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Canvasback Restaurant & Coolahan's Irish Pub

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420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 410-221-7888
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Featuring local seafood fresh daily. Local Crab meat, local Oysters and...
Featuring local seafood fresh daily. Local Crab meat, local Oysters and Rock Fish. Featuring Irish Pub Food such as Coolahan's Cottage Pie, Guinness Beef Stew, Cod and Chips. Choose our Irish Pub or our Fine Dining atmosphere. World Famous Crab of Crab Soup. Canvasback Restaurant and Irish Pub was established in 2000 by owner, Anthony Thomas. Canvasback is one of the oldest original restaurants located in Downtown Cambridge, MD.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not a stand out

We stopped in to an empty restaurant at about 2:30 in the afternoon for a late lunch. We were seated immediately by a manager type person, who also provided the initial drink order until she could find the waitress. The service was reasonable, but not exceptional. We had reubens, one turkey, one... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Eric A
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Sykesville
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Sykesville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped in to an empty restaurant at about 2:30 in the afternoon for a late lunch. We were seated immediately by a manager type person, who also provided the initial drink order until she could find the waitress. The service was reasonable, but not exceptional. We had reubens, one turkey, one corned beef, an order of fries, and a... More 

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Corning, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Do *NIOT* waste your time here. The food is "decent" but grossly overpriced, as are the drinks, as well. The dining area is dark & dingy, (no doubt to make it difficult to see how skimpy the portions are). The "manager" also doubles as the "waitress" and the "chef" (and I use that term *verrrrry* loosely) is apparently the owner... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've lived in Cambridge for 32 years and have never had such horrible service. There was only 2 tables that night besides a party in the back. The 2 tables in front were treated like crap. It took our table 15 minutes to get drinks and another 30 mins to get just one of our appetizers. Just as we decided... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were lured by the Irish pub description, and the interior does have some interesting features like a painted tin ceiling. Dark atmosphere if you like that. As other reviewers said, hardly anyone else in the place. Husband had cottage pie which was quite good. I had crab cake sandwich (average) which only came w/slaw, kind of stingy. Good pour... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

the cream of Crab soup is excellent best I've ever had made fresh daily too! My husband had banger and mashed which he says was very good. We went at lunch on a Saturday and had the place almost to ourselves.Can't wait to go back!!

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Cambridge, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Never had a good meal here. Meat pie hardly had any meat in it and what was in it was full of gristle.

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Jarrettsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I have been patrons of the Canvasback for years and just love it. Last night I had the burger, outstanding! My husband chose the French dip with au jus on the side. He said it was the best he has ever had. Sandy, chef, waitress and greeter last night suggested I try a new ale, very tasty!... More 

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went to listen to a friend play on a Friday night, my finance and I split a burger, which was surprisingly good. However, it only came with a side of slaw, which was good, however, we had to order a side of fries. It would be a better option to serve with a side a chips and then offer the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Cream of Crab Soup was the best I have ever had in my life. I loved the romantic atmosphere. I loved the Pub area because it make me very Comfortable. The dinning room so beautiful and makes you feel special and great for taking friends out for a special dinner to kind of show off. The service was great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I went to Cavasback two nights ago. We had seen the menu online and were going to Cambridge so we decided to try it. We were very warmly greeted and chose to eat outside. We found out that there was no dinner menu only a pub menu. After looking it over we were very happy with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 410-221-7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

Description

Featuring local seafood fresh daily. Local Crab meat, local Oysters and Rock Fish. Featuring Irish Pub Food such as Coolahan's Cottage Pie, Guinness Beef Stew, Cod and Chips. Choose our Irish Pub or our Fine Dining atmosphere. World Famous Crab of Crab Soup. Canvasback Restaurant and Irish Pub was established in 2000 by owner, Anthony Thomas. Canvasback is one of the oldest original restaurants located in Downtown Cambridge, MD.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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