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Chesapeake’s Restaurant - Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, TN

Chesapeake’s Restaurant - Gatlinburg

4.8
4.8
1034 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Our Gatlinburg location uses calming blue hues and soft lighting to create a trendy, modern experience for guests. Conveniently located on the Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg, this location is just steps from many attractions and hotels. This location boasts fantastic views of the river and features a raw bar. It’s unlike any other dining experience in Gatlinburg!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Grill, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 622-6999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    A heated patio overlooking the river is available for groups up to 30. Please contact restaurant for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Gatlinburg

  • Parking details

    There is small independent paid lot located next door to Chesapeake’s at 431 Parkway. Chesapeake’s is not in any way affiliated with this lot and does not reimburse for parking here. A large city garage is located one block south of the restaurant at traffic light #3 or at the city garage next to Ripley’s Aquarium.

  • Public transit

    Chesapeake’s Gatlinburg is located along the Purple and Pink Trolley Lines.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,034 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food was excellent.
  2. CC

    CoCo87

    Tallahassee

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The Red Snapper was terrible. I was so disappointed. It was so thin and greasy. Total waste of $35. My friend got the Mahi Mahi that was a much better choice. However, salad and dessert (Kahula ice cream pie) were outstanding.
  3. LS

    LewisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Perfect Restaurant for a Perfect Anniversary meal. The Food, Service, & Atmosphere was excellent. We highly recommend Chesapeake’s Restaurant.
  4. DL

    DavidL

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasurable experience. Service was there but not in your face. Mark did a great job. The food was delicious. Open table shows the standard menu. The fresh fish daily menu was well prepared. Saving this restaurant for our next trip.
  5. AH

    AmyH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten there 3x’s and every time the food is great. Love the Ultimate Margarita as well. I always go to Chesapeake when in Gatlinburg!
  6. KC

    KimC

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Husband had the lobster and I had the grouper special. Both were fabulous
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  8. JH

    JackH

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all aspects: view, service, cuisine offerings and presentation and most of all delicious.
  9. PR

    PamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. Steak was cooked to perfection. Waiter took time to demonstrate how to crack those monstrous crab legs. Lol! Worth the money and time.
  10. VS

    VictoriaS

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner here while we were in town celebrating my husbands birthday. The manager even accommodated us early, as our reservation was for 8pm but we were hoping we could get in about an hour prior— it was no issue. Our server was incredibly sweet and attentive (I forgot her name but she is from Poland and was working the bar area). My husband started with the blue pointe oysters which were so fresh; some of the best he said he’s ever had…and we are Floridians! For entrees my husband had the ribeye which was cooked perfectly and so soft. I had the scallops which were delicious, buttery and fresh. For dessert we had a warm pumpkin butter cake that I believe was on their seasonal menu, and it was phenomenal! Overall the experience was fantastic and when we are back in Gatlinburg we will definitely be returning customers.
  11. NG

    NatalieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place ! Great for everyone! Wonderful food and service.
  12. TL

    TroyL

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from our kids cheeseburger to the main courses. Wife loved the oysters. Would recommend
  13. T

    Tcthompson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the best meal we’ve had. The steak melts in your mouth!! I had oysters and alone are enough for a meal. Service was great. Never ran out of drinks or had to ask for anything! We have found our new dinner spot.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new husband and I had dinner at Chesapeake’s and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. Meisha, our server, was fantastic. She made great food recommendations!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  16. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant to celebrate my wife's 53rd birthday. The oyster selection for a land locked state was superb. She tried one of each for a total of 11. The crab soup and clam chowder were excellent. Be ready for a little smoke in them. The broiled seafood platter was one of the best I've had, and I travel to Florida on vacation so you guy's rock!!! Plan on stopping here to eat every time we visit Gatlinburg. They make reservations and have some pay parking right next door. $10 cash to park was great!!!!
  17. s

    scotts

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool place food very good service
  18. K

    Kyfam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We’ve eaten here twice before. The first time was Oct 2019- we loved it! We were actually shocked that Gatlinburg actually had a wonderful restaurant- finally! Second time was May 2021- I remember thinking Covid hurt the quality, but felt assured it would be back up to par on our next visit. Our last visit Nov 2022 was no better. We ordered the sampler plate to split, because we’d ordered it in the last and the portions were wayyy too big for one person. The portions had shrunk in half and nothing tasted good. So disappointing. This place used to be a gem! I hope things turn around, but as if now, we won’t return for a while.
  19. T

