Eastern Shore

Restaurants in Eastern Shore

Just over the Severn River from Maryland’s capital, Annapolis, Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn sits on Mill Creek, which empties into Chesapeake Bay, the source of the restaurant’s famous blue crabs.

 

Teenage waiters deliver buckets of steamed blue crabs with spicy Old Bay seasoning to newspaper-covered tables; the best seats are outside overlooking the marina. Show up at 9 a.m. to see the crabbers drop off their catch. Closed in winter.

Dine on Chesapeake oysters or a duck magret at the Paris-inspired, dinner-only location.

Take in local microbrews, fish tacos, and indie bands in this locally loved restaurant housed in a redbrick colonial.

For $25 you get the following food extravaganza: fried chicken, homemade cole slaw, and fish chowder followed by all-you-can-eat steamed blue crab seasoned with Old Bay.