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Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Chesapeake’s offers fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted microbrews, and USDA choice and prime-graded beef.. Conveniently located this location has fantastic views of the river and features a raw bar and a heated patio for outdoor dining.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Traveler rating
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was super awesome, made future reservations for us, very friendly. Our waiter was STEVE, who was fantastic! The food was a 10!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews are warranted. Fantastic meal. Service was even better. Thank you, Dan! Already made our next reservation.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent seafood. We had the deep fried oysters and crab cakes and they were amazing. The service was outstanding as well. When we’re in the area again we will be back.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 8 hours in a car to get to Gatlinburg and arrived @ 6:30pm. Being hungry I asked the valet " where is a good place to eat that is not touristy?" He said Chesapeake's but it's expensive. Who cares, it's our anniversary and...we want a good meal after being on the road. Called & they said they could get us in around 8:30pm...a little late but what can you expect at the last minute. We arrived & were seated promptly in Steve's section. Often, when visiting an upper scale restaurant I either inquire about their single malt selection or I order an Old Fashion to test the most basic of standards. I ordered the Old Fashion & when it arrived my wife was surprised at how "smooth" it was....I told her it was because it was done right. Fruit muddled, sugar, bitters etc. Hats off to the bartender. Steve was more than just an " order taker" he was courteous, responsive, & informative. We ordered some Calamari to start and then we asked Steve about the seafood specials. My wife got a steak( of course at a seafood restaurant), I went with the swordfish Steve suggested off the specials menu. Calamari was excellent ( my wife said orgasmic, jeez I can barely do that for my wife) The Old Fashion was so good I ordered another when our meal arrived. My wifes steak was perfect & the swordfish was fabulous ( fine choice Steve). We got dessert to go. Here is my summation of Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar, this is a bad place to go if you are trying to lose weight, the food has flavor that will take your tastebuds to culinary school....so if you are dieting don't go here.If you are an unhappy cantankerous bastard, don't go here because the staff will make you smile. If you prefer a place that is dirty, dingy, smelly & unsanitary...this restaurant will disappoint. We enjoyed ourselves enough that we made reservations for the next night, we requested Steve again. We will be sure to visit again and request Steve, or maybe we will ask for his wife who is much easier on the eyes.... I love taunting someone from the comfort of home. Kudos Steve, you made a customer wanting to returnMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice, both times we had great food and service. Cassidy was our waitress and even though it was extremely busy she did a wonderful job. She even removed the lobster meat from the shell. I would love her as a waitress again!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is wonderful. Our waiter, Steve, was excellent! He made great and honest suggestions on food. Steve was so great. He brought me a dessert for my birthday. He truly made this a great experience.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was excellent. First time visit, but it won’t be the last. I had the broiled seafood platter. My husband had the Fillet. We really enjoyed. Food quality and taste was excellent. Best dinner so far this week.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive to Gatlinburg, we checked in and then drove to Chesapeake's for dinner. We did not have reservations but had found excellent reviews and had a short wait at the bar. Great craft cocktails prepared by the bartender. We were seated and...Mark W. was our server. He was wonderful-great knowledge of the menu and great recommendations. Everything was so good that we returned 2 days later.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant, our waitress was great and the food was fantastic. One of the best seafood places I've ever eaten.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

**AMAZING** First off we showed up a hour before our reservation and they took us because there weren’t busy. 2nd off we had an amazing waitress named was Angela J. She was absolutely awesome!! She knew everything on the menu!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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cowbell60
October 25, 2021|
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Response from V2885JXkevinh | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking around it but none of their own.
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August 15, 2021|
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No. It's not required but depending on time of day or which day you decide to go, a reservation will be very important. I had a reservation even though they weren't that busy but you could tell our service seems to be quick... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar

Yes, Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5