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Chesapeake's West Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Chesapeake's West Knoxville

4.7
4.7
1443 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Chesapeake’s West derives much of its authentic Eastern Shore qualities from décor that features genuine nautical antiques and artifacts. Pairing this cozy, seaside ambiance with welcoming service and fresh ingredients has made it the perfect spot for creating memorable moments.

As part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, we offer fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted microbrews, an extensive wine list and prime-graded beef. We are known for live Maine lobster, Maryland Crab cakes, a variety of fresh fish, and assorted oyster selection.

Chesapeake’s features a raw bar, Sunday brunch, and happy hour in the bar/lounge. Full menus — including gluten free options are available and can be enjoyed on our patio. Free onsite parking and a courtesy shuttle is available for local hotels.

Whether you come for the food, the drinks, or the atmosphere, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

Buffet only on Easter, Mother's & Father's Days, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 10:30–22:00 Brunch Sun 10:30–14:30
  • Phone number
    (865) 851-9088
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387
  • Private party facilities
    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387
  • Area
    Knoxville
  • Cross Street
    Sherlake Drive
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,443 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Good for business meals

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Food

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Great for brunch

  • Knoxville

    Good for business meals

  • Knoxville

    Innovative

  • Knoxville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

1,443 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and myself celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Chesapeake's. The food was wonderful. Anthony, our waiter, was exceptional and very helpful and knowledgeable about the entire menu. The atmosphere was light and very clean. Will definitely be back.

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  2. LeapingL

    Atlanta Metro

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for our wedding anniversary and they seemed genuinely complimentary. We had the seafood tower, the wedge salad, and the crab bisque. All were delicious! Be sure to save room for dessert. Long story short, I would recommend and will go again

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  3. JeanetteB

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious , never disappointed. Cocktails , oysters, shrimp Chesapeake = chef kiss

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  4. Timothy

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The gumbo and crab cakes were amazing. Excellent service and a very fun evening.

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  5. Traveler

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Valentines dinner disappoints! Steak was burned on one side, literally charred and uneatable. Stone Crab was not fresh and slimy inside. I have have stone crab in Florida many times, but this Knoxville experience was very poor in comparison. Seafood not as fresh as I though at Chesapeake's. We were seated at a table in the bar area, not in main dining room even though we had reservation for dining room. Table was for 6, but only 2 of us. So the setting was not as intimate as desired. Wine by the glass choices were low quality and needs improvement. Will not be back, but I hope for other Knoxville customer, it will improve.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was outstanding! Lovely dining experiences.

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  7. dickb

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I eat at Chesapeake's I have to stop and ask myself, am I still in Knoxville or have I teleported to the coast. Chesapeake's is as close to coastal seafood restaurants as you can get.

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  8. Diane

    Jackson Hole

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and restaurant. We both had the swordfish, which is always good and my favorite!

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  9. BBinHalls

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! I love the fine seafood (especially the spiced blue crab claws appetizer) at Chesapeakes’s. The noise level was slightly greater than usual, and my party was seated about 20 minutes later than my reservation, but that is to be expected on Valentine’s Day. Both the food and service were excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed the expanded holiday menue. Pricey, but worth it!

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  10. ABelle18

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Autumn was an amazing server! She made our lunch so great!

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  11. MikeC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is excellent. Just had to wait over 1/2 hr. to get seated, even with reservations. And once seated, took a while to get food, but worth the wait (granted it was the night before Valentines, so crowd was expected). They even gave us free dessert due to the long wait for the food, as it was longer than those around us.

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  12. jamjen2k

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food! Service is good, could have been better as we had to initially ask for bread as others who sat after us got their breads from the start. Crab dip was great, but they need to add more bread for dipping to the dip plate.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Chesapeake’s! The service is great and the food is always excellent!

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  14. KennyS

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fresh food and service as always. I highly recommend.

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  15. DrewC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service coupled with great food is a great recipe.

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  16. TonyP

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chesapeake’s West is a great restaurant… Anthony is a great server! We ordered a coupe items that were not on the menu and they nailed! I ordered a filet… cooked perfectly and I cut it with a fork.

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  17. Goose

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best seafood in Knoxville. Always a treat to eat here. Food is fresh and service is 5 star. Highly recommended.

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  18. DianeT

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our reservations were for 730 and we were seated promptly. The food was served hot and was delicious! All staff we encountered was friendly and welcoming . We definitely recommend dining here !

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner, the family loved it all! Spinach Maria and mahi were amazing.

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  20. GaryD

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fine food, great service ... enjoyable experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great business lunch. Server was professional and prompt and not intrusive

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  22. Arbogasts

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent! Good portion size and fast food delivery.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional experience. Great food and service. Thank you Chesapeake’s (West).

