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Chesapeake Seafood House

3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5220
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Ranked #28 of 429 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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Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I am so glad we ate here! This seafood restaurant is a real gem. It was located very close to our hotel. The selections are all mouth watering. And they even offer Oysters Rockefeller! Who offers that anymore? They also offer steak, chicken, and pasta for those who don't want seafood. The building is a joy to look at inside... More

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Naperville, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When we planned our trip to Springfield, I looked at the reviews from my fellow Trip Advisor members and selected this restaurant based upon their reviews. They were spot on. My wife and I enjoyed the food here so much that we ate here twice during our vacation. In our two days of dinner here, we had the Crabmeat Stuffed... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you live in Springfield then you must know about Chesapeake Seafood House! If you’re just stopping by for a visit at the beautiful city and its many attractions and architecture then this is the place to have dinner. The architecture of the building draws you into the feel as if its the 1800’s and that’s just the beginning of... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our service was wonderful, the ambiance was old-time seafood house (which we love), and the food (I had the Shrimp Degonghe, an interesting spelling of a much-loved classic, and my husband a seafood platter) was very good. The au gratin potatoes and fresh bread loaf with honey butter were a couple nice additions. We just happened to stumble on the... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The folks at Chesapeake were absolutely wonderful in helping me organize our August 2014 ASIS International Central Illinois Chapter Meeting! Etta was very kind to my wife a month in advance in initial planning, and answered all of the questions that were provide her. I then spoke with the Manager, Dan Whitmore, who couldn't have been more helpful. He just... 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

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food was good for the most part our service was horrible. I am never going back I have a feeling if we were different that our service would be better.

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

Your comments and suggestions on how we can do a better job are appreciated. Please know these suggestions don't go unnoticed and we will be sharing your thoughts with the team to continue our goal of providing every customer with an exceptional experience. More

Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fine dining in a repurposed victorian mansion. Arguably the best seafood north of the coastline!! I have dined here on numerous occasions for lunch dinner and drinks and have never left disappointed.

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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

Boston
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the Chesapeake while visiting family in Springfield. Always surprising that in the heartland of America so many of their vegetables are processed or prepared with lots of additives. I had the green beans which I expected to be steamed and fresh and received a bowl of what appeared to be canned green beans with a heavy sauce and... More

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

We read, review and discuss every rating, evaluation or recommendation that relates to our business...both good and bad. Fortunately, the overwhelming percentage of the feedback we receive both off and online is wonderfully positive. Your feedback is clearly not positive but we still appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. I accept the constructive criticism and it is... More

Fairview Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Delicious meal at an obvious Springfield mainstay. Anthony was a superb waiter and was welcoming and knowledgable of the menu and drink options. Although he was obviously hustling to assist a crowded Saturday night attendance, he made us feel as though we were important. Great food, VERY reasonable prices, and a wide variety of choices. Thanks Chesapeake for a great... More

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

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person. More

Carrollton, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We havebeen to this restaurant several times. We have enjoyed it every time. The food was very good and the wait staff were very accomodating. We are planning to return again this week for our 57th anniversary

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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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