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Chesapeake Restaurant, Irvington, VA

Chesapeake Restaurant

4.7
4.7
375 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Where New England seafood meets southern comfort. Guests enjoy new terrace seating, seasonal menus and culinary guest experiences. Indulge in fresh, locally-sourced dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Chesapeake Restaurant and Terrace provides you with exceptional water views and a unique spin on coastal cuisine.

NOTE: Please note that Chesapeake Restaurant is closed due to renovations, but we will still have our full meal service in the Osprey Room with lunch being served at Fish Hawk.Reservations are recommended. Our new and renovated dining room will open back on April 1st 2024. We appreciate your support and patience in the upcoming months.

Please call (804) 438–4457 for reservations.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 438-4457
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Irvington
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

375 Reviews
  1. DerekP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service with a great view

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  2. JenH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there for my 70th birthday. Everything from the Swedish massage to breakfast in an outside heated bubble was absolutely fabulous.

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  3. RUTOY

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy the Chesapeake Restaurant when we come down to stay at Tides Inn! A wonderful getaway from Alexandria VA! My wife got the fettuccini and I ordered the catch of the day, Rockfish. Delicious items and the service is awesome from CC and Meghan! Wonderful staff always at the Tides Inn! If you haven’t been I highly recommend it!

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  4. FRFG

    Richmond

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could not have had a more delightful and delicious dinner. The chefs nailed the venison Osso Buco and the seared duck. Both were prepared and plated, with fabulously tasty accompaniments, beautifully. Very generous portions, making the dinners a good value. The wine list is very good, with affordable gems sprinkled throughout. Kudos to the chefs!

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  5. DebbieM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the Tides Inn advertises as a 5 star resort, the Chesapeake Restaurant has a ways to go to be comparable to a high end restaurant. The attention to detail is lacking. The beef tartar comes with nothing to accompany the dish - no crostini, cracker, toasted bread. I order the Seared Duck Breast and the waiter asked how I'd like it prepared. I responded whatever the chef recommends. The waiter said the chef recommended medium rare. The duck came out so over cooked that I had to ask for a steak knife to cut it and I still had a hard time cutting. When I mentioned to the waiter that the dish was not very good, he did nothing to try to make it right which was very disappointing. The service was also slow. The Crispy Fried Shrimp is the Tides version of Shrimp and Grits, which isn't typically served with fried shrimp. This could be a fun, fresh take on it if breadcrumbs were crunchy with a light coating but all I could taste was breading. The shrimp were overcooked as well. I have never written a restaurant review on open table and I was so disappointed by the food and service that I took the time to write a review. My recommendation is that if you're going to pay the prices that the Chesapeake Restaurant charges for their quality of food, you should go to Adrift in White Stone, VA or down the road to the Vine.

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  6. Gitnmybelly

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Top notch service and incredible oysters! Beautiful setting st the Tide’s Inn!

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  7. TomfromFL

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They are renovating the main dinning room, so we ate in spaces not primarily for dinning. Nevertheless, they did a very good job both service and food.

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  8. RalphannF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We definitely enjoyed ourselves… This is an annual tradition for us to have dinner following the wine festival, and we always look forward to our quiet dinner. The view of the water is beautiful and peaceful. The service is very pleasant. The staff is always super attentive, and the food is prepared fresh. We love every detail of the experience.

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  9. Harvey2020

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was overwhelmed, shorthanded. She had at least eight tables. A table of six were extremely loud, which ruined the ambience for most of the other tables in the room. Food was good, but with all of the hype of the Tides Inn, we expected much more. We were told that the Chesapeake restaurant would be closed for renovation until next spring. That may be what’s needed. It is certainly beautiful scenery, and sunsets. But I don’t want to pay for just location.

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  10. Rodin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just not worth the price. The food is over salty and uninspired. Take a walk on the dock around the hotel and eat elsewhere.

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  11. JoanneG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Restaurant. Great service, great food, great drinks!

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  12. DMC1

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fabulous anniversary dinner at the Chesapeake Restaurant while staying at the Tides Inn. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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  13. ScottP

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server has serious issues. Nice lady but menus on table whole meal, wine came out late, she seemed scattered.

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  14. ThomasM

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely over priced establishment. I have dined at many fine dinning venues and this establishments doe not come close to average. Ordered Duck that was present with 2 slivers and it was called main entree. Wife ordered crab that drenched in a tomato ketchup base. $$$$$ spent for tiny little portions that lacked any flavor.

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  15. MichaelD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was truly a memorable dining experience. The food was excellent with the desert out of this world. Our waitress was top notch; support staff was superb; and the restaurant itself was scenic and beautiful. Five stars plus!

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  16. Jess

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the crab cakes. The rest of the food was good but nothing to write home about.

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  17. BobB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chesapeake Restaurant is a wonderful place to dine for a special occasion! Everything we have ordered has been excellent and the service too has always been excellent.

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  18. JudyB

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tides Inn never disappoints. We had an excellent brunch and we were served by Faye! She’s a charm. Everything is done exactly like a fine restaurant is expected. We never had an empty glass, but weren’t hovered over. Our food came out all at the same time. Keep it up guys! My favorite place to be

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  19. JeffreyK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice waterfront setting but food is very average given the pricing.

