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Chesapeake Seafood House

3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
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Ranked #25 of 431 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
Altamont, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We loved our first experience at the Chesapeake Seafood House. Wonderful food. Wait staff very pleasing and on the ball. We loved the food and service.

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Springfield, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm not a seafood aficionado by any means, but my friends wanted to go there for our annual Christmas luncheon, so I went. There were a couple of things on the menu that looked good, but for the price, I elected to follow my friend's advice and go to the buffet. Should have ordered from the menu. Those of my... 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 

Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The food was good. We got the potato skin appetizers. I got the catfish and my husband got the chicken dinner. I would have loved to have seen what this place looked like as a house.

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Springfield, Illinois, Usa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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 

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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