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Cantler's Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
+1 410-757-1311
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“blue crabs” (71 reviews)
“steamed clams” (89 reviews)
“hush puppies” (57 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
458 Forest Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409-5912
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful setting but food was over breaded and over fried. We asked for separate checks as there were three groups of two and one single. Waitress said no we would have to figure it all out. The bill was $212 and it was ridiculous to...More

Thank Madi T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

5 crabs mushy. At 90 per dozen for extra large, expected better. Hopefully they were over cooked not dead..they replaced the crabs immediately but should not have happened

Thank Rory O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our sister-in-law to Cantlers for crabs. She was in town for a short time and wanted crabs (originally from Maryland). We opted for the $90 Extra large over the $70 large crabs. We were really unimpressed with the size of the crabs. We...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When in Maryland you must visit Cantler's. If your craving crabs then this is your place. We visited after the boat show. Sat out on the deck. This is a crab lovers dream. The prices were fair . All I can say is that the...More

Thank ken k
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want fresh crabs,don’t bother going elsewhere unless you bought them here and took them home. Newspapers on the table,hot steamed crabs with Old Bay Seasoning and outside seating by the creek,if desired. Very casual and lots of fun either picking crabs or eating...More

Thank Vaglassmoore
Reviewed 1 week ago

You really have to follow your GPS to find this place but the food is really worth the trouble. This is where local folks go when they want to crack crabs.

Thank CM101746
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is among a few where I will buy the t-shirt. I get off the plane and make a b-line for Cantlers for a crab feast. It was very difficult to find before smart phones and navigation. Its behind a neighborhood on the river....More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is with a sad heart that I need to give an average rating for this restaurant. My spouse and I used to go here pretty often. I had not been there for over 4 years since my spouse passed away. For almost 20 years,...More

Thank MarshaLee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t speak to other items on their menu, but their dozen crabs are unbelievable. Hubby and I split a dozen regular size ones and it took us the entire dinner to crack, open and eat them! Of course we were not experts at this...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here, but I can't give it a 5 due to the uneven quality of the food. One of us got the lump crab cakes with coleslaw and hush puppies. The cakes were excellent, with lots of crab and no fillers. I...More

Thank JStatler71
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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
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.
Phyllis C
12 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
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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