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.
Good food in a pleasant waterfront environment. Visited on a busy Sunday but the service/ timing was very good.
Food was very good from the Valentine’s Day menu. Excellent service.
It’s was a very nice experience, I have been before but my spouse hasn’t and he enjoyed every moment of it ... would most defiantly come back again .. thank you so much
Valentine’s Day. We were disappointed in our table. It was too small for 2 mature adults and all the plates and glasses.
Ambience is good. Food is nothing spectacular (my husband's fish order was overcooked). Our waiter who served us was great. If you want free parking you would have to park outside the restaurant's vicinity which is not bad just less than 5 min (and limited). I would recommend this place for the ambience but not for the food.
Excellent Valentines Dinner. We were seated promptly, service was timely and the food was outstanding.
Casey was outstanding & our Server was very personal able, however the Service was slow for some reason. For example all the Tables around us received bread with their Drinks. We ended up asking for ours after our appetizers because it had been a while & our Entree hadn't arrive. Great Menu Selection & Wife's Food was outstanding mine was a little better than average.
I took my boyfriend and son to dinner for Valentine’s Day . My 1 1/2 year old got a burger .. came out dripping in blood . (Asked for well done ) boyfriend received all his food ( Sushi and crab bisque ) before we were able to eat . Then my steak came out as well not even cooked . Asked for
Medium we got dripping blood and charred ... also took an hour to receive .. they weren’t even busy . Our waitress also left and barely ever came back ... another server had helped us . She did fix the burger but never received the fries until we were ready to leave .. worse and last time coming . Word of advice ... look for a better cook !
Great food and service!❤️ My husband and I have been there several times and have always had a good experience.
Super food choices, spectacular setting on the canal, and exceptional staff. Never a disappointing experience at CI.
Loved the restaurant! The staff are polite and kind! Parking was confusing and the chairs were squeaky, but the food and the view of the water were perfect! The price was not that bad either! 10 out of 10 would recommend!
I’ve had brunch there before but this time i was disappointed.Our food was cold. Our drinks too forever. There was something wrong with the heater so we sat there with our coats on while we ate. I was very disappointed with this experience especially since my last one was so positive.
Payton was great!! Although there was a hair in my food (I did not bring this up to the server).
Great food, beautiful view, and amazing staff. Would definitely recommend to others.
We had only been there once for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The total experience was great then as it was on Saturday. Don't know why we waited so long to go back.
Brought my wife here for early Valentines Day dinner. We’ve dined here many times and Chesapeake Inn is one of our favorite local restaurants. Started with French Onion soup and Crab Bisque - both soups were hot, fresh and very tasty. The bread was excellent with crisp crust and soft center. Oysters Chesapeake were loaded with lump crab, and the oysters were meaty and fresh. Halibut and Salmon entrees were perfectly cooked, the fishes were fresh and the seasonings were delicious. The chef knows how to prepare seafood - we’ve never been disappointed by his talent and creativity. The only criticism is the soups, oysters and salad all came at once. Better pacing of food service would’ve made this visit perfect. We shared creme brûlée for dessert - custard was scrumptious and the crunchy sugar topping was perfect. We had a great meal and will definitely be making many return visits!
It was absolutely amazing. We will be back.
It was surprisingly dead on a Thursday evening but that gave us a window seat to overlook the bay. Food was phenomenal and our waitress was on point. Definitely going back.
Fabulous food and wonderful service! Our favorite place!
Our daughter just graduated with her Masters and this was her choice of restaurants; ours too.
Every dimension of a first class venue is here including a great view of the marina and the C&D Canal.
Great food, great service, great venue. A real gem.
Changed the menu to complete meals (from all items a la carte) but increased the entree prices alot. Added taxes for alcoholic beverages and food - about 10% of dinner bill - this may be a Maryland mandate, so Delaware just became more attractive.
Pleasant dinner prior to comedy show. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and show. Only downside was the food came way too quickly and after the show there was a long wait in the cold💨❄️, waiting for our car to be retrieved from valet. Otherwise would do it again. Although the waitress at the show only returned once to us for a refill.
We were greeted & seated immediately! Our waitress was very attentive & we were treated to dessert for our birthday celebration! Luckily, comedy show was right after dinner...fun evening!!
The Food is always very good at the Chesapeake Inn. Our server Darrell was awesome. He recommended the Barramundi fish and it was outstanding. The cheesecake was served with fresh berries in January. Being an Italian owned restaurant, I would have enjoyed a Peroni beer. Unfortunately, it was unavailable. I would recommend it for date night, business dinner or any other reason to go to dinner. It’s a great place in a great location.
Chesapeake Inn has always been a favorite of mine. I have been there many times, however this time, I was very disappointed in the crab cake which was ordered for my birthday lunch. It had too much mayo, shells were evident, and lump crab meat was not there at all. For a first class restaurant like the Chesapeake Inn,
I was expecting a better crab cake. The seafood bisque was excellent. Risotto was tasteless and a lump on the plate. Carrots were barely cooked. Overall, this was one of my least favorite meals that I have had here. The service was excellent though.
The anniversary was great. The band playing below was a tad on loud side. Food was on par and service was good. View of canal was very nice.
Our server, Julie, was excellent. Very informative about the menu items, offered well received suggestions, responsive and friendly. Overall we and our guests had a very nice evening. Not to neglect that we all enjoyed our meals very much. Food was well presented, delicious, and Hot.
Good food and atmosphere. Perfect for New Year’s Eve dinner.
We love the Chesapeake Inn and go there often. The food is good and the staff is super friendly. The atmosphere is good AND they are dog friendly!!
First time back since 2006. Fond memories nice to see Tommy and enjoy the ambiance. Missed the piano player.
Birthday dinner. Food was delicious-especially the crab bisque and crab cakes. Filet was cooked perfectly!
Absolutely one of the best restaurants around! Always delicious food with wonderful ambiance and service. This is our go to spot to celebrate any occasion.
Most of the food we ordered was tasty. The turkey sandwich was terrible, dry old tasting turkey, a tiny piece of green apple, only ate a few bites, took home to feed turkey to cat. Soup, dumplings and dessert were very good. will be going back and will try a different sandwich.
We made reservations, and got stuck in a room with a boisterous and very large group. Made for a lousy experience. You should have closed off that section of the restaurant. Although I must say thank you to the wait staff who asked the group to quiet down, it was still very disruptive. For reservations we deserved a better experience
Friendly and prompt service. Very nice bar area. Ask for a table by the windows for the outstanding views. Great food. Can’t go wrong with this place
The Chesapeake Inn is one of our “go to” restaurants for special occasions and celebrations. Our visit Saturday night proved why. Even with many Christmas parties and events going on, the service and food was out standing. We started with three large shrimp stuffed with crab imperial. This was absolutely delicious. For entrees we had a penne with shrimp, crab meat and scallops in an aurora cream sauce and s peanut butter and jelly peanut encrusted salmon dish. The penne was excellent, although a little too much tomato flavor for me personally. The salmon was excellent, but could have been s little less sweet. Overall, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding, especially considering how busy the restaurant was.
Best Halibut I had in a long time. Service is always outstanding.
No bread delivered to table until meal was delivered.
Ordered 2 different mixed drinks that we were told the bartender didn’t know how to make (items were on drink list for downstairs)
Actual meal was fantastic
Prices are high
There was too much balsamic vinegar on the mushroom crab risotto. Other than that, all the other food was great.