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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” (40 reviews)
“seafood salad” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (88 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view good food many choices. Service was exceptional. Drinks was ample and the wine choices was excellent. We will be back. Also a nice children menu.

Thank STSelfridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery at this restaurant is beautiful, it's right on the bay where they have nice sunsets and good people/boat watching. The bar staff was fast and friendly, however the waitress service was awful. It took her 30 minutes to bring 2 drinks and a...More

1  Thank flygirlpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Schaefer's Canal House for an early dinner and requested a table by the window. We had a great view of the C & D Canal. I ordered the broiled seafood combo and my friend ordered the Caribbean red snapper. The service was...More

1  Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great, atmosphere is exceptional. Been popping in and out of this place whenever I travel near it for years! Its such a great place, daytime or night time. At night there is usually live music and a great outdoor atmosphere for all ages....More

Thank Gems4u22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at Schaefers on a beautiful Sunday, early afternoon. Both sandwiches were good, chicken salad and grilled ruben with fries. The wait staff are friendly and on top of everything. Our lunch was served outside where we had a beautiful view of the...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

You could come to Schaefer's Canal House for the view alone and not be disappointed. Situated on the banks of the C&D Canal, Schaefer's is a long-time favorite of locals and boaters. Additionally, it is located next door to the Bay Pilot's Association and if...More

Thank Dwight F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had lite fare at the high tops outside, was very busy and we got lucky to get a high top table, it's first come first served these tables are not seated by hostess stand but they are served by staff, food was great and the...More

Thank charles e
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Chesapeake City MD recently to celebrate our 50th anniversary. While there we had dinner at Sheaffer's Canal House. We enjoyed an excellent view of the canal and the food was delicious. The crab cakes are wonderful!

Thank MAF45
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Schaefer's has been charming diners for years. Their location overlooking the canal can't be beat and an extensive menu of diverse offerings provides something for just about everyone. We stopped there for lunch and were seated immediately. Service was efficient and professional. We sampled several...More

Thank cedric09
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a trip out west for40 days and stopped for dinner on the way home from the airport. Had stuffed flounder (and a lot of other things) my daughter had bacon wrapped scallops and some kind of "firecracker" peppers for appetizer etc. Food and...More

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