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Cantler's Riverside Inn

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steamed crabs” (95 reviews)
“blue crab” (88 reviews)
“hush puppies” (64 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

The crab cakes are large and made of large chunks of fresh crab meat. The outside patio is probably great in the summer but with the enclosure and a heater it was pretty good in winter for me. The vegetables were good but who wants...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lib021016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined some friends who had been to this place several times over the past 10 years. It is certainly off the beaten path and our Uber driver asked us twice if this we were going the right way! Super casual, family atmosphere with great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank woodygo
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My family gathered in Annapolis for a funeral and had a wonderful reunion. There was a place in Kittery, Maine, Chauncey's Creek, where we used to go for lobster fresh off the dock. This was just the place for us. Informal seafood fresh off the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beth G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I first visited Cantler's when I attended the Naval Academy back in 1986 and now that my oldest son is there as sophomore, we wanted to see if the crabs were still just as tasty after all these years and we were not disappointed. Given...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GenePotente
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you are in Annapolis MD. this hard to find but great when you get there not over priced just good food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Martin S
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I am a Maryland girl and this place is such a classic Maryland crab house experience. The crabs were by the far the best we’ve had all season - we’ve had lots - sweet succulent and cooked to perfection. We also had steamed clams -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JoJoFun
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Two of us went Sunday afternoon about 2pm. I had crabs and my friend had fish. The crabs were fine and the cod was so-so. I had to ask for drawn butter.The service was friendly but very slow and the crabs came out 15 minutes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Boggie62
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I first started eating here when I was a student across the bridge at USNA. This place was the best then, and it’s the best today. It’s big, it’s fun, the food is fantastic, and the staff is so friendly. We ate crabs, boiled shrimp,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carlsU5827ZP
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I came here for dinner on Friday and my wife immediately says we’re coming back for lunch on Saturday! LOL! The crabs are delectable and the service is outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnsonNYC
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Remember going to this place when I was a young child. Still the same as I remember it from years ago. Had crabs, not so great on the small side and a bunch were mushy, no large available. Some cooked food came out less than...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Therron B
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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
  • 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, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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