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  • Restaurant Hours of Operation
    Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm
    Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Contact Information
    208 Bank Street
    Chesapeake City, MD 21915


- Appetizers
- Soups & Salads
- Sandwiches
- Pasta Specialties & Burgers
- Local Favorites & Entrees
- Sunday Brunch
- Kids Menu
- Schaefer's New Year's Eve Celebration
Mango Avocado Seafood Stack
Let's get your experience with us at Schafer's Canal House started off in true Maryland fashion. Our tasty selection of appetizers are sure to get your taste buds acclimated to what is in store while you are dining with us. Our appetizer list is extensive and will be able to cater different palettes looking for steak and chicken starters, vegetarian, and of course what we are known best for which is our Maryland seafood. All size appetites are welcome at Schaefer's Canal House, whether you have a large corporate outing or a small intimate evening with that special someone, we are ready to make your dining experience a memorable one!
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Maryland Crab Bisque
Be sure to try out our famous and mouth-watering Maryland Crab Bisque! The flavor is sure to hit every taste bud and become your favorite when visiting us at the Canal House. Our signature soups are featured on the main menu and throughout the season we have different soups available as our daily specials. Although we served our soups in cups and bowls, many of our guests request our soup in larger quarts for take out. Whether it is a sizzling hot summer day or a chilly Maryland Fall day, be sure to try out our amazing soup next time you are at Schaefer's!
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Pasta Specialties
If you are looking for a fan favorite then look no further, our pasta specialties are exactly what you have been waiting for! Seafood done just right on a bed of linguini pasta make for a delicious meal at Schaefer's. Guests are also able to enjoy their meals overlooking one of Maryland's most pristine waterfront dining locations in the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Ships & tug boats will occupy your curiosity while dining at our spacious facility.

Surf N Turf Entree at Schaefer's Canal HouseOur menu is one of the best you will find on the Chesapeake Bay. From A to Z we have you covered if you are looking for a mouth-watering dish from the Maryland waterways. Once you "sea" our "food" you will float in to a food utopia. We are constantly adjusting our menu in order to bring the best possible experience to your table. Of course if you are in Maryland, then it is a requirement for you to try our 5oz. Crab Cake sandwich or entree which is a jaw dropper. 

You can also step out and try our tender Ribeye or 8 oz. Filet Mignon, the choice is yours...! We always have daily specials as well so be sure to call ahead of time and find out what we have cooking!


Any of our gluten free options throughout the menu are labeled with the icon shown here. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected] We will get back to you as soon as possible.