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Schaefer's Canal House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We been to Schaefer's several times and the new owners finally did it right. The old rotted docks and walkways are gone, the restaurant is totally redone and the outside restaurant deck and patio is ready for summer fun. The food that we have had so far has been very good and the views of the C&D canal and the sunsets are just unbelievable.
We have tried the crab cakes, the salmon, the cheese steaks and the hoagies and they will all very good. Our servers have always been courteous and professional.
On occasion it was crowded, but I really think it was worth the wait. Happy Hour is the BEST.

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Thank John_WChesapeakeCity
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I had been there before and thought food and prices were good..but what a disappointment for mom! Crab Soup was ice cold-- and to make matters worse- were shells part of the recipe? The prime rib was okay and the tomatoes- the rest really was not flavorful or good. And the selection was fair at best. For 37 dollars I felt I had been had!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Food was almost inedible, drinks were anything but enjoyable, and it took forever to get both.This place used to be a great place to eat, but the new owners can't seem to get their act together.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We are 3 married couples who get together on a regular basis for dinner and drinks.This was the first time any of us have walked out of a restaurant. After an hour wait to be seated (as expected on a beautiful, warm Saturday evening) we waited 30 minutes for a waitress to take our drink order and another 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive. The drinks had obviously been sitting for awhile. We ran into the same problem when we ate here in the fall but they had just reopened and we expected some problems. After sitting at our table for over 2 hours and not receiving our meals (sandwiches), we asked to see the waitress. The waitress gave us excuses about the kitchen staff being overwhelmed because the deck was open (good luck in July and August!!) and then we spoke to the manager to explain our displeasure. We walked out and will NEVER be going back! We miss the "old" Schaefer's. It had always been one of our favorites and we looked forward to its reopening!! Very disappointed!!!!!!!!!

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Thank rdwegski
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My husband and I regularly go out to eat and are willing to spend money on good food and atmosphere. I was excited to try this place after all the good reviews. However we were very disappointed. It is cafeteria style tables and lighting. The food is ok but definitely not worth the price. Most tables received bread and butter however we did not get any. The scallops appetizer was good, but we won't be going back due to the lack of atmosphere, poor wait staff and high prices for what you actually get.

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Thank ddf7777
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