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Chesapeake Seafood House

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3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum yum all dishes are so good, food was delivered very fast and oh so warm, the seafoods ordered were of upmost quality and quantity, waiter was very knowledgable of menu items and offered suggestions fitting my appetite, inside of facility was clean and very historic for a capital city location, would highly recommend and plan to return in the... More 

Thank Frank L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of us ate at Chesapeake Seafood House on a Sunday evening and all were very pleased with the quality of the food. None of us are from Springfield but all said if they were in the area again they would definitely choose this resturant again. There was a variety of food choices so if seafood is not your... More 

Thank kevin_taj_cox
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Chesapeake is as good as it gets without being near the ocean. Set in a huge old house giving you a unique cozy dining experience. Wait staff great. Nice inexpensive lunch buffet.

Thank Junebug1953
Harrisburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

my husband and I visited for lunch. He had the buffet, which was very reasonably priced and had a good selection of well prepared foods. I ordered a salad with chicken. It took a very long time for my salad to arrive, and it was basically lettuce and a chicken breast. It was more expensive than the buffet. If we... More 

Thank atty81
Springfield, Illinois
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55 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last time I ate at Chesapeake Seafood House was about ten years ago and I never went back until a business lunch about a week ago. It 's my understanding that it is a popular choice of many and from what I observed they were mostly seniors (I'm one too). I was not impressed and it may be another... More 

Thank Dennis R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Reminds me of old, classic steak houses I used to go to as a kid in Minnesota. The wait staff is okay, but the food is so good and reasonably priced, that I over look the service errors. Small lobster tail was delicious last night,along with my shrimp. My mouth is watering, just thinking about... More 

Thank Rachel D
Glenview, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood was very good, great value, friendly...very friendly service. Restaurant was very crowded on the weekday. Full of lots of locals.

Thank bclaver1
orland park, il.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this place because of trip advisor reviews. We absolutely loved it. We ordered off of the Early Diner Menu. My wife ordered the tilapia stuffed with crab meat, rice and salad. I had the raspberry salmon, au gratin potatoes, salad. My wife feels cheated if there are no tomatoes or cucumbers in the salad but ended up saying it... More 

Thank rlav48
Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is clearly a very popular place, but we got seated at the time we asked even though we made our reservations less than an hour ahead of time. We liked the old-fashioned, slightly formal atmosphere. Anthony, our server, was great: even though the place was full, he got to us right away and was on top of things throughout... More 

Thank mikeofduluth
McCalla, AL USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located within a 5 minute drive of city center in a hIstoric building. Service was excellent, menu items too numerous to count. Food quality outstanding. If you go during dinner hours 7-9 PM reservations are strongly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 12175225220
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?