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Tp 10 days ago

Seafood Salad

Lunch salad Accompanied by ahi tuna appetizer . Always fresh and excellent - also enjoy the land/sea burger and crab/seafood soups! Been going to place for years and always excellent, consistent food and service. Will be going back august with a group of frat brothers that meet regularly on Easter Shore - raves about this place so they are going to try it for lunch.

Patti 24 days ago

Cheese Steak

Probably one of the best cheesesteaks I've ever had even compared to Pat's and Geno's in Philly. Crazy crowded day and the wait was about 40 minutes but we grabbed a drink from the bar and sat overlooking the water. We all enjoyed our food and the staff was great! Will be back soon

Mariangela 24 days ago

Bloody Mary's

We did several appetizers. Ahi Tuna was excellent. Oysters were delish. We also had mussels. I have to say the fish tacos were missing something. All in all we had a wonderful afternoon. It was a great escape from all the craziness. Thank you

Hrwieser20 2 months ago

Crab Mac & Cheese

This is my family's all time favorite!!!!!! Can't go wrong with this dish

Nd 2 months ago

Broiled Seafood Combo

My food was amazing! Me and my family enjoyed our food and the customer service was awesome...I will be back soon!

Gategirl82 2 months ago

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Everything on the Menu is delightful Have been going here for years ! Never Ever disappointed in a meal , service or atmosphere! Above is just one of our family favorites Just to many to list

Maci 2 months ago

Stuffed Flounder

This is my favorite thing to get I love how full the flounder is I always try to save some to take home.

Bob 2 months ago

Lobster Roll

We ordered it thinking it would be the 'usual lobster roll'. When it arrived we were amazed to see TWO large rolls STUFFED with lobster- not the usual small pieces in a pile of salad. By far the best lobster roll I have ever had!

Sclark 3 months ago

Seafood Salad

The best seafood salad I've had in a long time. Chose this for special birthday lunch with friends and everyone loved their food. Followed by awesome creme brûlée and tiramisu.

Rhashinger 3 months ago

Crab Melt

I have had their crap cakes, burgers and salads, all of which were excellent. I love sitting outside and enjoying the water and boat traffic. The new addition on the dock makes docking a breeze. Oh, and the staff have always been pleasant and very efficient. Schaefer's is a great place to try at any time or season.

Hhamman 3 months ago

Chesapeake Omelet

We live in Chesapeake City and Schaefers is our most favorite place! We enjoy going for brunch especially, and one of our favorites is the Chesapeake omelette. If you love shrimp and crab, you're going to love this for breakfast! Pair it with one of Schaefers spicy bloody marys for an even better meal. You won't be disappointed!

Ian 4 months ago

Maryland Crab Soup

Amazing soup! Try it with 1/2 cream of crab (I think they call it she-male soup), it is quite possibly the best soup I have ever eaten!

Liza 4 months ago

Seafood Salad

I get this salad every time! They do not skimp on the seafood at all and the dressing is amazing. This salad is perfect for when you want something light/healthy but still interesting and filling.

Themccanns 4 months ago

Arcadian Scallop Salad

As mostly a non-meat eater, I am always looking for tasty vegetarian or seafood options. This salad fills the bill. It is both huge and delicious. The dressing is tasty and the scallops always well prepared. I have learned to ask them to tone down the amount of chili on the scallops, which they do perfectly. We spend the summers living on the Elk River, and love taking the boat to Shaefer's.

Peteseely 4 months ago

C&D Jambalaya

This place rocks! From the outside deck area to the bar, the waterfront views and atmosphere are outstanding. Almost every seat inside has a great view of the boats, bridge, and scenery. While I have to say my favorite meal here is the jambalaya, all the food I have had here has been made perfect. The bartenders get to know many of the customers by name. They have great drinks, like the one in the bucket. I forget the name but it is tasty. They put fruit and a whole bunch of rum and other things in it. And downstairs they have a gift shop with shirts and other boat themed things. This is my go to destination when I head south from my house. Huge parking area and clean restrooms. Only downside is when they get crowded when the weather is nice on a weekend, it can be very hard to find a parking spot. And when you are visiting, obey the speed limit in town, it is strictly enforced. I wish I lived closer, I would be here a few times a week.

Sjw646bethany 4 months ago

Cream of Crab Soup

This is the best cream of crab soup I have EVER had! I recommend it to any and every one I speak too. It is a must try, creamy soup with genuine lump crab meat. I often think about how I can order it by quart!

Leslie19713 4 months ago

Grilled Rockfish

This is my favorite seafood dish in the tri-state area. The fish is cooked perfectly and the oven roasted tomatoes that top the dish give it the perfect touch. Also, the view from the dining room is gorgeous. It's nice to sit and watch the boats go by and watch the sun sparkle off the water.

Marissa 4 months ago

Jumbo Peel & Eat Shrimp

Came in last Thursday for Happy Hour and ordered the Steamed Shrimp and they were cooked to perfection, so good!

