Chesapeake Inn Restaurant

4.6
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1179 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
**OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE NEWLY RENOVATED MAIN DINING ROOM, NOT THE LOWER LEVEL DECK**
The Chesapeake Inn is the place for everyone. After a complete renovation in January 2020, the Main Dining Room boasts a beautiful waterfront view, along with a great bar scene, some great liquid therapy cocktails and an outdoor Terrace for dining. The menu features jumbo lump crab cakes, fresh seafood specials, prime steaks, and shareable options. The Deck is our casual area featuring brick oven pizzas, salads, pressed sandwiches and Live entertainment. Dining room is open year round. Deck is open weekends, Nov-March / 7 days a week April-Oct. Several, private, waterfront banquet rooms are available as well as our beautiful, waterfront Ballroom. Check our website & click on the HAPPENINGS link for specials & upcoming events.
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ReaganA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, perfect ambience, professional service

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , service, and atmosphere were all great We always enjoy our dining experience at the Chesapeake Inn.

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shaunad
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Friend dinner or a couple!

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IsmaelH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here, service was perfect everything was professiona. The vibe was amazing

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Fran
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! Food was excellent and ambiance perfect!

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ADUB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, with amazing views. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and seafood. I love that! Now with that being said, my first visit here (only a few weeks apart) versus my second were so different and it was actually disappointing. The lobster pot pie crust was undercooked and so doughy I couldn’t even finish it and it didn’t have much flavor either. The mussels and clams didn’t even compare to how good they were the first time. I hope you didn’t change chefs when you changed from the summer to the fall menu.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere! Definitely recommend.

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GregL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!
Great service!
Great food!
Great atmosphere!

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views on the terrace, great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The ambiance inside the restaurant is a little sparse, but you cannot beat the views the food was delicious.

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Biggie
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent menu choices and friendly service.

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Nora
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was excellent and the view was picturesque. However, it seemed that they were short staff as for a busy afternoon. The manager served the appetizers and meal at the same time and took a while to receive our drinks. but overall a great experience.

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munchie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great service, good food, wonderful water view, what else do u need?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking sucked due to a wedding and fireworks but that was the ONLY negative. Our server was FANTASTIC! Food was soooo good. That mushroom bread OMG! Clean and will definitely be going back. Also, Loti read my notes in our reservation and moved our time to exactly what we wanted. Wish it was closer to be an ever week regular.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderfully delicious dinner with a great view of the marina. Food and service were both excellent!

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KarlS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, excellent service and very friendly, and super fast!!

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Erica
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a great visit on the water with family. The views are gorgeous and the fresh crab is probably the best. If you order anything on the menu be sure to get the simply crab starter. It is exactly that simply crab. It is so fresh with chunks of crab meat. We definitely plan on heading back to this place!

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MariaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renovation is nice. Open & airy feeling. Server was very friendly. Food excellent!! One of our favorite places!!

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BarbaraA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server/waiter. Always ask for Darrell when you eat inside. Food was perfect portion size and delicious!

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
87 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit this summer was just as good as the first two! The menu had a few changes, and those we tried were exceptional. First, the salads. Summer salad was added, and it includes Feta cheese. How can that be bad?! It was delicious. Wedge salad included house made blue cheese dressing that was the chunkiest I’ve seen in a restaurant, and it was creamy and tangy. Yum. Steam pots are a menu addition this year, and we’ve been trying each broth offering every visit. This visit we had clams steamed in butter and Old Bay seasoning (a Maryland staple). The clams were tender and flavorful, and the sauce was great when stopped up by the bread. Delicious! One suggestion many diners made I’m sure was to bring back the naked fish, and it was back on the menu. My wife and I both tried the Atlantic Tripletail, the featured fish. She opted for the beurre blanc with lemon sauce and I had mine Chesapeake style topped with crab imperial. And yes, they were both as good as they sound. Alas, we had no room for dessert - someday... Our server, Darrell, is fantastic and always makes the meal even more enjoyable! We can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch! Delicious food, kind attentive staff and great environment!

