Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina

$1.25/ft - $2.75/ft

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Day Trip
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605 Second Street
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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120 Reviews

by postagepaid on Nov 01, 2022
Requested a reservation through doc wa. Never got a response. Call when entering C&D canal . Women said she would have someone call me back. Got to marina called on cell and VHF no answer. Would have liked to give this place a try. But if nobody is there to answer phone I guess this is the review you get. Moved on to Annapolis

by pete_foster on Sep 26, 2022
very helpfull and clean

by dmount on Sep 26, 2022
Fantastic time, food was delicious, staff was amazing. Only one complaint, they removed the boaters bathrooms near B dock which means it's a long walk all the way down to the bathrooms since they lock the restaurant bathrooms at night.

by beachbum5953 on Sep 22, 2022
Very nice marina. Docks and Wi-Fi are excellent. Staff helpful. Reasonable rates.

by slyfoxdorsey on Sep 20, 2022
Wonderful place, Ryan was very helpful at the dock. Look forward to going back—they have great setup for transients—very reasonable.

by cregeis1 on Sep 18, 2022
Very professional dock hands and a fun place to spend the night.

by heymoeheylarry on Sep 07, 2022
OK spot. We docked for one night between Cape May NJ and Rock Hall Md. We had made our reservation weeks in advance. Dock hands were right there to help when we arrived (Ryan in particular). We had dinner in the upper level dining room, away from the band and crowds. Dinner was satisfying. The waitstaff was really attentive and doing the best they could short-handed.

by belling on Sep 05, 2022
One of our favorite places on the Bay. Best dock staff on the bay, great service for food and drink right to your boat., outstanding restaurant upstairs with great Tiku Hut and bar food downstairs.

by leishmanbret on Sep 04, 2022
Super cool little marina. Capable of having some larger sized boats. Easy to pull in. Clean floating docks. Helpful staff and a cool tiki bar right up the ramp.

by thejudithann on Aug 30, 2022
Great time...dockhand was great!!

by captkirk on Aug 28, 2022
We stayed Fri &Sat nites in a slip on the C Pier. The bands were awesome (as usual) and the meals we enjoyed were even better. The customer service is 2nd to NONE compared to the many (many) marinas we visit!

by stiffpeaks on Aug 25, 2022
New docks and bathrooms/showers! Music every night and good food.

by cmabell on Aug 15, 2022
Great stay. Fabulous food, nice staff and Fabulous dock hands!

by searaydave on Aug 15, 2022
Dock hands, Clem, and Parker, as always, were awesome! Always a great time!

by rjcolston on Aug 12, 2022
Great help from dock staff and a perfect location. Still no real WiFi in the marina.

by tbieker on Aug 10, 2022
Too shallow, too noisy with "thunder" boats and drunk patrons, terrible communication with boaters, reserved slip was not available upon arrival although I called in advance, no marina knowledgeable person on duty day of departure until 1100 - needed directions of how to best migrate out of the very shallow marina.

by kathryncnc on Aug 07, 2022
The dock staff and wait staff were excellent. The noise level of the live bands was a bit more than we expected though. Party atmosphere continued until late night. For drinks and conviviality on the C&D Canal, this is the place. For a peaceful, transient overnight, this is not it.

by c34 on Aug 06, 2022
Excellent staff. Clean modern showers.

by lauravansyckle on Aug 05, 2022
Klem was wonderful as the dock master- got us expertly tied up at the dock and was very efficient despite the incredible amount of boat traffic coming in! The restroom/shower facilities were updated and clean. Enjoyed a still into the quaint town and had a sumptuous dinner at the Chesapeake Inn restaurant. Looking forward to another excursion here in the fall!

by vette528 on Aug 01, 2022
Dockmasters Parker and Clem know their stuff. We have never had an issue going in to tie off. Jill and Ruby served on B dock Sat and Sun A number 1 service. We also had great service on the deck. Fri we had 5 in our party, Sat had 12 in our party. The staff didn't miss a beat. The music entertainment was really good.

by happycamperz52 on Jul 31, 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff ! This place ROCKS !

