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Our Latest Reviews

Ian 9 days 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 9 days 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.

Nhart0513 14 days 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 17 days ago

Crab Mac & Cheese

Very good, always.

Bennettcrystal103 20 days 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 24 days 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 26 days 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

Crab Dip

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

Paul about 1 month ago

Chesapeake Omelet

One of the best I have ever tasted!!!!!!

Rkim3194 about 1 month ago

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Probably the best grilled shrimp tacos I've ever had. Everything I try here is usually delicious! Even the staff is always friendly and always receive the best fast service !

Aidfabulous about 1 month ago

C&D Jambalaya

OMG. We were there for lunch and I ordered the C&D Jambalaya. This dish was amazing. Not only was it a pretty plate of food (other table patrons were looking at my dish when the waitress sat it down), but it was delicious. It was not too spicy. The kick was just right. It was a true jambalaya, but with more seafood than you have ever seen. Now, do not think that you will eat all of this at one sitting. You will take home half for dinner! I cannot say enough about Schaefer's. We will be back very soon.

Katecantera about 1 month ago

Chicken & Waffles

The brunch food here is so good! We sat at the bar and had a great time. Service and food was great and I love the atmosphere.

Liza 9 days 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!

Themccanns 14 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 20 days 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 24 days ago

Jumbo Peel and Eat Shrimp

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

Quality 27 days 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 about 1 month 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!

Paul about 1 month ago

Bloody Mary's

Very Delicious

Andrea about 1 month ago

Schaefer's Crab Cake

This was my boyfriend & my first time going to Schaefer's Canal but it came highly recommend by my friend George. When we walked in we were promptly seated. Soon after that our waitress Jennifer came to the table smiling. I asked her what she recommended & I was very impressed because she went through each section of the menu recommending several items in each category. I was also impressed because my iced tea glass never was empty & neither was my boyfriend's cup of decaf coffee. While I was there I also went to take a look at the bathrooms & they were very clean I highly recommend this restaurant.

Stephaniepalko about 1 month ago


What I like about Schaefer's is that you can order a sandwich or a full dinner wherever you are seated in the restaurant. That means everybody at the table can get whatever they wish, not be told they have to go to another part of the restaurant. And the food is good...just need more mushroom dishes.

Paulene36 about 1 month ago

Lobster Roll

We come here for special soon, for my husband's birthday in March. We haven't really got any free bday dessert or anything since the servers we had in the past never asked us why we're there. And by the time we finish our soup, appetizer, a little booze, and entree, we are too full to have dessert. But see my list below about the fries. Too bad i can only select one meal. But here are the complete list of my favorite food from here as well as my husband's. Crabcake Burger (the BEST burger you will ever have!!! my husband upload few pictures on yelp check it out) Lobster Panini - i love this very much too Crab Dip Crab Melt Cream of Crab Soup - generous amount of lump of crabs And the most I will recommend if u have a sweer tooth like me is their sweet potato fries with the marshmallow dip. That dip is heaven in mouth (im drooling just thinking about it) Food is to Die for! Ambiance is Great! Good customer service! WIN! WIN! WIN! Will eat here in a heartbeat


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