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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here for lunch on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon. We were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. We were seated outside near the water and the scenery was beautiful. The location was very clean. We ordered a dozen steamed blue...crabs and they were good size, full and delicious. As a first time visitor to the region it was a great representation of the area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

With so much outdoor seating and very family friendly this was a spectacular stop with really great food and service on our way into Annapolis:) Socially distanced, masked staff and very fresh seafood. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

We managed to get seated fairly quick for a group of 12 on a Saturday afternoon with Covid restrictions in place. Service was quick and attentive and the food and drinks were good. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2020

I used to go here regularly back in the early 90's, this (Nov 2020) was my first visit since then. The food has improved, and really quite good. I miss the bucket of steamers (clams) that I used to get. Prices are up almost 30...years later (of course), but reasonable. The scenery is wonderful, and they are very conscious of COVID restrictions in this new time. Great place, well worth a visit or three.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

We were a group of 7 4 of us from the area. I don’t get it? Food was average as was service? All had different dishes no one disliked their dish but everyone said it was okay. Only highlight was the crab soup. It was...good....could have had more crab in it but what soup couldn’t.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 November 2020

Yesterday my daughter ordered carry out and told to pick it up in 20 minutes, so we showed up and no one was at pickup window for at least another 15 minutes. We asked for non burned clam strips due to several recent bad experiences...here, which to credit them they have made right! Was shown beautiful clam strip order however noticed one of our creamy crab soups was missing in the bag, also a recent problem here, which again, they made right. Took long time to get the other soup. My daughter is local and lives 7 minutes away. Food was ice cold, so she called explained she had a baby and couldn’t come back and the same man working the window came to phone said he was manager, said he showed clams and they weren’t cold. Really, I’m pretty sure they were so cold they were dried out! Explained despite being cooked right, they were cold! He hung up! How rude! I highly doubt any owner would approve of a manager treating a customer this way. We have been going here regularly since my daughter moved here 5 years ago because of the delicious food and the beautiful setting! Very sad. Good food doesn’t mean much without good customer service. We will miss it.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020

Everytime visiting Annapolis if we have time and must visit this restaurant. You can always feel relax, happy when sitting there. The crab and seafood is good, and some other dishes with beer can make you forget all the annoyed stuff but just happiness. Come...here and enjoy the vibe, food, and the conversation with family and friends.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Our annual FALL CRAB 🦀 PICK! It never disappoints!! Great food, service and setting - even w all this Covid mess!! Thx for a great afternoon!! The Super Crabs were for sure super!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020

I have been going to Cantlet's for DECADES. It's well worth the drive. We went to take advantage of outdoor seating. Beautiful day, lighr breeze, overlooking the "creek." You can just trust Cantler's. The food waa good. Generous social distancing outside. Avoid crowds on weekends!...We went on a Thursday afternoon - no wait. Now for the additioal ratings: I don't know what a gluten free person is!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

The best Crab House in Maryland! They offer great riverside views with some of the best seasoned crabs! Nothing fancy here, just getting down and dirty with butcher brown paper and plenty of crabs! The staff is friendly and professional and always willing to accommodate...alterations in the menu. Good selection of beers , but bottled or cans only(or at least for now, with the COVID flu). This place makes me feel like I am back in time to the 1960’s for some reason. Be prepared to get messy, but also to have a fun filling time! Delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from petergJ844KK | Reviewed this property |
No! The only specials are on the chalkboard.
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.
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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.
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Cantler's Riverside Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4