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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to Cantler's with some friends and family, group of 14 to be exact! Wow! That place is awesome! Annie was perfect, her and another girl, sorry can't remember her name, tall blonde girl, made the whole experience easy and hassle free! We had a $1000 bill! Lots of apps, beers and crabs! Would definitely recommend this place for any... More 

Thank blenderman80
Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hard-to-find waterside traditional crab house is just that - THE place to get crabs in Annapolis. The only restaurant left where the watermen deliver crabs directly to the restaurant by boat in season. But...there specialty is crabs. Get the crabs. Other menu items are OK, but not why you drive to Cantler's. Beware of busy times. A call ahead... More 

Thank daviddri
Millersville, Maryland
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crowded and hot but great place to eat crabs. Be prepared to get messy and enjoy. You cannot go wrong here. Just make sure to come with the right attitude. It is normally busy, loud, parking can be difficult and not a lot of elbow room. Other items on the menu are good also. Enjoy the atmosphere for what it... More 

Thank markdanielhill
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the crab cake sandwich and fish tacos. Great meal at a reasonable price. Odd location but definitely worth the trip.

Thank Jeff S
Guangzhou, China
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove out here while on a day trip in Annapolis, and ate out on the water. We each had a crab cake (mine in a sandwich, hers in a salad), and both were lovely. Not too dense, plenty of crab. The hushpuppies were also amazing. My wife loved her clam chowder. It's not a cheap restaurant, but worth what... More 

Thank WDavidTF
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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182 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were all excited to get to Cantler's for famous Maryland crabs and when we arrived - they were out of crabs!! We stayed anyway but the food on the rest of the menu was fair at best. It wasn't worth the drive. We were part of a big group and we asked if they would do us a favor... More 

Thank Brad H
Land O Lakes, Florida
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, thankfully a little early, and were greeted by Nicole like we were a part of the family. Being from the south, I'd actually liken it to southern hospitality. We both started with soup which was among the best I've had. My hubby ordered the grilled platter and was really pleased. I had the crab stuffed... More 

Thank jswider
Barrie, Canada
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good things before I arrived and it didn't disappoint. Although the soft shell crab was out of season the flown in soft shells from the Gulf were still affordable and enjoyable. I over indulged for a solo visit by having the dozen oysters, crab cake sandwich and the bartender taught me how to dissect the soft shell... More 

Thank Jeff k
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cantler's has a variety of food - crabs, fish sandwiches, burgers, etc. Restaurant is rustic (Seating is on long wooden benches) which adds to the charm. Food is excellent but service is sometimes slow (servers often do not check back with you). Nice view of the river. Go for the food (fish) and river view.

Thank SkowSkow
Annapolis, Maryland
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went to Cantler's for a birthday lunch late in January 2017. We have lived in the area for close to 40 years, so this was not our first visit. We found it to be just as mediocre to bad as we always have. First, the good bits. The oysters, raw and very fresh, were wonderful. Two of us had... More 

Thank Pamela F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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

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