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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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10:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Some of the best seafood in Knoxville

Chesapeake's definitely has some of the best seafood in Knoxville. Kind of an old school seafood restaurant vibe. The Crab Bisque is excellent and the oysters are always good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JTPrice85
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chesapeake's definitely has some of the best seafood in Knoxville. Kind of an old school seafood restaurant vibe. The Crab Bisque is excellent and the oysters are always good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After inquiring with our front desk guy he insisted that the place to go for an Anniversary dinner had to be Chesapeake's. He hit it out of the park. Great food, great atmosphere, a little pricey but we'll worth every penny. From the the appetizers to the dinners then desert all was fantastic.

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Thank Geoffrey P
Knoxville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best seafood in town, maybe the best restaurant. Also known for great steaks. Very professional staff. Last time I had the Caesar salad with fried oysters. It was perfect, and only $12. Try the crab cakes or anything. It is all great

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Thank gregmackay
Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, really fresh seafood in a classic atmosphere that may well remind you of someplace special from the past.

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Thank Lisa H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten in restaurants all over the world and this restaurant has the best steak and seafood I have had!!! I would travel to Knoxville just to eat there again!!! Our waiter Tim was terrific!!!

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Thank Meri Jo G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crab cakes are mostly meat and are excellent and the grouper is highly recommended. I also recommend the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake and the twice-baked potatoes. They take reservations and parking is next door or very close by. This is one of the few restaurants in Knoxville where you can go for a meal surrounded by mostly adults. We... More 

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Thank Emily B
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting good seafood in Knoxville is a challenge but Chesapeake's is about the best around, but you are going to pay for it.

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Thank PerWayme
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed and the food was amazing! The fried oysters were done to perfection and the salmon was excellent. Prices were surprisingly lower than expected. Very close to downtown and plenty of parking right at the restaurant!

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Thank Glenn W
Kingston, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went to Chesapeake's for our anniversary dinner and we pleased as usual with the food, service and atmosphere. We had crab stuffed mushroom appetizer and crab cakes and scallops entrees. The crab cakes are mostly crab, not breading like you find elsewhere and were excellent. The scallops were grilled to perfection and served on individual patties of fried grits,... More 

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Thank Jeff W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My husband and two other couples made reservations for New Years Eve at this restaurant. I had been before but it had been years. I knew it was an excellent seafood restaurant. Without an exception, we were all blown away with the quality of the food and the service. One of my friends was not a seafood lover and so... 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: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
4:30 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?