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The Fish Whistle

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98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
+1 410-778-3566
11:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited Chestertown every year for 4 years while my daughter was a student at Washington College. And every time The Fish Whistle has been the place to dine. The view of the Chester River is both calming and captivating. Always enjoy the opportunity to have a gastronomic experience. This visit, it was the Shepherd's pie! Yum!

Thank Lorraine M
Forest Hill, Maryland
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here following a funeral for a family member. From the assistance of Betty to set the buffet for us, to the excellant service from our waitresses, Kelly and Denise, to the quality of all the food - it was all wonderful! Definitely recommend this restaurant for a couple, or a large group. Their creme brulee is to die... More 

Thank Terry H
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked here from the Lemon Leaf, totally opposite experience. Good views from the Chester River, waitress explained there would be a short delay. Hostess helped get our drinks. We ordered our food, which came out in a reasonable time. Had the Shrimp and Catfish jambalaya, which had a bite to it, but was not too spicy, friend had a crab... More 

Thank Richard W
White Hall
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Work Friend & I Cannot get Enough of the Oyster Sampler !!! It's Awesome ! Other Food is Very Good Too ! If you are in Chestertown Eat HERE !!!

1 Thank Jeffrey B
Fairfax, Virginia
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the end of oyster season appoaching, we were up for finding a place in close proximity to Rock Hall, MD were we could get our fill of these wonderful bivavles. Our search brought us to Fish Whistle in Chestertown, MD which features a Thursday "All-You-Can-Eat" Oyster Buffet. If the idea of consuming a medley of oysters prepared in several... More 

Thank Tom K
Gardners, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had an appetizer and a salad, my husband had ribs. Our bill was over $60. What we had was very good, but it seemed a bit pricey. Perhaps the price is high because of the location on the bay. We were seated beside a very LOUD party of six that made our evening a bit short. The place... More 

Thank Kristin S
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Chestertown, this a a great, unpretentious lunch/dinner restaurant to enjoy local fare and be riverside (outdoor patio available). We enjoyed both lunch (salads) and dinner here. For dinner we had the beet salad and the hearts of romaine. For dinner, we both enjoyed the Crab Cakes which were tasty. A nice selection of moderately priced wines and beers... More 

1 Thank BTortella
Middletown, Delaware
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chestertown Marina eatery.....enjoyed delicious raw oysters while gazing out over the Chester River. Observed baymen arrive and off load mornings harvest of oysters. My oysters were in the water yesterday. It does not get any better. Enjoyed foue fried oysters and chicken salad with salad, a local staple. One of the best lunches in a long time. Denise was terrific... More 

Thank Robert H
Ellicott City, Maryland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location and view of river dock! Typical fish-type restaurant. Does not pretend to be anything other than it is (e.g., "Thirsty Thursday dink specials")--which is commendable. Good value. Average food. Certainly enjoyable going to. Portions generous. Potato salad/cold slaw salad bland. Grilled chicken sandwich tasty. Somehow out of some beers, when we were there. Not a food destination restaurant,... More 

Thank Irfsc
United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just say this is a very nice setting on the river. The staff was incredibly nice. Menu had good selections. I was quite disappointed with the food however. One person in our party had steak, it was terrible. It was cooked to order but must have been poor quality of meat. Seafood was OK at best. Great location,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1582 (Formerly Reiley's on the River)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chestertown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-778-3566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?