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600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
+1 865-673-3433
04:30 - 11:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Wildwood, Florida
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the baked seafood plate. The spinach maria was awesome. We have gone several times, also their crabcakes very good. Definitely would go back again, sadly we moved out of state

Thank DebE5
Sharon, Massachusetts
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307 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chesapeake's restaurant was a good find for us. We were passing through on a road trip and wanted a seafood restaurant. This was a fortuitous and excellent find. The waitress was very pleasant and solicitous, the food was excellent and the atmosphere terrific. Highly recommend Chesapeake's.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd recommend this place to anyone seeking non-chain seafood. Sunday brunch is great. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Knoxville. One of the only spots downtown that has its own parking - an extra plus. Easy in, easy out. Great for a day with the grandparents!

Thank Coryv24
Griffin, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the here about 7pm Saturday night after the 12pm football game. We didn't have a wait so that was great. We walked from the Hampton Inn right down the street. The food was so great and service was excellent. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a surf and turf restaurant in Knoxville. GO VOLS.

Thank Hayden B
Helsingborg, Sweden
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a team of eight who entered a Wednesday evening without previous reservation. It took some time before our orders were taken and even so, before dishes were served. However, once served we were all very satisfied. The grilled tuna was perfectly grilled (just touched the pan), the prawn skewers with linguine light and fresh, steaks made at point,... More 

Thank Scrambledeggslover
Fayetteville, TN
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120 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We listened people extol the greatness of Chesapeake's ad nauseum, so, when we traveled to Knoxville, we decided to give it a try. I won't get into the particular menu items we had, but there were four of us and we tried a bunch of food. Everything, and I repeat, everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. Don't go if you're... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chesapeake's has been around for a long time.... I live downtown and one of my favorite spots has become this place for great seafood and impeccable service. On Sundays you can make your own Bloody Mary at the bar and the oysters are always fresh. I have never had a bad meal here or bad experience. The restaurant has not... More 

1 Thank GSLove
Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chesapeake's has always been one of my favorites of all time. It is always consistently good food, service and atmosphere. I would highly recommend Chesapeake's!!

Thank wmfrancis57
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've in Knoxville for 20 years and someone gave us a gift card for Chesapeake's. We usually go to Bonefish Grill for seafood. Put it this way we still have $100 left on our gift card and we are going to try and sell it. This place is old decor is out dated. Food is basically an expensive Captain D's... More 

Thank Melanie K
Maryville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chesapeake's specializes on seafood. The atmosphere is designed accordingly: In the old brick building in downtown Knoxville you look at peaceful aquariums, nautic equipment such as rowboats set up - very cozy atmosphere. Entrees are a tad pricey, ranging in the high 20s. Fish fillets are fried with care and spiced nicely - not overdone. They rest on a bed... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?