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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steamed crabs” (82 reviews)
“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
“seafood” (126 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a crab lover, this is the place: casual atmosphere by the river with boats going by, fresh crabs dropped off while you're eating, tables set for pickin'. We were a group of nine, including kids, and had the newspaper tablecloth so we could...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after a long day having completed a century ride on our bicycles that afternoon. I was little too tired to eat crabs and they were extremely expensive at $90 per dozen. We each ordered different dishes, I had the broiled crab cake sandwich,...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Cantlers used to be a best kept secret tucked away in a neighborhood in Annapolis, but has since been discovered. It is a fun atmosphere with a group and the outdoor seating is nice. My personal opinion it is not as good as it used...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed October 18, 2017

I VISITED ANNAPOLIS ON A BEAUTIFUL WARM FALL DAY. AFTER A MORNING TOUR OF THE FABULOUS NAVAL ACADEMY IT WAS lunch time. Just a few minute drive from downtown to beautiful Cantlers on the water. Dont be discouraged by the difficult drive through a beautiful...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting but food was over breaded and over fried. We asked for separate checks as there were three groups of two and one single. Waitress said no we would have to figure it all out. The bill was $212 and it was ridiculous to...More

Thank Madi T
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

5 crabs mushy. At 90 per dozen for extra large, expected better. Hopefully they were over cooked not dead..they replaced the crabs immediately but should not have happened

Thank Rory O
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We took our sister-in-law to Cantlers for crabs. She was in town for a short time and wanted crabs (originally from Maryland). We opted for the $90 Extra large over the $70 large crabs. We were really unimpressed with the size of the crabs. We...More

Thank David H
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

When in Maryland you must visit Cantler's. If your craving crabs then this is your place. We visited after the boat show. Sat out on the deck. This is a crab lovers dream. The prices were fair . All I can say is that the...More

Thank ken k
Reviewed October 11, 2017

If you want fresh crabs,don’t bother going elsewhere unless you bought them here and took them home. Newspapers on the table,hot steamed crabs with Old Bay Seasoning and outside seating by the creek,if desired. Very casual and lots of fun either picking crabs or eating...More

Thank Vaglassmoore
Reviewed October 11, 2017

You really have to follow your GPS to find this place but the food is really worth the trouble. This is where local folks go when they want to crack crabs.

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June 24, 2017|
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Response from sile597 | Reviewed this property |
They get a crowd...but the have indoor and outdoor seating. No reservations ever. Great crabs! Clam strips...I'm hungry.... Have a great time. GPS it or you will get lost it is in a residential area.
Ivan W
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Andrew_74D | Reviewed this property |
Everything that we order was of great taste and quality. The place itself is attractive inside as well the outside covered terrace. I'll be back there anytime.
Phyllis C
July 11, 2016|
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Response from 5sports | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Westin in Annapolis, about a 10 min drive. I didn't see anything in the immediate area of the restaurant. Maybe check for a VRBO.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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