzgig
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This being one of the most popular food destinations in the area, plan not only to wait a while for a table, but for a parking spot as well. There is an outdoor bar table set up sometimes where you can get a drink while you wait, which definitely helps. They have boat docks available if you prefer to visit... More 

Thank SarahB0Barah
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding restaurant. Great folks, great food, great atmosphere. Don't go to Annapolis with out visiting Cantler's.

Thank Outlook6
Fort Knox, Kentucky
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a full bar, indoor/outdoor seating, AND CRABs :) . We ordered the oysters, large crabs, and cream of crab soup. All were delicious. Though it was a bit windy, we sat outside looking over the water. You can walk down their dock and check out the crabs they've caught-kids enjoyed that.

Thank mikeamorgan
Missouri City, Texas
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this place was rated Top 10 Crab Houses in Maryland so we ventured over. Be forewarned! If you Uber you may have issues getting back. The cell & wifi here is nonexistent which was problematic around Annapolis. The wait for a waterside table was 40 minutes. We chose instead to sit at the bar immediately. That turned out... More 

Thank Chris V
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab right out of the bay, fresh catch daily! A quaint place with a great atmosphere, picnic style seating with other travelers and locals make it a good place to eat!!

Thank Vicki W
Seoul, South Korea
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the true MD blue crab experience, this is the place. We started with the crab cake platter which was fantastic. Lots of crab meat, not stuffing like some places. Then the crabs...awesome. Our waitress taught us how to clean them and replaced a few that were 'bad.' Very nice given the price of a dozen... More 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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 Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-757-1311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?