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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%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (39 reviews)
“seafood salad” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (88 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

it was our first visit to Schaefer's Canal House and left with mixed feelings about the food. had always it was a good thing we had reservations since it was a very busy night. the waiter did not review the specials for the evening and...More

Thank walkerbail
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The food was very good, the special of salmon and shrimp in chili sauce was very good as was the breaded jumbo shrimp, the crab soup was very good but you did not get much for 5.50 dollars. Soda was 2.50 and a mud slide...More

Thank Lstapen
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and even better view! My husband suggested an impromptu day trip to Chesapeake City. After checking out TripAdvisor we decided to try Schaefer's Canal House. #1 rating is well deserved.

1  Thank emusmummy_9773
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, fair prices, right on water. We met some of our dear friends that live in nearby Elkton and were able to visit as long as we liked.

Thank bigred1953
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It's still a hidden treasure. Except for the locals , you would not know about this place. It's been atleast 10 years since i last visited this spot. I heard they were close for a couple of years. They have added a banquet room and...More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Watch out for their parking! Huge ditches in the ground. Watched someone go into it and almost really get hurt. they say it is not their land but they have everyone parking there. Cannot believe the town lets them use the lot like that. shame...More

Thank houstonPhiladelphia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have been to Schaefer's about 6 times this year. We love going on the weekends. They have an enormous deck overlooking the C&D canal, and there is usually a gentle breeze to keep you comfortable when it gets too hot. They have entertaining bands...More

Thank LittlePorker
Reviewed 27 June 2016

After a long walk along the Canal Trail, we sought food and refuge from the strong sun. While everyone else was eating outside, we were very happy to eat lunch in the air-conditioned comfortable dining room. The food was plentiful and good for a basic...More

Thank wrpcons
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It was Sunday so we wanted a different breakfast out. We travelled from North East to Chesapeake City to embrace Schaefers. Being 11:15 am, it was prime crowded time so we expected a wait for our food. We chose inside seating, a mistake due to...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful Sunday evening , five for cocktails and dinner. We asked the hostess for an outdoor table. She said there would be a short wait and took my husbands name an phone number. We took a seat in the frigid bar area and ordered...More

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