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Chesapeake Seafood House

3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5220
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Ranked #26 of 432 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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English first
Springfield, Illinois, Usa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you are on a budget or just need a quick bite this is your place. The decor is very old and needs a great deal of TLC. The food is average to poor. We tried several items from the menu including the surf and turf medium-rare (steak & lobster). The result was steak was a very poor grade of... More 

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

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and how you enjoyed your visit. More 

illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Ordered a salad, the scallops and shrimp along with au gratin potatoes.The salad was delicious and fresh with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.The shrimp were overcooked and had the taste of chlorine. It was as if the shrimp had been frozen then thawed in water and breaded then cooked. The scallops were tasteless. I suspect it was really whitefish because the... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stopped here for evening meal during our visit to see the Lincoln sites. Had nice appetizer of crab filled mushroom caps- delicious. Entrees were well prepared and service was good. We were there about 7pm and were one of only about eight tables but they were also in the midst of preparing for Thanksgiving but had no problems as other... More 

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

Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you More 

Petersburg, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I've been here a few times and same both times, good food rude service. Once u ordered a filet and they dropped it on the floor right in front of me. No apologies just said well now if you want a filet it will have to be butterfly! Um...ok then another trip there the waitress poured water all over me... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stop here every time we are in springfield . Just a wonderfull place . All the servers are great ,you never wait for anything . We had steak and lobster , both were cooked just right . This is great old school dining , white table cloths , great food and great service . It's set in an old... More 

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

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make Chesapeake Seafood House one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, Chesapeake Seafood House More 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This place is rocking on Thanksgiving, lots if people. Service was attentive and food was very good. Your typical Thanksgiving fare but tender and tasty.

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

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to... More 

Byron, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We've been wanting to try this restaurant. Went on a Friday night. We called for reservations that afternoon, got right in at 7 pm even though it was quite busy. Our waiter was nice. The food was very good - fried clams, orange roughy and clam chowder. We were too full to try a dessert though we wanted to try... More 

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Normal, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Happened by on a late Sunday afternoon and enjoyed there early bird special that was delightful. Great selection and prices and thank goodness we beat the crowd. Entire restaurant filled up right after we arrived. Locals definitely take advantage of this wonderful restaurant. Can't wait to go back!

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

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That... More 

Columbus OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a lovely meal looking out over the gardens. We were there on Sun. afternoon and they were very busy, but once seated the waitress took our order promptly. There was a bit of a wait on the meal, but it was very well prepared and prices are reasonable for a sit-down, white-tablecloth meal.

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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 

Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Their stuffed tilapia was superb. They are very busy and reservations are recommended. The bar area is very small with limited seating.

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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 

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Additional Information about Chesapeake Seafood House

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

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