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“Birthday dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantler's Riverside Inn

Cantler's Riverside Inn
Ranked #9 of 347 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We were quickly seated on a Saturday night, which was surprising. One in our party ordered the restaurant week special, the rest were told they were out of crabs. That was fine, we had crabs last time and were ready to try something else! Crab cakes were LUMP and delicious. Onion rings were FAT and tasty. They were out of key lime pie but the chocolate cake was delish, our waitress was even a good sport (her b-ball team lost while we were there, fun rivalry!)

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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200 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“One of The Better Crab Houses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We visit Cantlers almost every time we are in the Annapolis area. They seem to have written the book on the Chesapeak Bay crabhouse experience. Casual service of course but the food is always good. Get medium or large crabs by the dozen if you want them "full". Onion rings are a winner at our table and the crabcakes sandwich or platter are delightful. They do a good job with Soft shell Crabs also. Long tables lined with people give a pleasant, community buzz to the place. Outside or inside seating. A little hard to find, but worth it. If you don't know what you are doing with Crabs they will show you the techniques.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bowie, Maryland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Never served”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

That was disappointing! A few of us have been here before, so we were very surprised that we were not acknowledge after being seated for 10 minutes. Now, if you have been here before you know that there is always a crowd, but there was no wait tonight. If my husband were to write this review he would say we were not served because we were the only black people in the restaurant, but again we've been here before and that has not been the case. After 5 minutes, which is not a long wait another party was seated at the end of our table. Drink orders were placed and served while we sat waiting. Since the tables are picnic style that mean the waitress passed by us 4 times without even saying, "I will be with you in one moment.". Mike's Restaurant, a party of 7 is on its way!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cantlers is worth the trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have been going to Cantlers since 1978. It has always been a pleasure. The service is excellant and the food is better. Sitting on the creek you can watch the boats go in and out of the Bay. A few muinutes drive to Annapolis and the Naval Academy it is one of the highlights whenever entertaining folks from out of town. By the way, its ALWAYS open. Its fun to watch the snow coming down while your inside warm drinking and cracking crabs.,

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Annapolis, Maryland
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Average service anything other than crabs is very disappointing. Deep fried food that is just not good. Don’t go in the winter. Everything we had was frozen and less than average. You are better served going to a chain seafood house

Visited July 2012
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