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Schaefer's Canal House

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$$ - $$$
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208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
+1 410-885-7200
11:00 - 21:00
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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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Smyrna, Delaware
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

For my birthday dinner we tried a new place and we will definitely be going back! My husband doesn't eat seafood, so he ordered a steak and wasn't really impressed, but it IS primarily a seafood place lol. My husband had the fried mozzarella and it was as big as a grilled cheese sandwich! It wasn't sticks, but a large... More 

Thank LISA T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were treated to dinner by our son and daughter to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Scallops, salmon, seafood platter, drinks and desserts were excellent and served with a smile on the upstairs deck overlooking the water. Casual dining at it's best!

Thank Lewesone
Newark, Delaware
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134 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent Dinner! Choices this evening were the Broiled Seafood Combo and Stuffed Flounder. Cream of Crab Soup was delicious as were the house salads. Drinks from the bar were also excellent, and well made! Reasonably priced for the quality of the meal!

Thank Vernon G
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch and drinks right off the Chesapeake Canal. The views are calming and oh my the crabcakes are spectacular. There were seven in our party and absolutely no complaints. We tried the crab dip, bacon wrapped scallops, fish and chips, crabcake burgers, lobster roll, scallops, shrimp, & cream of crab soup. I am sure I am missing something but it... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Schaefers is directly on the canal and has a wonderful view. We had a quick bit to eat and we enjoyed the time there.

Thank barbboaz
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Dinner was wonderful, steak done perfectly as we're the scallops? We sat outside even though is was cool outside and a slight rain, the covered deck was a perfect temperature and view beautiful.

Thank Gail Y
Ocean View, Delaware
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Its been many years since I last had a meal at Schaefer's. I first dined her in the 1990s. Then went a few years when my son decided on Washington College I was thrilled that I would get to visit again... It didn't happen the restaurant closed and a battle over what would replace it was fought, one suggestion was... More 

Thank Chimesboss
Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Schaefer's Canal House provides an exceptional dining experience. The views, food, and service are the best.Great crabcakes, sandwiches, pasta and the C&D Canal style chicken wings are the best you'll ever have!

Thank winerdiner2016
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited Schaeffer's Canal for the second time. Love the atmosphere sitting right by the canal watching the boats and barges go down the canal. The food is awesome, especially seafood! We tried another restaurant dinner and I would have been happier having dinner here.

Thank JoAnn C
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a excellent dinner outside on the veranda. Made 6:30 reservation for 4 and even though we were late due to bridge traffic and difficulty finding parking ,table was ready. Service was good, food excellent. Came out in timely manner and was hot. Crab cakes were great and not a lot of filler. DH ordered surf & turf And was... More 

Thank Cynthia F

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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
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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?