    Tweetmom

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Gatlinburg if you want a fine dining experience.
  20. C

    Christym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is the best thus us one that everytime we are in Gatlinburg we go to usually the night before we head home. The steak there you can cut with your fork. Amazing staff and manager is awesome!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our friends joined us (party of 4) and we had a wonderful experience from start to finish. Great service. Greg was a terrific server and answered all our questions well, and made good recommendations. One of the better restaurants in Gatlinburg for sure!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Same great experience as it has been for the past few years!
  23. N

    Netchar

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. It is a must go when we are in the Smokey’s. Food is top shelf and the service outstanding!
  24. BS

    BarbaraS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service excellent. Ordered broiled seafood dinner. Amazing!
  25. FC

    FilmoreC

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal at Chesapeake’s.
  26. RP

    RobertP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The monkfish special was fantastic. Great service!
  27. MS

    MitziS

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our very favorite places in Gatlinburg!! 10 out of 10 must go!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We started with Crab Bisque and a dozen oysters. They were both amazing! They were out of the oysters we ordered but our server made a great suggestion and they were delicious. However, we kind of got full. My daughter had scallops and they here very yummy and there were so many on her plate. That was a great surprise, but again she had almost filled up on the starter (we wish that she and I had just shared them). My husband had the grouper and he really enjoyed it (I didn’t care for the sauce it was served with, but it also wasn’t my dish 😁). I had the Mahi Mahi that was on their daily special menu. It was fine, but not spectacular. We did enjoy a great bottle of wine. Overall, the place was very good, but too pricey to not be great. I would go back for the bisque, oysters and wine, but probably just sit at the bar. Their sides were delicious! I nearly forgot about them. We had spinach Marie, spicy spinach Mac-n-cheese and the roasted acorn squash. Our service was amazing and the dining room very pretty.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food we ate our whole 5 day stay in Gatlinburg!
  31. C

    Clairee

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Chesapeake's. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Our server was wonderful; she was very attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. I'll be back!
  32. FB

    FredB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been there before, definitely be there again. Everyone could not be more accommodating.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, service was great. This is the best seafood choice in Gatlinburg by far. Great selection of seafood items - always great choice with the fresh fish specials. The only downside was that our meals came out staggered. We ended up eating at three different times for the three people in our party - but other than that - you can't do better in Gatlinburg.
  34. PF

    PaulF

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice atmosphere, food was very good and our server was top notch! I would definitely go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We had a great server and loved our drinks! We will be back!
  36. TR

    TimR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Highly recommend. Steak was fantastic and perfectly cooked.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We were super excited after a great experience last year, but we’re disappointed. We started with the cal Armani and it was dripping in grease and pieces were very over cooked. My husbands entree had scales on it still. They mixed up the toppings/sauces on each of our entrees. Service was slow, so we didn’t say anything. Unfortunate as we were so looking forward to that special dinner.
  38. R

    Rosemary

    Cleveland

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was okay nothing special.
  39. E

    Eddie

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical place. Upscale but casual. Great view of the river at night. Food was well prepared & fresh. Mark, our Server was not only responsive but EXTREMELY knowledgeable. Overall an excellent night. Btw - easiest place to park is a block around the corner (City Garage).
  40. MN

    MaryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was friendly, pleasant and courteous . Very nice experience and the music was enjoyable, calming and the right volume for conversion.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Chesapeake’s Restaurant - Gatlinburg is rated 4.8 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Chesapeake’s Restaurant - Gatlinburg

437 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3007

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gatlinburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Grill, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is small independent paid lot located next door to Chesapeake’s at 431 Parkway. Chesapeake’s is not in any way affiliated with this lot and does not reimburse for parking here. A large city garage is located one block south of the restaurant at traffic light #3 or at the city garage next to Ripley’s Aquarium.

  • Public transit

    Chesapeake’s Gatlinburg is located along the Purple and Pink Trolley Lines.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (865) 622-6999

  • Private party facilities

    A heated patio overlooking the river is available for groups up to 30. Please contact restaurant for details.

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