We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Fish Whistle

98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582
+1 410-778-3566
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (24 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (404)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good, nothing spectacular. The service was ok the hostess wasn't that friendly. My daughter and son in law enjoyed the crab cakes. Desert sizes huge.

1  Thank Bush B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around for ages — it’s a “just-ok,” pricy place for what you get. They tout their fish tacos as one of their specialties. They are awful! Don’t order them. If you do go for lunch, be sure to request Kelly as...More

Thank Denise030711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Chestertown, we decided to stop at The Fish Whistle based on an enthusiastic recommendation, and we were not disappointed. We both asked for salads. I got Blackened Monk Fish over a Caesar Salad, and my wife had the Mini-Crabcakes over a Caesar Salad....More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week for all-you-can-eat oysters. Oysters were good but service seriously lacking. Our favorite waitress, Ann, was not there and we were told she “didn’t work here anymore”. That’s too bad because she was friendly and efficient. Probably won’t be a regular here anymore...More

1  Thank jwj6020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had the chance to eat at the Fish Whistle during the annual Down Rgging of many tall ships. i had the fish and chips and my wife had crab cakes. Plenty of fish and chips but the crab cakes were very small for the price.

Thank ashe66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start? I made a reservation the night before. They didn't have it. We got a table anyway. We arrived an hour early by design to have a drink at the bar. I asked the bartender, "what's a drink that is a specialty...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Chestertown, Maryland for its Annual Downrigging Festival. After spending the morning photographing the Tall Ships I went for lunch at the Fish Whistle which faces the river and was conveniently located to observe all the harbor activities. I was seated on the...More

Thank il corso/el gallego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate lunch here and has decent food with an amazing view. If the view wasn't as good as it is, I would have given it a 3/5 stars.

Thank Nibbler_88
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited for lunch during the downrigging weekend -- the waterside was full of sailing ships making one last appearance before getting set for winter. The ambience was wonderful and if you had a table on the terrace, you were in the midst of all...More

Thank rexpig
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had a group of about 30 people for lunch. The staff handled the crowd well and arranged a special menu for us. The crab soup was so delicious! Had a crab cake sandwich too. Can’t get too much crab in Maryland! The plate of...More

Thank Micky O
Nearby Restaurants
Lemon Leaf Cafe
598 reviews
.55 km away
Evergrain Bread Company
151 reviews
.29 km away
Chester River Wine & Cheese Co
39 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Carla Massoni Gallery
21 reviews
.29 km away
Historical Society of Kent County
10 reviews
.35 km away
Kent County Visitors Center
6 reviews
.56 km away
Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
6 reviews
.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Brotherdickdca1981 | Reviewed this property |
I remember many of the dishes at Fish Whistle, but most dealt with seafood. Sorry.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing