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The Fish Whistle

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98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
+1 410-778-3566
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maryland had a couple of days of 60 degrees weather and my husband had to take off work for a doctor's appointment, so afterwards we made a little road trip. We didn't intend to end up in Chestertown, it just happened. Sometimes we come across fantastic places that way. We stopped for a late lunch. First, the restaurant had a... More 

Thank Christina T
Elon, North Carolina
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us ate here one night. The seafood was good and the service prompt. We enjoyed it enough we returned for their Thursday night "all you can eat Oyster" special. It is a terrific value if you are an oyster lover. They serve them every way but steamed.

Thank Jsteveb
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son lives in Chestertown, and the Fish Whistle is always the place to go. Bobby is friendly, professional and makes sure everybody is happy. Great location on the river to sit outside, and Bobby brings in great music for entertainment at night. Specials throughout the week, some great beer selections....always happy to stop by visiting from New Jersey..Keep it... More 

Thank Jeff C
Bethesda, Maryland
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch. We sat by the windows and had a beautiful views. My fish and chips were light and crispy. My wife's crab cake was great. Our waitress was very nice, friendly and responsive. I will come back again.

Thank jg1502
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in thanks to a local guy that suggested we have lunch there...the cream of crab soup was amazing. My husband and I split fish and chips and it was huge....Looks like a fun place to eat outside in the summer...we will be back.

Thank Sue M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Few things are as a enjoyable as arriving at a bar/dining establishment via water. This restaurant delivers with a great beer list and a good variety of food options. Nice seating overlooking the Chester River makes this a great destination. Staff is always super friendly and eager to assist. Food has been better lately to boot!!

Thank Jonathan P
Virginia, USA
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Regatta was delayed with no wind, so we were happy to locate this spot to pass the time. They let us bring our dog on the deck and got her water - very nice! We were excited from the menu but disappointed on the delivery. Service was a bit slow. Appeared that chats with locals were the flavor of the... More 

Thank Breezy_in_Virginia
Chestertown, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

8 of us were there for an early dinner on a Saturday night. It took way to long to be served our first drinks...and then some of our appetizers (soup) was lukewarm. Needed to send it back for heating up ...and waited .... When dinners finally arrived.. Steak was not done 'well' enough, penne pasta w/seafood had cold uncooked seafood... More 

Thank Barbara K
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch. The cream of crab soup was yummy as was the crab imperial and beet salad. The restaurant is situated right on the Charles River, and outdoor dining is available. Lovely spot-- good food-- beautiful view!

Thank mforrest m
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Have been there many times and never fails to please. Like that they offer a choice of smaller portions.

Thank Anna May D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-3566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?