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  20. JudyB

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner. Our table was against the window and the view was outstanding! And, the food was delicious. The server, Mary, just made our evening magical!

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  21. Beachgirl

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruth was a very attentive and knowledgeable server. She was super sweet and thoughtful! Acknowledged our celebration! We were delighted to have her as our server!

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  22. TonyS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very knowledgeable, had great recommendations, and made the evening very special. The food and wine were exceptional.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening! Glorious view and setting, friendly, courteous and timely server and delicious food!

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  24. LoriB

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time we've ever been disappointed at the Chesapeake Restaurant. They have removed an absolute favorite, fried oysters, from their menu. So we opted for soft shell crab and filet mignon. The soft shell was cooked perfectly crispy but was served on top of cheesy grits causing it to lose its crispness. The filet mignon was very salty and served with a tasteless puree.

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  25. traveler

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service with an amazing view of the River.

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  26. laurad

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal. The setting is fantastic, the waitstaff top-notch, and the food delicious.

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  27. NancyC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed at Tides Inn for two nights and we had all of our meals (breakfasts, lunch, and dinners) at the Chesapeake. Service was well-timed and I can't remember a time when we had nicer, more helpful servers. The food was excellent.

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  28. SuzanneK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ruth Rodriguez was the most attentive server and saw to our every need for the special occasion (birthday) dinner

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  29. BetsyD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Faye, was excellent. Attentive without hovering. Checked back to verify we didn’t need anything while we continued talking.

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  30. Freddyt3

    Richmond

    109 reviews

    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The last meal we had here was in 2011... and it wasn't very memorable, except for being "non-memorable..." But happily, things have changed significantly for the better! Even the restaurant's decor has been upgraded. But the star here is now the food. I had a fried soft shell blue crab, served atop cheddar grits, and a tomato and onion coulis, along with a sprinkling of smokey lardons. Magnificent. Cooked perfectly and the combination was inspired. A destination course. My wife ordered the local Halibut, equally as delicious. The Tides now has a real chef and we can't wait to return.

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  31. outfitter

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server CC was amazing. Our food was incredible. It is a little apendy but worth it!

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  32. Tastebuds

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    In a word, this place is overpriced. The food was tasty, but by the time it got to our table it was lukewarm at best. Which doesn't make sense since it came out very quickly. To top it off we were sat under the vents with the ac constantly blowing. Both my drink and my husband's mocktail at dinner were underwhelming, no real taste in a cocktail is a first for me. Breakfast was similarly meh, not bad but really not meeting expectations (like being hot). Certainly not worth the price tag considering how little attention is paid to the dining experience. The staff was great though and I hope they're getting paid enough to deal with the more difficult guests.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and waitress was very nice and attentive.

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  34. RhonnieG

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Chesapeake Restaurant is lovely with the bests views around! We often go there for special occasions. In the past, we’ve often had exceptional food. Last nights meal was disappointing! While everything was prepared and plated well, it was very bland and definitely not what we expected for the price. Just no pizazz!

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  35. CyndiM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The muffins on the crab eggs Benedict were cold and not even toasted. Instead of a crab cake, it was just soggy crab meat. My husband ordered the seafood omelet which was incredibly small for the price and had very little seafood. The Bloody Mary’s were $14 a piece and were some of the worst I’ve ever had. Our previous brunch experience a year prior was amazing so we were very disappointed in the poor quality of food for a $100 brunch. Service was fine, views spectacular but we won’t be going back, sadly unless we hear they’ve improved.

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  36. Queenie

    Coastal Georgia

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Things got off to a bad start when after our long time anniversary reservation, the hostess wanted to seat us outside when we had clearly requested a quiet corner table. Once we cleared that up, we were seated at a nice table inside. The server (Megan) was very attentive. She delivered our drinks promptly and looked after us throughout the meal. It is a very expensive restaurant and while the food is outstanding, so are the prices. We’ve eaten in a lot of wonderful restaurants around the world. The food here does not measure up to the price. It was a nice evening but I would not celebrate there again if there was an option available in the area.

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  37. Mark

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    While celebrating a birthday and anniversary was completely ignored by our waitress and had to depend on the hostess and bus person to get any service at all. First drink 45 minutes after being seated, never checked on after receiving entree, and finally had to asked hostess for our check 45 minutes after finishing entree. Still wanted additional drinks and desert, but left. When confronting waitress got no apology and dismissive attitude.

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  38. Disappointed

    Nashville

    38 reviews

    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely horrible. Serve ice was SUPER slow. Took over 45 minutes from ordering to being served. Ordered a cheeseburger with bacon and egg, didn't get bacon. 3 of us ordered cheeseburgers and ALL were over cooked. Asked for a side salad, didn't receive, so asked for it........it arrived as the dishes were being removed at the end of the meal......a SALAD. No apologies, no manager, no nothing. Slow and don't care. Thanks.

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  39. MonicaT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the selections were a bit pricey but all of the food was well prepared and delicious!

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  40. thomasj

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for wife’s birthday for he favorites shecrab soup there siginature soup for years and filet The restaurant had neither. Very disappointed. Not sure we will go back

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Chesapeake Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 438-4457.

Chesapeake Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chesapeake Restaurant

480 King Carter Dr, Irvington, VA 22480-2008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Irvington
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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