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Visiting the mountains to eat seafood? Of course! The seafood specialists at Chesapeake’s bring the ocean to the Smoky Mountains. Riverside dining makes Chesapeake’s an outing as relaxing as it is delicious. Listen to the soothing sound of tumbling water while you feast on seafood freshly caught in Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf waters. What else can you expect when you visit this Gatlinburg favorite?


Chesapeake’s flies in fresh seafood daily, so you’re always eating the best ingredients. Steak lovers will relish the USDA choice- or prime-graded beef. Because Chesapeake’s Gatlinburg is part of the Copper Cellar Family of restaurants, its food comes to you from the restaurant family’s own, federally-inspected butcher shop, bakery, and processing facility, where quality control is the priority.


Brunch combines seafood-rich versions of breakfast favorites with a hearty choice of lunch dishes. Try crab cakes Benedict, or more traditional fare like omelets or a Belgian waffle. Entree salads, sandwiches, the restaurant’s extensive seafood raw bar, and seafood platters round out brunch. Don’t forget desserts. And there’s a Bloody Mary bar featuring a choice of vodkas.

The seafood bar offers up oysters, lobster tails, shrimp, smoked salmon, smoked trout, and more. At lunch, Chesapeake’s makes the midday meal a feast with everything from crab bisque, fried calamari, and BBQ shrimp starters, to main courses including grilled yellowfin tuna, Maryland crab cakes, steaks, and chicken.

Live Maine lobster stars on the dinner menu. All the seafood favorites and the raw bar are here for dinner too. Landlubbers should try the filet mignon, strip or ribeye steak, and a house specialty, Maryland chicken. Side dishes have Southern flair, like cheddar bacon grits, succotash, and spicy spinach mac and cheese, plus luscious sides like hand-breaded onion rings and baked spiced apples. There’s a kid’s menu, too, because the whole family is welcome at Chesapeake’s.


End your day with a stop at happy hour Mondays through Thursdays. Enjoy special prices on drinks and appetizers. Hang out amid the restaurant’s nautical decor that evokes beaches on the Eastern Shore of the great Chesapeake Bay.