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Chesapeake Seafood House

3045 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702-6012
217-522-5220
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Ranked #33 of 430 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
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
Senior Reviewer
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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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
101 reviews 101 reviews
58 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

Peoria il
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The building this restaurant is in is from the 1800's. So don't expect the Ritz - it's not. But, the food is excellent. Our waitress was very good as well. Only downside was - Take a sweater. IT WAS COLD!!! One woman had a coat on with her hood tied :( The captain's platter was excellent with deep fried lobster... More

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

thank you for your review ,we will work on it being to cold we purchased all new ac units trying to get used to the setting thank you very much hope we see you again More

Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I should have known better than to go to a seafood place in central United States. However, I did thinking it would be fine, but it wasn't. The food was greasy, poorly prepared, and rushed out to push through lots of folks. This was more like a cheap fast food sit down place than a nice seafood restaurant. The service... More

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

Thank you for writing your review of our business. We are very concerned with the experience you describe. Rest assured that all reviews, especially critical ones, are treated as top priority by me and our staff. We owe our very existence to how our clientele regard us and we will continue to do everything in that relentless pursuit. More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was in springfield on business, the food & service was excellent. A must try. This place is wonderful. Anthony was great & very attentive.

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

thank you for your very nice review we pride ourselves in your long term employees and love when customers give them good reviews it will be mentioned to him with thanks we hope to see you again thankyou , More

Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited for a wedding party. The service was slow but extremely friendly and welcoming. Had the steak and it was alright, just kind of stringy. The over all dinner was pleasant and we would return again.

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

than you for your review we will take up the issue of your steak where we purchase are beef again thank you More

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