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3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5220
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
Great Lunch Buffet

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Go24win
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Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Elgin, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

we ate here last night and beginning to end it was awful. slow service, appetizers left under the heat lamps way too long, lobster tails weren't cooked properly. we couldn't wait to get out. if we're ever in springfield again we'll drive right by. worst of all there shouldn't have been any excuses because the place was about half full... More 

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

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. I will look into it to see if this is an ongoing issue or a unique unfortunate incident you experienced. Please accept my apology. If you decide to try us again, please ask for me so I may thank you for your feedback and ensure we do our best to serve... More 

Altamont, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 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
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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 

Illinois
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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

illinois
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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