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True Chesapeake, Baltimore, MD

True Chesapeake

4.7
4.7
472 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
**Terrace Now Open. Seating available for walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis.**
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, high-top, and terrace seating available for walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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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

Offers

  • Tropical Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Join us every Tuesday for a special menu of 12 tropical cocktails including The Deep End, Three Dots & A Dash, Singapore Sling, Pearl Diver, Mai Tai, Missionary's Downfall, and more!
    Tropical Tuesday Photo
  • 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
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Tue - Sat - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join us for Happy Hour at the True Chesapeake! From Tuesday to Sunday, between 5-7 pm, enjoy special prices at the bar and high-tops: $6 martinis, old fashioneds, and daiquiris, $6 wines by the glass, $5 draft beer, and $2 raw and roasted oysters. Cheers!
    Happy Hour Photo

What 472 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Innovative

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

  • Baltimore

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    Lively

  • Baltimore

    Seafood

472 Reviews
  1. janhan

    Naples

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Placed our order specifically omitting onion and any onion family member in the dish. Guess how it arrived of course with the onions chives etc. Otherwise it was quite nice

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  2. Dude13

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden away, this is beautiful restaurant with great food, attentive service, and a more than ample drink and wine list!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

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  3. JenniferS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is fantastic but they always seem to be understaffed and overwhelmed.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and consider us a neighborhood gem. However, we're sorry that your service experience fell short of expectations. Father's Day was an exceptionally busy day for us, and we were quite understaffed. We appreciate your understanding and are working hard to be better prepared for busy holidays. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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  4. Shannons

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love love the bone marrow crab dip! Sheri, the bartender is also awesome and knowledgeable! Great food and drinks

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were great as always Beautiful restaurant and great cocktails
    True ChesapeakeResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the oysters, cocktails, and ambiance of the restaurant. Come visit us again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been here several times and really enjoyed our experience. This time our brunch on Father’s Day was quite different. Our server forgot to order one of the meals. There was then no effort made to expedite this meal and our Dad had to wait a full hour to be served and in the meantime everyone else had finished eating. We also never received an appetizer we ordered, several drinks from the bar or refills for water that we requested many times. There was an obvious power struggle going on between the angry kitchen staff and wait staff for which we had to suffer. Our bill arrived and there was no apology no discount for a meal that arrived so late the waiter was embarrassed to bring it to our table. For the manager to tell us that they didn’t expect to be that busy- it’s Father’s Day Sunday brunch and then respond so incredibly poorly to the situation was ridiculous.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Father’s Day Brunch reservations for 4 It seemed like they’re still working out the kinks. 1. Upon arrival we requested a booth instead of the table and were told that they were reserved for larger sized parties. 2. Once seated we were ignored for a good 15mins until my boyfriend grabbed a server. The excuse was a miscommunication among servers and they were apologetic. Drinks- Bloody Mary and peach mimosas were good Food- oysters were good, everything else was decent…typical brunch, we weren’t blown away.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback about your Father's Day brunch experience. We sincerely apologize for the delay in service and are actively working with our staff to ensure this doesn't happen again in the future. While we strive to accommodate all seating preferences, we understand your disappointment about not getting a booth. On a less busy day, we would certainly be able to accommodate your request. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Bloody Mary, peach mimosas, and oysters. We value your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a much-improved experience in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good first meal it was our better than expected and nice location

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  9. PattieJ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Mom/daughter evening. Try the French Onion oysters- what a treat!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on June 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review, Pattie! We're so glad you and your daughter loved the french onion oysters! Come visit us again soon.

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  10. WALLEN

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ideal setting for relaxed dining. Spacious accommodations. Excellent meal prep. Solid wine list.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on June 11, 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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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 472 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 18 times today

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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