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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 good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“scallops” (43 reviews)
“seafood salad” (18 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

I am going to try a new approach to a review. Like to get at least one thumbs up. Atmosphere: Outstanding water view with small to large barges battling tides . Cleanliness: Very well kept inside and out. Food: Very Good, not great Prices: Average...More

1  Thank Bullshark_2014
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant right on the C&D canal with great food and lots of boat traffic. Nice day trip from Wilmington or Baltimore. The crab soup is authentic Maryland crab. Lots of crab, a little Old Bay spice with no potato and lots of vege's.

1  Thank Swampfox2806
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Training at Hassler Dressage all week and this was my favorite meal! Tasty salad with the best crab cake in town. Mojhitos are best as well!

Reviewed August 31, 2016

A group of ten was easily accommodated on a busy summer Saturday -- we opted to eat under a balcony due to the sun's intensity, but still had wonderful views. For a large group, you always run the risk of mix-ups but the serve staff...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great location on the river. Great seafood. Good portions. Great service from Mac(?). He was excellent at reading type of diners and how to treat/talk to them. Great drinks. Good selection for non seafood eaters.

Thank SkMillerReamstownPA
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Where do I start ..well with Management ...I can't say enough about the manager Bret outside on the deck. He is the absolute best ! And the team he has working for him are fabulous. We have excellent service and food on every visit. How...More

2  Thank ctipster
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Due to a recommendation from a friend, we stopped here for lunch en-route to our B & B near Chestertown. What a delightful experience! We chose to sit on the outside covered deck right next to the C & D Canal. Fabulous view of watercraft...More

Thank MaryC633
Reviewed August 24, 2016

First visit to Schaefer"s and we were quite pleased with the setting, including outdoor seating with a lovely view of the canal and surrounding area. The menu included a large variety of choices. Having the Jambalaya, I was impressed that it came with a lobster...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We had a lovely lunch sitting outside by the canal. The Cream of crab soup had lovely big pieces of crab. The Crab cakes were as good as they come! Service was lovely even at lunch. The view from the deck was just lovely. We...More

Thank Warren P
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We were excited to go here this past Saturday for my dad's birthday. Heard great things about it and was looking forward to enjoy a nice lunch on the water. What we got, was one of the worst restaurant experiences ever. For a light lunch...More

1  Thank Tmz443
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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, Breakfast, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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