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600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
+1 865-673-3433
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (170 reviews)
“crab cakes” (57 reviews)
“swordfish” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is impeccable. The food is remarkable: tasty, exciting, innovative, and very special in so many ways. The atmosphere is so smoothly congruent with the dining experience and the comfortable and relaxed, but super-efficient service and presentations, that one wants to become Southern (at...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the day-boat scallops. When was the last time you had seven scallops on your plate? Maybe 1.5" in diameter, perfectly cooked and on a bed of luscious pilaf. Each in our party had more food than they could eat.....and all fresh and perfectly prepared....More

Thank SeniorsTraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is dimly lit, but too noisy for normal conversation. The food was pricey, but quite good, and plentiful. But the real "trip" was our waiter. He was hilarious, charming the socks off of us, with his witty, artistic descriptions of the various offerings....More

Thank GDL919
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Artichoke and crab appetizer was good. Swordfish and combination platter was also very good. Would go back again.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of 3 with a young one and we wanted a nice meal in a solid place that was kid friendly...this was the place. We've been on a road trip and wanted to check out Knoxville. Our waiter was Sam, he had...More

Thank FoodDude184
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish is fresh, prepared perfectly. We sampled the crab cakes and the broiled seafood platter. Started our meal with a bowl of gumbo. Fresh bread was served with our meal. We chose Spinach Maria as our side. It was so delicious. Enjoyed the atmosphere. What...More

Thank 2travelOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Chesapeake's in downtown Knoxville for an early lunch recently and found it to be exceptional. The atmosphere was great and the prices were mid range but fair. I got a cup of gumbo and a crab cake sandwich. The gumbo was very flavorful...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dine here a few times a year to celebrate birthdays, etc. We keep going back b/c the food and service are always first class! We have never had a bad experience there.

Thank james w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat here fairly regularly for lunch and they always have a great selection of seafood favorites and many specials. The breads and deserts are very good too! Last week I had the sirloin tips and they were as good as any.

Thank BillnTN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was pretty good. I have had better however, and my husband said the same. I will say the bartender made the best lemon-drop martini I have ever had!

Thank Brenda C
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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Have only had seafood. But hear the steaks are good.
30 January 2017|
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Response from montanasal694 | Reviewed this property |
You would not be disappointed with a special night at Chesapeake's. Lovely, quiet romantic place for you & your wife to enjoy a delicious meal.
4 September 2016|
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Response from 312djones | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they could leave that off if asked to. very accomodating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Union Ave, Frnt, Knoxville, TN 37902-2018
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3433
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