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  24. DaleJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Chesapeake, very nice inside and the food is awesome. A bit more pricy then other restaurants, but you definitely get what you pay for and it's worth every bit!

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  25. RonC

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and great seafood. Service is very good and prices are reasonable for what you get.

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  26. ChrisM

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our daughters birthday and with her 11 year old son. Everything was dry and my daughter’s salmon was some of the best I ever had (fresh catch special).

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  27. WalterG

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service was first class. Second time eating at Chesapeakes and will do so again.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I recently dined at Chessapeaks West Knoxville and had an exceptional experience. From the moment I walked in, the service was outstanding. The staff was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. To start off my meal, I ordered the Chessapeaks oysters, and they were truly outstanding. Each bite was a delightful explosion of flavor. For my main course, I decided to try stuffed lobster, and I was not disappointed. The lobster was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. The stuffing was rich and flavorful, complementing the sweetness of the lobster meat beautifully. Overall, the food at Chessapeaks West Knoxville was top-notch, with each dish being prepared with great attention to detail. The combination of excellent service and outstanding food made for a truly memorable dining experience. I would highly recommend Chessapeaks to anyone looking for a delicious seafood meal in the area.

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  29. michellef

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Oysters and scallops were perfect.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect! Food and service was amazing! Party of 5 and every order was great!

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  31. Jeff

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, and ambience celebrating our anniversary. Highly recommend.

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  32. DrewD

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server -Victoria (Vicky) was absolutely fantastic and the food as always was excellent!

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  33. Jaker

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was awesome!! Steak and lobster was fantastic but the salmon dish was not up to standards.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was good, very busy and had to stand quite an extra time beyond our reservation and it’s hard on my hubby. Our service and food was excellent.

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  35. ClaudiaA

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places! We had the oysters and crab fingers along with shrimp and grits. All dishes were great! Service was good and the atmosphere was excellent.

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  36. davidw

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place to eat and good service XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  37. TerryC

    E. Tennessee

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an enjoyable dining experience. Service was great. A little pricey.

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  38. Nuke

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed with the quality of the food. Grilled Seafood platter shrimp were overcooked and cod was tasteless. My wife's filet had to be returned to kitchen twice to achieve requested degree of doneness. Many Knoxville restaurants do seafood better.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The west Knoxville was a great location. They honored our seating request, and were very hospitable, our waitress was GREAT! We ended up leaving to the downtown location (25 min away) before ordering food because we wanted the seafood tower, or the hot platter both did not offer the tower, though its in the online menu. We got seated right away, atmosphere wasn’t as nice as the first one, but still okay. They were also hospitable, Julia was a nice waitress. Hot Seafood platter: I was not impressed! I did expect a better variety. There was no fish, no crab, no lobster, no clams. To their defense, menu does tell you what it comes with. The food presentation sucked overall. The platter was jumbo grilled shrimps: delicious!! Small Stuffed mushrooms:decent. Baked oysters, you get 4 halves: good. (Their York oysters were amazing! I ordered those on the side as raw oysters were not included in the platter). Fried Calamari: average. I would say 45% of the tray was fried calamari, I ordered a seafood platter for a reason, I wanted to taste a little bit of everything or at least a good variety. We ordered a lobster tail on the side, it was good. My husband ordered the filet mignon with shrimps, Once again the shrimps were delish, his steak was absolutely amazing!! It was tender, perfectly cooked and it tasted fresh!! No hot sauce, or steak sauce needed. It was perfect!! Our daughter got mussels, clams, oysters. The mussels and clams had a strong fishy taste, but I would attribute that to the fact they were fresh. Overall I had a pleasant experience. Did they blow me away, 👎🏼. Would I try them again, 🤔. Maybe in Gatlinburg or for the steak. Was it worth the few hundreds we spent between both restaurants? Absolutely not. I rather go to red lobster. However, you should experience it on your own. Make sure to call and confirm what you want eat (hot or cold) is still being offered Don’t trust online menu.

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  40. LeslieH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I am grateful for the employees who work at restaurants on holidays. However, this experience was very expensive and very subpar. It was buffet only service that day and it felt like we were being hurried through. The lights were turned up while we were eating by someone. hint hint. we had perhaps been there an hour. If you just want a place to eat on Christmas Day with decent food and hurry through for 50 a person you will be satisfied. Unfortunately I was not.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Chesapeake's West Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 1443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Chesapeake's West Knoxville

9630 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sherlake Drive
  • Area
    Knoxville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 10:30–22:00 Brunch Sun 10:30–14:30
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (865) 851-9088
  • Catering
    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387
  • Private party facilities
    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387
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