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Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
Chesapeake Inn Restaurant

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chesapeakeinn.com
  • Phone: (410) 885-2040
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Christian Lackford
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Catering and Banquets Department is very extensive. The best thing to do is visit our site...www.chesapeakeinnbanquets.com or call 410 885 2040 to speak to a banquet representative.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have multiple rooms available for small and large banquets.Our Catering and Banquets Department is very extensive. The best thing to do is visit our site...www.chesapeakeinnbanquets.com or call 410 885 2040 to speak to a banquet representative.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Marchione (410) 885-2040
  • Entertainment: We offer Live Bands and DJs on our DECK area nightly in the months of May through August and on Fridays & Saturdays in the months of September - April. The best way to check out which type of music & when it is playing is to visit our event calender on our website at www.chesapeakeinn.com. Click on the LIVE MUSIC link or the SPECIALS link to see all upcoming events and all live music details!
  • Special Events & Promotions: BRUNCH WITH SANTA 12/3 & 12/10 -Two dates & Two Seatings. Must call for reservations! no online reservations available. CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER - Open for Lunch & Dinner. Lunch(regular menu) 11am-3pm. Dinner(limited ala carte dinner menu) 3-8pm. *Reservations Required* online reservations welcome. NEW YEARS EVE DINNER - Open for Lunch & Dinner in the Dining Room. Lunch 11-3pm. Dinner starts at 3pm. Limited ala carte dinner menu available along with a unique couples dinner special on the menu. *Reservations Required* online reservations welcome. NEW YEARS EVE DECK PARTY! - Must call for details or visit our website for more information. BOUCHAINE 4 COURSE WINE DINNER 1/27/12 - Online reservations not available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bohemia Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking, as our parking area tends to fill up rather quickly.
A word from Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
The Chesapeake Inn is a place for everyone. The Main Dining Room boasts a beautiful waterfront view, along with a great bar area for small plates and some great "liquid therapy" cocktails. The menu in the dining room features jumbo lump crab cakes, fresh seafood specials, pasta, chicken, steak and veal. The Deck is our casual area featuring brick oven pizzas, great finger foods, salads and sandwiches. The Deck is open daily April through October, and only on weekends during the off season. The Deck area also offers live bands and entertainment during the summer months. The Chesapeake Inn also has a state of the art Ballroom for weddings and special occasions. We also have smaller banquet rooms in the Main Dining Area. We can host banquets up to 200 guests. Check out our website & click on the SPECIALS link for specials & upcoming events in our dining areas. ONLINE RESERVATIONS ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE MAIN DINING ROOM, NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE DECK.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We loved our dinners and the wonderful view! I had the seafood burrito and hubby had fish. We shared the wonderful crab bisque. Highly recommend all of it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great views in indoor and outdoor patios; Tommy the bartender is a gem, makes a mean Moscow Mule and Pear Martini. Appetizers were very good, prime rib was grissley."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have been dining here for years, this night was for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was packed. The 2 Filet Mignons were served cold. We will go back, I hope that it was a fluke."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have enjoyed the Chesapeake Inn for many years. Love to watch the party people on the deck! And the beautiful sunset with all the boats. Great menu choices and seafood of course!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food is excellent, services excellent and wonderfull views. We made great memories in this restaurant with our late father in law. With a Gift Card he left us, we celebrated his wonderful life with a glass of the BEST Bloody Mary he used to love!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Fantastic location in a charming town. It was a lovely evening"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I recently treated my husband to a Sunday dinner at the Chesapeake Inn--a family member also came along. We had never been there before. We were very pleased especially with the view and the food. The food was absolutely delicious and came with good sized portions. Parking was a problem on the day we visited. But we got lucky as a parking spot became available right at the front door. We plan to visit again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took our family and a friend to the Chesapeake Inn for dinner to celebrate a special occasion, and had an outstanding time. Various seafood dishes we had were all fantastic. Service was excellent. And the view is a big attraction. The restaurant staff was very accommodating with a couple of our special requests, for instance around seating and customizing an entree. The only slight irritant was that there were a few flies around occasionally. My understanding is they are due to the opening to the outdoor deck. Weren't too bad, and certainly didn't take away from the overall outstanding experience, but since I've now experienced that twice lately, it would be nice to see this fixed. Bottom line, great place and dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a very nice anniversary dinner. Very good food and service while sitting on the second floor deck overlooking the docks and harbor. Nice evening to remember."