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Cantler's Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steamed crabs” (89 reviews)
“blue crab” (82 reviews)
“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A casual restaurant with fancy restaurant prices. You will pay at least $100 for two eating crab. The calamari was under cooked and a bit chewy. We had crab cakes, which were mostly crab. The hush puppies are quite good. Eat outside with a nice...More

Thank DKMommy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed crabs by the water! The crabs were delicious! Service was great! Will definitely be back! If you like blue crabs, try them here!

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The answer? Beer! I was told by our waitress crabs are full now and I could only eat three extra large. Mrs J had her crabcake And we were both very happy It is a very informal setting so don't wear your fancy duds. Also...More

Thank jaxon27
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is hard not to like Cantler’s if you like seafood. Three of us recently had lunch there over the covered patio, and we very much enjoyed our lunch by the water. During the week, there is no wait. This is such a great place!

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

How do you judge a restaurant when there is a 45 minute wait to get into the parking lot. Well, a lot of people, including our group thought that it was worth the wait. And it was. The crabs were excellent and reasonably priced for...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spur of moment decision to go to Cantlers on its opening day back in mid-April of this year. Really busy with mostly locals- good sign! My party had crabcakes, rockfish, clams. We all enjoyed our food and left feeling stuffed. Very rustic, casual, family-style seating-very...More

Thank TripTips88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular with locals. Crab specialties. We had crab stuffed shrimp, the best I've ever had. But, the best item we found wad the half and half crab soup. Half tomato base and half cream base.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just landed at the airport and went straight to Cantler’s. Beautiful evening on the deck overlooking Mill’s Creek. Cold beers, sweet corn on the cob, cole slaw, huge lump meat crab cakes. Incredibly attentive service. A must for any visit to Annapolis.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Annapolis Maryland, Cantler‘s is one of the best place for Maryland crabs! Family style dining, long wooden tables covered in newspaper, and buckets and buckets of sweet sweet crabs. Try every appetizer but don’t fill up, save your appetite for...More

Thank Drsalimapatel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went and had the crab dip which was very good, and had the fried cod sandwich with hush puppies. The actual cod piece was very small, and the hush-puppies tasted like frozen food. My wife's shrimp were nothing special and although the service was attentive,...More

Thank BrianN3
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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
12 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
11 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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