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Schaefer's Canal House

208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
+1 410-885-7200
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“scallops” (43 reviews)
“seafood salad” (18 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This place was great seafood family dining. They definitely had plenty to offer and it was smelling delicious all the while. I had the fish and chips and really enjoyed the wedges. The outdoors section I plan to take advantage of next time when it’s...More

Thank Shanon J
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend eating at Schaefer's! The view is amazing and the food is very good. I did not get the waitresses name but she was great and made some great suggestions. The scallops there are very good btw.

Thank Ed0608
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Getting our table was entertaining. I’m not sure if the woman at the front desk was hung-over, rude or overwhelmed. Either way, she wasn’t in a good mood, or pleasant, haha. Inconsistent... my brunch selection was actually very good. Poached eggs over crab cakes on...More

4  Thank LeppFrog
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Right on the C & D Canal, varied fish menu, Jambalaya was wonderful, swordfish was exquisite, enjoyed seeing ships passing by as we sat in the dining room. A bit off the main track, but well worth the trip.

Thank John C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The food here doesn't disappoint. Great setting, especially if you are on the patio or deck overlooking the canal. My only complaint is that I like a salad with me meal, and they change $5 for the smallest salad I've ever seen. People, it's mostly...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

For a Sunday around 6:15, the place was busy but not crowded, no lines. It is a very large restaurant. We dined al fresco by the water, because it was beautiful out! My friend and I had just finished a paint and cruise which docks...More

Thank peakibu
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Hard to beat having excellent seafood while sitting so close to the water you can dip your foot in! Everything about our visit was delightful. The calamari appetizers were so tender, the crab cakes to die for and the soft shell crab sandwiches, amazing! Gotta...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very nice place for a good meal and view of the water.Had a nice family birthday dinner even had cake with candles!

Thank joycecaleb33
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Eat there a week ago..Have not been there in years..changed owners several times throughout the years..Great food And nice clientele...Dessert were delicious... On the canal saw a lot of boats...They have dock hands to help you dock on pier...Fun day...😋

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sitting on the canal for dinner and drinks with boats docked and the occasional barge going by. A band playing in the background, and a warm breeze. Now that is hard to beat! We had Short rib nachos that were excellent, followed by shrimp gumbo...More

Thank marianneb73
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The easiest way is to follow Google Map on your phone. If you don't have a smart phone I would take DE 1 to route 40 West. Stay on Route 40 until MD 213 and turn left/South. Follow that for about 5 miles. Just before you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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