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“Great Stop Going North or South by Boat”

Schaefer's Canal House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Annapolis, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Stop Going North or South by Boat”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a regular stop of our when we are going North to Maine or South to our home in Annapolis. The docks used to be in terrible condition, but now are almost new. All of the buildings have also been upgraded with a terrific view of the Canal. We went there with two friends and had good service and a good meal and I would highly recommend going there. It is worth a day trip. We like to meet friends there from Philadelphia and Delaware, it is an easy trip for both of us.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great to Have Them BACK on the Canal”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

I remember Schaefer's back when it was a smoked filled shack primarily for watermen. It changed to a great place for lunch, dinner, wedding receptions, etc. and then it closed. It reopened recently and I've been back 3 or 4 times via boat for a snack and gas, for lunch with my wife, and most recently a fun dinner with 6 friends. All were very good experiences. It is frequently crowded so if you have a choice go on a week day. But food is very good, view is wonderful, and we found all of the help to be pleasant.
We hope you have the same experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Schaefer's Canal House”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day so my family and I decided to go for a drive and we chose Chesapeake City in northern Maryland. This quaint little town is located on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C&D Canal) which links the upper Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware Bay. Schaefer's used to be an excellent restaurant overlooking the canal but had closed some years ago, but much to our surprise we discovered it had been reopened and updated. I had the Ahi Tuna and it was superb. The new owners have done an excellent job bringing Schaefer's back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Perfect Afternoon Lunch”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife wanted a good crab cake dinner. We heard about Schaefer's from friends and figured its worth the hour ride. The view is fantastic, and very relaxing. Seating is outdoors on the deck or inside, either has the view of the canal.

The crab cakes were perfect, We ordered mussels for our appetizer, another good pick. the drinks hit the spot. Our server was friendly, and made sure our drinks were topped off. Again the dinner was great, service was just as good.

We went on a Saturday afternoon.. no lines, no waiting, seated promptly. This will be a for sure " Lets go to Schaefer's"

  • Visited August 2013
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Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Just fabulous”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went for a day trip to include shopping and lunch on the canal. Everything was delicious, the view was phenomenal. Our service was really good, I was drinking Diet Coke like it was going out of style and the server managed to keep up with me.

  • Visited August 2013
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