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Schaefer's Canal House

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208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
+1 410-885-7200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our relaxing lunch at Schaefers. This is a beautiful setting along the canal opposite shore of historic Chesapeake City. We started with excellent coconut shrimp and I followed with a very delicious lobster roll. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her fish tacos. The blueberry mojitos were awesome! So good that I, as usual, got the recipe. I also... More 

Thank Mike S
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very large restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating! We did not go inside since it was a nice day and there were plenty of tables by the water. There is a very large bar area with sectional seating and fire pits which looked like a lot of fun. We were seated right in front of the bar... More 

Thank jdwv
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice lunch with my wife. We had seating on the water and ordered the crab cake sandwich and their House specialty "Bloody Mary" drink. The crab cake was very good and the Bloody Mary was excellent. Also you can't beat the view. Large and small boats passing by the entire time. You can see the water from... More 

Thank David G
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy Schaefer's seafood and the variety of seating options which vary depending on the season. On our latest visit we sat inside since the veranda was cool. But outside seating is great in warmer weather. It turned out the indoor seating was a bit warmer than expected, but we adjusted OK. We enjoyed a seafood combo meal with scallops,... More 

Thank Douglas F
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge restaurant with an abundance of outside seating ... on and off the dock, on the north side of C&D Canal, in Chesapeake City MD. You can arrive by car or boat ... Great outside bar area as well, with great views of the water. They have an assortment of good entrees and salads. And as I said above, if... More 

Thank Larry S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing I didn't like was the house salad. The rib steak was was excellent, and the coffee is great!! My daughter had Jambalaya which she said was excellent and we had scallops wrapped with bacon for appetizer. They were better than great! Service was very good friendly and courteous.

Thank Grace R
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My only complaint was the house salad was bitter greens. Mom had the ribeye which was cooked perfectly I had the jambalaya which was seasoned perfectly! Our waitress Iliza was wonderful!

Thank Heather L
Baltimore, Maryland
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Return to Schaefer's Canal house last visit was 1990s. Lobster Tail Special was outstanding and delicious. Menus seems good selection of entrees and beers

Thank Mikey G
Middletown, Delaware
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fried oysters with potato wedges and a fresh crisp salad...washed down with my favorite Colorado beer, Fat Tire. What's not to like? The food was nicely prepared, and the service was good. I thought the prices were bit high so deducted a star. But we'll definitely be back from time to time.

Thank John B
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ride to Chesapeake City is always nice but Schaefer's was a great experience today. Waterfront dining outside, great seafood selections, soups, and appetizers. I ordered the seafood tower which is layers of crabmeat, lobster, shrimp, avocado, mango salsa. Fresh and very good. The rock fish special and tuna tacos were also a hit. No long waits, open and spacious seating.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?