Chesapeake's West Knoxville

4.8
567 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 567 people are saying
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JPf79
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good to average. The Crab Imperial was floating in oil. That was a first.

MJ
MargieJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant! Our favorite just as a couple or with friends!

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Lori
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant experience at Chesapeake's. Our server, Tati, was wonderful and the food was delicious. We enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to go back again.

JB
JasonB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood great service! A pricier restaurant for sure but what quality seafood isn’t!? Will definitely be back.

MH
MichelleH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops are my favorite. Never disappoints

JC
JeffC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great, food was delicious and fast. We tried new fried seafood platter and crab imperial and cannot say enough good things about it. Waiter was awesome. This is on our favorite restaurants list

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality menu and selection. Good for nice evening out. Oyster selection was really good. Dinner Portions were sizable for The price

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vipsektn
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent. I'm always wary about ordering a gulf fish preparation this far inland, but my red snapper was excellent, as was our calamari appetizer and my husband's grilled shrimp.

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LindaS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service from Molly. Great place for lunch and dinner!

JC
vipJChristian
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and service were fantastic!

JN
JudiN
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good was great but broccoli had way too much much butter

TD
vipTDent
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Filet minion steak was not very good

CJ
vipCharlesJ
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really great service, we will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry, our server, was great!

PK
PatriciaK
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was awesome, food and waitress was outstanding. Look forward to our next visit.

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Justin was an outstanding server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, and the experience was great! We had a little confusion because they couldn’t find the reservation I made through open table, but they just asked to see the confirmation email and accommodated us! The food was delicious and the service was great! Will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had no trouble reserving a table online. We got seated within a few minutes. Table size and location was perfect for our evening. Food was excellent and between my husband and I we had 4 drinks and our meals and we came out at $100. I thought that was reasonable.

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Eric
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chesapeake’s! Hands down the best seafood in the area by a LONG shot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was excellent. Our server was very accommodating for the three of us when we requested a more socially distanced table, which made a big difference in comfort for our small group. To top it off, they had their Clam Chowder, which is my favorite. We had a wonderful time and made a great memory. We'll be back (very soon).

CB
CB176
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars there at Chesapeake’s because everything is always amazing-from the service to the food, and we routinely make the hour and a half drive to Knoxville for those reasons. We always ask for Howie since he’s an awesome server, but when he’s not there, we still get great people. This last time Kyle helped us out and did a great job as well. We’ve never had anything but outstanding service.

We always get a dozen raw oysters to start but also can’t resist their crab cakes (which are the best we’ve ever had anywhere), and for the main course we get the steamed seafood feast. The last time there, however, we tried the stuffed lobster. As usual, the lobster was cooked perfectly and was actually stuffed with a great amount of crab.

We really cannot say enough about Chesapeake’s and since moving from South Florida four years ago where seafood is abundant as opposed to landlocked NE TN, we truly appreciate having a place to go for our “fix”.

It is a bit pricey, but considering how they must have to fly all this amazing seafood in every day, I understand the prices (which aren’t exorbitant).

If you’re a lover of seafood as we are, Chesapeake’s cannot be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first visit. We had a great lunch with exceptional service. Planning to return for Valentines Day!

CG
ChristyG
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. Seafood tower is a must!

MS
MarkS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding dinner. It’s always good

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Delicious food, great drinks, awesome service! Chesapeake’s never disappoints.

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ErinS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chesapeake’s goes above and beyond to be sure you have everything you need. They are always friendly and seem to enjoy their jobs

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

VERY DISAPPOINTING! Honestly, our most recent experience was VERY disappointing. I have noticed over my past few visits that quality & service has been degrading substantially.
Our server did not even approach our table for 17 minutes after all of us had been seated. We had to ask for bread after we submitted our order, which was over a half hour after we had been seated. Additionally, our server continually acted as if we were causing him trouble & aggravation simply by requesting bread & water for the table. Look, my wife & I have over 15 serving jobs between us in our histories (Regas[both of us], Aubreys, Sunspot, Halfshell, etc., etc., etc...). We're not high maintenance, but this place has slid downhill in their service & quality of food. This used to be our favorite place, especially for memorable special occasions. I have visited over 2 dozens times & I have noticed that things are sliding downhill (quickly).
My broiled seafood had A LOT of fish bones in it (8 bones in the cod), which has NEVER happened. All 4 of my grilled oysters were gritty with sands.The crabcakes in both broiled seafood platters were disgusting & quite bland. We had to repeatedly ask (4 times) for drawn butter for our stone crab order. We had to ask 3 times for our side order of cole slaw. My wife's cocktail & my mother-in-law's wine came to our table 25 minutes after we ordered them. We had to request bread & water for our table 3 times.
All of this occurred on a Monday after 2:30pm, so the restaurant was not even 10% occupied (19 customers in the entire establishment). It saddens me to see what was a fine establishment go downhill so quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and the service with Perry were wonderful!

RB
RobertB
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our indoor dining experience was flawless. We felt nicely spaced from other diners and with the very high ceilings, felt the air was safe too.

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vipOpenTableVIP
E. Tennessee
133 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great oysters! Great salads! Untimely entrée arrival and kitchen failure to obey entrée instructions! Night manager unwilling to accommodate and reimburse dollar amount for kitchen failure!

JS
vipJohnS
E. Tennessee
43 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They checked me in at 4:45 but the hostess that confirmed my reservation failed to confirm my open table points.

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vipCdotjdot
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment and food. Staff and management are top notch.

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vipgoi2016
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was absolutely fantastic. He was very attentive and kind, and really made this a good experience for us. The food was not as stellar as it has been on past visits. The scallops were underdone and lacked flavor, and the vegetables were a bit soggy and

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was great !

MB
MrBill
E. Tennessee
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

NYE reservations are a requirement. Enjoyed our meals with good service. Edgewater Salad without any additional are served at request. HUGE salad with so many fresh ingredients. Loved it. Additional toppings can be added for additional charge including chicken, shrimp, etc. I had Filet with grilled shrimp. A good choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server wanted to argue over how much tip we should leave him! In hope next time we go we don’t get him!

DB
DenBow
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Grouper and oysters were good, not great. Wife said grilled shrimp were slightly over cooked. Filet was cooked just right.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, waitress was awesome, will definitely be back!!

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 4.8 stars by 567 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.