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“Best Seafood Restaurant”

Schaefer's Canal House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Greeted kindly, friendly service and fantastic seafood. We really enjoy the classy yet relaxed atmosphere, including the warm decor with view of the passing boats on the canal. Felt like the staff honestly aimed to please. Excellent meal choices for various diets ranging from burgers to lobster tails. C&D fries with crab meat and desserts are certainly recommended. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Four of us had lunch here recently. This was our second visit. The food is good to very good. The seafood salad had more seafood than I was expecting--crab meat, whole shrimp and nice lumps of lobster meat. However the kitchen is slow, so make sure you have the time when you go there. I would recommend Schaefer's for the food and the atmosphere.

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1  Thank Marilyn777_12
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

I have been here several times. The view, sitting right on the canal watching the boats go by, is always amazing. I would say the service tends on the slow side so only go if you've got plenty of time to lounge around. Food can be spectacular. A few missteps (the cream of crab soup wasn't so creamy and had some shells in it) can't push me to say it's poor. I love the crab melt as well as the peach salsa that comes with some of the items. Definitely worth checking out. You can sit inside, inside at the bar, outside on the balcony, outside at the tiki bar. There's an area for every taste.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you're from this area you know what a landmark Schaefer's was (and is) for so many years. It started its decline and eventual demise ~10 or so years ago and went through a few new owners before the Giordano family took it over a few years ago. Reopened now for ~ 2 years, it's great to have it back and more importantly, the owners are trying very hard to make it a great restauarnt once again. When it first reopened, there were numerous service and food hiccups but over time the food has gotten much better and is one of the best restauarnts in the area. Service still has some issues at times with long waits-not sure if this is the service staff or the kitchen but with such a gorgeous view, it really doesn't matter much unless you are in a hurry. Food and drink prices are reasonable and the restaurant layout takes advantage of the location, whether outside on the deck or in the main dining room.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

The service was excellent, the menu was great - we had seafood and it was delicious. We sat on the outside deck and watched the sunset - no rush, very relaxing dinner, lovely. We will be back.

1  Thank golferwife28
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