by steveziv on Jul 17, 2022
A fun time as always. While its always a party at the restaurant and tiki bar, the service and facilities are up to it. The dock hands and waitresses are friendly, polite and professional. The food is always good too, if a little heavy on the Old Bay.

by dawson1308 on Jul 17, 2022
Great staff, very accommodating and helpful.

by leadpoison on Jul 13, 2022
Always outstanding.

by edhale on Jul 09, 2022
Fun spot! The marina staff are very nice and helpful. Great floating docks. The food at the restaurant was very good and the servers were top shelf! At the present moment, we're sitting The Deck outside bar having lunch. The menu has great variety, staff is excellent, and there are a ton of tv's so you can watch whatever sports event you want. We will definitely come back!

by dfitzgerald on Jul 05, 2022
Very satisfied, great service, will be back soon

by mguanci on Jul 01, 2022
Very nice stay. Great restaurant, clean bathrooms, and Ryan was a great dock hand.

by carver34 on Jun 27, 2022
Fun place. Great dock waitress service. But low voltage on the 50 amp power pedestals. One boat in our group only had 200v and couldn’t run his AC. Another had 205. They need to fix this.

by stsomewhere on Jun 23, 2022
Dock guys are terrific, restaurant is good.

by maibley74 on Jun 22, 2022
Nice docks and everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable

by capnstickybeard on Jun 21, 2022
Ryan was an excellent dockhand. Make sure we were set and tied up properly. I would not give the restaurant hi marks though, the food was about average and looked like it was something that just fell off the Sysco truck.

by 0322cmarley on Jun 14, 2022
Excellent Service! From Clem checking and making sure we had everything we needed to the wonderful Service, dinner and drinks delivered to our boat! New boaters bathrooms are first rate! We will be back!

by whoknew on Jun 12, 2022
Terrific place. Had dinner served to us on our boat. Love that service.

by varlabanis on Jun 07, 2022
Great marina and place to stay

by crinkleib on Jun 04, 2022
Dockhands very helpful, what a fun place especially on a Friday night! Restaurant service right to your boat.

by joelsteen on May 31, 2022
Dock hands were very knowledgeable, polite and helpful. All worked will together and docking was easy. Would return for the great service.

by otwa2002 on May 29, 2022
Awesome place to visit, friendly environment. good food served quickly, strong favorable drinks etc. Would highly recommend for an enjoyable relaxing stay. Great place for boaters.

by josephafickjr on May 29, 2022
Nice marina Good restaurant Excellent dock hands

by hardwork on May 29, 2022
Fun place on Memorial Day weekend. Bands, people and activity.

by patriot2002 on May 25, 2022
Great location. Extremely clean facilities. Staff was wonderful. Restaurant was great as well and they had live music which was fantastic. Five stars

by tammy123 on May 23, 2022
The staff could not have been nicer. Great stop for fun, food, drinks & music.

by daverabbe on May 22, 2022
Great service and expert dock hands.

by mbfrederick on May 19, 2022
Wonderful Dock hand!!

by 08081 on Nov 07, 2021
As always the dock crew was top notch. Atmosphere was great along with the food and entertainment. Recommend to anyone I know

by boyo on Oct 27, 2021
With a nasty cold front headed towards NJ and Delaware, we, and many others, tried to secure dockage at Chesapeake Inn and Marina. We requested a reservation on Dockwa, which went unanswered; we sent a message via Dockwa, which went unanswered; we phoned several times, which all went unanswered. Horrible and inexcusable behavior on Chesapeake Inn Marina’s part!!! If you are not accepting any more reservations, UPDATE DOCKWA so we are not left wondering where we can go for safe harbor. Truly an operation that does not care about their clientele.

by charlengels on Oct 21, 2021
Great facilities, friendly staff and raucously fun tiki bar!

by jmichelinie on Oct 17, 2021
Excellent staff, food and atmosphere!

by gabrielmatthias on Oct 16, 2021
The staff is amazing, even understaffed, this is a team of professionals. Have patience and they'll get you well taken care of. It's a party venue, so be ready to get down. We were surprised at how happening this place was. Be careful coming in, the basin has shoaled significantly on the west side.

