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Canvasback Restaurant & Pub

420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD
+1 410-221-7888
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Ranked #36 of 48 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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.
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English first
1 review
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
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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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

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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5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

California, Maryland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Cambridge, Maryland
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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