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Chesapeake's

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600 Union Avenue, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-673-3433
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood in Knoxville? Yes, thank you.

Had a wonderful time and meal with a fly-in group. With twenty-two of us in the group, it would be thought there would be delays or mix-ups, but Chesapeake's made it look easy. Our server, Katie, was knowledgable about was was available, patient with in decisions and mind changings. Hubby and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
jims_lanie
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time and meal with a fly-in group. With twenty-two of us in the group, it would be thought there would be delays or mix-ups, but Chesapeake's made it look easy. Our server, Katie, was knowledgable about was was available, patient with in decisions and mind changings. Hubby and I shared a bowl of the seafood gumbo. It... More 

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We will pass your comments on to Katie. She will be excited to hear them! We have a fantastic team of servers whom we are proud of. We are also proud of our menu and our bar menu! We look forward to your next visit to Chesapeake's! More 

Ontario, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

food was awesome i loved how quite it was and i just love seafood i recommend to anyone who loves seafood

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

Thank You! We try to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for you do enjoy yourself. We do take great pride in our menu! Our seafood is from seaside to table! Please visit us again next time you are in town! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is one of, if not the, best restaurants that I've been to in Knoxville. It is a little pricey, but I am more than willing to pay for GOOD food and service, and Chesapeake's delivered just that. I have been there twice now, and both times were great. We went here for a family Birthday, and again bringing people... More 

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

Thank You So Much! We take pride in our entire staff! We do our best to treat every guest special. Our host do a fantastic job of finding out if you are celebrating a special occasion so we may take the extra step of making specialized menus for you. We look forward to serving you and your guest again! Please... More 

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Enjoyed our visit there. Had Maryland Blue crab cakes, the new style and old style. Like the new style best. Stuffed potato, excellent and the shrimp cocktail had really big shrimp. I'd come back here again.

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

Thank You! We appreciate your support of Chesapeake's. Many of our service staff have been with us for years. They like to give our guest all options of our menu and also recommend items that were previously on the menu. We our proud of our team! Please visit us again next time you are in Knoxville! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had a great meal on the patio. We have two small dogs and felt very welcome on their nice open patio area. Service was good and the food and drinks were prepared well. Will return when in Knoxville.

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We take pride in our hospitable staff. Next time you are in Knoxville try our Sunday Brunch on the patio. We have a Bloody Mary Bar! We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Montgomery, Alabama
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is located in the downtown area of Knoxville. Typical seafood restaurant with salt water aquariums. They offer steak and seafood. My steak was not great, over cooked. The crab claws were good but you only get a few. We tried several of the deserts and they were all great. My favorite was the toffee ice cream thing and the... More 

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for your steak, that definitely is not our standards, Unfortunately we do not buy our seafood in bulk to keep cost down, We have our fish shipped to us fresh daily to ensure the best quality. Please come back and join us for lunch, dinner or our Sunday Brunch! Hope to see you soon! More 

Corryton, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had an excellent meal and service on a night that the restaurant was slammed by it being graduation at the University of Tennessee, prom, and Mothers Day weekend. I had made a reservation without thinking about all the complications that the evening presented yet when we arrived we were promptly seated, served, and enjoyed a delightful and unrushed experience.

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

I am so happy your dining experience with us pleasurable. It is our goal to offer the best in hospitality and service! Please come back and join us soon! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Selected Chesapeake's as a celebration destination. Food was phenomenally fresh. Service was wonderful, thank you Cherie! If only that stinky cigar had not been lit the same time that our food came. I'm so glad that they were able to enjoy their dinner.

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Ken S, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our patio! Unfortunately we allow smoking outside, We should have asked him to put the cigar out, for that I apologize. Please come back and join us for Happy Hour on our patio or on the first Friday of the summer months to enjoy a live jazz band! More 

INDIANAPOLIS
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very good seafood with something for the whole family. A little pricey, but not unreasonable for the quality. One of those places where casual is as acceptable as business attire. Quaint and inviting!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I had our 18 anniversary dinner at Chesapeake's. The seafood is some of the best you will find. I had the broiled seafood combination and it was awesome! My wife had the shrimp over pasta and said it was very good also.The Hershey bar cheesecake was a perfect desert. The service was excellent! We never waited for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Union Avenue, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business

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