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“A very pretty setting for a delightful evening”

Cantler's Riverside Inn
Ranked #9 of 354 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A very pretty setting for a delightful evening”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

A little bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit (probably a 10 minute drive from Annapolis). Was busy when we arrived so I feared the worst but no worries, they seated us outside with no wait time at a perfect table with a great view of the bay. 3 of us had steamed crabs (large), not cheap but they never are and it's an occasional treat. 1had fried shrimp which was very generous portion. Bill came to $165 (+tip). Will definitely repeat.

Visited August 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Excellent location and good communal atmosphere”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent location and good communal atmosphere. Nice crabs and spice with decent beer options. Service was a bit hit and miss : some very professional; others hardly trained. Reasonable prices. Would probably go again if in the area

Visited June 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Crabs! Famous Resturaunt”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I went with my family to Cantler's and we had an amazing time. Lunch on the water is such a beautiful experience and the crabs are to die for, covered in "Old Bay" powder. After 10 minutes of eating a camera crew came and wanted to film about the restaurant for Fox 5 News! I was even more pleased! If your in Annapolis you should definitely check out Cantler's Riverside Inn!

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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Seafood Experience in Annapolis”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food was very enjoyable and the staff were very attentive. Excellent variety of crab items to eat. I had the soft shell crab platter with Maryland Crab soup and would have both of those again. My family had two different crab entrees and both were delicious. The wait staff was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Slightly off the beaten track, but worth the drive. I drove from Baltimore and it was worth my time.

Visited July 2014
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Bowie, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Dinner on the Water”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great seafood...the crabs are hot and fresh, though a bit pricey. The crab dip and hush puppies are a must have too. All of the plates that came out looked amazing. Cantler's does get pretty busy on most days, reservations suggested. The GPS directions are a little confusing, it takes you through a neighborhood. Wonderful views on the water. Nice for special occasion, I took my husband for his birthday and he really enjoyed it.

  • Visited August 2013
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