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“A Local Crab House”

Cantler's Riverside Inn
Ranked #8 of 358 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you want an authentic seafood restaurant run by a family of watermen, this is it. In the summer, eat steamed crabs outside overlooking the creek.

Thank Jesse F
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

You can eat inside, on the protected deck, or at a picnic table when the whether is nice. This is where I go for crabs and crab cakes - they use only Maryland crab unlike others in the area. They bring out the paper, mallets and picks...all set for crab picking!

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Thank Richard C
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Cantlers has become the hot tourist destination for Annapolis visitors. It provides an authentic Chesapeake Crab House experience and the crabs are generally OK but over priced. It was better before it was "discovered".It's hard to get local crabs in the Annapolis area but they do a good job of presentation. If you have out of town guests, Cantler's is sure to provide a memorable experience

Thank caterto
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Look no further for the best steamed crabs in Annapolis. My husband and I are both seafood lovers, and we eat seafood all the time. On a recent weekend trip to Annapolis (just 2 days before Hurricane Sandy), we decided to give Cantler's a try. We had a pound of jumbo shrimp and a dozen of the medium crabs (they are sold by the dozen). They sell the hard shell crabs by size (super, xl, large, and medium), and since they bring them in fresh each day, they can rum out of different sizes depending on the business. During the time of year when we visited, the crabs were very meaty and sweet, and medium had more than enough meat to fill us up. Just remember to be careful with the Old Bay seasoning getting on your fingers before you rub your eyes, as it will burn. We liked this place so much that we ordered another dozen crab the next day for take out before we return home.

You get a lot of food for the money, and the price is reasonable for such fresh, high quality seafood. I only wish we lived closer!

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Thank Claire C
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were advised by some local business men to go there rather than a restaurant by the wharf. A good choice. My husband had a great crab cake and I had a softshell crab. Definitely worth it!

Thank Dudee
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