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Chesapeake Seafood House

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3045 Clear Lake, Springfield, IL 62702
+1 217-522-5220
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Petersburg, Illinois
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was surprisingly crowded on a Friday night, given the food quality. It should have been a giveaway that We were met with an overpowering scented candle in the lobby... the decor looks like it hasn't been updated since the 80's...many of the patrons were elderly. Steak was average. Salads boring. Lobster tail was acceptable for a frozen broiled... More 

Thank Margaret R
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Chesapeake, that is where I choose to go for my birthday dinner every year. They have great steak and lobster deals. Good desserts. I have never had a bad meal.

Thank Tracy1215
Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go there regularly for their lunch buffet. The food is excellent and the fresh and they have a besides the seafood, they also have meat options for the non fish lovers. They always keep the buffet stocked with fresh food and the price is very reasonable. The service is great as well..

Thank Rod H
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Springfield taking care of some family business and was using Trip Advisor to find a place for lunch. The Chesapeake Seafood House looked interesting and it turned out to most certainly be. Service was fast and prompt. But the food was outstanding. They had a lunch buffet which I had and everything on it was excellent. My... More 

Thank Steven C
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222 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to stop in for the lunch buffet. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of food and the quality. The fried chicken was great.Several types of fish,beef and pork,soup and salad. The sliced pork was okay.the rest of the food was very good hot and fresh.Fast and friendly service.

Thank Jeff M
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not another Seinfeld episode. It happened last evening Dec 23, 2016! No apologies...nothing, it was an absolute No! Then there was a long pause...as we all looked at each other. No Parmesan cheese? I am not sure what triggered our waitress' response. No Parmesan at the Chesapeake? My wife later said she was surprised having seen several of... More 

Thank parmesan2016
Macomb, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on trip advisory and decided to go there for my boyfriend's birthday. The positives: the broiled lobster was simply amazing! Perfectly cooked. Also the lobster wontons and the crab stuffed mushrooms were wonderful. Finally, the Death by Chocolate cake was about the best desert we've ever eaten. For the negatives, the salad was a pre-made mix of... More 

Thank Y5924GKnicoleh
Macomb, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service reminds me of a independent restaurant not a chain restaurant like Red Lobster. Definitely will eat there over Red Lobster any day in the year.

Thank Patricia S
Naperville, Illinois
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Upon advice from our hotel clerk, my wife and I tried the Chesapeake Seafood House. The clerk recommended the "Happy Hour" (4:00-6:00) where food is very reasonably priced. The Happy Hour menu is a smaller version of the main menu, but includes meat and seafood dishes. For about half the price of the regular menu, we each enjoyed a shrimp... More 

Thank John H
Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Every time we go or take family and friends, they are very pleased with their visit. Not only is the seafood great; but have awesome fried chicken..only drawback is chicken is not available every day.

Thank Gale B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?