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  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 10am-9pm
    Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm
    Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
    Seasonal Hours Adjusted
  • Contact Information
    208 Bank Street
    Chesapeake City, MD 21915
  • Ballroom

    Looking to host an event at a historical and breath-taking waterfont setting? Schaefer's Canal House is one of the region's premier venues to host your event. View our spacious ballroom here! We look forward to working with you for your events large and small, simple to extravagant. We make planning your event effortless. Contact our Banquet Director Angie Rutherford or visit our Facebook page. 

  • Marine Store

    Visit our marine store either in person or online to locate your dock and boating products. Our online store is a host to thousands of products so we are positive that you will find what your looking for. Feel free to call us and one of our Marine Store Consultants can assist you!

  • Take Out

    Are you looking for a simple lunch or dinner solution? Planning an event? Pick from our entire menu and we will have it ready for you at our carry out location.

    Also ask about our corporate catering for your next luncheon, retirement party, client meetings, and/or all other occasions. Contact Us...

  • Gift Cards

    Looking for that special gift for your family, friends, and co-workers?

    Give them a gift that they can really enjoy with a Schaefers gift card.

Schaefer's Restaurant & Canal Bar

Tucked away in a quaint part of Chesapeake City, Maryland, Schaefer's Canal House is much more than just a restaurant. It is a historic institution that has played a special role in the local history for decades. Today, Schaefer's Canal House is a place where locals and visitors from every walk of life come together and share special moments with family and friends.

Diners at the Schaefer's Restaurant enjoy spectacular views of the canal while enjoying delicious seafood dishes created by our chefs. Our dishes feature fresh seafood from local waterways and seasonal local produce. Enjoy your meal with live entertainment from the finest bands.

Our marina has ample space to accommodate transit boaters as well as large yachts. With safety equipment, tools, fishing gear and marine apparel available at our marine store Schaefer's Canal House is a great place to stock up before you head out on the water again!


Visitors to Schaefer's Restaurant and Canal Bar are always treated to the finest in musical entertainment, from the cool riffs of Island Vibe to the reggae and rock fusion sounds of The Chorduroy Band. Check out our event calendar to see when your favorite group is taking the stage!

Marine Store

Check out our selection of top quality marine parts and accessories to keep your boat in tip-top shape at all times. We also carry an excellent collection of marine apparel, fishing and crabbing gear, and all of the tools and safety equipment you need before you head out on the water! 

Take Out

From a quick and delicious lunch or dinner for you and your family to a full corporate catering and event planning service, we have the dining solutions you need to satisfy any situation or appetite. Our quick and super convenient carry-out service is the answer to your busy schedule.

Gift Cards

The perfect gift for any friend or loved one who owns a boat or just enjoys an incredible dining experience. A Schaefer's gift card is available in any denomination you like, never expires, and shows the person receiving the gift that you have a generous heart and extraordinary taste.