Chesapeake's West Knoxville

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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.
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy the have the fire tubes to keep us warm in a chilly night. We don’t eat indoors this year so happy to have somewhere to go as it gets cooler.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Server was incredibly rude dismissive and constantly walked away before anyone would have a chance to ask for anything. Brought oysters out at same time as entrees with a comment that someone else took the oysters. Did not seem at all interested in our table. Had to ask for bread, straws etc. just not friendly at all til the end of the meal

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vipDavidH
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable dining experience - spectacular fresh seafood accompanied by impeccable service.

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JamieJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood! Service was wonderful. Great way to celebrate our occasion with family.

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vipJarrodtn
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can tell time and care were put into making the food. The maitre' d cream sauce was perfect. Great place for seafood.

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vipTweetmom
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the seafood tower which was wonderful. Steaks are great too.

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ClaudiaA
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner. We have been long time patrons of the downtown location but have recently become big fans of the location in west Knoxville. The food was excellent with the exception of the crab cocktail. The outdoor seating was very pleasant and the service was outstanding.

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AnnN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Chesapeake's was absolutely delightful. Making the reservation was so easy on the internet & was waiting for us when we arrived a little early. We were seated right away at a perfect table that gave us a terrific view of the bar & the outside dining area as well as the fish tanks & the lobster tank. That was very interesting to watch the staff find just the right lobster for their dinner guests.
The appetizers were delivered very efficiently & were superbly tasty. Our server was helpful in picking choices for our dinner & we were made to feel very relaxed & never rushed thru dinner. This was a very pleasant yet special dinner experience. I look forward to my next trip to Knoxville so we can enjoy this experience again. Thank you Chesapeake's & I will highly recommend your establishment to friends here in Knoxville anytime.

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AMYM
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and service was fast and friendly. The price point would make this restaurant a special occasion only location

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our server Rachel and appreciated the host Cheyenne calling to notify us of the local COVID time restrictions. Wish we could have enjoyed the time there at but longer. We will give them another shot next time we are in town. The patio area looked so beautiful! Great seafood options and wine selections! Thank you for allowing us to dine with you

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vipTonyP
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chesapeake’s West is always great, this time was no exception.

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VowellDiner
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Second time at the West side of town location, overall enjoyable. Waiter (Perry) was polite and attentive, food overall was good, had the Filet and grilled shrimp and loved the nice sized shrimp on the skewer and also the generous sides, but have to say that my medium rare filet was a bit too chewy for my taste. It was cooked properly, probably just the unusual poor cut off the loin.
The location is very close to the hotel I stay at on game weekends and I will definitely be back, thanks!

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vipjeffg
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time there, here for work, the food was Excellent

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vipkendylm
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We come here for dinner with friends every other week during the pandemic due to the outdoor dining option. We had a waitress with a heavy accent so I'm not sure if there was a communication issue or just a mis-understanding with our order. I ordered a salad and a side of Nevas potatoes, my husband ordered the steak and shrimp. When the food came out there was a steak with a side dish and my salad entree only. We asked about my side of potatoes and his shrimp - so they sent our waitress back over. She said she would enter the shrimp as a grilled shrimp appetizer so it would come out sooner and she forgot to enter the side of potatoes that I requested. The replacement items came out pretty quick and the food tasted great as usual. When the bill came the price of the "shrimp appetizer" that she entered to make the food come sooner was $5 more than the entree price if it had been entered correctly. We asked and she tried to explain but it did not make sense - we just left it and paid the bill as it was presented. Not the best service experience of our numerous times of going....

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WilliamJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate on porch. Food was fine, guests had crab cakes as we recommend..they were well received.. service was as expected , only negative is the noise du to proximity of Parkside drive .

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DeenaC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere.
Celebrated our Anniversary.
Enjoyed the free Sundae

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AyaU
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service, as always!

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived for years on the Chesapeake Bay and sincerely miss good seafood since moving to Tennessee. Love living here but also love our seafood. Chesapeake's is a true God send in terms of quality seafood. Actually had a backfin crab cake (not quite the level of Papas's in Maryland but still good). We will go back. Also love the new location on the West side of Knoxville.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated parents anniversary and wanted a nice meal in a place they’ve not been too

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MichelleH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out to celebrate a birthday. Service by Cadey was impeccable. Entire staff super friendly. Entrees were delicious. Love the Sangria and the Pina Colada cheesecake was delicious!!

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SteveF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

M wife and I have been wanting to try this place for a while, but with work, life, and COVID, it just now worked out.

We arrived a few minutes early and were seated immediately. Our waiter showed up promptly. We reviewed the menu, and we’re ready to order. Anyway, we ordered two appetizers, Blount county tomatoes (two slices with cheese) and crab claws. I was a little surprised to see an appetizer of two slices of tomato- my wife ate those and didn’t make any comments one way or the other. Needless to say, I felt whatever I paid it was too much. My crab fingers were fine - I think it was about 8-10 fingers, steam with some old bay seasoning. No complaints.

I’m a huge grilled oyster fan but $4 an oyster was way too much IMO so I ordered fried. I got about a dozen fried oysters, coleslaw, asparagus. No complaints about my order - I can’t say that anything really stood out as amazing.

My wife ordered a filet minion, grilled shrimp with mashed potatoes or what she thought was mashed potatoes. They were more of hash brown type potatoes. Ultimately, she ate my coleslaw and I ate the potatoes. Her steak was slightly under cooked. She ordered medium but it was, what I call MR+ (which is perfect for me). She ate about 3/4 of it and I finished it. The steak was tender but lacked flavor. However for a seafood restaurant it was above average.

Our only complaint was the service was a little slow. Our waiter had tables in more than one area - inefficient.

Overall, we enjoyed the food. We both felt it was overpriced but worth a try.

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vipkendylm
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went as a Party of 4 and requested outdoor seating. Among us we had the broiled seafood platter , the fried oysters, the fish special and surf/ turf. Everyone meal arrived hot and cooked to order. We all loved our meals and chosen side dishes. The service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

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MikeF
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waiter and great seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was happy that there was a reservation available

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant ding experience. Food and service were very good. Menu and wine list offer many choices. We will definitely be back again.

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Norm
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the Knoxville area. If you like seafood, you can’t beat this place. We ate outdoors so we had noise from traffic, which we expected.

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volfan
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A celebration of friendship. Great time had by all!!
Menu selections, specials adn wine all added up to be a great time

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SallyC
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food. Our waiter helped with ordering because of allergies and the meal was wonderful.

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pfitz
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Service and food was excellent. Perfect for celebrating my birthday.

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DianDavBarnes
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch late Sunday afternoon and loved it. I was really hoping for breakfast items and they did not disappoint. I ordered a vegetable omelette that was packed with great vegetables and one of the biggest omelet’s I have ever seen. It came with a crunchy on the outside and soft inside potato cake. My husband had the Seafood Platter which looked wonderful!! We loved our meals and will definitely go back!

As always the wait staff was very customer focused!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinner at Chesapeakes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy was amazing!

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JOHNB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great meal and a very nice time. Recommended.

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SueS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood is always excellent. Love the variety. Great service.

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vipEvaI
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except the gumbo...not impressed!

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SteveK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Chesapeakes since 1985 - always a wonderful meal and fellowship

FAQs

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 491 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.