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Chesapeake Seafood House

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3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5220
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11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Going to the Lincoln Museum Stop Here

Our plans took us to Springfield to visit the wonderful Lincoln Museum. Some friends suggested we meet at the Chesapeake Seafood House. The buffet was excellent, all of the food fresh, hot and tasty. Very good service with a smile. Great Place

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
rollinsthomas
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Columbia,IL
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a College Graduation and were invited to this establishment for a celabration dinner. I was delighted on the historic building, great food and exclent wait staff.

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

That you would choose our business for such an important family occasion is quite pleasing to us. Even more rewarding is the reaction that you indicate that your entire party had regarding your visit with us. Wow...does this make us happy. We believe all guests should both expect and receive a high level of service. Thanks for sharing your memorable... More 

Granite City, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant had a classic old school restaurant feel, even though we didn't order, they had grasshoppers, brandy Alexander, etc drink menu. We had yummy escargot served with mushrooms toast and a butter sauce that you soaked up with the bread.the oysters Rockefeller were unusual in flavor spinach tasted more like greens and the top tasted like American cheese with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. Thanks again. More 

Columbia,IL
Top Contributor
410 reviews 410 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our plans took us to Springfield to visit the wonderful Lincoln Museum. Some friends suggested we meet at the Chesapeake Seafood House. The buffet was excellent, all of the food fresh, hot and tasty. Very good service with a smile. Great Place

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

We deeply appreciate your very positive review of our business. We are very pleased that you got to enjoy many favorite aspects of what we have to offer. It is always most rewarding to hear directly from our customers and especially those willing to provide their positive perspective with the online world and beyond. Please revisit us soon and often. More 

Livonia, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were stuck in Springfield due to our RV break down. Down the street from the Best Western was the only non-fast food place, the Chesapeake Seafood House. We gave it try. We were quite impressed with the service and food. I had the stuffed shrimp and my wife had the stuffed Tilapia. Both were very good! If we ever... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about Chesapeake Seafood House. It is always a great pleasure to hear that we are serving our customers well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully,Chesapeake Seafood House More 

IL
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were traveling with a large group of friends on a very busy weekend. Not only did the restaurant accommodate us easily, but they actually called me before hand to finalize the details for our group. Our server was outstanding and the food was amazing-and very reasonably priced. The whole experience was terrific.

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

What a terrific review. You covered virtually every aspect of what we think a customer should be evaluating when choosing a business such as ours. Included in your review was also the mention of the need in our multicultural society for variety. We are pleased to provide this variety to our community and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
529 reviews 529 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

As we were leaving Springfield, after a memorial service, we saw the beautiful and expansive building that is the Chesapeake Seafood House, and we thought that we would try it. When we entered the restaurant, it is hard to imagine such a beautiful nautical themed restaurant in the center of the Midwest, but it is beautiful with old photos and... More 

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

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. More 

Johnsburg, Illinois
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our group of 28 visited there this past Saturday night and not only was it Prom night. It was also the 150 Anniversary of Lincoln's Funeral. So needless to say it was extremely busy to say the least. We were seated promptly and the service was impeccable and the food awesome. The prices are very reasonable and it is high... More 

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

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you. More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had family drive for an hour to have Easter buffet with reservations for 2:30 p.m. for 5 people. We had to wait an hour before we got seated. We checked several times and was told we had to wait for a 5 top to become available. We were also told the wait would be1/2 hour. Finally, after 50 minutes... More 

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United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have been here many times. My husband and I are about 30 years old, we are sometimes the youngest customers there. Chesapeake has what you would call "fine dining". Seafood is excellent here. I love the atmosphere of antique, nautical, waters edge feel. What would be cool if they had some fish tanks. However, every time we've been here, the... More 

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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 

Le Roy, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We happened to find this place while driving around Springfield. It just had the look of a place we wanted to try out. Fantastic choice for us! Great food and great service. Also, you can walk around and look at all the historical pictures on the walls which I enjoyed.

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, 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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