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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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Valdosta, Georgia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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134 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Smyrna, Delaware
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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133 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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

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