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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
$$ - $$$
208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Instead of going to the Chesapeake Inn - we took a chance and crossed the bridge to Schaefer's and had one of the BEST seafood dinners we have ever experienced. I had the red snapper which also had crab meat, scallops and shrimp on it...More

Thank traceyberry2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We requested a seat by the window so that we could enjoy the view. Unfortunately, there were plastic curtains along the deck which run the entire length of the restaurant that had some type of film over them which made it very difficult to see...More

Thank GingerSnap317
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful sights weather your seated indoors or Outdoors. Extensive menu that caters to everyone. The service was as expected a normal wait time between appetizer and Meal. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the meal that you got. Reservations are recommended during the busy...More

Thank Benjamin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the quiet little town of Chesapeake City on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, sits Schaefer’s Canal House. We often stop there on our way to and from the beach. We have always had great experiences there! Tonight my husband and I split a large...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Schaefer's for lunch on a Sunday afternoon in September.Easy to find parking in front. Weather was nice and we decided to eat outside. We were seated upon entering and met by a friendly server within minutes. Food arrived quickly and without issue. Overall a...More

Thank JC-Meg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two dock hands met us and helped us tie up. Great communication after a terrible experience trying to do the same at the Chesapeake Inn.

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

2  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
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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