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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
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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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are not many places that let you have a lot of fun while dining at the same time. I mean, where else can you use wooden hammers and pound out your food? I've been to Cantler's a couple of times, and enjoy the hammering and funny stories that result as much as a great-tasting crab. Staff is helpful in... More 

Thank AGEtraveler
Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was first visit to Jimmy's Cantlers. The restaurants interior was spacious and well lit. The next visit I'll try outside dining. The menu displayed a nice variety of seafood selections. My guest and I selected the Crab Imperial on the menu. What an INCREDiBLE meal😀😀. The best experience ever. No filler, all Lump Crabmeat. Out waitress, Tara, was fantastic... More 

Thank Steven W
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Maryland few times but I never felt so encouraged to taste the crabs as happened to me in this restaurant. Plates are really big, you can choose a dozen or half dozen of big crabs, and looks like a lot of fun to use the wood hammer they provide. Staff was really helpful showing us how to get... More 

Thank Andrew_74D
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade spices for the crabs, fresh salads, fun family atmosphere. Casual riverside dining. Portions are big and there is a variety of fish, seafood and other meals to choose from. All open space dining so not a romantic or private meal kind of place. Staff is very friendly and attentive.

Thank vedado61
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crabs were so overcooked that the meat that hadn't disintegrated, had turned to a glue-like paste. It was gross. We showed the server and received a credit for 4 of the 8 crabs. We orders large because the server said x-large weren't any larger. The crabs were tiny!!!!!! The drunken mussels were the tiniest and scrawniest mussels I've ever seen.... More 

Thank Navyspouse
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the wait of 40 minutes. We had the crabs, of course, lump crab meat sandwiches and I had the most awesome crab mac and cheese. If you go to Annapolis, don't miss this restaurant. It is about a 15 minutes ride and sort of hidden but if you go you must find this place.

Thank Ann Marie B
Calgary, Canada
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had amazing fresh sea food at this restaurant. I will go back in a heart beat. We tried the sea food calamari appetizers and fish and crab entrees. 😋

Thank Karma203
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the place for real crabs in Annapolis. Its tasty fun and is far above all the other joints around.

Thank Mr J
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Ate crabs on the deck, crabs were okay, some soggy and some covered in a black tar like substance. Size and price were as expected. It's very crowded if sitting inside on benches with long camp like tables. I was having a great evening until at the last minute I tried to purchase a t-shirt. The bar tender was conversing... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We went here for crabs -- they were good, but definitely not the best I've had. For the time of year, I thought they would have been bigger. We went around 7 p.m. and there were only large left. The cream of crab soup was pretty tasty. I wasn't crazy about the mussels though.

Thank TripleWreck

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 410-757-1311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?