Chesapeake's West Knoxville

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334 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

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

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 334 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
18 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
108 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
4 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.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Knoxville. We alternate between the two locations and no matter which the food, service, everything is wonderful.

c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious seafood in a unique venue. I went to the downtown location several years ago and haven’t been able to find crab cakes that good anywhere! They have lots of crab (unlike most places where they are mostly filling). Did not disappoint! Everyone enjoyed their food from grouper to a seafood platter.

WH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was good, however I had made a reservation ahead of time and then called to let them know we had friends visiting from out of town celebrating their anniversary. I asked for a nice table and was taken by surprised when they seated us right next to kitchen. The hostess seemed a little hesitant about wanting to move us. Really surprised by their choice of table especially since they weren't even that busy.

BS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and perfect service!!! We have always had great dining experiences at Chesapeakes!👍👍

OT
E. Tennessee
108 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Knoxville lacks places for a wide variety of fresh quality seafood and shellfish, but Chesapeake’s is one place in the area that satisfies any sea lover!

N
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable as always. Best oysters in town!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from New England, I never thought I would find great seafood in landlocked TN but Chesapeakes was as good as any seafood in New England. The New England Clam Chowder was beyond great. The Jumbo scallops were excellent. The staff/waitress were so polite, fund and very good at their jobs. The whole experience was beyond expectations and cannot wait to go back and try the raw oyster bar, the lobsters and crab cakes.

SP
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific quiet lunch! Food was excellent and time spent with friends very relaxing.