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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” (112 reviews)
“shrimp” (44 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
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Reviewed yesterday

Had dinner here once. On another occasion, we were looking for a Mexican restaurant and both were out of business, so we returned t Chesapeake Seafood House and we were not disappointed. Great service. Salads and dressing were very good. Warm bread and a honey...More

Thank Hippler1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was a little slow because the we're hosting a large party in the banquet room. However the staff was friendly and attentive. The shrimp and lobster was delecious. The salmon salad was huge and tasty

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A meal at the Chesapeake Seafood House is the high light of our weeklong Convention in Springfield. I could stop here because that sums it up!! The food is wonderful, the service is excellent ( even though they are always packed), the wait time with...More

Thank georgerE9770EQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chesapeake is as close as we can get to great seafood in the middle of Illinois. A Springfield institution. If you want fresh lobster and a quiet place where you can converse and get comfortable this is the place! They also have a very reasonably...More

Thank Junebug1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu similar to red lobster but better quality food and service was lovely. Building also has a lovely charm. I had the crab legs and lobster tales and they were delicious.

Thank Josh E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I took my son there he said it looked like a gentleman's club and I agree. Very classy place and the food is very delicious. Very polite staff.

Thank TRose1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would expect an outstanding seafood meal in Springfield, Il? Best we've had outside of Portland, MA. Fried shrimp was large, plentiful, and lightly breaded. Lobster and scampi were sweet, moist, tender and not overcooked. Bread with honey butter was excellent, as were the hushpuppies....More

Thank retired-luvnit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a large dining room, old and elegant. The menu is extensive, and I asked for recommendations. The waiter suggested the homemade French onion soup which was delicious. The salmon was also excellent. This must be a popular place because the dining room...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress was great! Hush Puppies were very good. Cod Dejonge was ok. Not great. Good salad and bread with honey butter was great! Au Gratin potatoes were not great. Beautiful dining room!

Thank golfcold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend suggested trying this place out & I am glad we did. The restaurant was large & had rooms for large parties to have more privacy. Thy had a small bar area for people to be able to get a drink while waiting on...More

Thank FunFoodTravel95
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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
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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
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  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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