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True Chesapeake, Baltimore, MD

True Chesapeake

4.7
4.7
452 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
**Terrace Now Open. Seating available for walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis.**
True Chesapeake is a fine dining restaurant born of an oyster farm. Executive Chef Zack Mills creates a seasonal menu that showcases oysters from our far St. Jerome’s Creek, Southern Maryland — raw, roasted, and in signature dishes like Classic Rockefeller and Semolina Fried Oysters. But, the oysters are just the beginning. Our award winning menu celebrates the bounty of the Chesapeake region by using locally sourced seafood, meat, and produce to create exquisite dishes that evolve with the seasons. Chef Mills has been featured extensively for his use of invasive seafood species, a very delicious way to help the Chesapeake Bay. Don't forget to order the Blue Crab and Bone Marrow dip or handmade pasta. We have an expertly curated wine list, beer selection, and cocktails - both classic and creative. Ample bar, high-top, and terrace seating available for walk-ins on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 913-6374
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Zack Mills
  • Catering
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Parking details
    You will find our restaurant (and plenty of parking) beneath the historic smokestack at Whitehall Mill.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 5/21 Orioles vs. Cardinals Watch Party

    May 21, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Cardinals! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 7:45 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    5/21 Orioles vs. Cardinals Watch Party Photo
  • 5/23 Orioles vs. White Sox Watch Party

    May 23, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the White Sox! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 7:40 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    5/23 Orioles vs. White Sox Watch Party Photo
  • 5/24 Orioles vs. White Sox Watch Party

    May 24, 2024 only
    Enjoy our Happy Hour prices and watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the White Sox! Available for parties of 2-24 guests! The game starts at 7:40 pm. For parties over 10 people, call (410) 913-6374 to make a reservation.
    5/24 Orioles vs. White Sox Watch Party Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Happy Hour at the True Chesapeake! Tuesday - Friday at the bar 5-7 pm $6 martinis, old fashioneds, and daiquiries $6 wines by the glass $5 draft beer 25% off bar snacks Cheers!

    Happy Hour Photo
  • Half-Price Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    HALF-PRICE WINE WEDNESDAYS 50% off any wine on our list priced between $90 & $200

    Half-Price Wine Wednesdays Photo

What 452 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Innovative

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Seafood

  • Baltimore

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    Lively

  • Baltimore

    Seafood

452 Reviews
  1. NotQuiteAFoodie

    Baltimore

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting is great, the service wonderful, and the food is very good, although maybe a little too adventurous for some. Overall, though, highly recommended!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed the setting, service, and food. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  2. Mymtvernon

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a find! Amazing experience in a stylish place with lots of buzz. Food is creative and excellent—ramp and nettle soup with morels is not something you’ll find at other restaurants. The cocktail list is extensive and innovative. We loved everything about True Chesapeake and will be returning with friends.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience. We are so glad you appreciated the unique dishes and our innovative cocktail list. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon!

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  3. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Mother's Day Brunch for our family there. Food was, as always, great. Mimosas and Bloody Marys were delicious and showy. The traditional breakfast items were supplemented by great dishes from the regular menu. The doughnut holes stole the show!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Mother's Day Brunch with us. It's great to know the food, mimosas, and Bloody Marys met your expectations. We're especially glad the doughnut holes were a hit! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon.

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  4. Bmorebeebee

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    You definitely want to go there if you love fresh raw oysters. The Choptank oysters tasted like they were just pulled from the river. Don't waste your time on the blue crab and bone marrow dip, delicious but such a small amount for the price. I could barely taste the vodka in my Cosmo. Maybe I should have ordered one of their many specialty drinks. :-) Definitely go for the oysters and the ambiance.

