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$14 - $29
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
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 January 14, 2024 via mobile

We had dinner here with friends and all of us enjoyed our food. We ordered the tenderloin fettuccine, salmon, crab bisque, kale salad, and penne pasta. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 24, 2023

Last night was my 1st time visiting this restaurant. I spent much of the day driving from CT to visit my cousin, who lives in Delaware. I was struck by the beauty of the place, inside and out. It is decorated beautifully for the holidays....As my cousin sat down and attempted to pull her chair close to the table, the seat separated from the frame and pinched her finger. Her finger was cut badly, and she was bleeding. As she was going to the bathroom, we informed our server, Donna, of the accident. She was kind enough to bring over 2 Band Aids; however, nothing was done beyond that even though my cousin was visibly still bleeding when she returned to the table. We told Donna that she had both layers of Band-Aids on to try to control the bleeding. I am shocked that we never saw a manager, my cousin never received an apology, and the chair was not removed from the dining room, which present a hazard to future customers. I would have expected at least a complimentary appetizer, or desert, but am sorry to say that did not happen.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023 via mobile

Awesome Canal Views! Great views from heated tent covered section of the restaurant. Located on the Southside of the canal at the foot of the Route 213 bridge, this fine establishment has a lot to offer even after the summer season has ended. There were...plenty of food and drink options on the menu. Be careful to ask about drink items as I was informed the menu was not updated. I ended up ordering the Tortelloni Amalfi and a seasonal draft, the Lancaster Pumpkin Ale. Both were terrific. Service was a little slower then I expected but all in all the Chesapeake Inn is a must when visiting Chesapeake City.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed July 19, 2023

For my special birthday dinner...this was a wonderful meal for my husband and I. The quality of the seafood dishes were top notch and we enjoyed every single bite. Appetizers and dessert were equally tasty and nicely presented. The view of the water and the...ocean-inspired dining room lends itself to making us both feel relaxed and happy...which is the intent of a great meal. On to the service...Elaine made us feel so pampered and cared for but yet was totally personable and seemed genuinely glad to take care of us. We want to return soon and hope that she's there..what a gem and we hope everyone is as appreciative as we were to have her show such kindness and attention to all the details. Chesapeake Inn has never disappointed us and in this day and age of hit or miss dining, we are so grateful for their efforts to make it great every single visit.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023 via mobile

Here for a business dinner, had a pretty good assortment of meals delivered to our table. Calamari was cold, rather depressing, the steak was undercooked for 2 of the 4 we had, one was correct and one was over done. View was amazing, flavors were...not there. Wait staff was very polite howeverMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

The food is ok and the location and ambiance is nice. The thing that irks me is the parking situation. They close off the lot so you have to do valet parking. If you don't want valet parking they still charge you $5 CASH or...parking. I think its a shameful way to treat a customer. On major brunch day occasions such as Mothers Day and Fathers Day their valet parking fiasco blocks the major thoroughfare from Chesapeake City to Middletown. The road will be completely blocked standstill parking lot because of their parking policy fiasco. God for bid should there ever be an event that emergency vehicles need to get through. I got stuck in this garbage two times trying to get to Middletown from Chesapeake City. No more will I ever set foot in this place. Garbage policies made up by garbage managementMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2023 via mobile

The food and service was excellent we had a wonderful dinner and time together with our family. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and would definitely return

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2023 via mobile

They have a nice view and the place was decorated nicely. Our service in the dining room was good in the beginning but turned south when there were issues with the food. I could not rate it higher because several dishes were cold. I had...chicken stuffed with asparagus which was very good but ice cold, as were the green beans and small dollop of potatoes. Expected better for the price. Several others were cold also. Others had chicken which was too tough to cut and was taken back only after first being offered steak knives in kind of a huff. The food was tasty so I gave it average overall. Just did not seem to work with our large group. Having drinks at the tiki bar before did not work either because they only had one poor waitress trying her damnest to cover the whole place. Not a fan.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 12, 2023

Delicious lunch on a sunny, quiet Monday afternoon. We had the dining room to ourselves, overlooking the canal and guests enjoying the outdoor bar. Lobster bisque, salads, crab cakes all well prepared and presented. Our server, Alex, was excellent. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 13, 2023

The views at this place are great! Water everywhere (which I love) and the food was delicious. We had drinks at the bar before dinner, and they were great. Serivce was good but you should make reservations as they get super busy.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 18, 2023

