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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 - 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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Chestertown, Maryland
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I especially appreciate the outdoor eating and bar. Good cheese steak, reasonable prices. Can be hot in the sun, but there is usually some shade available.

Thank David R
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of canal, amazing to talk business while watching huge boats float down canal.... laid by, but can see how a place like this could be busy during the weekend, or evening hours... deck area for those times, nice job of keeping the party type away from those looking for a nice business lunch, or quiet dinner... deck area,... More 

Thank John W
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's brother and sister (and spouses) met for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and the service was great. We met at Schaefer's last year for our annual sibling lunch and were so pleased that we decided to come back again. We were not disappointed. I ordered the pan seared rockfish and scallops (a special), and it was very good.... More 

Thank WTHughes
Atlanta, GA
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492 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good service. Crab cake was great. Calamari not so great. Chicken fingers very good. Bruschetta was tasty. Nice view earlier in the day but Christmas lights were pretty at night.

Thank Sggypsy
Valdosta, Georgia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Drove up to Delaware from Georgia wanted to take my mother in law to a nice restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner since she could not be with us . I asked a lot of people for a nice restaurant to take her too I mentioned a few places and finally agreed on Schaefer's. Made reservations and walked in about 5:30 pm.... More 

Thank Deborah C
Denver, Colorado
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388 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I dined here with her brother and his wife. We enjoyed appetizers, drinks, entrees, and dessert. We ate on the outside patio which was covered by a plastic sheet (for protection from the wind). Our server Andrew was friendly and helpful with suggestions. We liked the calamari, fire crackers, and chips and salsa with guacamole. We dined... More 

Thank jandc8491
Chestertown, Maryland
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had lunch and brunch there this past weekend. Lunch was the C&D chicken with crab, baked potato, and green beans. Everything was very well done and tasty...I don't usually comment on green beans, but these were very thin and perfectly cooked. The chicken with crab was very rich. The baked potato was...a baked potato. The following day I tried their... More 

Thank plaisaeb
Middletown, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We come here every week for dinner and drinks and it's always awesome! The servers are great, Susie is our favorite! They have the best food and drinks out of all the places on the canal!

Thank Terry T
San Francisco, California
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151 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have eaten here several times since it reopened. The food has been consistently good, especially the crabcakes and oysters. The crabcakes had good lump crabmeat and the oysters tasted of the ocean brine. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank rlwlawrisk
Baltimore, Maryland
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

It might be Hilarious to let the election Trump my day, so on the way down the Delmarva swung by Chesapeake City for lunch. Not disappointed, had delicious fried oyster lunch with a salad & potato wedges. Sat outside since the weather was nice & I won't complain that I was almost too hot. Reasonable prices, good service, convenient parking,... More 

Thank Johnny J

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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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?