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  5. theGreytlife

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were amazing and beautifully presented. My breakfast and my husband's was also great. My daughter's hamburger was over cooked though, which the server replaced. Liked the cupcake bar too. Also met one of the owners who came by to check on us; he was delightful. The inside is beautiful and lovingly restored. My daughter will be checking out their happy hour and patio in the near future. It was a nice Mothers Day for us all!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the kind review! We're delighted you enjoyed your Mother's Day visit. Apologies for the overcooked hamburger, but we're glad it was quickly fixed. Happy to hear you liked the cupcake bar and our beautifully restored space. We look forward to welcoming your daughter for happy hour soon!

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  6. Chasneka

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, festive atmosphere & beautiful architecture. Our group enjoyed cocktails, soup, oysters, salads, scallops, rock fish, catfish & desserts. All entrees m were presented quite nicely!! Thank you!!!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the wonderful review! We're happy to hear you and your group enjoyed the food, cocktails, and festive atmosphere. It's great to know that the presentation of the dishes met your expectations. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  7. marsha

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and friendly staff. Excellent oysters. The restaurant is attractive but very noisy for the average diner. Special events make it especially so.
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for recommending us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our service, friendly staff, and excellent oysters. We appreciate your feedback on the noise level and will take it into consideration as we strive to create the best possible dining experience for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  8. JTaylor

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Fresh seafood. Excellent entrees. Innovative craft cocktails. Perfect for a date, a business dinner, an anniversary. Highly recommended!
    True ChesapeakeResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your fantastic review and high recommendation! We're delighted to hear you consistently have a great experience with our fresh seafood, excellent entrees, and innovative cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  9. DavidS

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place. A regular spot for eating. Friendly service.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 9, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, Wonderful staff, Favorite place to go for oysters
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the oysters! Come visit us again soon!

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  11. LuisG

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak and eggs not worth $34. The Chef shucker, farmer too spicey without any notice. Good drinks and service.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Hello Luis, Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the drinks and service. Regarding "The Chef, Shucker, Farmer," we apologize if the spice level wasn't to your taste, but it does contain Old Bay spice, as listed in the menu description. As for the Steak and Eggs, our prices reflect the quality of our local, organic ingredients and meats from Roseda Farm. We appreciate your understanding and hope to welcome you back soon.

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  12. JuliaM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was friendly and efficient. Restaurant restaurant is conducive either to sitting at the bar or dining with family.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  13. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak Tartare w caviar and homemade potato chips are addictive. Best steak tartare ever. Farm green salad is the green salad in the world. Same with fried oysters. None better.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on May 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review. The steak tartare really is addictive! Come visit us again soon!

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  14. Itsallaboutus

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, not a huge menu but enough options for sure. Great drinks! Service was excellent- did not feel rushed. Will definitely be back.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 26, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Our new spring menu will be launching soon, so there will be more dishes to try! Come visit us again soon!

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  15. Eamon

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Friday night, party of 6 adults Atmosphere: We were near the bar, and it was a pretty lively restaurant with fun energy. Seems like a good spot to go for happy hour anyway. Noise levels were reasonable - could still communicate across our table for 6. Food: Two of the guests had the oysters and really loved them. Our server (who was also the owner) strongly recommended the blue catfish schnitzel, saying he's never had a customer give anything but glowing praise over the dish. Well, then let me be the first to say: it's okay. Not bad, but not something I'm ever going to order again. It was a giant piece of fish surrounded by an afterthought of frisee and some boiled potatoes. The rest of the food was equally underwhelming. Service: Bad. I appreciate that the owner was available to answer questions about the oysters, as he's obviously very knowledgeable about that. But he should be an adjunct to the front of house staff, not responsible for being a server. When we arrived, there were no drink menus on the table, and it took a good 10 minutes after we were seated before our server came by. A few more false starts and we finally were able to put in our dinner order a full hour after being seated. The owner/server never appeared again, and we had a rotating cast the rest of the night. The service didn't really improve though - we had to flag someone down for even simple water refills. We were pretty much ignored. Overall: If you like oysters, maybe come here for happy hour, but I can't recommend this restaurant for dinner. Not that I ding TCOC for not doing anything special for the milestone birthday I noted in the reservation, but we were hoping for a special celebration and instead it's one I'm eager to forget.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 23, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We apologize for the inconsistent service experience and understand your disappointment with the food and service. Our owner often steps in during busy nights to assist servers, as we have involved owners who work at the restaurant everyday alongside staff. We understand your disappointment, especially with the birthday noted in your reservation. Please know that we appreciate your patronage and are committed to making necessary improvements to ensure a better experience for all our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more enjoyable experience in the future. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was packed, but service was efficient. Chef Zack Mills' food is the best in town. Prices remarkably reasonable for top end food. Great vibe; beautiful venue. Don't miss the steak tartare w caviar or the bone marrow crab dip. The blue crab mac & cheese is so good it must be a sin.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. The steak tartare with caviar and the bone marrow crab dip are indeed some of our standout dishes, and we're glad you enjoyed them. And yes, the blue crab mac & cheese is definitely a sinful indulgence that we're proud to offer! Come visit us again soon!