by floridajohnb on Oct 11, 2021
Great place to take a break. Unfortunately, no grocery, West Marine, or laundry within walking distance.

by 44searay on Oct 10, 2021
No one answers phone when you call, other than that great

by svhylander on Sep 22, 2021
Great stopover as you transit the canal. We enjoyed the Tiki Bar!!!

by tunatom on Sep 21, 2021
Very nice- close to quaint town - restaurant and dock hands very helpful

by ellenhartka on Sep 13, 2021
Our stay was GREAT, as usual. The staff is so friendly and very cordial.

by bdmcmillan on Sep 06, 2021
Awesome staff and dock guys, they know how to take care of you there, and the entertainment and amenities where great, love this place. Again another great time here, for sure it's one of my favorite...

by fredezra on Sep 01, 2021
Good Dockmaster and very nice marina and town.

by jakeklaver on Aug 21, 2021
Awesome experience!! It was our first time. Deckhands are amazing!! Only weird part is the showers are on the food deck. You need to say excuse me to open the door for shower.

by letitroll on Aug 15, 2021
Fantastic dock hands, nice floating docks, wonderful restaurant wait staff, & delicious food. Friday nights are understandable for a loud party crowd, but a bit much for our taste. The only suggestion I would really want to make would be to improve your restrooms & shower facilities for your boaters. No A/C for a Marina of this caliber is shocking and frustrating. The restaurant also has a large dining table literally right in front of the (2) restrooms/showers. So you have to say, “excuse me please” to the dining guests to enter and exit the bathroom. Really? Kinda tells you where the priority is I guess. But again, the dock hands and the restaurant wait staff made for a very pleasant stay.

by sln092896 on Aug 14, 2021
Awesome stay, deckhands and boat service was the absolute best!!

by fredbowen on Aug 14, 2021
Great staff and an awesome set up.

by jodallas2010 on Aug 14, 2021
Great time. Awesome orange crushes

by taf on Aug 13, 2021
great at the dock

by demichael1 on Jul 17, 2021
We made reservations months ago- no slip available when we arrived- had to float around the basin for 45 minutes waiting for a boat to leave - finally get tied up but we hang way over the dock into the basin. We come back from dinner and our water is disconnected and lines undone and power turned off- it seems like the boat behind us that the marina had us block in- decided to leave and make us his target.

by dshell on Jul 16, 2021
Great stay, enjoyed the live music and the atmosphere.

by oasis on Jul 16, 2021
The Dockmaster Clem was top notch. This marina is part of a very large very loud tiki bar restaurant. They do shut down around 10 so not too late. Showers are private and ok. Floating Dock relatively new but not stout. Overall a great overnight!

by mwhiteoak on Jul 12, 2021
We had a great time! Dock hands were quick to help n nice! The food was good n the dock waitresses were on point. I gave it 4 stars bc of the bathroom situation. Only 2 bathrooms and not very tidy.

by jjannone on Jul 12, 2021
Top notch service! Dock supervisor Clem is very professional and accommodating. The Restaurant food and drinks are awesome! Cannot wait to see you again next year!

by cpease on Jul 07, 2021
Currents at entrance can be tricky to navigate depending on tides. Dock hands helpful.

by ioamartin on Jul 03, 2021
As always, great accommodations and a lot of entertainment. Dock hands, Parker and Clem, knowledgeable and efficient. Dock waitress, Caroline, friendly and accommodating. Great time!

by sportfish72 on Jun 28, 2021
Top notch guys with very good experience. We travel Florida to Maine every year and this is a must stop for us!

by anthonyf on Jun 27, 2021
The staff is incredible they go above and beyond to help you

by judithann on Jun 20, 2021
Clem and Parker were the best doc masters ever

by rhbrownb2 on Jun 14, 2021
Friendly staff, especially the dock hands. Had a great time and booking the reservation was a snap. We plan on a couple more stays this season.

