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600 Union Avenue, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-673-3433
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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

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  • 83
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  • 29
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  • 12
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Seafood Nowhere Near the Sea

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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INDIANAPOLIS
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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INDIANAPOLIS
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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Palm Beach Gardens
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So my coworker and I visited Chesapeake's last night based on the TripAdvisor rating and reviews. It was great as expected. We both had the broiled seafood dinner. She had hers with vegetable medley and Neva's potatoe. I had mine with Neva's potatoe and the spinach macaroni. Wow!!! It was all delicious. The food and service was amazing. We'll be... More 

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

Thank you rating us 5 stars! Our fish is from seaside to table! Please join us for our happy hour and afterwards enjoy all Knoxville has to offer! More 

Lenoir City, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times in the past and were always quite pleased with our meals. Decided to try their brunch today and were not disappointed. I had the crab omelet, and my husband had the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict. Both were delicious. Service was impeccable.

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

It was our pleasure having you as our guest on Easter! We serve brunch every Sunday from 10:30am until 2:30pm. Please come back and join us! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went to Chesapeake's for anniversary on a very crowded night. Reservations are needed on weekends. When they are told of a special occasion they will print a menu personalized for the occasion. This night they were having some service problems which the manager came to our table and with an apology gave us appetizers on the house. Seafood is some... More 

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

I am so happy that you chose to celebrate your special occasion with us! We do our best provide first class food and service. I do apologize that we fell short on the service. Your feedback helps us to improve. I sincerely hope our manager made everything right. Please come back and join us again! More 

Atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My partner and I visited Knoxville for the first time and were very impressed with the charming downtown area and particularly the terrific seafood at Chesapeake's. We will be back for sure.

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

Thank you for choosing Chesapeake's while you were in town! Please come back and join us on our patio! We have a live Jazz band playing outside on the first Friday of every month during Spring and Summer! More 

New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When we asked at our hotel for a great seafood place this was the immediate response. We're happy we took the recommendation. We are seafood lovers. the Chesapeake did not disappoint us.

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

Thank you for deciding to dine with us while you were in town! We work with local hotels to help provide visitors the best in southern hospitality and service! Please visit us again next time you are in town! More 

Midwestern
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The seafood here is always fresh and good. The furnishings are a bit dated, but don't let that steer you away from enjoying good seafood. The crab bisque and crab cakes are some of the best I have ever tasted. The service is average, but the food is excellent.

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

Thank you so much for your comments! We have fresh fish flown in daily. We strive to provide excellent service and I really appreciate your feedback, it helps us to know where we need to improve. Please come back and join us again! More 

Poquoson, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Was fortunate to be part of a group of 30 family members who decided to eat at The Chespeake's Seafood restaurant in Knoxville, TN. What an outstanding surprise to find excellent seafood in the eastern part of TN. The restaurant had a great atmosphere, excellent wait staff and OUTSTANDING seafood that was flown in that morning from the Chesapeake bay.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Reminded me of seafood restaurants I grew up going to. Good fresh seafood (as fresh as you can get in Tn), well prepared and presented by professional wait staff. Went for Easter Brunch and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely a return visit when in Knoxville.

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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

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