Chesapeake's West Knoxville

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446 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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John77
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slight wait to get our table, less than 5 minutes. The service was excellent, quick and attentive. The food was outstanding.
We tried the oysters Rockefeller and oysters Chesapeake. The Chesapeake has crab instead of spinach... go with the crab is you don’t want raw oysters.
My crab patties were firm and not over seasoned, but my wife got the crab imperial which was even better. Both were loaded with lump crab meat, but the flavor and portion size of the imperial was most impressive. Our daughter had chicken tenders, which is not on the adult menu.

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MarieP
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it, great service, great food, We were able to sit outside, We had a reservation and didn't wait to sit down

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TerryS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, excellent service, reasonable cost. We’ll be back!

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vipLavigneAnnK
Tallahassee
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The service superior. My brother commented how the drinks were brought out promptly and our meals were served simultaneously. Highly recommend.

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ToddW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood place. The broiled seafood platter was especially good.

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Betsy
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent! Big crowd on a Friday night.

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BobA
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, greta service in a fabulous setting! Good company too!

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magnum40
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. All four of us enjoyed all of it and felt very safe inside the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday. Our waitress disappeared for long periods.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chesapeake’s West Knoxville. Michael L. was an excellent server, very attentive. We had the Grilled Seafood Platter with those wonderful Grainger County tomatoes. Yum.

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Mski110
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our server Tyler, made great suggestions also it was a great ending to a great weekend

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We usually go to the downtown location. This was our first time at the Parkside Dr place. We loved the open air design and felt very safe and comfortable. The food was excellent!

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vipWonderful
E. Tennessee
33 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service by Ben was superb!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and all staff were wearing masks and seating was sufficiently spaced. Thank you for an enjoyable dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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TonyC338
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Very reasonably priced for lunch as well

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vipRoxy
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. We love eating here!

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vipEvaI
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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RachaelT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were superb. Restaurant was quite but pleasantly active. Server was appropriately attentive.

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Alvo
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and perfect atmosphere! Will go back again and again!

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TonyC338
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Excellent demonstration of social distancing practices- friendly and spot on staff at reception and wait-staff - very attentive and well mannered - Blount county tomatoes were excellent- salmon portion was generous and fresh seemed to lack seasoning - mango salsa had a good flavor but was skimpy in dressing fish - spinach bed was prepared well - broccoli was a bit over steamed for my taste

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salmon was good, but a little overcooked and shrimp and grits were excellent. Calamari was excellent and generous. Anthony, our waiter was very accommodating. We appreciated the Covid-19 awareness and precautions. It’s a large, spacious, high ceiling venue that is like eating outdoors even though you are inside. They do have shady outside seating too.

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KnoxTiger
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! So many good things on the menu. Noise will go up as the crowds come back but this weekend it was great for post-graduation celebration.

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vipCB176
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went there for our anniversary. We hadn’t been there before but were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is great (could very easily be a restaurant in So FL). Our waiter Howie was excellent. He knew the menu well and the level of service was perfect. He even bought us dessert in honor of our anniversary.

We started with a dozen raw oysters which were delicious. We tried one of their crab cakes as well and quickly found out why Chesapeake’s is famous for them. It was the best we’ve ever had. For our entree, we ordered the steamed lobster feast which was amazing.

We live an hour and a half away from this place, but plan to make regular visits. This place is amazing!

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DaveTN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With all of the issues and problems given the Covid-19, I thought the staff did a great job. There were more than adequate spacing between the tables, one booth closed between booths used for seating customers and every staff member wore a mask. Food was excellent and the service was the same. Our waitress was attentive, without being there constantly. Her timing seemed always good! This Chesapeake's is one of our favorite restaurants in all of Knoxville.

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vipWonderful
E. Tennessee
34 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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RickyJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was excellent, The ribeye was cooked perfectly and very tender and the key lime pie was acceptable and with the covid craziness going on we were definitely not crowded, something which this restaurant usually is...very crowded and loud.

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Frankie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, safe distance seating, server wore mask at all times. Open table was great

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Scott
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great atmosphere and all around perfect for a night out for seafood. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

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ElizaT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! My dad loved the scallops and we loved our steaks and neva’s potatoes. Crab cakes and wolffish were also popular items at our table.

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is everything was fantastic! Food, service, everything. We will definitely be going back. New favorite.

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Bslansky
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were ready and eager to accomodate us. We had an infant with us and were seated in the very back corner away from other patrons. They had paper menus that they tossed once we read them. They gave us salt and pepper packets for our meat. Very proactive.

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JPf79
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good. Crab cakes were far from their normal great tastes. They were cold and not quite as tasty.
The Tatar Sauce was watery and tasteless. We just picked an off night and will still return sometime in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceptional service, food, and cleanliness

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Chesapeake’s. My fav is the broiled seafood platter. Even the Cole slaw is delish.

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Anonymous
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not terrible, but overpriced for the quality of food.

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vipKOE1
E. Tennessee
40 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fathers birthday !

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Chesapeake's West Knoxville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 851-9088.

Chesapeake's West Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

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