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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%
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“steamed crabs” (84 reviews)
“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
“seafood” (134 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where locals go to eat crabs, not the tourists. Its off the beaten path, easier to get to by boat than car. From Memorial Day to Labor day cars are pilled up in the parking lot. Paper on the tables, paper plates casual...More

Thank Lucindalc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the best steamed crabs and fried soft shell crab sandwiches.the cream of crab soup is so perfect and they always have specials

Thank jmz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for boiled Chesapeake Crab on the Severn River. Courteous service, fun crowd. We miss this venue

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister friends and I visited Cantlers Riverside Inn this past Thursday and each of enjoyed our food and the service was great too.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cantlers on a slow Saturday and found it to be great. We were served the largest steamer clams I've ever seen. It was almost too much to eat. Service was great and prices fair.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I was somewhat disappointed in my lunch. We found out after we ordered the oysters on the half shell were half the price had we sat at the vpbar which was about 10 feet from our table. The bluepoint oysters were small but my...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Jimmy Cantlers Riverside Inn for 35 years (yes, that long!). Locals call it just “Cantler’s”. It is just a few miles from downtown Annapolis and it is located on Mill Creek. There is great outdoor waterfront seating as well as...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

You can boat to this local crab house or drive, snaking through local neighborhoods until you get there. Down and dirty the menu is short and should be because you are there for the crabs. An outdoor deck is covered in off months and tables...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Cantlers probably has the best Crab Cakes in the Annapolis and they only use Maryland Crab and never crab from Asia. Pricey but you get the best quality. Not fancy, just great seafood.

Thank Harvey D
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the mood for a good waterside atmosphere and a Maryland crab dinner experience, go here. Never been disappointed in our years of visiting during the summer.

Thank Jennifer G
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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
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