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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 77
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old School Restaurant

Order off the menu. The buffet is nothing to shout about. Great atmosphere if you like a traditional style restaurant. Ask to sit in the big room with windows - nicer atmosphere and fin to watch the squirrels frolicing in tge fromt yard.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Dawnie_Bird
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Springfield, Illinois
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Springfield, Illinois
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159 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Order off the menu. The buffet is nothing to shout about. Great atmosphere if you like a traditional style restaurant. Ask to sit in the big room with windows - nicer atmosphere and fin to watch the squirrels frolicing in tge fromt yard.

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Arrive a little early and enjoy a drink at the quaint bar with your date. Very romantic with dimmed lighting in dining area. A little pricey but there are great "Early Bird" specials.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is my go to place for Seafood when in Springfield. I like the atmosphere and decor like the large ships wheel, and historical photographs.. There are times when it's nice to sit at a table with a white table cloth. We use to get dressed up to go out to eat before everything became "casual". I usually order the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a wonderful source for seafood :Shrimp, Lobster, Fried Clams. It is well known to locals. It is easy for visitors to find since it is right off of Interstate 55-at the sign for Clear Lake heading for Springfield.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have eaten here several times while in Springfield and find that their seafood is always delicious and tasty. This isn't a city with a lot of fine dining (at least in my experience), so this is a good choice for a nice meal after a day of business meetings or sightseeing.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a favorite spot for my parents & those of their generation. We had the lunch buffet -- and it's only "so so" at best. Because they love the choice of salad & baked fish, they think it's great.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This food was delicious and the pricing was so inexpensive! We had the lunch buffet with plenty of meat options and were very impressed that the potato salad and macaroni salads were even homemade!

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Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If your visiting Springfield, Illinois and looking for a genuine good meal eat here. What a delightful surprise. This is where the locals eat. You won't be disappointed great food, excellent service in a classical dining venue. Bon appetite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I ate here with my wife. We found a building that looks like it is an old house that was converted into a restaurant. On the inside we found a charming little restaurant. Prices were found to be fair for seafood, and the portions were good to large. The service was also very good.

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been having the lunch buffet at the Chesapeake for the last 2 to 3 years, every month, except for a brief time when they decided not to continue it. After a short time they brought it back. The buffet is delicious with many choices. The Saturday evening special, steak and lobster, is really great...the best around.

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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children

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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