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True Chesapeake

4.7
4.7
432 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
True Chesapeake is a fine dining restaurant born of an oyster farm. Executive Chef Zack Mills creates a seasonal menu that showcases oysters from our far St. Jerome’s Creek, Southern Maryland — raw, roasted, and in signature dishes like Classic Rockefeller and Semolina Fried Oysters. But, the oysters are just the beginning. Our award winning menu celebrates the bounty of the Chesapeake region by using locally sourced seafood, meat, and produce to create exquisite dishes that evolve with the seasons. Chef Mills has been featured extensively for his use of invasive seafood species, a very delicious way to help the Chesapeake Bay. Don't forget to order the Blue Crab and Bone Marrow dip or handmade pasta. We have an expertly curated wine list, beer selection, and cocktails - both classic and creative. Ample bar and high-top seating available for walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 913-6374
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Zack Mills
  • Catering
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Parking details
    You will find our restaurant (and plenty of parking) beneath the historic smokestack at Whitehall Mill.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4/16 Orioles vs. Twins Watch Party

    Apr 16, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on The Red Sox! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    4/16 Orioles vs. Twins Watch Party Photo
  • 4/19 Orioles vs. Royals Watch Party

    Apr 19, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Kansas City Royals! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 7:40 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    4/19 Orioles vs. Royals Watch Party Photo
  • 4/20 Orioles vs. Royals Watch Party

    Apr 20, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Kansas City Royals! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    4/20 Orioles vs. Royals Watch Party Photo

Offers

  • Half-Price Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    HALF-PRICE WINE WEDNESDAYS 50% off any wine on our list priced between $90 & $200

    Half-Price Wine Wednesdays Photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Happy Hour at the True Chesapeake! Tuesday - Friday at the bar 5-7 pm $6 martinis, old fashioneds, and daiquiries $6 wines by the glass $5 draft beer 25% off bar snacks Cheers!

    Happy Hour Photo

What 432 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Innovative

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Baltimore

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    Lively

  • Baltimore

    Seafood

432 Reviews
  1. Gail

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new neighborhood place for seafood or a burger. Fantastic cocktails, very attractive bar and dining room.

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  2. Balmore

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OpenTable lists this as "True Chesapeake", it's "True Chesapeake Oyster Co." the "Oyster" is important as it makes up 25% of their menu and not everyone likes oysters. I don't, but the roasted oysters were delicious and the rest of the meal too. I'ts a lovely place and I highly recommend it. The crab cakes are delicious, but you might miss them because they are sides and add-ons.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and the roasted oysters. The restaurant name is True Chesapeake but the business and oyster farm are called True Chesapeake Oyster Co. We will be launching the spring menu soon which will offer new dishes catering to different palates. Come visit us again soon!

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  3. John

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I seated at 6:45. Several tables seated after us were greeted before us by waitress. We had to ask an employee about not having a server at 7:10 then our waitress arrived. Glass of wine and abeer served. 7:20. The server was polite and apologetic, overbusy but competent. I had 2 different oysters on the half including the big ones. Both were very full and perfect in presentation but they have no taste. They tasted equally bland with zero saltiness. The Menu is limited to I think 9 or 8 entree's including a popular burger whichis what my wife had She loves fish except catfish and rockfish which is 1 & 2 on the menu. I had the Duck which was above average. I can see true Chesy's popularity to some but not for us. I was disappointed. Service on a busy night needs big improvement.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review. We apologize for the delays in service and appreciate your feedback. We'll address these issues with our team to make improvements. We understand your disappointment with the limited menu options, but our spring menu launching soon will offer more variety. The oysters from our farm are 'soft-salt', but we also carry 3 neighbor oysters with different flavor profiles. If you prefer a brinier oyster, we carry the Chincoteague oyster which might be more to your taste. If you decide to dine with us again, please ask for a manager so we can ensure a better experience and help you find menu items more to your liking. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

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  4. achubbuck

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came in for Easter Brunch - overall really good meal and we tried a little bit of everything from a mixed dozen of oysters- bone marrow dip - eggs Benedict - really good - Andrew did a great job and we appreciated him working on Easter
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your Easter Brunch experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  5. StephanieL

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters are the star of the show but there is plenty on the menu for those who prefer something else. We had a sampling of the raw in-house oysters, oyster stew, schnitzel, beet salad and the burger. Our reservation was on a Tuesday night which we thought might be a slow night but there was a nice crowd and everyone was very attentive including the owner Patrick who took our group photo for us. We will definitely be back.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely place, great location and food and service
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  7. JodieE

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Chesapeake was outstanding from the minute we walked in the door. Our server Angelica, was friendly, outgoing and extremely knowledgeable. Every item we ordered was amazing and cooked to perfection. We eat out quite frequently and this was by far one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Don’t miss their farmed oysters and Berger cookie warm bread pudding with vanilla ice cream for dessert!! Run don’t walk!!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Angelica is the best! Come visit us again soon!

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  8. TomM

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food; great wine list; excellent service. Had the Duck Confit and my wife had the catfish special. Yummy
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  9. stacyp

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious oysters and service top notch fun birthday dinner.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  10. AnthonyD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, very attentive staff. We enjoyed our first visit at the restaurant.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from True Chesapeake using the Order Online button. True Chesapeake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 913-6374.

True Chesapeake is rated 4.7 stars by 432 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 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for True Chesapeake

3300 Clipper Mill Rd, Ste 400, Baltimore, MD 21211-2332

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    You will find our restaurant (and plenty of parking) beneath the historic smokestack at Whitehall Mill.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Zack Mills
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 913-6374
  • Catering
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
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