Chesapeake Inn Restaurant

4.6
1457 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
**OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE NEWLY RENOVATED MAIN DINING ROOM, NOT THE LOWER LEVEL DECK**
The Chesapeake Inn is the place for everyone. After a complete renovation in January 2020, the Main Dining Room boasts a beautiful waterfront view, along with a great bar scene, some great liquid therapy cocktails and an outdoor Terrace for dining. The menu features jumbo lump crab cakes, fresh seafood specials, prime steaks, and shareable options. The Deck is our casual area featuring brick oven pizzas, salads, pressed sandwiches and Live entertainment. Dining room is open year round. Deck is open weekends, Nov-March / 7 days a week April-Oct. Several, private, waterfront banquet rooms are available as well as our beautiful, waterfront Ballroom. Check our website & click on the HAPPENINGS link for specials & upcoming events.
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Buffy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was wonderful, scenery was very pretty and service was great! The dinner music was not to our taste but did not interfere with lovely time!

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WilliamP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The salad bar section had too few items to choose from. Also, way too many onions.
Rest of food was good. When we were there, the buffet was low on turkey.

Our table was on 2nd floor not far from front desk. Very chilly.

We didn't our drinks for almost 15 minutes.

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LSS1
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and very helpful and pleasant staff. We had a very enjoyable meal.

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vipNicholeS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was good for the most part. Service was excellent, main course food was a bit blah, needed more flavor, but it was ok.

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Thomas
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently fantastic. one of our favorite places to go; food is excellent, service is always top notch. 11/10, definitely recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

My husband and I had brunch on an “early “ Sunday. Overall, the food was good however except for the dish I ordered which was the skillet breakfast. If you love fried potatoes then this is the dish for you - much too pricey for what it was presented as. My husband very much enjoyed the black and blue.burger. It was a beautiful fall morning so sitting at the window, overlooking the water was exceptionally nice. I will visit again but will order something else from the varied menu.

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frankf
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, great view, good service! Definitely be back

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ChrisR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service location all amazing. Great atmosphere!! Very friendly staff. Made our special occasion outstanding!

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vipRedvette
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous time, server was superb, food was also delicious. Will be back soon

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vipRichW
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

If you want a restaurant with fantastic views and a very attentive staff, the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant is the place to go. The crab bisque soup and the pork dumplings were outstanding. Regrettably, the crab cake sandwich and the sushi were disappointing.
When we return, we would stick with the appetizers.

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2468D
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Efficient and friendly service. Beautiful view of the water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We travelled from Dover, Delaware to the venue. The atmosphere was stellar, the food wasn’t as flavorful as I had expected for the price point.

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LarryP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

This was the second time we ate at this restaurant. Again we had the Crab Bisque, which is delicious. I understand that prices have gone up but for the fine dining prices, we would not rate the entrees as super. The risotto was pasty and the vegetable medley was very overcooked for our liking, very very far from al dente. Our server was very attentive but looking around the room, we saw servers who never even smiled. Sorry to say but we do not find ourselves going back again. Since we live in Newark/Wilmington Delaware area, there are many fine restaurants that do not charge taxes for anything. We were shocked to see $11.46 tax on our $168 bill.
They also need to update their menu on their website.

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ReneeV
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a yearly birthday celebration between 3 high school friends (of over 50 years). It was a perfect location that enabled us to dine outside. Food was delicious, plated beautifully and the service from Conner was excellent!
We were especially grateful to be able to dine outside as we all continue to be Covid cautious.

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TeresaS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Our server, Elaine was so sweet and made my daughter’s 21st birthday extra special.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner to celebrate my son’s birthday. The food was delicious and the service was great. Always a great time.

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JamesK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our reserved time and were seated within two to three minutes. Our server Mandy was very efficient and attentive. The food was cooked to order and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be dining at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant in the future.

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Becky
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and arrived a little early. We were sat by a beautiful view. The waitress was amazing and very helpful. The good was delicious. It’s a great place for a nice relaxing dinner with family or friends.

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AmeraA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service was great! Will be back!! Love the location and the ambience

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BrookeD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our food went for our anniversary they gave us free champagne which was so nice. Overall 10/10 experience!

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PhaedraR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for his birthday dinner. The atmosphere was welcoming, the service was fast, the food was excellent. Will return to try other menu items. They even surprised my husband with complimentary desert and sparkler to wish him a happy birthday.

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rainny
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a real critic of crab cakes, and these were the best that I've had on the east coast!

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Spritkey
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only nuisance (I won't call it a problem) there was one fly in the restaurant that seemed to hang around but by the time our food came out there were many flies. I've been to the Chesapeake many of times and this was a first time experience I guess the flies are trying to find warm and food too but other than that the visit was spectacular as usual!

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SL86
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This place has been a Chesapeake City institution for so long that it seems to be riding on its reputation. The food was good, but nothing special, especially considering the price we paid for our meal. It was also just too loud for us in general, from the ambient noise making its way into the dining room to the din of the room itself.

We didn't dislike our experience, but were ambivalent about it. This was our first ever experience dining in Chesapeake City and we will definitely be trying other restaurants in town in the future. Can't say we are eager to return here.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked the nice, new décor in the upstairs dining room. The dining experience was exceptional from the front desk reception, the service, the food. Even though it was a busy night for the restaurant, the service was prompt, friendly and our group didn’t have to wait for a thing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Two complaints. Haddock was beautiful but over cooked. Three hosts were at the front and not one said thank you or goodbye .

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JerroldA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food at a reasonable price with a great view.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Our server, Pam, was on top of her game. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Decided to sit outside upstairs to introduce our friends to the scenery. Pam and Tommy took great care of us as usual. The rockfish was perfect, my grouper special was delicious and perfectly seasoned. One of the best local spots for mixing food and ambience.

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Grandma51
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Our waiter, Adam, was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful view & Connor provided excellent service. The hamachi & sushi were wonderful. My husband’s halibut was decent, but not “wow”. I had the petite filet/crab cake combo. The crab cake was delicious, but the filet was not good. While cooked perfectly (medium rare), it was tough & not seasoned at all. It tasted & cut more like a sirloin w/ a line of sinew down the middle, and did not have the tender qualities of a filet. For $45 I would expect a decent quality filet. To be fair to the restaurant, while I only ate half I did not say anything or give them the chance to make adjustments. I do know the table behind me had an issue w/ their order & the manager did come out to address it so I am sure if I had said anything they would have tried to fix it. My daughter enjoyed her Mac & cheese & said the Caesar salad was ok. We will definitely be back, but will try the less formal patio area next time.

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vipJeffT
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Would have been great if we didn’t order sushi. Some of us ordered sushi as an appetizer an one ordered it as an entree. The two sushi appetizers came out after we finished dinner and the one that ordered it as an entree got it after 4 people were completely done our entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Chesapeake Inn & I was throughly impressed. Pam our server was very attentive & kind. The food was fresh & seasoned. Looking forward to another outing there.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the restaurant celebrating my Mother in-laws birthday. There were six adults and 2 babies and we had a great experience. Connor was our waiter and he was excellent. The food is always fabulous and I would recommend it to everyone

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meimom
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch at the Chesapeake Inn. We were seated overlooking the dock. We both ordered the BLT salmon sandwich! Cooked perfectly!! Fries were crispy! Our server and trainee were both very attentive. Our compliments to the Inn !!!!!!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our serve, Julia (or Julie?), was phenomenal. Food was amazing and the view from our table was perfect. Will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the menu and the ambiance