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600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
+1 865-673-3433
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (209 reviews)
“swordfish” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Not nearly as good as the newer Chesapeake’s. Raw oysters were not right. Not shucked properly, sent them back. A good restaurant would have sent back a full plate shucked properly. They did not. Only shucked the remaining 10 left on the plate. Cheap. Meal...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chesapeakes on Parkside Drive is a fairly new location. This restaurant mainly serves fresh seafood. Their vegetables are wonderful. This location seems to be a converted auto showroom. It is decorated in a fun nautical theme. Great place to eat!

Thank Beth K
Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner here. With fellow workers. Dinner turned out great. Some even had desert. Plenty of appitizers. It was all good. Our server was very entertaining. Wasn't expecting that at all, but turned our dinner into a really good time. Will come back again.

Thank Saquoach
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband, sister, and brother-in-law, and I were in Knoxville overnight. We were looking for a good place to eat for brunch. After reviewing their website, and noticing that it was as seafood restaurant, so we were a little skeptical. However, it was close to...More

Thank Trudy W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We made reservations on Open Table. It seemed they were to be very busy, but when we arrived 30 minutes early they were able to see us right away. Matt was an excellent server! We split the Warm Appetizer. Combined with a bowl of Gumbo...More

Thank lgideon25
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff was not put out or off by asking for seating away from air condition vents (to keep my elderly parents warm), they showed us some options and let us choose. The food was good, we stuck with pretty basic food (lobster scampi, fried catfish,...More

Thank docklly
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here to celebrate our engagement. Defiantly a memorable experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Meal was very tasty well portioned.

Thank Steven B
Chasity K, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing us to share a special dinner with you all. It is awesome to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We hope to see you for the next special occasion if not sooner! Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Chesapeake's downtown is best seafood in K-Town. Grouper & crab cakes were outstanding. Cheri provided great service as usual. I've tried the new C'peakes in West Knox but not same caliber as downtown. Go downtown!More

Thank Jawga99
Chasity K, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! We appreciate the kind words. So happy to hear the dinner was delicious and Cherie provided a great experience. We are lucky to have her as a member of our team/family. Cherie works every Sunday when we feature our Brunch menu with a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the TripAdvisor reviews, so I ordered the clam cakes and the Spinach Maria. Fabulous! And my husband said his blackened snapper was the best fish he's ever eaten. Our server, Brad, recommended the bread pudding. I don't normally like bread pudding, but this...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes before they normally quit serving lunch on a Friday afternoon. We had read some interesting reviews so we were eager to try it for ourselves. We were ushered in and assured that we were not too late to...More

Thank Phyliss B
Chasity K, Manager at Chesapeake's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! We want everyone who walks into these doors to feel Welcomed & Wanted that makes us happy to hear about your great experience. We look forward to seeing you all again on your next visit to Knoxville.

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March 13, 2018|
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Response from Fludoc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not a clue. All my kids have fur or feathers.
Mark S
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Pacercyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does depend on the day as to what is offered.
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Vd0gg1t | Reviewed this property |
Great Question and I wish I could answer it. I was with my 16 year old son, so I can't say for sure. That said, they had everything else. So I would think so. Picture a Cheesecake Factory but dedicated to seafood, Maryland... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3433
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