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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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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The food was good but it wasn't fantastic. The restaurant can be loud and very busy. The views of the water are fantastic.

Thank dsduda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Cold beer, good food, and a great view on the river. Crab dip with the pretzel bread is highly recommended!

Thank Donald B
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

My husband and I were staying at a nearby Bed-and-Breakfast for his birthday and I wanted to have dinner at a restaurant that'll complete the package. This was definitely the place. Not only did we get a corner table, outside/waterfront, but Paige, our waitress, was excellent. The calamari was delicious, and we enjoyed the salmon. If back in the area,... More 

Thank fellinlove
New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We were in town for our wedding and my in laws took us here the day after. I am a vegetarian so most of the things I could only eat a salad and some sides, but it was very good. My Fiance said his food was very good as well. He had fish and chips and the calamari.

Thank Mensha
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I had lunch there last week with three others on two occasions. All eight of the meals were excellent. The portions are larger than normal. The ingredients are fresh. We sat on the deck and the view is great.

Thank Robert F
Stafford, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch on the water today, service was great. Sadly out of some of the craft beer was out but we came to find something good. Fish taco and shore melt were great.

Thank Jesse H
Wilmington DE
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Friendly, prompt service. Great view on the deck of the river which we really enjoyed. Good beer and drunken clams - would definitely go back!

Thank MJM2006
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We ate outside on the covered deck overlooking the river. We ate early and the atmosphere was casual. The food was very good. I ordered the blackened tuna steak...it was cooked perfectly and was not too spicy. My husband had the fried oysters, which he enjoyed. Service was great!

Thank D B
New Jersey
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

For the four years our daughter was a student at Washington College we went here for lunch and dinner. A great place to dine. We always chose the outdoor seating if weather permitted which allowed a pleasant view of the water and the coming and going of boats. The crab cakes are a favorite usually served with seasonal veggies. The... More 

Thank Maxiemama
Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Took my grandmother out to dinner ,she enjoyed the food, our waitress was attentive and pleasant . The view was great.

Thank Josh S

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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
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?