Quality 4 months ago

C&D Jambalaya

I have ordered this plate and by far the best I have ever had , more of everything I love , I ate the whole thing , as well as a dozen oysters , Schaefer's is the best !! I make a point of letting everyone know !!

Frenchy470 4 months ago

Arcadian Scallop Salad

My sister and I had the seafood tower, bacon wrapped scallops, and the scallop salad, and we added a crab cake. The food, drinks, and bartender (James) were all amazing! I just moved to de from Jersey and this is definitely my new favorite spot :) Cant wait to bring my family in!

Joe 22 days ago

Fish Tacos

Outstanding meal and always enjoy the atmosphere.

Lisa 24 days ago

Schaefer's Crab Cake

It was delicious. Plenty of fresh crab meat. I would definitely recommend this dish.

Kathleen 29 days ago


They were great

Moestrousseau 2 months ago

Jumbo Peel & Eat Shrimp

I enjoyed a lovely dining experience only once. I have always wanted to come back. The meal was expertly prepared and I love the atmosphere of the entire place. I love the sea, ocean, nautical and all that. I felt like I was somewhere famous. I remember the particular head coverings the waitresses wore, like nurses or something. Thank you for this pleasant memory. I dined there in the late eighties. About 1987, I believe. I WILL be back! M.Rudrow of Delran NJ

Barbara 2 months ago

Sweet Potato Fries

Love the sweet potato fries, the marshmellow dip makes them awesome!

Rplant0425 2 months ago

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad sandwich is absolutely delicious - made with just the perfect amount of mayo and fresh chicken.

Snuffer14 2 months ago

Stuffed Pepper

Sunday brunch is always a crowd pleaser!! My husband and I love to visit Schaffer's- the atmosphere, the view and the food are always amazing. The lemon berry mascarpone is to die for. My husband loveS their seafood jambalaya!

Apaoli 3 months ago

Grilled Salmon

Majestic view, extraordinary customer love, delightful dining environment, remarkable people, amazing plate appeal & truly delicious for me & my family, we choose Schaefer's Canal House! Nothing better than after a long bike ride on Castle Trail from DE or road trip to sneak away from Dover, DE or, better yet, when my kids say, "Dad, lets go get some great food at Schaefer's!" How can I say anything but YES! We LOVE Schaefer's...thanks for all you do - can't wait to return soon!

Cebulad850 3 months ago

Breaded Jumbo Shrimp

The food is awesome 👌 and service was great

Ceweimer 3 months ago

Crab Mac & Cheese

The crab mac & cheese is AMAZING! My family and I live about an hour away from Schaefer's, and we travel there multiple times throughout the summer to enjoy the food and the atmosphere! The staff are always pleasant and accommodating, and we always like to spend a few hours at the outside bar relaxing before heading home. You will not regret coming here to eat!

L 3 months ago

Seafood Nachos

The seafood nachos are so delicious!! One of my favorites on the menu. It's always a great time to sit outside by the water, with live music and freshly squeezed grapefruit crushes!

Liza 4 months ago

Maryland Crab Soup

Amazing soup. We ask for half MD crab and half cream of crab, mixed. It is an amazing combination and they make it perfectly every time. We often take a second helping to go for home!

Marandacavanaugh 4 months ago

Baked Lump Crab Melt

The baked lump crab melt is the perfect combination for Sunday brunch! If you're in Chesapeake crab cakes are a must! Paired with an English muffin and home fries for the perfect combo. Located right on the canal Schaefer's is the most beautiful spot to spend a Sunday afternoon with this classic dish and a mimosa!

Nhart0513 4 months ago

Seafood Nachos

Absolutely delicious! I have so many menu items that I love, just can't pick one. My husband and I go to Schaffer's very often. Nancy Emerson

Franlobach 4 months ago

Crab Mac & Cheese

Very good, always.

Bennettcrystal103 4 months ago

Parmesan Crusted Mahi Mahi

Absolutely the best food ever and the scenery is absolutely breath taken love the atmosphere always a welcoming place definitely recommend Schaffers canal house

P 4 months ago

Ahi Tuna

Some of the best food inhave found in Delaware, on the water with breath taking views, and a great environment to be around. plus the boats the water the sunset , i could live here.. Their food is pretty amazing and i try to make it out once a week if possible..

Alexis 4 months ago

C&D Fries

I have had so many different dishes from Schaefer's, it's hard to pick one! Typically if my fiancé and i come by boat or stop in for a quick bite, the C&D Fries is our go-to. Crunchy fries, crab meat that is perfectly seasoned, creamy cheese sauce and with the red dipping sauce, just adds the perfect touch! Since we now live pretty close, we can never get enough of the best food spot in Chesapeake City!

Creative111861 4 months ago

BBQ Pork Nacho

They are amazing! Ingredients are so fresh - including the jalapenos! The plate is huge! Can never finish them all - take home leftovers - reheat nicely.

Paul 4 months ago

Crab Dip

Can't beat Maryland crab dip that's for sure!!! This is a must have!!!!!