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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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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was a lovely restaurant in Chestertown right on the water. We had $.50 wings and beers. Very good and accommodating service. Food was tasty. The service was great. Awesome gluten-free cake! Thank you for serving gluten-free food.

Thank imanoutdoorgrl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I was a little hesitant about visiting after reading other reviews but our family crew of 6 were very happy. We had three grandparents, my husband and myself, and a teenager and there was something on the menu for all of us. We all ordered something different and everyone was happy from soup to salad to the meatloaf. We were... More 

Thank Alice H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We went to The Fish Whistle twice during a recent visit to Chestertown. Both visits were in the afternoon, and we got our food to go so we could sit outside and enjoy the view of the river with our dog. On the first visit, the fish and chips were really good, with generous portions, so we decided to go... More 

2 Thank DCProfessionals
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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165 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Ate outside on the covered patio overlooking the water, a great setting. Our server was wonderful- was very nice and very accomendating. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had a beet salad with goat cheese and candied nuts, it was fresh, but lacked flavor. Our server steered us away from two of our original entree choices. Take from that what you... More 

1 Thank SDL248
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Visited on a Wednesday evening for dinner. Service was good, but the food was terrible. We both tried fried oysters. They were heavy and greasy. The accompanying potato salad was tasteless as was the cold slaw. We were expecting a lot better from a nice place on the water.

Thank Ken V
southern california
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243 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

There have been several restaurants in this location, all capitalizing on the waterfront location. The latest arrival, Fish Whistle, continues the tradition of offering local seafood in a casual setting. The menu mimics most Eastern Shore fish shacks with a standard selection of fried fish, crab dishes and combinations. Nothing that we tried was outstanding or close to gourmet quality.... More 

Thank cedric09
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I have been here twice and both times have had a wonderful experience. The food has been great and reasonable. I have had the wings with homemade blue cheese dressing, the salmon with mashed sweet potatoes and sauteed spinach and the wedge salad. It was delicious. My friend had the chicken ceasar salad and enjoyed it very much. He also... More 

1 Thank Layla1962
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2015

The food was good but it wasn't fantastic. The restaurant can be loud and very busy. The views of the water are fantastic.

Thank dsduda
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Cold beer, good food, and a great view on the river. Crab dip with the pretzel bread is highly recommended!

Thank Donald B
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My husband and I were staying at a nearby Bed-and-Breakfast for his birthday and I wanted to have dinner at a restaurant that'll complete the package. This was definitely the place. Not only did we get a corner table, outside/waterfront, but Paige, our waitress, was excellent. The calamari was delicious, and we enjoyed the salmon. If back in the area,... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, 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?