We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“good food,service & setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chesapeake Seafood House

Chesapeake Seafood House
3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5220
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #22 of 410 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Maricopa, Arizona
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“good food,service & setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Found this charming restaurant as we were heading to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum & Library. I loved the setting in this historical home. We noticed on the way in to town that the parking lot was quite full at lunchtime. So on our way out of town we decided to stop for dinner. Again, very busy for a tuesday at 6pm. I understand why. Great service,very good food & reasonably priced. It was a very nice ending to our quick trip to historical Springfield.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

229 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    102
    64
    36
    14
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Great Plains
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Okay seafood for Springfield”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is an old favorite in the area, and for midwestern seafood, isn't bad. Service was very friendly and fast, selection is good, and the food was average. Prices were very reasonable for early evening. Area doesn't have a lot of good choices, so this was a good choice. Would eat there again, and recommend, but don't expect 4 star dining.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darien, Illinois
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Interesting restaurant - great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We loved the appetizers (oysters Rockefeller, stuffed mushrooms and escargot). I had the bay platter with lobster tail. Shrimp, scallops and lobster were excellent. The orange roughy was not great. This was the only item our group didn't like. The restaurant has an old feel. We found it to be unique and interesting. So much better than the the chain restaurants you can find anywhere. $6.99 or $8.99 for these kinds of appetizers? I'm not urge how anyone could call that expensive these days.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Restaurant with a lot of history and good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The restaurant sits on a lovely yard, surrounded by beautiful, huge trees that are lit up at night. We had to wait, as we had not made a reservation and it was Saturday night. We ordered the stuffed shrimp as our appetizer and it was delicious. We both had steaks that were tender and flavorful. Baked potatoes were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Service was attentive but not in your face. While it is not cheap, it is worth it for a good meal with great service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Neoga, Illinois
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Top level”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Be prepared to wait a bit, but food and service are excellent. I have to remember to "enjoy the ride" as we travel life's highway. All aspects are well done. A very nice return to olden days of service and quality.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Chesapeake Seafood House also viewed

 

Been to Chesapeake Seafood House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chesapeake Seafood House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.