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Chesapeake Seafood House

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3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5220
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3:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 3:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Since 1983 Chesapeake Seafood House has been serving Springfield IL with...
Since 1983 Chesapeake Seafood House has been serving Springfield IL with fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. We take pride in the community and in our dishes. Not much has changed over the years. Serving winning recipes that people have counted on being the same year after year. We don't want to take away anyone's favorites. Consistent quality has been the key to our success. Choosing only the freshest and finest seafood, steaks and vegetables makes us everyone's favorite restaurant in Central Illinois. We serve both locals and large tour buses who are visiting Springfield or just passing through. Once you visit Chesapeake Seafood House, you will be back!
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 16
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Seafood

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. Very busy. We called ahead and made a reservation. The food was good and the service was fantastic. However, the table we had was not ideal. A lot of traffic from servers and patrons walking by. I would suggest they not have a table there, but I'm sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
GeekStacy
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Dayton, Ohio
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Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best food for the best price in town. We had filet and salmon. Both were excellent. The atmosphere was warm, friendly and relaxed, yet classy.

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Thank Dennis R
Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. Very busy. We called ahead and made a reservation. The food was good and the service was fantastic. However, the table we had was not ideal. A lot of traffic from servers and patrons walking by. I would suggest they not have a table there, but I'm sure they were trying to... More 

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Thank GeekStacy
Riverton, Illinois
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of retires went here fit the lunch buffet. They have s good selection on the buffet. From chicken to sea food items. We have also been there for their Esrly Bird specials. All around good food and service.

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Thank James C
Elgin, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was kindly and the food delicious. In January local Civil War reinactors dressed in hoop skirts and Union Blues filled one of the dining rooms! They added much to the convivial atmosphere!

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Thank huggatree2
Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has taken me a long time to write this review, due to an extremely busy second half of 2015 but, I did not forget, as this restaurant is rather unforgettable. As in August of 2014, the folks at Chesapeake were absolutely wonderful in helping me arrange our May 2015 ASIS International Central Illinois Chapter meeting! Linda was helpful in... More 

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Thank Steve M
Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals of our trip. We hate going to chain restaurants and love trying local establishments. Chesapeake offered a wonderful home-made food buffet and the price was extremely reasonable. Do not hesitate to stop in.

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Thank LetsGoAnywhere
Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always had good service and food when we have eaten here. It has lots of atmosphere and the wait staff consists mostly of long term employees. Usually busy and often a wait to be seated. Offers up regular menu along with their seafood items. Prices are reasonable.

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1 Thank Vickie50
Springfield, Illinois
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have had the lunch buffet there twice. It was nothing special. I was surprised with the local hype it gets. The food was okay nothing that most people can not cook themselves. I was looking for thing a bit for out of my norm as it is an seafood house.

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3 Thank debrah34
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have eaten here several times. Usually very good. But tonight I took my wife there for her birthday. We waited over an hour to get our food. Several people around us arrived after we did, and they were done eating before we got our food. I was to the point of getting up and walking out, when we finally... More 

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2 Thank Bill P
Springfield, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Warm & classy environment. Lunch buffet had great tasting food including fried chicken, fried & baked fish, pasta, roast pork and more. Great variety of sides. Excellent friendly service and plenty of space between tables. Pleasant & relaxing dining experience!

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Thank gulflover_11
Dan W, Owner at Chesapeake Seafood House, responded to this review

I see that you visited our business last week. We appreciate your conveying thoughts with fellow consumers who hopefully might be our future satisfied customers as well. As you probably realize, consumer reviews are the number one determinant for influencing other consumers. Thanks and thanks again for your patronage. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-522-5220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Since 1983 Chesapeake Seafood House has been serving Springfield IL with fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. We take pride in the community and in our dishes. Not much has changed over the years. Serving winning recipes that people have counted on being the same year after year. We don't want to take away anyone's favorites. Consistent quality has been the key to our success. Choosing only the freshest and finest seafood, steaks and vegetables makes us everyone's favorite restaurant in Central Illinois. We serve both locals and large tour buses who are visiting Springfield or just passing through. Once you visit Chesapeake Seafood House, you will be back!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
3:00 am - 10:00 am

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