Chesapeake Inn Restaurant

4.5
905 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
**OPEN TABLE ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE MAIN DINING ROOM, THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE DECK**
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.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food in a pleasant waterfront environment. Visited on a busy Sunday but the service/ timing was very good.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good from the Valentine’s Day menu. Excellent service.

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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Valentine’s Day. We were disappointed in our table. It was too small for 2 mature adults and all the plates and glasses.

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GO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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TK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Valentines Dinner. We were seated promptly, service was timely and the food was outstanding.

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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 !

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!❤️ My husband and I have been there several times and have always had a good experience.

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food choices, spectacular setting on the canal, and exceptional staff. Never a disappointing experience at CI.

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HR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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SJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Payton was great!! Although there was a hair in my food (I did not bring this up to the server).

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful view, and amazing staff. Would definitely recommend to others.

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PH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MB
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing. We will be back.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful service! Our favorite place!

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WG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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KP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

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RA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere. Perfect for New Year’s Eve dinner.

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JC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!!

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J
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back since 2006. Fond memories nice to see Tommy and enjoy the ambiance. Missed the piano player.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner. Food was delicious-especially the crab bisque and crab cakes. Filet was cooked perfectly!

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LP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

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

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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b
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Halibut I had in a long time. Service is always outstanding.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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KP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

There was too much balsamic vinegar on the mushroom crab risotto. Other than that, all the other food was great.

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