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600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
+1 865-673-3433
04:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 04:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 04:30 - 11:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice established restaurant. Nautical theme, Aquariums, bar area visible to tables, very open. Lots to look at. Great happy hour. Respectable dress, golf shirts and slacks kind of place, although jeans are not frowned upon. More of a restaurant than bar, although the bar area is lively at times and top notch. The bar tenders are outstanding and the service... More 

Thank Charles S
Madisonville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although they are very good, Chesapeake's advertisement of Maryland Crab Cakes is very mis-leading. In my opinion, Maryland Crab Cakes are made from Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs.......not from Indonesia or some other Asian country which is what Chesapeake's uses. These are Maryland-Style cakes, not Maryland cakes.

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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had delicious Salmon and Tuna appetizer with onion rings. We had a party of 10 and with reservations, we had to wait almost 2o minutes, but the dining experience was great. Our server was wonderful! This time, I sat on the bench side of the table and it is much more comfortable than the chairs. I really enjoyed the... More 

Thank MoneyPennyGarden
Olympic National Park, Washington
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read the reviews before leaving Bellingham, Wa that it was the place to go for fresh seafood & I was not disappointed. The Crab Cakes were just like I remember from growing-up at the Jersey Shore delicious & the Crab Bisque was excellent. I took my family to Chesapeake's for a special occasion & we had a wonderful time, which... More 

Thank montanasal694
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, Good selection. Good wine selection. Fair service. The decor was outdated by at least 20 years which diminished the overall experience considerably.

Thank Suetooyoo
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For seafood in Knoxville this is the place! The seafood is always fresh and cooked to perfection, the service is always greats as well.

Thank Neal G
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great, service is great.... pricing is NOT... we can only attend on a very special occasions and ever then we will choose other great food restaurants with better pricing.

Thank Jenny A
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious seafood, but excellent options for the whole family. Great local place to eat. Favorites include the cheddar cheese dressing (yum!) and Slower Delaware pie

Thank Caroline M
Winchester, Tennessee, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chesapeake's is an old favorite and one of the few authentic seafood houses in town. Always consistent with food, service and atmosphere. Crab cakes on par with what I have had in Maryland and Virginia shore. That guy who said to skip the key lime pie obviously had a bad experience because the four of us who ordered all gave... More 

Thank 48mike48
Knoxville, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Year after Year the food, service and restaurant are consistent with excellence. They fly their Fresh Fish in and this is a Power Lunch location for Local Businesses.There are live Lobsters in the tank for you to select for your Lobster Dinner. The lighting offers a great ambiance and the layout provides great meeting space. The bar is straightforward with... More 

Thank Rose C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
04:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
04:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
04:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
04:30 - 11:00
04:30 - 11:00
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

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