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  17. NBuhund

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters are outstanding. Very fresh and both the raw and the fried were succulent. Catfish and Rockfish entrees were perfectly cooked and the accompanying vegetables complimented both meals. Really nice place for local seafood in a tastefully nautical style restaurant. It will definitely be on our list to revisit with family and friend.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  18. Andy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the beet salad and it was delicious. Also, the farm salad with chicken breast really hit the spot. The roasted oysters are always a big hit.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  19. Kevin

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food is always very good. The oysters were so fresh and chilled! They were great! Jennifer, our waitress was excellent. We’ll be back soon!Thank you.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 23, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Jennifer is the best! Come visit us again soon!

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  20. JCBaltimore

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding customer service, delicious food. The freshest oysters direct from their farm. We had a party of seven and they were very gracious in our timing with cocktail hour to table. We sat in the bar area and felt like we had our own section which was nice. The staff was so kind and accommodating, as it should be, but so rare these days!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 17, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  21. Gail

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new neighborhood place for seafood or a burger. Fantastic cocktails, very attractive bar and dining room.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 14, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  22. Balmore

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OpenTable lists this as "True Chesapeake", it's "True Chesapeake Oyster Co." the "Oyster" is important as it makes up 25% of their menu and not everyone likes oysters. I don't, but the roasted oysters were delicious and the rest of the meal too. I'ts a lovely place and I highly recommend it. The crab cakes are delicious, but you might miss them because they are sides and add-ons.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 9, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and the roasted oysters. The restaurant name is True Chesapeake but the business and oyster farm are called True Chesapeake Oyster Co. We will be launching the spring menu soon which will offer new dishes catering to different palates. Come visit us again soon!

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  23. John

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I seated at 6:45. Several tables seated after us were greeted before us by waitress. We had to ask an employee about not having a server at 7:10 then our waitress arrived. Glass of wine and abeer served. 7:20. The server was polite and apologetic, overbusy but competent. I had 2 different oysters on the half including the big ones. Both were very full and perfect in presentation but they have no taste. They tasted equally bland with zero saltiness. The Menu is limited to I think 9 or 8 entree's including a popular burger whichis what my wife had She loves fish except catfish and rockfish which is 1 & 2 on the menu. I had the Duck which was above average. I can see true Chesy's popularity to some but not for us. I was disappointed. Service on a busy night needs big improvement.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 9, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We apologize for the delays in service and appreciate your feedback. We'll address these issues with our team to make improvements. We understand your disappointment with the limited menu options, but our spring menu launching soon will offer more variety. The oysters from our farm are 'soft-salt', but we also carry 3 neighbor oysters with different flavor profiles. If you prefer a brinier oyster, we carry the Chincoteague oyster which might be more to your taste. If you decide to dine with us again, please ask for a manager so we can ensure a better experience and help you find menu items more to your liking. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

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  24. achubbuck

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came in for Easter Brunch - overall really good meal and we tried a little bit of everything from a mixed dozen of oysters- bone marrow dip - eggs Benedict - really good - Andrew did a great job and we appreciated him working on Easter
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your Easter Brunch experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  25. StephanieL

