Chesapeake's West Knoxville

4.6
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342 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chesapeake’s West 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 West offers fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted microbrews, an extensive wine list and prime-graded beef. Chesapeake’s West is known for live Maine lobster, Maryland Crab cakes, a variety of fresh fish, and assorted oyster selection. Chesapeake’s West features a raw bar, 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 and a courtesy shuttle is available for local hotels. Whether you come for the food, the drinks, or the atmosphere, you’re in for an unforgettable experience at Chesapeake’s West.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be featuring a buffet and will not be offering menu service.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 342 People Are Saying
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OT
E. Tennessee
113 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another phenomenal eating occasion! Table side lobster shelling and generous seafood freshly prepared all around!

BB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, great oysters, great food, great dessert.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal. A little disappointed - requested a booth, 3 were open. Was told they were reserved so seated at a table. 2 of the 3 booths were still open when we left. I’ll make sure to request a booth when I make the reservation.

G
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chesapeake's has excellent food, we went there for our 47th anniversary. We had the cold seafood appetizer platter which our waiter explained was half of the seafood tower. It was probably enough for the 2 of us but I would have liked to try the tower anyway. Our main course was grouper, which was very good.

DS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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KO
E. Tennessee
31 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chesapeakes West!

RS
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great oysters - both selection and quality.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chesapeake's is a great restaurant and venue. They have really good food, great service and a nice place to treat yourself with an excellent dining experience. The seafood is a little pricey but worth the extra money to have a special meal with family or friends. I highly recommend Chesapeake's that for a special night out!

r
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and so is the service. It has become one of our favorite places to eat anywhere.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very friendly, professional and prompt service. The food was some of the best seafood I've ever eaten. It is a bit higher end for expense however, you get your money's worth. I was very pleased and plan to return soon.

ST
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would have been perfect but I had to send my grilled shrimp back. It was under cooked.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our waiter, Justin was excellent. We will be back soon for another fine evening with you all.

JS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation on Saturday night and we were seated quickly in the dining area. There is a large fun bar area which is separated from the dining area. My wife and I ordered seafood and both meals were very hot when served. The food and service was excellent and the price was reasonable.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perry our server was awesome!

M
Savannah
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was below average. Gumbo is reheated from the day before , thick and has no flavor. The fish was undercooked and tasteless . Avoid this place. There are much better options in Knoxville.

TK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was outstanding.

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Great food and service. Also complimentary dessert.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I went out for my birthday and we were cared for by Howie. He was incredible. He was informative and prompt. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend the grilled oysters

JF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Always know quality of food and service. Would not hesitate to take friends there.

b
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best sword fish I've ever had. Cooked perfectly. Server, Benny Gibbs, was great. First class experience!

W
E. Tennessee
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

SN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beverage and great service with Benny! We really enjoyed our time here again and glad we chose Chesapeake’s to celebrate a birthday in the family.

OT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter is a leukemia survivor and we were celebrating her 6 year anniversary being cancer free.

B
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It took far too long for bisque to arrive, and we had literally taken 2 spoonfuls when the dinners arrived. The waitress took dinners back to kitchen (under hot lamp?) until we had finished the bisque. Food was good (not great), which was a bit disappointing. We were there for a birthday celebration and received a complimentary dessert; that at least is enough for us to try the restaurant again.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was ok. Food took a while to get to the table. Scallops were not good-tough and strange taste. Calamari was quite good.

GS
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely the best seafood in Knoxville.

JH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding.. taking a client there for lunch this week

ET
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Oysters not so good. The fresh lobster was very good but other items were over cooked.

OT
E. Tennessee
113 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious local area destination!

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was our first time here and all was excellent. Had the broiled seafood plate and Bisque soup.Wife had the bisque soup and divers scallops . Will be back soon to try another dinner item.. We were stuffed !

TT
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner as usual. Service and food always on point.

SD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal! It was delicious. We enjoyed the haddock special, fried shrimp, oysters, crab cakes and the strawberry shortcake. It was all delicious!!!

GG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice fish options that aren't fried or broiled, cooked with knowledge of the products.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chesapeake’s. Food is consistently delicious and service is impeccable.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was fantastic. However the service doesn’t compare to the original location which is always top notch.

PF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious. The crab is amazing. We love to take friend and family for a great dining experience.

RB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

DG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was great, was skeptical since we're from MD. Best seafood in TN. Crab cakes need a little work, but the best so far!

K
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our server was very attending to our needs and told some great stories. Food was okay, nothing great. Rice was very bland, cole slaw was good, crab crabs were not that great, I would not order them again. Charging for each drink is insane with the prices being charged, no refills? I just thought it would be better in many ways than it was. The best thing about it was our server.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I share the same birthday! This was a perfect place to celebrate! The food is amazing and the staff is caring and very prompt. We will definitely be back.