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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
$14 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travel to Chesapeake Inn on a regular basis. Crab Soup- if you like lumps of crab meat in your soup - this is the place for your soup. I’m not a fan of crab soup with shredded crab meat. Soup is worth it! Crab...cake - again large lumps of crab meat! Because of the number of years I have been going to eat there - I have had almost everything on the menu except sushi- not an fan of any sushi anywhere. Worth it to go check it out- you won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My spouse and I recently made our first visit to the Chesapeake Inn, for a relaxed dinner on a Thursday night. The dining room was active, with tables appropriately spaced for Covid concerns. Reservations were for 6:15, with no waiting. Fresh bread and creamy butter...were enjoyed as we selected cocktails....Manhattan and a vodka gimlet...glasses full to the brim, with slight surplus also brought out to the table as well. We shared the pot stickers, which were "O.K.", as too little chili sauce, and the pork filling was barely warm, but certainly not hot. The crab bisque was notably better, yet not as rich or crab-filled a I had enjoyed at a local crab house the week before. The entrees were a step above the appetizers. The halibut was moist, generous in size, and sat aside a small crop of broccolini. The crab cakes were certainly noteworthy, as they too were generous in size, sitting atop English pea risotto, and along fresh carrots. Composition was crab, crab, and crab. Both cocktail sauce and tartar sauce were solid, though for my preferences, the cocktail sauce as a bit thin and bland. Dessert options were tempting, but the sizable entrees had us declining any treats this night Server Matthew F. really did a fine job with explanations, attentiveness (without intrusion), nicely spaced courses, and overall solid guest relations. Prices were neither ugly nor cheap, producing a reasonable, though not glowing, value. In short, we would certainly returnMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

I had no idea this gem of a well run restaurant with treasures from the sea and a Cracker Jack professional staff was on the radar. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020

I have been to the Chesapeake Inn several times now. I recently had lunch in their outdoor section. Great view of the boats and canal. Fun, relaxed atmosphere. It also has a “party” type feeling. Food is good, place is fun.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

I’m not going to detail blow by blow how disappointed we were sitting at the bar NOT enjoying slow and bad service and a meal fit for catfish. We later met up with a two other couples who had made dinner reservations days ahead for...dining in the 2nd floor restaurant. They likewise experienced rude service and a 1-1/2 hour wait for their mediocre ( but expensive) meals. Free advice Don’t Bother!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is just the greatest! Super Tiki Bar with great live music. Wood oven Pizza in the casual inside bar. Upstairs dining rooms completely upgraded during the Covid-19 dilemma! Everything New & Nautical. Additionally, the docks are all new floating docks with Fantastic docking...professionals & deep water !!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 24, 2020

My BF and I spent the weekend at his parent's Bay house. We rode our bikes into town on Sunday hoping to get something to eat at the Chesapeake Inn as the Bayard House was a huge disappointment Saturday for dinner. We rode up and...went into the tiki bar area looking to get a menu. The bartender, a young blong female, was very rude and ignorant to my BF when he greeted her. She seemed like it was a bother to ask her for a menu. We left without ordering anything. Another disappointment and I won't go back!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 23, 2020

While most canls in the USA have long gone because they could not compete with the railroads and truckers, one of the best is still alive and doing quite well: the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal that coneects the Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware Bay..and likewise...Baltimore with Wilmington and Philadelphia. the Canal has enable thousands of ocean going vessels to make these three seaports. On the banks of the C & D Canal (which cuts the Town of Chesapeake City in half) on the south side is a lovely marina and restaurant called The Chesapeake Inn. this delightful restaurant offers dockside-outdoor service/a full size Restuarant on the second level and a beautiful Ballroom for special events: All of these accommodations offer a great view of ocean vessels, barges, etc. transiting the Canal: The food is great and the staff is likewise outstanding.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 9, 2020

we've had several meals here and their food is very good. Very formal and relaxing atmostphere staff is very helpful and food comes out fresh and hot.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

We went on a Monday to enjoy winter lights and VIP offers. The VIP Monday means you can get BOGO main courses that at their prices is a serious discount. Our meals ( blackened chicken and duck) were delicious, the server friendly and the setting...really nice. Gave 4 stars because they were out of the chef's special and sushi at 5-5:30 pm.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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November 1, 2019|
Response from Gianmarco M | Property representative |
Our dress code in the dining room is casual.
December 10, 2018|
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Response from S T | Reviewed this property |
COSTCO in Christiana, DE sells them in the store, OR right inside the Chesapeake Inn
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Response from Gianmarco M | Property representative |
Our B&B is called Ship Watch Inn • It is located at 401 1st St.• Chesapeake City, MD 21915 The Chesapeake Inn is within walking distance of the Ship Watch Inn - Chesapeake Inn is located at 605 2nd Street, Chesapeake City... More
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