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Schaefer's Canal House

208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
+1 410-885-7200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (39 reviews)
“seafood salad” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (86 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
208 Bank St, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was sat out on the deck and waited for a server to greet us. Then watched a table seated after us have a server stop by within 2min. Waited some more, watching staff walking by not looking at us (tried hard to make eye contact...More

Thank IamKCN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night 6/30/17 we went here for dinner. Arrived at 8 told us an hour.we were seated in 50 minutes. Then the waiter was good at first then fizzled out . dropped food on the floor for 2 people in our party.and when I said...More

Thank John Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful evening last night. Service was very slow. Food was excellent. However, ladies room was awful. No paper towels for at least an hour and toilet paper all over the place. No soap in the dispensers.It makes one wonder how the employees...More

Thank Jeryl B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on Saturday evening post dance recital for my cousin's daughter. Seated outside as nice night and restaurant over air-conditioned. Crab cakes almost all crab. She crab soup was ok and large portion but not the best. Relaxing dinner with family in nice setting.

Thank mealybug
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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