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420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD
+1 410-221-7888
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pub food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Colorado
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Cambridge, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Go for casual, pub-style food. Wide selection, reasonable prices, good portions, cooked fresh while you wait. Good pub decor. The dinner menu is limited, and somewhat on the pricey side.Tasty, freshly cooked , and ample portions, just a little pricey. Staff always friendly and efficient. Good selection of beers.

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Damascus, Maryland
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The service was friendly but that's the only good thing I can say. We bought a groupon which forced us to use a menu that had 10 items all over priced. The dinner menu had better selections but we could not use that. The filet was over cooked and the buffalo chicken was dry and lacked flavor. Don't get the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Positive--a very friendly and helpful waitress. Negative--dark and dreary inside; the food was not very good and the prices were crazy high. Greasy food, hard rolls, and the final check total left us in shock. Not on our return to list...

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Trevor W, Public Relations Manager at Canvasback Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

We do apologize about your visit. We price our food based on the quality of the food we select and the portion size. We do not like when our food falls below the bar and disappoints are customers. We do hope that you will return again to give us a second chance. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Irish

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 - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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