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Canvasback Restaurant & Pub

420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD
(410) 221-7888
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Ranked #22 of 46 restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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34 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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English first
California, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

They claim to have the best crab soup and I have to say I agree. There had to be a whole crabs worth of meat just floating on top lightly dusted with Old Bay. It was delicious. The service was great, we needed just a quick bite and out waitress made sure we were in and out quickly. To top... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a light lunch here. The cream of crab soup was very good but a little salty. One of my friends had the chicken noodle soup and she said it was REALLY salty.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our family of 8 went for dinner. At first we were the only guests. The waitress was not very familiar with the menu. Also mistakes with drink and food orders. Fried oysters were good but overdone. Chicken sandwich was dry. The burgers were great, big and juicy. The cream of crab soup was very good. Overall good food, fair service... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

For a pub/grille, it was good enough. The kitchen/prep area is in the front...closest to the window...which means the kitchen is probably the best lit part of the establishment. 'Ambiance' lighting would be a fair way to put it. I guess the place was fine, but what's keeping me from saying better is that it was really, really, slow service.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a fancier restaurant and the food was great. It seems like a great place for special occasions. Great service, good food, but not necessarily for a casual experience...

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Oakton, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were in Cambridge with friends from all over Maryland looking for a good place to have dinner. Our hosts who live in Cambridge suggested Canvassback and reflecting on the meal they were spot on. I can't remember when I had a better time in a pub on a Saturday night! The crab cake special was very good the fries... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband had never tried crab cakes so he decided he better-as we were in MD!. Awesome flavour and full of veggies the soup was a hit and the crab cakes equally good. But the favourite was the Double devil's food cake chocolate cheesecake triple decker. Tony should be proud of his restaurant.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

This is really two restaurants in one, the pub portion, where we go most often, and the restaurant for fine dinners. The pub is informal, has lots of great pub-style dishes such as shepherd's pie, Guinness beef stew, cream of crab soup, and possibly the best hamburger in Cambridge. We go to the pub often, 2-3 times a month, for... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Chewy dry duck, maybe last weeks leftover? Pricey bad food. Have not been back since and letting my Cambridge neighbors know about tje poor quality

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Texas City, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Had a late lunch here the other day and ordered their cream of crab soup, which was just amazing. Thick, creamy and loaded with crab. Also ordered their fish n chips, which were good also. Great atmosphere. We were the only two people in the restaurant, but it was 2pm. I am sure at night or on the weekends this... More

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