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Canal House

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1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-2880
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Wholesome food, sustainably sourced,thoughtfully prepared. New American...
Wholesome food, sustainably sourced,thoughtfully prepared. New American. Canal House Cafe welcomes BYOB
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Comfortable food, and tasty as well

I was in the area doing some sight seeing, and decided I would stop in for a light dinner. They didn't have any indoor seating available, not sure why. I was nice enough outside, so there was no problem, I'm just not sure why the indoors was not available. I decided on the Triple Crown, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CAKS8462
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Jackson, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Jackson, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was in the area doing some sight seeing, and decided I would stop in for a light dinner. They didn't have any indoor seating available, not sure why. I was nice enough outside, so there was no problem, I'm just not sure why the indoors was not available. I decided on the Triple Crown, which is Grilled Ayrshire Farm... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have eaten here on many occasions. It is great to have a local spot with atmosphere and delicious food. The owner's are warm and friendly. I highly recommend the Canal House!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Menu was limited but very tasty. Staff made you feel wanted.My order was slightly not correct but before I could say anything they had corrected & told me to keep the incorrect item.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Canal House is a destination restaurant in the true Michlein sense of the word. It is one of the best reasons to visit beautiful, historic Harpers Ferry! We visited for lunch on May 12th and were warmly seated in the small but cozy dining room. We started with the vegetable chicken soup with flower petals(delicious) and then shared the cheese... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My friend and I planned a day trip to Harper's Ferry and she found this restaurant online. Away from the central section of Harper's Ferry, it is a rustic and gorgeous venue. Because the weather was so perfect yesterday, the establishment was full and the staff were a bit overwhelmed. It took about an hour for us to get our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I really love everything about this place. Maybe its just me, but I feel like its unique, possiably one-of-a-kind. The couple that runs this establishment is very nice. This place makes me feel like I went back in time. The atmosphere here is really laid back, it's so relaxing to come here. We've been here at least five times in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great wholesome food served with a smile. Remember to BYOB as they do not have a license to sell alcohol.

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Laura D, Manager at Canal House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I think I read all the reviews on Tripadvisor and expected too much. Food was good, but overpriced. Our waitress messed up our order, and was apologetic. They ran out of the special, and there was not much besides overpriced sandwiches and salads left. I had the Jefferson, which was tasty, but more like adult mac n' cheese with peas... More 

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Laura D, Owner at Canal House, responded to this review

So sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we work on maintaining high standards with an ever increasing volume of business. We are working on getting our patio well lighted! Thanks for the comments. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Very slow service, but food was good. Would not go if you had hungry kids to feed. Prices reasonable

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Laura D, Owner at Canal House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we are making the shift from a quiet winter to a very busy Spring! We will do our best to speed things up. I hope you will consider coming back for another try. More 

Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

From the Johnny cakes to the cup of chocolate for dessert, everything was subtle and delightful. The osso buco and Virginia ham sandwich were fantastic entree choices, as well. The atmosphere was quaint and charming. Overall, it was everything we had hoped for and more. We will definitely be going back!

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Laura D, Owner at Canal House, responded to this review

I am so happy that enjoyed your visit and that you will be coming back. Thanks for your support! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: +1 304-535-2880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget

Description

Wholesome food, sustainably sourced,thoughtfully prepared. New American. Canal House Cafe welcomes BYOB
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?