by freetimetospare on Jun 13, 2021
Had a great time. Good food, awesome band. The showers definitely need updating.

by tbhtug on Jun 10, 2021
This is not our first stay at the marina. We arrived early afternoon and the dockmaster Shawn met us as we pulled in. He was quick and professional to get us secured to the floating dock and power hooked-up. He returned a couple minutes later with our paper work and bathhouse code. The marina has two bathhouse rooms for transits, simple and clean. There are two downsides to the bathhouse: first users must walk through the out-door dining area (tables right next to the doors); and the rooms lacked sufficient air conditioning. An interesting note is the room on the left has a single shower, sink and toilet while the right one has two showers, single sink and toilet. The WiFi worked well. The on-site Tiki-bar provides good food. Upon departing prior to the Dockmaster office opening we could not find a place to depose of our recyclables.

by jaympollack on Jun 08, 2021
Nice marina...hopping on a Sunday afternoon! Staff was very helpful 4 docking...tight quarters when they're busy. Restaurant was awesome...great sushi!

by rking0623 on Jun 08, 2021
It was easy to reserve a slip and we had a great time. The staff at the Chesapeak Inn were professional and very accommodating.

by ssrace39nick on Jun 06, 2021
Great dock hands every time, thanks Clem and Sean!

by tjeffc on Jun 05, 2021
Everything was great!

by motoringmariah on Jun 01, 2021
We showed up on Memorial day weekend and it was NUTS! Crazy clueless drunken boaters coming and going all day long to enjoy the party. The Dockmasters ability to communicate our slip arrangement was limited and frustrating. The dock hands (guys in green shirts) running around were doing the IMPOSSIBLE, helping EVERYONE! Totally appreciated they did in fact have a slip for us but I was not certain until the last minute. With all the day trippers docking what seemed like anywhere they wanted I was certain our spot was lost but I was wrong. The green shirts shoe people away from going in the wrong spots and help to ensure all boats dock safely. The seen for a weekend was amazing, fun, met some great people, had a great pizza, and a few drinks. While noisy during the day once the sun went down the place emptied out and we had all to ourselves. Would definitely stop here again! I wish every marina would publish a map on Dockwa with dock numbers/names/letters and then share the expected slip assignment the morning of our arrival so we can rig lines and fenders accordingly. Was impossible to get that info out of them by e-mail, phone, only 3 minutes before docking did we know we had a place to go.

by djlewis on May 29, 2021
Great stay, good food and good live music to listen to from the boat deck. Great dockhand (Clem) that will take care of you. I would stop again going through the C & D.

by wm on May 29, 2021
We had a blast. Everyone was very nice and extremely helpful. Had a big storm that night and the power stayed on with a giant generator. Great dock hand too!

by rjohn831 on May 21, 2021
Met promptly on the sock as we came in, clear directions on where to go and expert help with the lines. Once we were tied up he spent a few minutes helping us get familiar with the marina and offered any help we needed during the stay. Really a fun stop with the bar and restaurant steps away.

by afratki on May 17, 2021
Love this place! Dock hands are by far the best I’ve experienced on the bay.

by juliekbythebay4 on Oct 26, 2020
We had a great time, mostly due to the staff (helpful/friendly dock hands) and location. It's extremely walkable to everywhere in the small, historic downtown area. Floating docks are always a plus too. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is because of the bathroom facilities. Showering with a table of diners right outside the door is really strange, and probably stranger for them than us!

by bobcorbo on Oct 16, 2020
Great location, Very pretty marina even if it's a little restrictive about washing boats. And an extremely helpful dockmaster who works afternoons into the evenings keeping all the transient vs Dock-In-Dine slips occupied.

by jjpatrick on Oct 14, 2020
Sean is an excellent dockhand !

by mysticblue on Oct 10, 2020
Clean. Super friendly. Great food. A must stop or make it a destination.

by mattsozio on Sep 20, 2020
Great boating environment, live music everywhere, great restaurants everywhere. We also love this friendly and historic town. One of our favorite boating destinations! Matt S

by kickingback on Sep 13, 2020
Best dock crew anywhere. Always a great experience. Music food, and drinks!

