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Cantler's Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steamed crabs” (88 reviews)
“blue crab” (81 reviews)
“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
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1 - 10 of 915 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice picturesque restaurant with outdoor sitting. Food was reasonable but not outstanding. Started with boiled shrimp - a bit over and hard to peel. Crab was pretty good but the normal "negative calorie" food. On the other hand, the crab cakes were superb and a...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great spot to pick some crabs and have drinks. Been coming here for over 20 years. Will continue to do so!

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best Maryland Crab served anyway you like it, right off the boat. Great to be able to sit outside and enjoy both the weather and the food. Hard to find but well worth it.

Thank erich802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need I say more ----- "Hard Shell Crabs". This is everyone's number 1 recommendation when it comes to crabs and they re all right. Takes a bit to get to the restaurant but every bit worth the 10 minute by car journey.

Thank richlazor22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing represents Maryland food more than cracking open steam crabs and eating corn on the cob. And Cantlers is the best spot to roll up your sleeves and enjoy Chesapeake living.

Thank liftoph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local crab place. Inside and outside seating. Great friendly staff, and the crab cakes are the best. This is our favorite go-to place.

Thank Edie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no place better to go for crabs than Cantler's - either by boat or by car. The crabs are steamed and seasoned perfectly. Sitting on their outside deck in the summer overlooking the river - perfect.

Thank mdsailorman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always took out of town guests to Cantlers for great crabs and a fun atmosphere. The service is good but it is the food, waterfront dining, and atmosphere that make it something special. It is very out of the way and parking can be...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful hidden gem! It is right on the water (Mill Creek). Billed as an "Old School Crab House and Waterside Deck", and "Where Watermen Eat". So true. There were locals as well as tourists. The Blue Crabs were not in season, so I...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Cantler’s is off the beaten path. It’s a little place right off the water. Definitely order the crab dip for an appetizer. We ordered a dozen extra large crabs for $115 with a basket of fries and a few cold beers. It’s a great experience

Thank Melissa H
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Questions & Answers
25 June 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
13 February 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
12 July 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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