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600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
+1 865-673-3433
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (164 reviews)
“crab cakes” (53 reviews)
“swordfish” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Chesapeak's is wonderful for a nice dinner or business meeting. The food is wonderful and the drink specials aren't bad either. Very quiet and easy for a lunch meeting.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 5 days ago

I usually visit for the seafood entrees, but they also have excellent steaks and other offerings. Their gumbo is authentic and always a good choice, but the clam chowder is equally tempting and tasty.

Thank TopCut
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After the parking issue, wait for table (place not too busy), and order mixup, I just can't recommend. The food was good but the whole experience did not live up to the billing. I will perhaps try them again sometime soon. I think it is...More

Thank gil c
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went there for our anniversary. Excellent food and great service. Had bought a necklace for my wife, talked to server and they bought it out with our dessert. Perfect

Thank ChuckyWoodchuck
Reviewed 6 days ago

Considering we are far from the harvest, this is a great seafood house! Fish is always fresh, always consistent. In the 20+ years I have been coming to this restaurant, I cannot recall a bad meal. Service is good, prices very fair. Brunch is great...More

Thank ttmayes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swordfish Skewers or crab cakes are are awesome. If you're into different beers this is a good location, seeing as how they are part of Calhouns and their full list of beers. Great atmosphere & service.

Thank trow0112
Reviewed 1 week ago

All seafood dishes are excellent. Atmosphere is excellent. A little pricey but it is a very nice restaurant and the service is good. Haven't tried the steaks. Have celebrated several anniversaries here.

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chesapeake's is a great choice in downtown Knoxville. Fresh seafood, outstanding sides (try the spinach Maria) and a relaxed setting, I like this particularly with groups of 6-10 which they handle very well.

Thank arlenegarrison
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local to Knoxville, I absolutely LOVE going to Chesapeake's. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Knoxville. The entire menu is to die for. I usually order the Broiled Seafood Combination plate and add a lobster tail to it. It is amazing....More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard rave reviews and food was good but pricey for what you got. Waiter (Ben)was out there. He introduced himself as being a little "unique" and he was. Did an OK job checking on our refills but when he brought us the bill it...More

Thank TNDauksch
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considering taking my wife out for a special night out. people mention the bar. we want kind of a reasonably quiet ish atmosphere. we don't drink. will we be disappointed? and can I make a reservation? thanks!
30 January 2017|
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Response from montanasal694 | Reviewed this property |
You would not be disappointed with a special night at Chesapeake's. Lovely, quiet romantic place for you & your wife to enjoy a delicious meal.
On the hot appetizer platter, is there butter on the grilled shrimp?
4 September 2016|
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Response from 312djones | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they could leave that off if asked to. very accomodating
On the hot appetizer platter, does the grilled shrimp have butter on it?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Sailinggal | Reviewed this property |
I believe it does
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail