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True Chesapeake, Baltimore, MD

True Chesapeake

4.7
4.7
454 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 9 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

  • 5/28 Orioles vs. Red Sox Watch Party

    May 28, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Red Sox! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 6:35 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    5/28 Orioles vs. Red Sox Watch Party Photo
  • 5/29 Orioles vs. Red Sox Watch Party

    May 29, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Red Sox! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 6:35 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    5/29 Orioles vs. Red Sox Watch Party Photo
  • 5/31 Orioles vs. Rays Watch Party

    May 31, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Rays! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 7:05 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    5/31 Orioles vs. Rays Watch Party Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Wed - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM,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
  • 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
  • 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

What 454 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

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    Lively

  • Baltimore

    Seafood

454 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants hands down! Zack has a passion for food and it shows!

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  2. NotQuiteAFoodie

    Baltimore

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting is great, the service wonderful, and the food is very good, although maybe a little too adventurous for some. Overall, though, highly recommended!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed the setting, service, and food. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  3. Mymtvernon

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a find! Amazing experience in a stylish place with lots of buzz. Food is creative and excellent—ramp and nettle soup with morels is not something you’ll find at other restaurants. The cocktail list is extensive and innovative. We loved everything about True Chesapeake and will be returning with friends.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience. We are so glad you appreciated the unique dishes and our innovative cocktail list. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon!

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  4. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Mother's Day Brunch for our family there. Food was, as always, great. Mimosas and Bloody Marys were delicious and showy. The traditional breakfast items were supplemented by great dishes from the regular menu. The doughnut holes stole the show!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Mother's Day Brunch with us. It's great to know the food, mimosas, and Bloody Marys met your expectations. We're especially glad the doughnut holes were a hit! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon.

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  5. Bmorebeebee

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    You definitely want to go there if you love fresh raw oysters. The Choptank oysters tasted like they were just pulled from the river. Don't waste your time on the blue crab and bone marrow dip, delicious but such a small amount for the price. I could barely taste the vodka in my Cosmo. Maybe I should have ordered one of their many specialty drinks. :-) Definitely go for the oysters and the ambiance.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your review and recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed the oysters and the ambiance. We appreciate your feedback on the blue crab and bone marrow dip. Our prices reflect the cost of our local, organic, and specialty ingredients. We assure you that our Cosmos contain vodka, but we hope you'll try one of our specialty drinks next time. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  6. theGreytlife

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were amazing and beautifully presented. My breakfast and my husband's was also great. My daughter's hamburger was over cooked though, which the server replaced. Liked the cupcake bar too. Also met one of the owners who came by to check on us; he was delightful. The inside is beautiful and lovingly restored. My daughter will be checking out their happy hour and patio in the near future. It was a nice Mothers Day for us all!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for the kind review! We're delighted you enjoyed your Mother's Day visit. Apologies for the overcooked hamburger, but we're glad it was quickly fixed. Happy to hear you liked the cupcake bar and our beautifully restored space. We look forward to welcoming your daughter for happy hour soon!

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  7. Chasneka

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, festive atmosphere & beautiful architecture. Our group enjoyed cocktails, soup, oysters, salads, scallops, rock fish, catfish & desserts. All entrees m were presented quite nicely!! Thank you!!!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful review! We're happy to hear you and your group enjoyed the food, cocktails, and festive atmosphere. It's great to know that the presentation of the dishes met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  8. marsha

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and friendly staff. Excellent oysters. The restaurant is attractive but very noisy for the average diner. Special events make it especially so.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for recommending us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our service, friendly staff, and excellent oysters. We appreciate your feedback on the noise level and will take it into consideration as we strive to create the best possible dining experience for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  9. JTaylor

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Fresh seafood. Excellent entrees. Innovative craft cocktails. Perfect for a date, a business dinner, an anniversary. Highly recommended!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you for your fantastic review and high recommendation! We're delighted to hear you consistently have a great experience with our fresh seafood, excellent entrees, and innovative cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  10. DavidS

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place. A regular spot for eating. Friendly service.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 9, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We are 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 454 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 9 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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