Eating Annapolis: Cantler’s Riverside Inn

When you think of Maryland what type of food comes to mind?  If you don’t say crabs, we can’t be friends.  Sorry.  Anyways, when we road tripped to Annapolis a few weekends back, we couldn’t NOT get crabs.  After doing a bit of research and asking around, we decided (excitedly) on Cantler’s Riverside Inn and boy was it a great call.

Cantler’s if tucked away on a river bend not so close to downtown- but not so far out of the way.  If you are in and around Annapolis this place is not to be missed.  They have a huge deck and large picnic tables for communal eating.

While they don’t take reservations, the wait wasn’t so bad for an earlier dinner on a Sunday evening.  They do meals, a la cart and platters of every type of seafood you could possibly dream of.  But I would say the blue crabs are not to be missed- it is one of those places they just dump the Old Bay covered crab on your table and you get to crackin’.

Since there were four of us, we opted to split a shrimp and crab platter, some softshell crab, hush puppies, tater tots and fried clams.

The stars of the show were absolutely the crab- every style, the peel and eat shrimp and the hush puppies.

This meal was such a treat and Eastern Shore classic.  Definitely don’t miss Cantler’s next time you are in the Annapolis area!

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