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True Chesapeake

4.7
4.7
433 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 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

Experiences

  • 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
  • 4/26 Orioles vs. Athletics Watch Party

    Apr 26, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on The Athletics! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    4/26 Orioles vs. Athletics 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 433 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

433 Reviews
  1. JCBaltimore

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding customer service, delicious food. The freshest oysters direct from their farm. We had a party of seven and they were very gracious in our timing with cocktail hour to table. We sat in the bar area and felt like we had our own section which was nice. The staff was so kind and accommodating, as it should be, but so rare these days!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    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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  2. Gail

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    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.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  3. 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 on April 9, 2024
    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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  4. 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 on April 9, 2024
    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Inca

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative small dishes with good flavors and clean , fresh oysters made for a good dinner - friendly and efficient servers too !
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location and menu. Highly recommend this restaurant
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 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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  14. miniboss

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the fried oysters! Everyone ordered a small plate and everything was fantastic.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 22, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  15. judflyer

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter dined at this restaurant for the first time in December and loved it. She recommended it for a family dinner so we made a reservation. We are so glad that we did. The food was excellent (we ordered a lot of items!) and the service was attentive. We also had a chance to meet and talk with the owner; he added to the evening's enjoyment. Notable dishes -oysters in multiple forms (half-shell, Rockefeller, oven roasted, shooter), mushroom tart, hand cut spaghetti with clams, bone marrow and crab dip, duck confit, beet salad, green salad, bread pudding and apple pie. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will return...
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 13, 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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  16. CarolineB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emma and CJ are the best! Food was excellent. We had a great evening.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 10, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  17. MarrionP

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had oysters three different ways, all were outstanding. The fried oysters were amazing. My husband had the catfish entree, innovative preparation, he liked it. They have a good selection of beers and bourbons. The space is beautiful. Our servers were very good and offered good suggestions. We will be back.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Took my date for his bday and he loved the decor and super impressed with the food. Will continue to return.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  19. TomM

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The green salad, generally nothing to write about, is the best salad I have ever had. The hand-cut spaghetti with clams is delicious. My wife had the special blue catfish sandwich and raved about it. The food at True Chesapeake is the best!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  20. TotalFoodie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    True Chesapeake offers delicious and innovative seafood dishes with the freshest ingredients. Their menu is creative and gourmet, yet the atmosphere is fun, lively and down-to-earth. It's one of our favorite restaurants in the area, especially for raw oysters. The oyster stew and scallop crudo were interesting culinary surprises. Every dish is made with unique ingredients creating original variations for mouthwatering flavor combinations. Well done!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for this awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  21. TomM

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took guests. Ate most of the menu. Fabulous food. One of the best wines ever recommended by bartender. Saw other acquaintances. Great night!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, first time going there and we will be back. Food was awesome, service was good, and really well decorated spot.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were a bit short staffed but they made sure we were taken care of. The food was great, the Singapore Sling was incredible. Great date night!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. We recently hired several new servers to avoid being short staffed as we get busier this spring and summer! Thanks so much for being understanding. Come visit us again soon!

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  24. ABab

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice menu. Well suited to trying lots of dishes and sharing. If you like oysters, plenty for you here, both raw and cooked. Was our first time here (wife and myself), glad we went, nice change of pace and would love to go back to try more. Prices are pretty reasonable actually.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great service was a little slow overall it was a good experience.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food. We are sorry that the service was slow, but we have recently hired more staff to help with providing quicker and better service. Come visit us again soon!

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  26. Japes

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, if a bit on the salty side, but I’d say that’s owed to the whole Chesapeake aesthetic. The signature cocktails are complex and varied; there’s something for any preferred spirit. We particularly enjoyed the delicate and savory Scallop Crudo, the tender and robust Duck Confit, and the rich and rustic mushroom tarte. True Chesapeake excels at textural delights, as well as flavorful ones. The oysters were especially tasty with the cranberry mignonette. We’re looking forward to going back.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind and eloquent review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  27. RalphaelS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter and bartenders were very personable and attentive. Loved the ambiance and vibe! The oyster Rockefeller was pretty tasty....but needed a little salt. The crab dip bone marrow was our least favorite dish. It lacked crab meat and the portion was rather small for the price. Our entrees were very good......although my steak wasn't initially over cooked. However they quickly replaced it and brought me a perfectly cook steak. We will definitely return to this spot.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the vibes! Thanks for letting us know about the dishes that didn't meet your expectations. We will address these concerns with the kitchen staff that worked that night. Come visit us again soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love True Chesapeake! The oysters are ALWAYS phenomenal, and I love the drinks! It was Valentine’s Day so service was a little slow, but completely understandable. Bar service was the slowest — they definitely needed more than one person at the bar. Regardless, I will be back. Best date night spot by far! I just wish they did happy hour in the dining room as well.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5-star review! Thanks for being so understanding about Valentine's Day. We were defintely understaffed that day, but we hired a new bartender to hopefully avoid that situation in the future! We're glad you enjoyed the rest of the experience! Come visit us again soon!