Back before we purchased a home in Cecil County, Maryland, last century, we stopped at "Chesapeake Inn." It was around 1 P.M., on a 3rd or 4th of July, hoping for lunch as we journeyed further south to look at properties on the water along...the Little Choptank. It was a mistake. We were seated immediately, but then we waited almost an hour. While we were yet pouring over road maps, a server did appear and ask if we'd been served. We had returned once around 2010, but were disappointed again not just by the wait, but by dried out, over-cooked crab cakes. I'd thought to myself, "Never again." HA! My wife, having now suffered two strokes, totally forgot the bad experience. When asked by our eldest where she'd like to go for the mid-day meal, she chose "Chesapeake Inn." WOW! Oh! Have they changed! Our daughter telephoned, was promptly able to arrange a reservation. She learned that they have 'handicapped' parking spots a short distance from an outdoor elevator that easily took her and her mother with a walker up (about 15 or 16 steps worth) to the indoor restaurant area. I climbed the outdoor stairs. We were met by a gentleman at their reservations desk who kindly showed us to a window seat where it was quiet, warm, & on a blustery winter day, as well. I began to reconsider my decision. We ordered from a personable young fellow, Alex, some water (without ice), & decaf with milk for m'wife, sugar-free iced tea with a lemon slice for me, and iced water for our daughter. We included a request for the Steak Tartare appetizer, since he thought it came with three tiny crostini --but it arrived with four, dainty & pretty, & yummy, and our daughter enjoyed two. She liked them in spite of not being a fan! > My wife settled on their Parmesan Oysters and a Caesar Salad. Our daughter went with a "Lady Lover" Chef special sushi roll (de rigueur green horseradish, shaved, pickled ginger, and low sodium soy sauce came with chopsticks and a tiny mixing dish). I chose a medium rare "steak, frites," sans carbs, but with coleslaw, and my daughter chose a plate of Prosciutto Asparagus for all three of us --as a kindness to me as I had forgotten the doc told me to avoid carbs.. I believe I ate more than my share -- they were so good in a tasty cream sauce. My one and only quickly decided she didn't like the oysters. She said they were cooked 'dry.' I ate the last two, and they did seem dry to me. "Oh, oh," I thought, "...bad news still?" > Alex returned, having taken away the oyster shells, and reported that he had removed the charge from our bill. I thanked him. That was a generous thing to do; he said sometimes the timing was not quite right, and I think he admitted that sometimes the salty cheese seems 'dry.' My spouse returning from the "Ladies," decided she would try the "Drunken Mussels," as a substitute. I figured these would be hard to ruin. Yup! Alex brought them speedily, piping hot, in a polished, two fitted buckets /dish, where the smaller 'lid' bucket acts as a container for emptied shells. My wife used a tiny fork on the juicy PEI mussels, & her spoon to eat the Yuengling lager, garlic, shallots, butter sauce, and fingers to add butter to the old bay biscuit dough made into a sliced loaf that could mop the dish of bits of goodies. She was happy! (I was happy; our eldest was happy.) The women chose a cobbler with a bit of ice cream for dessert, and quickly devoured it. > Alex, it turns out, is interested in astronomy, has three reflecting mirror telescopes, and claims not to have gone to college. He seems a well-read young fellow, much interested in Physics as well. He's clearly interested in his job and makes an effort to go above and beyond. You're blessed if he happens to be assigned as your server. > We had a very pleasant 2 & 3/4 hour main meal of the day. We discovered that the same Italian style firm that owns "La Casa Pasta," off Rte. 896 in DE, (a spot we enjoy) now owns "Chesapeake Inn" restaurant as well. I AM IMPRESSED. > As there is no sales tax in DE, I was rudely awakened by seeing the MD tax added on; even so, with 25% tip, our total for three meals and a really good time and excellently prepared food came to only $150.oo. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 9, 2023 via mobile

Had lunch in dining room- beautiful setting with water view. Bright, modern, decor definitely an upgrade from years back. Ordered Bubbly Apple Cider- champagne, Vodka, apple cider, cinnamon simple syrup. Autumnal flavors, fizz, but enough alcohol for a buzz. Couldn't get enough of it! Slurped...it down & took another one to go in their 25th anniversary cup. Ordered Chesapeake Patty Melt which in writing this is making my mouth water. Hamburger w/ Mont-jack & generous mound of crab pressed between grilled Texas toast. It was delicious! Husband had Lobster Burger- Lobster studded cheddar cheese sauce spilling over beef patty on brioche bun. French Fries crisp & salty. Ordered Don Carlos white pizza from downstairs- Alfredo, spinach, bacon, sausage, gorgonzola finished w/ balsamic glaze. Thin, wood-fired crust was perfect delight. Only complaint is having to choose between upstairs/downstairs menu. The dine-in menu was limited compared to the deck menu, yet both had good options. Luckily on this slow afternoon they afforded us choices from both!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

Loved the contemporary nautical vibe and enjoyed the canal view. The decor was very attractive. Everybody we encountered was friendly. We used the valet parking -- makes sense that they offer that as the lot is small. Our server was great and knew the menu...well, the manager stopped by our table to check on things. Food was delicious. We had the cheese board to start, and we were happy with the wine selection. I had the Naked Fish broiled. Absolutely delicious, and I had no leftovers. My dining companion enjoyed a seafood pasta dish. We indulged in dessert: churros. Wow, so good. Definitely returning soon.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

Although the food was ok, it was a disappointing visit. A pair of sunglasses were left on the table, by accident. When we discovered our mistake, we called the restaurant, and they were no where to be found. They were left on the table... where...did they go? Lunch cost us double, because they were good sunglasses...So sad when you loose trust.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022

Food was good.. crab fries were very good, but the Carne Asada Pizza lacked flavor. We sat at the outside bar, and at one time there were 5 employees behind the bar taking while our drinks were empty.

Date of visit: August 2022
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