Cantler's Riverside Inn

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458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, MD, USA

Cantler's Riverside Inn Annapolis Reviews

traveller142009 travelle…
42 reviews
Best Crab House in Annapolis Jun 16, 2013
This was a wonderful seafood restaurant overlooking the Severn River. On your first visit you might think that your GPS has lost it but keep going; you are on the right track as this restaurant is tucked away at the end of this narrow road which winds through the residential neighborhood. I recommend you get there early for lunch (11:30 AM) as parking is limited and you will have a chance to sit out on the deck overlooking the river.

The steamed blue crabs were delicious as well as the seasoned fries. A very good selection of seafood entrees on the menu and reasonable priced too. There's an outside sink for you to wash your hands as you have to use your hands when eating crabs! The wait staff was courteous and service was prompt. An added treat was the downstairs bins/holding tanks for you to observe the crabs. I would highly recommend this place as one of the best seafood restaurant in Annapolis.
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traveller142009 says:
Thanks for the smile; a great seasfood restaurant indeed!
Posted on: Aug 08, 2013
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1morespicy 1morespi…
28 reviews
Got Crabs? Dec 04, 2009
I had pretty much decided I wanted to eat here before I even left London. I love sea food and I didn't want to miss out on Maryland blue crab when I was in Maryland.

It's a bit hard to find. One of those places you have to know where it is. Lucky for me, my hosts had been here on more than one occasion so no problems finding it.

The menu is quite extensive and I had trouble picking a main. We ordered a couple of things to share and got 6 crabs to share. If you order the crabs they come and cover you table in paper and you get a big bucket for shell and a mallet to get at the meat.

For my main I had king crab. I asked for the smaller portion but still had to take most of it home. I only ordered it because it was dirt cheap compared to back home.

I really liked this place. It's very laid back. the service is good and the crab is the nicest I've ever had! Messy but fun.
Maryland blue crab.
Half portion of king crab.
Not your normal cutlery.
fearlessflyer82 says:
Reminds me of the crab cakes I had at Camden Field in Baltimore!
Posted on: Dec 20, 2009
marksreynolds says:
Glad you enjoyed it!! :)
Posted on: Dec 20, 2009
marksreynolds marksrey…
55 reviews
Typical Maryland Crab House Jul 21, 2009
Cantler's is a great place to eat Maryland Blue Crabs and other seafood while drinking your favorite beer out of can served in a bucket of ice. This is not a fancy place, and the wooden tables are long and usally covered in brown paper, and you sit on wooden benches, but the food is great! This is a local hangout and is always busy. The covered outdoor seating area is the busiest, but worth the wait if you like sitting outside next to the water. If you are ever in Annapoils and want to try Maryland Blue Crabs the traditional way, you got to visit Cantler's. Let me know, we'll be happy to take you!

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