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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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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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118 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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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Spent two days volunteering nearby. Came to Chesapeake City to see the village and area. Chose Schaefer's because of rating. Not disappointed. I had broiled seafood combo and my wife had crab cakes. Both were excellent. Service was great. Prices were in line with other menus in area.

Thank Michael K
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Came here on a Tuesday evening with a friend. It was still light outside, and it was a nice day, so we chose an outdoor table. Views here are excellent. You are right on the water, and before or after your meal, you can stroll outside on a "boardwalk" and feel a cool breeze as you look out on the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took a boat tour of the Canal and then stopped at Schaeffer's to eat dinner afterward. The food was quite good and the service was excellent. It is a friendly atmosphere and since it is directly on the Canal, it has a great view.

1 Thank coniloving
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I visited Schaefer's for a spur of the minute lunch and were pleasantly surprised! We enjoyed delicious cream of crab and Maryland crab soup. We then shared a huge berries & greens salad with a crab cake on top! We enjoyed sitting outside and were just feet from the canal. There was a nice breeze blowing, and... 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, 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?