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600 Union Avenue, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-673-3433
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4:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Seafood in Knoxville, Tennessee

We had excellent service and excellent food. Our server was attentive and each of us enjoyed our choice of seafood. The oysters were large and the prices were moderate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Kelley W
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

When we are looking for great seafood on date night, Chesapeake's is our top choice. The food is always great, the service is good, and we like the atmosphere. Highly recommend sharing an appetizer sampler platter.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lets be clear - this is not the coast so the seafood didn't come off the boat today, however, its the freshest you will find in Knoxville and its good.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had dinner here for our anniversary. They had a menu printed for us, the manager and server were excellent and very polite and caring. The crab claws delicious, the seafood platter enough for two. The crab bisque had actual lumps of crab. Very nice table and atmosphere for a great evening. Thank you and kudos to you all. There... More 

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We try to make every dining experience special! Please come back and join us for next anniversary! Hopefully sooner! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The only reason we have visited Chesapeake's more than once is that our kids like the fish tanks. The menu is heavy on fried food and everthing we have ordered that is not fried was poorly cooked. The parking is a major pain, the wait is long for a table on weekend nights, and the host stand is manned by... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I want to assure you that your experience is not our standards. I have addressed our staff on your issues and assure you that we are working on it! Please come back and try us out again and please ask for a manager next time. We will happy to assist you... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

i eat here every birthday and once a month love the bar/ patio happy hour specials you CAN NOT go wrong the crab cakes are awesome iv not had a bad meal here its a must when people come to vist

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

Thank you taking the time to write a review and rating us 5 stars! We are very proud of our authentic Maryland Style Crab Cakes. Our happy is absolutely a must when you visit us! Thank you so much! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is without question the best seafood in Knoxville. The daily specials are truly just that, "special." The seafood is deliciously prepared and varies daily based on availability. The oysters on the half-shell are fabulous and very reasonably priced. Servers are truly professionals and everybody aims to please. It is a great spot in the downtown area and not to... More 

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

Thank you for very kind review! We are proud of our staff! Our fresh fish is hand cut daily and or oysters are shucked to order! Please come join us again very soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I eat here at least once a month. Service is and food are always good. For the first time on the last visit, I sat outside in a small courtyard, it only has about five tables...LOVED it, great little escape from reality! The dining room iis a little cave like, quite dark. My favorit dishes are...(when ia mabeing bad) the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

AMAZING! The spinach Maria was delicious as was the mac n cheese! Not a fan of the blackened scallops, had too much of a char taste to them but they were cooked perfectly for texture in the middle.

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Courtice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've always loved Chesapeake's and I was a little disappointed this trip. I had the Oysters Chesapeake and they were good but didn't seem as fresh as I would have liked. I also had the spiced crab fingers and I think the ones I make at home are better. My guest had a gumbo that he really liked. The service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had excellent service and excellent food. Our server was attentive and each of us enjoyed our choice of seafood. The oysters were large and the prices were moderate.

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Additional Information about Chesapeake's

Address: 600 Union Avenue, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: +1 865-673-3433
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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: Doing business, 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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