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“Cool Summertime Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Schaefer's Canal House

Schaefer's Canal House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Cool Summertime Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This past weekend dined at Shaefer's. Pleasurable experience. Whether outside on pier or inside is beautiful atmosphere. Food delicious. Service friendly. Price, you do get what you pay for. Check it out if you enjoy fine dining.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Rising Sun, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Slow kitchen during nice weather.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

The kitchen was unable to handle the crowds on a Saturday evening with exceptionally pleasant weather conditions in Chesapeake City. Took more than an hour and a half to get our dinner after ordering, saw other tables having a similar experience. Restaurant should not seat so many people if they don't have the kitchen staff to handle the crowds. Probably will never return again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chuck942
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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Seafood, Song & Ships !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is our "go to" restaurant to eat outside. The view of the water and ships/boats passing by, the live music playing, and the yummy seafood is hard to beat. We have not eaten inside, but why would yoiu? The wait for an outside table varies, but there is plently of seating around a huge outside bar and along the deck rails. And if you snag a table around the bar you can eat there. I highly recommnend their seafood salad. You won't be disappointed. And you have to try their hot crab dip with soft pretzels and nachos! Outstanding. And if you come by boat, you can dock alongside the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom K
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Elkton, Maryland
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visiting the new and improved Schaefer's Canal House was a pleasure. The calamari was fresh and cooked to perfection. Our server was exceptional and the owner even bought us a round of drinks. Clean, open spaced deck complete with conversation seating around a fire pit made the evening a success. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Chester, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good Dinner - Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had Mother's Day dinner here. I had called earlier in the week and made reservations. The earliest I could have was at 7:00 PM which was fine with me. We arrived a little early and were seated right away. We were seated inside right by the window. My husband and son were thrilled it was a buffet. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food tasted good, but the hot foods were not as hot as I would have liked. A previous reviewer stated the little crab cakes had no lump crab in them. That is totally untrue. The crab cakes were filled with lump crab with very little filler. We will be returning at sometime to order from the regular menu and to sit out on the terrace. I enjoyed our dinner and the setting looking out over the canal. I would recommend this restaurant to others at this time.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank westtown_mom
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