Maryland Crab Houses: A Chesapeake Tradition

An Annapolis, Maryland icon, Cantler’s waterfront restaurant and crab house has been serving the area’s freshest seafood to watermen, boaters, and land lovers alike for nearly four decades. Sheltered in the quiet waters of Mill Creek, Maryland and just minutes from Annapolis City Dock, Cantler’s proudly serves:

  • Maryland Blue Crabs
  • Crab Cakes
  • Crab Imperial
  • Clams
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Fish
  • Lobster
  • Scallops
  • Land Lovers Platters
  • Sandwiches
  • Steamed Hardshell Crabs

For more on our offerings, please explore our menu.  Our dishes are all served piping hot and ready to enjoy in the atmosphere reminiscent of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay heritage. Come as you are to Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn, where the watermen gather for fresh seafood and steamed Maryland blue crabs 7 days a week, all year ’round.

Our Story

Jimmy and Linda CantlerCantler’s owners and founders, Jimmy and Linda Cantler, are native Marylanders. Jimmy worked as a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay. The Cantler family has worked in the seafood industry for five generations.

In 1974, Jimmy started a restaurant dedicated to serving fresh seafood in a casual family atmosphere. Today, all seafood is inspected by experienced handlers to ensure only the highest quality product reaches our customers.