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Canvasback Restaurant & Coolahan's Irish Pub

American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 410-221-7888
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Trappe MD
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The jewel in the crown is the Oyster Stew. Semi-opaque, flavoried with paprika. Wonderful! And it is coupled with great service and attitudes.

Thank NancySnyder
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Based on a previous review, we just had to stop in and try the food. Lunch time on Saturday, warmly welcomed and sat near the fire. Ordered Fish n Chips and a burger. Hands down, best Fish n Chips in town. Actually made the beer batter right in front of us so we knew it wasn't cheaply made with a... More 

1 Thank Zacapa1111
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I ordered a burger, I ordered it medium temp, it came WELL DONE, it had no flavor(not a hint of salt or pepper) only burnt taste of the grill. The bun it was served on was way to big for the size of the burger, which actually resembled a meatball instead of a patty. Sooo, disappointed. I also ordered a... More 

Thank Amanda W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and made fresh. Burger was slightly over cooked. Seafood was very good - especially capers, salmon, and crab balls.

Thank Todd M
Pasadena, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This was the best restaurant I've ever eaten at and I don't take that lightly, I eat out constantly! Their cottage pie and cream of crab soup is to die for! My husband got the filet and it was cooked to perfection! I tried his and almost had a heart attack it was that delicious! I will tell everyone to... More 

Thank sarahseeberger
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The best food ever!!!!!!!! Great entertainment! Beautiful place. Wonderful people. So comfortable. Love it!

Thank Sandra K
Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Stopped by for an early lunch while passing through Cambridge. Our waitress was very attentive. The restaurant is rather dark and dingy, but our food was very good. The crab salad had lots of fresh picked crab meat. My husband's Rueben was loaded with meat and very tasty. We would stop by here again.

Thank nativewashingt0nian
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food. Cream of crab to die for. Cod and chips so fresh and delicious. And I had a bubble gum shot. WOW. So good. Hey it is five o'clock somewhere don't judge me. I highly recommend eating here 5 star in my book

Thank Sandra K
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173 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped in to an empty restaurant at about 2:30 in the afternoon for a late lunch. We were seated immediately by a manager type person, who also provided the initial drink order until she could find the waitress. The service was reasonable, but not exceptional. We had reubens, one turkey, one corned beef, an order of fries, and a... More 

Thank Eric A
Corning, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Do *NIOT* waste your time here. The food is "decent" but grossly overpriced, as are the drinks, as well. The dining area is dark & dingy, (no doubt to make it difficult to see how skimpy the portions are). The "manager" also doubles as the "waitress" and the "chef" (and I use that term *verrrrry* loosely) is apparently the owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 410-221-7888
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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