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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We thought it would be a little more upscale given the prices. The menu was not very varied many entrees seemed like bigger portions of their appetizers. I would have liked to see a little more for those who are calorie conscious.
Food and service were excellent!
Best of the best
This was perhaps the worst seafood I have ever eaten. I’ve honestly had better fare at Captain D’s. The entire experience was awful. They began by being clueless on how to make a Kentucky Mule and progressed from there to a server that was so inept it made me feel like I was in an episode of the Eric Andre show. I only came here because my date claimed it was her one of her favorite restaurants in town from when she lived here before. She won’t be going back and I’ll never throw away 100 dollars there again either.
This was our first visit but certainly won’t be the last. The food was greasy and delicious and our service was impeccable. We got there about 15 minutes before our reservation and was taken straight to our table. It was an early dinner date and it wasn’t very busy at 5:45. Our server was wonderful; friendly and attentive but not overly so. I highly recommend!
wanted a restaurant walking distance from Hilton and this was very close. Less than a 5 min walk. Food was well prepared and prices fair. Service was truly attentive. I ordered the filet of sole and the preparation was not exactly how I prefer the fish cooked but it was good. Perhaps another entre would have been more memorable. the casear salad was very good for the price but a little less dressing might be advised. The wine choices by the glass were sort of limited but I found what I wanted. Probably the best part of this place was the attentive and good service. I would go back if I were in town again!
Service was great. Food was great. Overall a nice atmosphere.
Had a wonderful lunch.
Great food & service.
Will recommend to others in Fairfield Glade, TN
Our server made some wonderful recommendations for our family celebration. The food is always so fresh and perfectly prepared
We went to Chesapeake’a for my mother’s birthday and she said that the crab cake was the best she had ever had in her life! I highly recommend this restaurant for seafood lovers.
The service was horrible. My king crab cocktail was frozen solid!! Just overall a let down. The west location is amazing! I will not be back at this location.
Good food. Solid experience among many great downtown Knoxville options.
The raw Oysters from the James River were to die for! Soo fresh & tasty they did not even need any additives. Their smoked salmon from the cold platter was also AMAZING, so tender & perfect on the bread given with them. Would absolutely recommend to anyone who loves seafood!
Two thumbs up and five stars.
Chesapeake's Downtown is my go to place for taking my wife out for an authentic seafood restaurant experience. My wife had the broiled seafood platter which she said was excellent. Personally I don't eat any seafood or fish so I opted for the rib eye steak which was outstanding. Our waiter Mike was appropriately attentive and helpful.
We will be back.
Wonderful seafood and service. Great atmosphere. Loved it.
We made the reservation with a focus on the quality of the meal but our waiter made the experience a remarkable one. Thanks Angie C!!!
Food was great as always. Our server was wonderful and attentive. Love the downtown location!
Great waiter, the food was just ok. Shrimp was chewy and overcooked, flavor was good. The ambiance felt old and cheap versus what I though the location would be. Not a high class place in my opinion.
Took my wife for a night out. The atmosphere was awesome. Food was good, my wife was a little disappointed in the calamari, too much breading. Drinks were great. Main course of haddock should be tried! Loved the snickers cheesecake. We will be back.
I got the broiled seafood platter and my husband got the lobster tails. All fantastic!
Everything was perfect!
We always dine at Chesapeake's on special occasions. Great restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, out of town guests, etc.
We usually go all out and have at least a $200.00 evening, but choosing our meal can also make it affordable when we have a hankering for good seafood.
Thank you so much for a lovely 15th anniversary dinner.
Perfect food and atmosphere
Everything was great!!! Got the appetizer sampler. It was a lot of food(all wonderful) also tried Sole, filet steak and lobster all cooked to perfection. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Our meal was great and Shannon was wonderfully attentive and gracious! It was an awesome experience thank you!
Sharee was our server and couldn’t have been nicer! Overall great experience, will definitely be back as the food was good too.
My fiancé and I went to Chesapeake's Downtown for a date night. Our service was excellent. We ordered some of the specials and absolutely devoured our food! My haddock was perfectly flaky and my fiancé's salmon was wonderfully complimented by an herb butter sauce. I highly recommend the crab bisque and the gumbo as well.
The food and service was great! Loved the atmosphere.
Everything was great and the service was outstanding. My son does not get good seafood very often and he really enjoyed it.
First time since restaurants have opened back up due to COVID, we've had a wonderful dining experience. our server Mike, was exceptional. In fact, he made the whole experience top shelf! The crabmeat stuffed mushrooms were excellent as were the oysters on the half shell. We both ordered filets cooked to perfection.
Nice seafood selection prepared well. Chicken and steak also on the menu for land lovers
Our waiter Ben was very friendly and personable! My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, and really enjoyed ourselves - not to mention the food was incredible!
Ben is a fantastic server!
The food was excellent aside from one portion of cod that my girlfriend got with her seafood platter. It was very bland. Everything else tasted great - my third time at this chain and definitely one of my favorite restaurants. We will be back!
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!
Chesapeake's Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 673-3433.
Chesapeake's Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 411 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.