Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
Chesapeake Inn Restaurant

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant

  • 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, 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: Eddie Greer 4108852040x
  • 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: 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.

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Chesapeake Inn Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (42)great for outdoor dining (32)special occasion (32)romantic (27)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (12)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)Show More
  • tammy0711
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    would highly recommend Chesapeake Inn. it's one of our favorite restaurants now. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too windy for the deck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went for brunch on a beautiful sunny Sunday. The only downside was that it was too windy and with windchill, too cold to sit outside. However our table was by a huge window and we had a great view of the marina and canal. Food was very good, particularly the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict (poached egg over lump crab meat, bed of sauteed baby spinach, Old Bay Hollandaise sauce). We were there 1030 for brunch, which I think is early for them this time of year. Had most of the place to ourselves, great for conversation. During busier time parking here will be a huge issue. Valet is worth every cent during the summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • World Class
    Pilgrim51
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everything was great! The hostess had no problem seating us 1/2 hour earlier than our reservation, the waiter was on top of things and so were the bussers. Very smooth. Genuinely caring. Great vibes. Great energy. Food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    mediocre for food for the price. classic example of good location on the water with no other game in town.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • kobi1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    food was great. service was great. cannot say anything negative about the evening. would greatly recommend to anyone who wants a fine dining experience. my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambivalent
    Kestrel
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love this restaurant. I would like to park my own car though. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you have to pay a valet to park your car in the lot. Everywhere else I have eaten you pay a valet if the lot is full, so you do not have to walk far to your car. Somewhat of an incentive for me to take my friends elsewhere on those days.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go.
    bruce22
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Love this place. Good food. Great little town. Great crab cakes. Try the perfect 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    There new sushi was quite tasty, also the Thai Pork Pizza. Love sitting right on the water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront Dining
    foodlvr
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food with a wonderful view of the harbor. Many excellent menu choices. Our waiter went out of his way to make the children as well as adults comfortable and guide our selections for a most enjoyable dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good company
    BarbP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a nice time at the Chesapeake Inn. The food was very good as was the service. Love overlooking the water as well. During the summer we love their outside environment and entertainment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    JeanaVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My meal was not good. I had the Ahi tuna and it was not sushi grade n not prepared very good. The outside was grey. Others in my group were very pleased w their choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pickypatron
    pickypatronVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant has it all. On the water and you can dine on the deck or inside. Food is great and since it was crowded and no where to park in the area, they had valet parking. Sign up for their emails and you get a free entree on yur birthday. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but expensive food
    DinerTom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    All of the dishes were well made and tasted excellent but it is an expensive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Location, Location, Location
    MikeandLoVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The best thing here is the location on the river. It is a great place to sit and relax at the end of the day. The food is good but a little overpriced. The fish is fresh and they offer a variety of ways to have it prepared; from grilled to fried.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great evening
    John
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have dined here many times in the past, both on the deck and in the restaurant upstairs. On this occasion it was my girlfriends birthday and as in the past times we were not disappointed. We waited for an outside table on the rail and had a fantastic dinner. The duck was fabulous as always and the Mahi Mahi was delicious. I had the 20oz Porterhouse special which was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone
    TheredwinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Whether you want elegant indoor dining, relaxed dining on the deck overlooking the canal, or the vibrant nightlife bar scene; the Chesapeake offers it all. On weekends you're likely to find a wedding going on but there is plenty of room to accommodate everyone. The food is excellent. The service is good. After dinner we left the upper deck to enjoy the band in the bar on the lower deck. While the atmosphere changed radically from the countryclub set to the partyers, we were impressed by the quality of the bar food being served and remarked that we ought to eat here on a subsequent visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my girlfriend here and loved the outdoor seating on the water. The service and food were both above my standards (maybe I just have low standards).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Outstanding
    bowtieollieVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I came across this place by accident, maybe not quite by accident - I was traveling through the area and had my handy Open Table app. What a surprise! Food choices were excellent, the quality was outstanding and the staff very accomodating. I had such a good time, I returned the next day for lunch and was just as pleased. Don't miss this gem of the neighborhood in Chesapeake City.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    First visit,great time Looking forward to our next visit. The view was great. We were lucky to see two ships. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Soup
    MaryL
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Lobster sliders were wonderful as was the Maryland Crab Soup! Surprised that there was filler in the crab cake. Key Lime Pie, excellent and a generous portion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 313 reviews are from the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is my second time to the Chesapeake Inn. The food, service, atmosphere is fabulous. It is especially nice that the restaurant rests by the water on the C & D Canal...you're able to watch the tugboats and barges go on by. It just adds to the scenery making it unique. There is also music which is on the outside patio. So, you can have a few different choices of seating. You can either have fine dining outside with music or fine dining inside without music. OR you can have casual dining inside or outside with the music on the lower level of the restaurant. Many options are available!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shoppingmommom
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We took our son and daughter-in-law to the Chesapeake Inn for dinner to celebrate their anniversary. It was their first visit and they were very pleased with the food, wine and ambiance. We will all be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relax Midweek
    FrankHVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    On a Wednesday afternoon, my wife and myself decided to take a relax day. We went to the restaurants outside fine dining. Mid-afternoon, it was quiet, we had a couple of Rieslings, appetizers, and seafood entrees. A July afternoon could be uncomfortable but we picked the right day to enjoy a quite afternoon with a good view of the water and boats. It reminded us of a similar day years ago in Maine. It was our 1st time but we will be back, we live in King of Prussia Pa and not that far.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less enchanted the 2nd time around
    3littlepigs
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our waiter should never have been a member of the wait staff but I would not want him fixing my food either. His grooming and hygiene was awful. My food was lukewarm--fish stuffed with crab--tasty, but not delivered hot. The first visit here on Father's Day was good--this time, not so good. We may return once more, but we will eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner & view!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Date Night
    cooksj746
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A very popular spot with the locals, boaters and casual travelers. Ate both outside on the deck and inside formal dining room. Both were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rosebud1128VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    finickyfoodie123
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Went for a Birthday dinner. What a lovely place. Everything was delicious. Great service and a lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal!
    Fran
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopeitwasafluke
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Very Best
    Number1fatherinlaw
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Fantastic location in a charming town. It was a lovely evening
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add to your Bucket Lists!
    3littlepigs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Anniversary Dinner
    FuzzWuzzVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Nite - Trish and Vernon 05/31
    VJGreenVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manager disrespectful
    Lgmg
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Clean and Cozzy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening w/friends
    matiferVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent swordfish with citrus sauce. Both our meals were excellent. Excellent service also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.