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This restaurant has a terrific outdoor bar scene that is very busy and popular. Often overlooked is fine food service inside that offers a terrific view of the Canal and the ships that travel through. Baked Salmon "Chesapeake" (lobster sauce and lump crab meat) was cooked perfectly, and the taste was great. Blackened Swordfish was also properly prepared, not at all dry, and flavorful but not overpowered by the seasoning. Our server was very pleasant and very efficient. Nice job by all."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Mgr sat us in bar area and called it dining room despite res. made 2 months in advance. No table cloth make shift tables poor views. Mgr lied and called it dining room. App. Arrived same time as dinner. Waiter was great."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent swordfish with citrus sauce. Both our meals were excellent. Excellent service also."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent crab cakes. Vegetables well prepared-not over cooked but crisp. The only problem I found was a limited parking area considering the seating capacity. On my first attempt to dine here ( Sunday at 6 pm late April ) the bikers were in force and the parking area was a sea of bikes with the area blocked off with traffic cones,. Valet service was available but who wants to pay for valet service in Chesapeake City?Having no place to park we left. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Sunday night was beautiful as we sat upstairs and dined during sunset. Service & meal was very nice & professional. From valet, hostess, and waiter they were very capable and attentive. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "choice of fresh fish was outstanding - wish side vegetables were more interestingly prepared had requested a window side table when I made on line reservation several days in advance but not what we got when we arrived service was well paced - something hard to find these days"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food here is very good and it has a good wine list, including a good selection of wines at $20/bottle. The service is no better than you get at Friday's, Red Lobster, or some other chain; one expects more at a restaurant in this price range. Also, make sure that you have $4 ready when you pull up to the restaurant, it is valet parking only, so to add insult to injury you have to pay to park. I will not be rushing back to this place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went with friends on a Friday night. I was able to make a reservation easily on OpenTable and was immediately seated in a great round booth with amazing views. We were able to get a bottle of great wine that was reasonably priced. They have 20 wines under $20. Tookway to long to order and longer to get entrees. Food was good, no complaints. Thought side dishes outshined the fish. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Started with a wonderful seat at the window, as the hostess put it "best seat in the house"! She was very welcoming! Our server was great in giving us all the specials and answering any questions. Had cocktails first, our server gave us plenty of time and never rushed us. We both had the crab bisque, was delicious, lots of crab. My husband had crab cakes and they were all crab meat, not filler, very good. I had a seafood stew, shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and a white fish in a spicy red sauce, just wonderful! A very enjoyable meal and great service. We will return. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were good; however, the service was a little slow. We were there for brunch, when we got up to get our meal our salad plates were not cleared, we had to push them to the middle of the table. The same when we went for dessert, we had to push our meal plates to the center of the table because they were not cleared. Had to flag down waiter for drink order. It was a little embarrassing as we took out of town guests after bragging about the restaurant to them it didn't hold up to our bragging."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was the first time going to this restaurant and it was for Easter. The buffet was good and a nice variety unfortunately we say near the door to the upstairs deck so we had to deal with the cool air blowing. Overall I enjoyed the meal and the place."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very nice place, good food. service was a little slow, but overall it was very good"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were there last Friday night to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary with some friends. I have to say that the best part of the evening was our server, Sydney. She was stellar! From helping one of us decide on what kind of draft beer to drink, to providing us all glasses of champagne with strawberries shaped like a heart, to a dessert with Happy 25th Anniversary written in a raspberry sauce - she made the evening special! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Thank you Sydney!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I cant say enough about this place! We came here for our anniversary and the food was just spectacular! If you want a place to take someone, a date, friends, out of town clients or just family this is the place to impress them! I would highly recommend !! Make sure to check out the downstairs as well they have a great place for dancing with live entertainment."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the ambiance and the food, not only that had a Special Guest from DC , we all really enjoyed every minute of it."