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  29. LeightonE

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and service exceptional. The resturant has a great deal of charm. It is now one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  30. MargieM

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent first visit here. The cocktails were great and the food was top-notch. Excellent oysters from the raw bar with creative sauces for them. Then we had oysters Rockefeller, which was also excellent. I can highly recommend the crab mac & cheese and the crab eggs Benedict. And the chips that are served with the steak tartar are the crunchiest chips we ever had. We highly recommend this place 
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  31. MariaM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad we visited True Chesapeake oyster restaurant. The oysters Rockefeller were delicious, plump and well prepared. Definitely will be a return customer.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  32. DeniseG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Again TCOH rocked! Amazing food prepared with such care and delicacy. The restaurant was busy and a little noisy (not a bad thing) but we sat in the front dining area which isn’t as intimate as the back dining area. Service was a little slow but we understood they were short staffed that evening. It did not distract from the wonderful attention we got though. This has become our favorite place and we always recommend it to whomever we know that loves oysters like we do. I am a true fan.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and vibes. We're sorry about the slow service. We have hired new bartenders and servers, so hopefully this will solve the problem! Come visit us again soon!

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  33. davids

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great vibe. As with past experiences, the bar service is exceedingly slow and I am not a complainer, but in the visits here, we have consistently gotten our drinks 45 minutes after sitting down. Otherwise, the service has been fine.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and vibes. We're sorry about the slow service. Getting your drinks 45 minutes after sitting down is totally unacceptable. We have hired new bartenders and servers to be better staffed this spring/summer, so hopefully this will solve the problem! Come visit us again soon!

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  34. TomM

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Something as simple as a garden salad is superb at True Chesapeake. Far better than other restaurants. Had the special pasta stuffed with porcini mushrooms and short rib, with cannellini beans and pho broth. One of the best entrees we've ever had.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 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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  35. LoveGoodFood

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food but it took 20 minutes to find out who our server was ( he was helping out in the bar) and another 15 minutes for any food to arrive. Bread and butter arrived after the main course.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food. I'm so sorry that our service was not up to par. We will address this with the staff working that night. Come visit us again soon!

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  36. ArchanaS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious but the restaurant was short staffed (bartenders, waiters and hostesses). The staff who was there was great, there just wasn’t enough hands to help which led to long waits (15 mins at the bar to get a drink and it wasn’t that crowded, 10 mins at the table for a menu). Also I was brought an item that I didn’t order and they said to keep it and I was charged for it. I didn’t complain b/c I tried the side which was tasty so I figured it was fine but honestly, I shouldn’t have been charged. The food was pretty fresh. We’ll give it one more chance another time.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Hi! We are so glad you enjoyed the food! But we are so sorry your expereince with our service didn't meet expections. We have hired more service staff to address this issue. You definitely shouldn't have been charged for an item you didn't order. Our apologies! A manager will message you privately about that!

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  37. Neighbor

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The oysters were excellent, both the fresh and the roasted. The upper level was taken over by an event and there was a WYPR event next door so the mood was energetic. We were able to be seated at a quieter table in a corner and enjoyed our food and drink. I personally think the menu although interesting and very good, could use a bit more variety.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. We change the menu seasonally to add more variety! We will be rolling out chef's Spring Menu soon, so stay tuned for updates about that on our Instagram/Facebook pages. Come visit us again soon!

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  38. DianaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Chesapeake is a hidden gem. A beautiful space, wonderful vibe, delicious food. The hands-on owners make sure everything is just right. The dishes are always to be savored. Not to be missed.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 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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  39. Kevin

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there with my wife. We will be back. Everything was excellent. Thank you.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 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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  40. DianeL

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun and fine! The oysters were excellent. Great service. Not the best crab cake, yet you go here for the oysters! Loved the catfish and oyster croutons. Great cocktails too.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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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 433 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for True Chesapeake

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

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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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