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters are the star of the show but there is plenty on the menu for those who prefer something else. We had a sampling of the raw in-house oysters, oyster stew, schnitzel, beet salad and the burger. Our reservation was on a Tuesday night which we thought might be a slow night but there was a nice crowd and everyone was very attentive including the owner Patrick who took our group photo for us. We will definitely be back.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on April 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely place, great location and food and service
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  27. JodieE

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True Chesapeake was outstanding from the minute we walked in the door. Our server Angelica, was friendly, outgoing and extremely knowledgeable. Every item we ordered was amazing and cooked to perfection. We eat out quite frequently and this was by far one of the best meals we have had in a long time. Don’t miss their farmed oysters and Berger cookie warm bread pudding with vanilla ice cream for dessert!! Run don’t walk!!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Angelica is the best! Come visit us again soon!

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  28. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food; great wine list; excellent service. Had the Duck Confit and my wife had the catfish special. Yummy
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  29. stacyp

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious oysters and service top notch fun birthday dinner.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  30. AnthonyD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, very attentive staff. We enjoyed our first visit at the restaurant.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  31. Inca

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative small dishes with good flavors and clean , fresh oysters made for a good dinner - friendly and efficient servers too !
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location and menu. Highly recommend this restaurant
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  33. miniboss

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the fried oysters! Everyone ordered a small plate and everything was fantastic.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 22, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  34. judflyer

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter dined at this restaurant for the first time in December and loved it. She recommended it for a family dinner so we made a reservation. We are so glad that we did. The food was excellent (we ordered a lot of items!) and the service was attentive. We also had a chance to meet and talk with the owner; he added to the evening's enjoyment. Notable dishes -oysters in multiple forms (half-shell, Rockefeller, oven roasted, shooter), mushroom tart, hand cut spaghetti with clams, bone marrow and crab dip, duck confit, beet salad, green salad, bread pudding and apple pie. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will return...
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  35. CarolineB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emma and CJ are the best! Food was excellent. We had a great evening.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 10, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! Come visit us again soon!

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  36. MarrionP

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had oysters three different ways, all were outstanding. The fried oysters were amazing. My husband had the catfish entree, innovative preparation, he liked it. They have a good selection of beers and bourbons. The space is beautiful. Our servers were very good and offered good suggestions. We will be back.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Took my date for his bday and he loved the decor and super impressed with the food. Will continue to return.
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  38. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The green salad, generally nothing to write about, is the best salad I have ever had. The hand-cut spaghetti with clams is delicious. My wife had the special blue catfish sandwich and raved about it. The food at True Chesapeake is the best!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  39. TotalFoodie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    True Chesapeake offers delicious and innovative seafood dishes with the freshest ingredients. Their menu is creative and gourmet, yet the atmosphere is fun, lively and down-to-earth. It's one of our favorite restaurants in the area, especially for raw oysters. The oyster stew and scallop crudo were interesting culinary surprises. Every dish is made with unique ingredients creating original variations for mouthwatering flavor combinations. Well done!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for this awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Come visit us again soon!

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  40. TomM

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took guests. Ate most of the menu. Fabulous food. One of the best wines ever recommended by bartender. Saw other acquaintances. Great night!
    True ChesapeakeResponded on March 5, 2024
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You can order delivery directly from True Chesapeake using the Order Online button. True Chesapeake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 913-6374.

True Chesapeake is rated 4.7 stars by 452 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
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Google Map for True Chesapeake

3300 Clipper Mill Rd, Ste 400, Baltimore, MD 21211-2332

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    You will find our restaurant (and plenty of parking) beneath the historic smokestack at Whitehall Mill.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Zack Mills
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 913-6374
  • Catering
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
  • Private party facilities
    The True Chesapeake Oyster Co. team would love to chat with you about your next event! Please email us at info@truechesapeake.com to hear more about our options for your celebration.
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