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420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD
+1 410-221-7888
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 10
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful place to dine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Barb E
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Jarrettsville
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jarrettsville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

California, Maryland
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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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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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