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Canvasback Restaurant & Coolahan's Irish Pub

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 410-221-7888
11:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Haddon Heights
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop in here about a month ago. We arrived just as they opened for lunch on a cold winter's day. We enjoyed a delicious bowl of soup, a sandwich and a pint. The waitress was very personable and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Canvasback.

Thank takemeaway51
Salisbury, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We loved it here! Great beer and Sandy was great! What a fun time and wonderful menu! Will be back to eat!

Thank zacktwo49
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lunch on a cold but sunny Saturday. Only a few patrons there but the lady who attended us was friendly and helpful. We had the non creamy crab soup (very good!) and the crab cakes. I wanted a bitter beer and again, the lady bartender, was helpful and very accurate in guiding me towards a good pint. Prices were OK... More 

Thank Wouter P
Cambridge, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The cream of crab soup was superb; the Cottage Pie was excellent;the service was friendly. What a treat! And to top it off, the server found us after we left the restaurant to give us the raffle tickets that fell out of my pocket.

Thank tlnews2016
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We love daytripping to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Saturdays are a special time--festivals and fairs, farmer markets and weekend fun. As always, we savor the quest for that nice lunch experience. Downtown Cambridge is like strolling a movie set of small town history. Pick up a copy of the walking tour booklet at the Visitor's Center and start hoofing... More 

Thank helios5356
Silver Spring, Maryland
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325 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place is next door to the Harriet Tubman museum and it proved to be a pretty good lunch. The menu had a lot of variety. Rueben sandwiches were good and so was the coleslaw, which is all we had. It was dead quiet when we were here but the service was only so so - empty glasses were not... More 

Thank JE01
Fairfax, Virginia
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234 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

First of all, the complaints about the physical layout of Canvasback are nonsense. Yes, the kitchen is at the very front of the restaurant and you can watch the dishes being prepared. Yes, there is a big TV above the bar - but it wasn't so loud that it disturbed us. But why spend your time complaining when you can... More 

Thank MaizeBlueVA
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a big family gathering and decided to have lunch at Canvasback. Everyone loved it. I had the fish and chips and was not disappointed. My husband loved the Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail. We had kids with us and they liked the food. One grandson had the Steak Sandwich and said it was good. Servers were great. Was busy... More 

Thank Mary C
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Sandra is awesome! This place uses fresh ingredients. Fresh local produce sold us, and the fresh food keeps us coming back. Delish steamed oysters and fried, good fresh burgers, hand cut fries, and the best cream of crab soup!

Thank Marysland
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I only had drinks at the Pub; we didn't eat at the restaurant, so I can't review that part. It is a weird place in general, definitely a dive bar. The name Canvasback conjures up images of the eastern shore, which makes sense in Cambridge, MD, but then the Irish Pub thrown in there is slightly awkward. It was completely... More 

Thank Chloe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 410-221-7888
Featuring local seafood fresh daily. Local Crab meat, local Oysters and Rock Fish. Featuring Irish Pub Food such as Coolahan's Cottage Pie, Guinness Beef Stew, Cod and Chips. Choose our Irish Pub or our Fine Dining atmosphere. World Famous Crab of Crab Soup. Canvasback Restaurant and Irish Pub was established in 2000 by owner, Anthony Thomas. Canvasback is one of the oldest original restaurants located in Downtown Cambridge, MD.

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