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Chesapeake Seafood House

3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
+1 217-522-5220
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (107 reviews)
“shrimp” (40 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My mom is celebrating her 90th birthday and insisted on Chesapeake for her special dinner. The place is classic, reminiscent of supper clubs from days gone by. We both had the big lobster tail - mine broiled, she had hers fried. Delicious! Our salads were...More

Thank JSB915
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the lunch buffet, when we found out they no longer served sandwiches. It was very adequate and the fried chicken and fresh bread was delicious. It is rather dark and seventies, a lot like an old road house. The server came around frequently...More

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here half a dozen times , nice for special occasions if you like seafood or steak. 1st make a reservation, 2nd relax , 3rd eat up. Good crab legs , good drinks , wine list needs updated a bit. and our servers are...More

Thank KARINZ28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting from out of town and my 87 year old aunt made reservations at 6:30. At 7:10 we finally got a table. The food was good, not great. I had the grilled salmon with a baked potato side. It came with a small...More

Thank rcfromkc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the East side of Springfield just off of I55. Great lunch deals. Food was good, service was ok. I like this place and it was obvious others do too. Looked at the dinner menu and saw a lot of meals I would like to...More

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Top Sirloin and Shrimp combination dinner. Sirloin was cooked perfectly !!! Shrimp was breaded. Salad was good -- nothing to write home about but not bad. Bread was made on site. Potatoes left something to be desired. If visiting the Lincoln Museum and...More

Thank MARK K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at Chesapeake Seafood House about 3 times a month and the food and service is consistently great. The mansion is beautiful and has large windows where you can sit and watch the squirrels and traffic. They have early bird specials that make it...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family reunion dinner here, and it was so wonderful! The restaurant is in a 1850s mansion. They had us in a side room where we could eat and chat. The food was awesome! Definitely recommend the stuffed shrimp.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, we got in just before the waiting line started. The restaurant in well know for their sea food, but the other items on the menu are just as good. The filet mignon and the rib-eye where mouth watering, and the small loafs of bread...More

1  Thank greenacers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Springfield, we always enjoy dining at the Chesapeake Seafood House. If you get there between 4 and 6, they offer an Early Bird menu. The cloth linens make it a luxury type restaurant. The servers are professionally dressed, attentive, courteous, and...More

Thank Thomas F
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3 October 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
To the west less than a mile I believe
20 September 2016|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sorry it's so late to respond. A lot to chose from family atmosphere
howard t
11 April 2015|
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure if they are open on Mother's Day but it is wise to make reservations normally because they are always busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-5220
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Since 1983 Chesapeake Seafood House has been serving Springfield IL with fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. We take pride in the community and in our dishes. Not much has changed over the years. Serving winning recipes that people have counted on being the same year after year. We don't want to take away anyone's favorites. Consistent quality has been the key to our success. Choosing only the freshest and finest seafood, steaks and vegetables makes us everyone's favorite restaurant in Central Illinois. We serve both locals and large tour buses who are visiting Springfield or just passing through. Once you visit Chesapeake Seafood House, you will be back!
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