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The Fish Whistle

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98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
+1 410-778-3566
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious lunch. The cream of crab soup was yummy as was the crab imperial and beet salad. The restaurant is situated right on the Charles River, and outdoor dining is available. Lovely spot-- good food-- beautiful view!

Thank mforrest m
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there many times and never fails to please. Like that they offer a choice of smaller portions.

Thank Anna May D
Brick, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The restaurant was very crowded due to the Downrigging & Classic Boat Show - should have made a reservation! We ended up sitting at the bar - which was fine with us. Parents ordered the oyster appetizer - an assortment of cooked oysters - phenomenal! Then we all ordered the fried oysters. Believe me - you won't go wrong ordering... More 

Thank CKelly8945
Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Fish whistle is a relatively large seafood restaurant and bar in Chestertown. Service was good, and the food was ok, but not great. We went for dinner- had a party of 10- and enjoyed ourselves. I had cod- a nice piece of fish but drowning a bit in butter sauce. The charred crab Caesar salad was generous in terms of... More 

Thank Jane S
Chestertown, Maryland
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

One calm summer night my beloved and I sat on the Fish Whistle terrace overlooking the Chester River. After living on both coasts, we had been searching the Eastern Shore for the right environment to settle down to a better pace. I asked her then--How do we beat this? Fish Whistle: Best of Bay cuisine, informal atmosphere, solid service. The... More 

Thank moseman73
North Bethesda, Maryland
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great restaurant. We liked the oyster assortment and really loved the crab salad with romaine and roasted tomatoes. The hush puppies could have been better.

Thank Jay W
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The cream of crab soup was outstanding. Fish tacos wee fresh and lively. We had a younger waiter who left a bit to be desired. Beer ran dry more than once as too did my wife's glass of wine. Overall, a great place to eat.

Thank Mike B
Norfolk, VA
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We experienced very good service and delicious food. We dined on 9/30 for dinner and tried the crab dip appetizer, steamed shrimp, fish taco, and macaroni and cheese with brie. Everything was really tasty and the portions were great. Our server was attentive and friendly. We were seated by a window and the view was nice. We were caught by... More 

Thank tennisfamily13
Brighton, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My daughter and I ate dinner at this restaurant in August of 2016. We had a reservation and sat outside with the river directly next to us. It was good we had an early dinner reservation as we got a prime seat with a scenic view. When we arrived the restaurant was not that busy - however within 40 minutes... More 

Thank Pamela S
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday night. Staff was friendly. Location and view was great. Then the Friday night college crowd came in, and it got crowded and service became scarce. A fun "college town" spot.

Thank Pat B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-3566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?