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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent sea food

The grand old home was a charming place for dinner. And the sea food was surprisingly reminiscent of the good old days. Clams, shrimp, oysters, lobster fish fry like we used to get along lake shores. This place took me back to my child hood on Lake Erie.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michelle K
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Kirtland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Richton Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I came here for the delicious seafood and discovered they have the best green beans I have ever tasted.. simply amazing!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just went to Chesapeake for my BFF"S birthday with a group of friend's. The food was great as well as the service. I've been going to Chesapeake for years and have never had a bad meal. It's definitely not a young crowd but it's always good.

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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 

Kirtland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The grand old home was a charming place for dinner. And the sea food was surprisingly reminiscent of the good old days. Clams, shrimp, oysters, lobster fish fry like we used to get along lake shores. This place took me back to my child hood on Lake Erie.

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Springfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Steak and seafood both are done to perfection here. My steak was tender, juicy and cooked perfectly...something I can't seem to find at the local steakhouses here. The seafood choices can't be beat. All this along with warm bread, salad and a side. Excellent service and the old house atmosphere is special too. My only complaint is that even with... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

WE had a very nice meal here, I had the bourbon salmon, and my husband had the orange roughy. Both meals were great. This restaurant is in an old mansion built in the 1800's. The service was fantastic. Wish we lived closer so that we could go there more often.

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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 

Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Good food at a reasonable price. We like their lunch buffet. They also offer early bird specials in the evening.

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Springfield, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Staff very friendly, food wasn't bad but wasn't great either. Really enjoyed the house and the nice staff member who gave us a tour.

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?