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Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
+1 410-757-1311
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Queensbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time here. First was in the summer and it was quite busy. This time, with snow , not at all. Known for their paper covered tables, hammers and crabs. Guaranteed, you willow be disappointed!

Thank Pat S
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take it from a former local, this is the best place to get Blue Crabs in all of Annapolis. I try to get to Cantler's every time I travel back to the MD/VA area. The atmosphere is that of a local joint, not the tourist trap so many seafood places turn out. The crabs are always done to perfection. Get... More 

Thank Bytor56
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals know this is the place for crabs in Annapolis. A bit off the beaten path but worth finding. Casual dining with freshest crabs on the bay.

Thank CharltonDon
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299 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After discovering that most of the restaurants in town were full, we decided to venture out toward the water to visit this restaurant based on the good reviews. Very casual - there were plenty of people with crabs & mallets 'going to town' on their dinner! We decided to try some of the dishes on the menu & were quite... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food quality was terrible: the fried calamari were greasy, the oysters were completely tasteless (like washed in water), the steamed seafood had no taste, the pizza was cheap frozen junk. The service was poor. The price disproportionally high. A thoroughly disappointing experience!

Thank Paolo L
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful staff, delicious crabs, nice view outside but npleasant odor inside. Final word: Worth to wait to be seated for 1,5 hours.

Thank Tijen U
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portions are excellent and food was very good! Price as well. Great crab soup and chowder and my kid loved the burgers !

Thank Richard C
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

There are not many places that let you have a lot of fun while dining at the same time. I mean, where else can you use wooden hammers and pound out your food? I've been to Cantler's a couple of times, and enjoy the hammering and funny stories that result as much as a great-tasting crab. Staff is helpful in... More 

Thank AGEtraveler
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was first visit to Jimmy's Cantlers. The restaurants interior was spacious and well lit. The next visit I'll try outside dining. The menu displayed a nice variety of seafood selections. My guest and I selected the Crab Imperial on the menu. What an INCREDiBLE meal😀😀. The best experience ever. No filler, all Lump Crabmeat. Out waitress, Tara, was fantastic... More 

Thank Steven W
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I visited Maryland few times but I never felt so encouraged to taste the crabs as happened to me in this restaurant. Plates are really big, you can choose a dozen or half dozen of big crabs, and looks like a lot of fun to use the wood hammer they provide. Staff was really helpful showing us how to get... More 

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-757-1311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?