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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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  • 35
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  • 14
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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 service, food, and location.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Le Roy, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 via mobile

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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 

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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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