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I had a pleasant evening on the porch of the Chesapeake Inn. The food and service were very good. I would recommend going for an evening with family or friends."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Our reservation was 9:15, the staff was tired and the food was OK. We had to walk a great distance in the ice to get to the restaurant as there was no parking available. I have visited this restaurant previously and had a great experience but not on our special Valentine dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went on Valentine's Day. Even though the menu was fixed, it had most of the popular dishes and all of their sushi menu. The drinks were strong and reasonably priced, and the food was delicious. Service was a little slow at times, but that was to be expected on V-Day since the place was pretty crowded. I would definitely recommend going there for a nice romantic dinner and I look forward to going back when the weather is warmer to experience the outdoor area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Upon arrival, we were told we couldn't valet because the lot was full of snow but there were people waiting for their cars to come from valet so there would have been a space but instead we had to walk. Once inside, two of the hostesses were talking to each other. They clearly saw me standing there but continued their conversation. A quick smile would have been better than feeling ignored. We had reservations but still had to wait 15 minutes before being seated despite people arriving after us that were seated before us (Hope they had earlier reservations and arrived late but didn't ask). The menu was limited which we didn't know prior. My meal was wrong at first but once they got it right the food was great! Will give them one more chance"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time visiting....very good ambiance and service, not too many choices on the vegetarian good. Good place for seafood. Outstanding place for crab items ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had an absolute wonderful time. The food was outstanding. The crab cakes were the best I've ever had and I've eaten a lot of crab cakes being a Marylander all my life. The crab cakes were filled with lump back fin crab meat and no fillers were added. Just pure lump crab meat. The wait staff was also very knowledgeable about the menu and the specials and did a super job taking care of my dinner party."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We are regular customers of the Ches. Inn, visiting there at least every couple to few weeks and more often in the summer. The current exec. chef comes up with some great dishes and the food is always enjoyable. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We dined in the upstairs dining room this visit which was quite busy due to an annual customer appreciation function going on. Even so, the food and service were as good as always. The deck downstairs is also great, especially in the summer. One of our favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The setting was elegant, view of the canal lovely. Weather was predicted to be icy so we had the restaurant to ourselves. The lunch menu had some delicious specials. The fig bruschetta was a culinary delight, and we both chose the seafoods burrito which was chock full of seafood. The dessert menu had some things I would love to try but was too full. Matthew, our server, was very attentive and kept our water glasses full, very good service and knowledgeable of the menu. I will be back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "It's always good and we frequent this restaurant. We brought our 3 kids and they ate it all: crab pretzel, bacon cheeseburger, ravioli, and crab fries. I often get the sesame seated ahi tuna salad and it is always delicious. My husband had the rockfish po boy. I only wished we were there when the band played. We were too early."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Had an excellent meal including bloody marys and stuffed flounder. Food, service and atmosphere were fit for a special occasion, in our case, 17th anniversary."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This is a super restaurant, although a little pricey for us to come frequently but well worth the money. This is a great special occasion place to go and have a special dinner. Your wait staff is like a breath of fresh air. We had a lovely, personable waitress."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Wonderful restaurant for the view, food, and service! Our waiter Dimitri was fabulous along with our meals! The penne is out of this world along with the red velvet Smith Island cake!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our family enjoyed a delicious brunch on a recent, rainy Sunday. The food was delicious, the atmosphere lovely, and our waitress terrific! I look forward to going back again soon!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We had a fantastic dinner on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was very nice including a holiday spirit with various decorative lights in the background. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Thanks for a great experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Service was very slow but courteous there were only three servers and one busser on the December 23rd Additionally, normally there is valet parking since the on site parking is limited. On this rainy night there as no valet, very disappointing for a family Christmas Eve-Eve dinner They are better during the summer with outdoor seating by the docks and for spring Sunday brunches (Easter or Mother's Day) but winter is not their best time of year"
    Dined on 12/23/2013