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Chesapeake's Downtown, Knoxville, TN

Chesapeake's Downtown

4.7
4.7
912 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Chesapeake’s Downtown derives much of its authentic Eastern Shore qualities from décor that features genuine nautical antiques and artifacts. Pairing this cozy, seaside ambiance with welcoming service and fresh ingredients has made it the perfect spot for creating memorable moments.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Grill, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (865) 673-3433
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Two private rooms available each seating 20-25 guests. Please contact restaurant for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 912 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Knoxville

    Best Food

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood gem

912 Reviews
  1. TSKnoxville

    E. Tennessee

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food and good drinks. Alas I wasn't able to eat my favorite salad (house salad with cheddar cheese dressing) due to allergies... but I can't wait until next time.

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  2. DavidC

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, fresh and great quality. A little pricey (I hate paying $3.50/per raw oyster), but that is typical outside coastal towns. Service was outstanding and would definitely recommend.

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  3. LyndaH

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was bland. The salad had a lot of brown lettuce. The food overall was tasteless

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely enjoyed this restaurant. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. We waited a bit for drinks and food, but it was a Saturday night and extremely busy. The seafood was cooked perfectly and the Maryland crab cakes were the best I’ve had! The music in the dining room was intermittently very loud, but this wouldn’t prevent me going back. One of the best in Knoxville!

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  5. RonnyR

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Parking is terrible. Seating is congested, loud, and no way to talk to your party. We asked to move tables. No help there.. service was as good as she could be. Bar was slow. Food was just OK. Will be a while before we return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. The crab bisque was awesome! The crab cakes were very dense and the shrimp scampi was very average. Our waiter was awesome and very attentive!

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  7. Adriel

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very nice experience. I was not expecting such a wonderful seafood restaurant in Knoxville.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! Second time there and would definitely go back again..

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  9. LisaE

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is outstanding and service is impeccable. Irena is a shining star when it comes to outstanding service. Highly recommend.

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  10. MichelleH

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was magnificent and our waiter was very courteous and attentive.

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FAQs

Chesapeake's Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 673-3433.

Chesapeake's Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 912 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chesapeake's Downtown

600 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Knoxville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Grill, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (865) 673-3433
  • Private party facilities
    Two private rooms available each seating 20-25 guests. Please contact restaurant for more information.
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