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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 good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steamed crabs” (82 reviews)
“steamers” (31 reviews)
“hush puppies” (58 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to be with friends and for the ambience, but there was a huge wait and there was nowhere to sit while you wait. It would be nice if one could order drinks while they wait. I had crab cakes every day in Maryland....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight of our dinner was the she crab soup, creamy and filled with crab. It was fun to experience first hand shucking the crabs. Other entrées were average. Nice view of the river.

Thank missourifarmgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love all of the food at Cantlers, but come mainly for crabs. I also enjoy the rockfish bites and prime rib. It's a little off the beaten path, but that's why I like it. The water views are beautiful.

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Cantlers since 1975, and the crabs have always been consistent, along with a good time. It has gotten more crowded over the years and you have to get better at timing, however it is worth the wait, when necessary.

Thank JJ-Westborough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently we took our visiting cousin from Vancouver to Cantlers for steamed crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob and ice cold beer! There's lots of crab houses but few with a view. When in Maryland you must have steamed crabs, it's our tradition. It's what...More

Thank KeepRocks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cantler's is a bit out of the way but worth the journey! Great soup, crab cakes, salads and, of course, blue crab. The bruschetta was good, yet the portion was a little disappointing. Friendly service but a bit slow. Lovely view!

Thank CBArnold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a restaurant with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. You know it is good as there is a waiting time to get in. Inside you see people having drinks and eating delicious seafood. Some patrons were hammering on the crab shells (mallet provided) and...More

Thank TrekkerOH2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing better than a group of friends, dozens of the largest crabs they have and sitting on their crowded deck have the perfect summer lunch or dinner overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, heaven! The crabs are the best but do order the largest that they have....More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch on my last day in Annapolis. Great way to end a terrific weekend! We also were lucky that we did not have to wait. I was told that the wait just to get into the parking lot can be an hour....More

Thank Gerlinde G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time ever going to here. Was highly recommended from many who have visited and live here. Got my first experience with eating crab. Enjoyed some drinks outside while waiting (which wasn't too long) and enjoyed bring on the dock seeing the boats, people, and...More

Thank Linda T
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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
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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 Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-757-1311
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