As part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, Chesapeake’s Downtown offers fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted microbrews, an extensive wine list and prime-graded beef. Chesapeake’s Downtown is known for live Maine lobster, Maryland Crab cakes, a variety of fresh fish, and assorted oyster selection.
Chesapeake’s Downtown features a Sunday brunch and happy hour in the bar/lounge. Full menus — including gluten free options are available and can be enjoyed on our patio. Free onsite parking.
Whether you come for the food, the drinks, or the atmosphere, you’re in for an unforgettable experience at Chesapeake’s Downtown.
Server was very attentive yet not over so. Food was cooked perfectly,
Great seafood in a comfortable environment. Some may say the decor is dated...but I appreciate going to a place that is familiar and not needing to "upgrade" to the latest trend. The emphasis is on the food...which is as it should be.
If you eat here you MUST have the crab bisque soup!!! Ours had huge chunks of crab and the broth was silky and wonderful. I highly recommending that you overlook the outdated decor on the wall. Go there for the Food!!
Great food and atmosphere. Maybe our server was having a tough evening. This will not prevent us from returning. Scallops are wonderful!
We were almost chocking on our food the waiter rushed us through everything. The appetizers were just about taken away before we were finished because the entrees were ready. He did a lot of suggestive selling showing us other patrons’ meals as he walked by our table to serve them. He was showing us their desserts too while we were still eating our meal. When we turned down dessert (meal not even done) he was ready with the bill and corked the wine we were still drinking. The food was good, we think. We really weren’t given the time to enjoy it despite absolutely no one waiting for a table.
Great place for a trip thru Knoxville........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Such a fantastic place for seafood! The lobster was perfect. Bacon wrapped scallops are a must!
Crab bisque was just ok. Seafood gumbo for 2 at our table. Way overfilled with okra, light on seafood
Stacy was amazing and food was some of the best seafood we have had this far from the ocean
I highly recommend Chesapeake's. This was a fantastic meal. The service was sift and attentive. The drinks were good. Everything about this experience was pleasant.
Such a reliable spot. Food and service were outstanding. Reasonably priced wine list too!
Cheesy decor and mediocre food.
Great service! Our waiter was so kind, and had great recommendations.
We had the best service. Thank you Cherie for taking such good care of us. The food was amazing and we will definitely come back.
Raw oysters were great. Crab bisque was good, blue crab cocktail was great, crab cakes were great. Fried seafood platter was OK. French fries were limp and greasy. Shrimp and fish were OK. Scollops were great. Bottom line, their fried foods were not the best while the other foods were quite nice.
Very good meals as always. Crab dishes are a standout.
Spectacular as usual consistently great for 30+ years
Great birthday dinner on the patio.
Food was great and our waitress was outstanding! I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone.
Everything was fabulous. Had the oysters and crab cake for appetizers, entrees were the lobster and the broiled seafood platter. Will definitely be back.
Great meal and service as always. Crab cakes are a must.
We sat outside and it was very nice. Our server was amazing, I wish I could remember his name!! Food was pretty good. Not the best but definitely not the worst. I got lobster tails and there was something off about one of them but overall pretty good. My husband loved the in house beer.
Family night! It was wonderful. Our Waitress Elys was amazing!
Great seafood and service! Overall well worth it and and enjoyable experience.
Had the crab imperial which is a great dish and buy for the price. Excellent restaurant. We will return often.
We've eaten here before, and returned for the consistency and great food. As part of the Copper Cellar family of restaurants, we find them all to offer great food, at a good price, with consistently good quality and service levels. On this occasion we stopped in for a quick snack at the bar after a day of touring the area. Had the Spiced Blue Crab Fingers and Seared Ahi Tuna appetizers, paired with a couple of Belvedere Vodka martini's, and walked away completely satisfied. To be noted, Chesapeake's regular menu offers a great selection of fish and seafood fare, uncommon in its extent of offerings.
Amazing entrees and veggies! Loved the fried oysters, crab imperial, creamed spinach, neva potatoes, and onion rings! Barely room for dessert, but GLADLY made an exception for the scrumptious Delaware pie. Server was nice and attentive. A wine-less 2 for $90 option would be nice
Great food. We had the absolute worst waitress. No drink refills, items left off the plate, told my husband his favorite beer wasn’t offered on tap and we had to ask her to check 3x. We will refuse to sit in her section next time. We’ve been going to Cheasapeakes since 1998 and this was our only bad experience.
Never fail to be impressed with the food here. Food is always above average and the atmosphere is perfect for a seafood restaurant.
For spouses bday
Good meal, great service and really appreciate the Covid safety precautions!
Location is great. Decor is dated - would love to see an upgrade like your location near Turkey Creek!
The food here is phenomenal. This is our choice for every special occasion dinner. It is a little pricey but it's well worth it.
Awesome Restaurant, Excellent Service, Overall Great
Cold seafood tablet was fresh, generous, and will definitely be ordered again.
Best meal we have had in Knoxville! Great service and great food!
Very good as always.
Good is beyond excellent.
Amazing food and service. Best Seafood in Knoxville
Chesapeake's Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 376 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.