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2020

Customers just like you make doing what we do a true pleasure. Everyone looks forward to serving you and yours on your next visit.

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CatherineO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday and it was truly memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was nice. Food was excellent. Thankfully we sat upstairs away from the overcrowded bar below which was loud from live music. Overlooked the water but was sadly distracted by the overrun Trump flags. Did not feel comfortable with the clientele.

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MelB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out quick. Quality and service was outstanding.

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vipDine42
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the Chesapeake Inn did not disappoint. The food was delicious and our waiter top notch.

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2020

Customers just like you make doing what we do a true pleasure. Everyone looks forward to serving you and yours on your next visit.

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Scotto
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food is usually great but seafood was overcooked a bit!
Waiter was loud and a bit cocky
But otherwise ambiance and dining companions were great

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MaryC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

In my opinion the good was slightly below par and despite an empty dining room the service was pretty slow

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GretaS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Great atmosphere too!

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2020

It is thanks to customers like you taking the time to tell us what we are doing right that we are able to constantly strive for excellence

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vipLesV
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday lunch

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AliciaK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good. However the service was terrible making it unlikely I would return. It was not crowded yet the waiter was often nowhere to be found.

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vipJosephM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food prepared as ordered and had enough for leftovers too. The manager approached our table and inquired how everything was. Dessert was delicious too.

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2020

Customers just like you make doing what we do a true pleasure. Everyone looks forward to serving you and yours on your next visit.

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DreamRycher
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been the Chesapeake Inn before so I took my girlfriend on our latest date night there. At first it seemed very crowded and not a lot of parking available on site, but they have a valet service which was quick and not that expensive so I took advantage of that. We had reservations for the upstairs portion of the restaurant, and it was a good thing since the downstairs was mobbed! We were seated promptly and made sure we were 6ft from other diners nearby. Our waiter, Max, was very attentive and answered any questions we had along the way. The food was DELICIOUS and my girlfriend and I ate very well! Upon leaving it was a little wait to get our car back, but there was a large party leaving and we didn't really wait all that long.

Overall I had a great experience at the Chesapeake Inn. It's a little pricier than most of the places we normally go, but well worth it in my opinion. If you are looking for a nice restaurant by the water with delicious food you won't be dissapointed!!

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TaylorTrio
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our night was wonderful. The dining room was bright and inviting. Our table was by a window overlooking the deck and the waterfront. The drinks were divine, the food, delicious, and our server was attentive and quick, while giving us our space and time to enjoy each course of the meal.

Couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration. Thank you!

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vipBelairbelle
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped there for lunch in the upstairs dining room. Love the way it’s been redecorated. Very upscale look. Always great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Company in town

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vipMikeB
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Chesapeake Inn! Some of the best salads anywhere, we started with the Watermelon Arugula salad and the Poached Pear salad. Both were fresh and tasty with several great flavor accompaniments - delicious! Their steam pots (mussels or clams - we get clams) offer 4 different broths with very different flavors - we’ve tried 2 of the 4 so far (Fra Diavolo and Mediterranean), and they were so delicious we look forward to trying the next 2 offerings. For dinner we had crab cakes and seafood skewers. Both were beautifully presented, fresh as though they were in the water just hours before they were prepared, and both dishes come with lemon pea risotto, which is one of the best side dishes you’ll ever have! Amazingly simple but so tasty! Once again no room for dessert, which is a shame because they’re made on site. Maybe next time...
If you are looking for a great seafood restaurant on the waterfront in Cecil county, Chesapeake Inn has to be on the list. Truly exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DanielD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been there before the menu is consistently good. The atmosphere is one of the best that I have witnessed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! It was remodeled Jan 2020. Right on the water in Chesapeake City. The food was excellent. Very fresh and good size portions. Will be returning soon.

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Chesapeake Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 885-2040.

Chesapeake Inn Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1179 OpenTable diners.

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