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Chesapeake Seafood House

3045 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
+1 217-522-5220
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (125 reviews)
“shrimp” (48 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3045 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always excellent seafood. Comfortable atmosphere with neatly dressed staff. We like to go between 4 and 6 pm for discounted specials. Can be crowded so think about making reservations. The raspberry and bourbon salmon dishes are both delicious.

Thank Fredrick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, prices & atmosphere. Word of mouth. We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary yesterday. So now we will come back restaurant next time we visit Springfield Illinois

Thank mary e. d
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Second time dining at Chesapeake Seafood in Springfield. While camping, my wife and I went there for an early Dinner on Saturday. We arrived a little after 4 and were immediately seated. By the time we left the lobby was full of people waiting Service...More

Thank selford
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We ate here a few years ago, and this visit was just as good. It hadn't changed much, but that is okay. It is nice to have a a sense of history and good food too. You can tell there are a lot of locals...More

Thank philthomas702
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The worse experience ever. I brought 3 elderly woman 2 are late 80's 1 is 99 and myself from Lincoln to have lunch. august 15 2018 the host tried to make things rite. By first of all changing servers for us and Anthony was outstanding,...More

1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We got there an hour before closing. Even though several workers walked past us without a single word we waited 10min for someone to show up and seat us after I went looking for someone. I ordered the Captains Platter and my lady had Shrimp...More

Thank mfg2414
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We live one hour from this excellent restaraunt. You know a place is doing something right when people are willing to drive a hour for lunch. While we wanted to try the lunch buffet (M-F), we opted for the menu. The food was delicious, and...More

Thank Normal1976
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The menu is very attractive to the seafood lover as well as a meat lover. There is chicken, ribs, and steak as well as pasta dishes. The ribeye was tender and flavorful and the ribs were smokey, tender and finger licking good. The seafood was...More

1  Thank BacJac2017
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We have gone here many years. The seafood is ALWAYS delicious. You can get reservations here which is very hard to do at most other restaurants. Their house salad dressing is very good with the warm bread you get.

Thank jruby55
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This restaurant is housed in a beautiful old, historic building. The ambiance, alone, provided much potential. However, the foods on the lunch/brunch buffet are very un-inspiring, if not retirement-home blah ! We have actually tried this lunch buffet a couple of times, and I believe...More

Thank BHappy2
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Sue W
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Response from THOMAS K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. You would have have to call them. Thanks.
Buddy R
20 November 2017|
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Response from Ken R | Reviewed this property |
11-2 Thanksgiving day buffet carved turkey ,ham ,roast pork lion, bread dressing, egg noodles, candied yams ,mashed potatoes, gravy ,pasta entrée ,green beans scalloped corn, broiled whitefish, seafood casserole salad bar... More
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Response from BoardingPass254641 | Reviewed this property |
To the west less than a mile I believe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3045 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-5220
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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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