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Schaefer's Canal House

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208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
+1 410-885-7200
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“scallops” (47 reviews)
“seafood salad” (20 reviews)
“jambalaya” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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I've been a patron of this restaurant since the 1970's. I stop by whenever transiting the Delmarva Peninsula, whether by boat or car. Situated directly on the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, adjacent to the Pilot Station, you can watch the Port of Baltimore cargo ships...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have stopped at Schaeffer's several times over the years but not for a long time. We stopped with two other couples and had a very nice lunch on the outside porch. (Glad we could sit outside because it was way too cold inside) The...More

1  Thank Judy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday morning brunch was a very enjoyable experience. The staff were very friendly & efficient. Coffee was readily offered & replenished. Food was fresh & very tasty. The mimosas were cold & delicious. The complimentary fruit & Danish selections were very fresh & readily stocked...More

Thank WilmBlueHen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for lunch to celebrate a birthday during the week. We chose to eat inside because of the hot weather. The restaurant was busy and after a little wait, a waitress came over and asked if anyone had taken our drink order. No one...More

Thank Ladybug849
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family came here for dinner and sat under the porch. The view was delightful as we watched the boats travel the canal. Our seafood was delicious. The scallops and risotto was very good. The seafood combo was generous and well prepared. The catfish and...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, good wait staff, the place was packed but we still got our food in a timely manner. Great views of the water (we sat inside because it was just too hot). My only complaint was the soft shell crab I ordered was pretty...More

Thank poca1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out for a few hours and wound up here for dinner about 5:30. The place was clean and the service was very good. We had the crab potato skins for an ap. then dinner was the Crab Imperial for me and my wife...More

Thank 553mikedel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the C&D Canal in the quaint town of N Chesapeake City. Summertime outdoor tables and tiki bar!

Thank rayd487
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great music out on the deck. The water, with the yachts coming in to have dinner was amazing. Beautiful sunset. Highly recommend this place for music, and dinner.

Thank patty s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally happy with this Restaurant however yesterday's visit was disappointing. Got there around 5:15 Expecting a wait due to car show that day in Chesapeake City, about 45 minutes we were seated on veranda. Had a very young man as our waiter, must have been...More

Thank Cynthia F
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The easiest way is to follow Google Map on your phone. If you don't have a smart phone I would take DE 1 to route 40 West. Stay on Route 40 until MD 213 and turn left/South. Follow that for about 5 miles. Just before you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chesapeake City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-885-7200
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