by aarcheresq on Sep 13, 2020
Dock master was excellent

by orgelmann on Sep 04, 2020
Clem was great help getting us in. Food tasty at restaurant. Great view of canal, passing ships. We’ll be back.

by bankerlady2 on Aug 13, 2020
Best place on the Chesapeake Bay!!!

by abjohnsonjr on Jul 20, 2020
Dockhands were quick to move to help and Waitresses were attentive. Excellent experience over all.

by baylady57 on Jul 06, 2020
Friendly, courteous staff. Clean, well maintained. Easy walk to historic district.

by soulmates322 on Jul 05, 2020
Wonderful place to stay!! Highly reccommended...

by clindbloom0051 on Jul 01, 2020
Very competent dock hand; attentive. The presence of the obnoxious cigarette boats spoil the peace and tranquility. Can’t give 5 stars for that reason.

by lcurr33908 on Jun 29, 2020
Horrible! We got there before noon and we’re put on the most popular dock,meaning loads of younger people, all drinking,wearingnext to nothing, no social distancing, and loud. We put up with this until 7pm when the rap music started blasting, then asked to be moved. Bathrooms are awful,located right in the heart of the outside dining area, so you have to ask people to move to access them.

by perryg on Jun 27, 2020
Love the dockside service!

by ahoy on Oct 07, 2019
Always fun and dock hands are skilled and helpful.

by saylor on Oct 01, 2019
Marina staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Chesapeake City is a charming historic village with great restaurant choices. Although our stay was mid-week and nearly off season-- we could see that the marina and restaurants at the Inn are a 'happening' spot. The Tiki Bar had lively music playing all afternoon and evening-- but not too loud.

by kkeelty on Oct 01, 2019
We particularly liked the powerwashing at the Tiki Bar at 7:AM accompanied by the loud cursing of the operator. We also liked the table set up blocking the ramp from the dock. Our favorite was the absence of anyone from the marina until noon. We arrived early around 10:30. Then we had to move because a 50’ needed our slip. We are 47’ LOA. The best was the dochand who called the lines “ropes”!

by wwassmer on Sep 29, 2019
We just had some electric problems. Not enough amps on C dock.

by scooper321 on Sep 11, 2019
Dock hand that greeted us was knowledgeable about lines and tying up the boat. Had our registration info all ready. Although it was a week day and. It crowded, we were ignored by the Tiki Bar staff. So we went upstairs and ate there. Not ignored there. Good service. Good sushi. Pleasant marina, especially mid week. Definitely will come back (although I’ve heard it’s loud on weekends).

by janetforman on Aug 26, 2019
It was great other than .....really resent the go fast starting their engines at 1 in the morning and revving them for 15 minutes before leaving, I know they have a quiet mode. No rules on this at this marina? Woke me out of a sound sleep. 12, ok....after that, quiet mode please.

by hcb108 on Aug 26, 2019
Dock hands were wonderful, food the best. Love the city.

by j&jmackay on Aug 22, 2019
Nice floating docks in view of the outside bar. What more can you ask?

by jimandkaren on Aug 12, 2019
Dock handler -- Clem -- was outstanding. He was very busy (nice Sunday in August) but still made sure every boat and every Captain was taken care of. He had to run from one end of the marina to the other several times during our visit to ensure every boat was taken care of -- he did not keep anyone waiting. He also did a great job of prioritizing the boats that had reservations and ensuring as many boats as possible were in slips. Food was okay -- we had salads, hamburgers, and some appetizers. A 4 rating for the food -- and service was slow . Beer was very cold and good selection!

by harbour1 on Aug 11, 2019
Marina and staff were great but the loud rap music for hours next to our boat was offensive and unacceptable, expected the marina to control the volume but nothing happened.

by aggy155 on Jul 29, 2019
Always a great place to visit.

by jflannery16 on Jul 25, 2019
Very nice staff, good food, great atmosphere

by wmtolbert on Jul 24, 2019
Perfect place to stop for the night or for a meal. Great food, atmosphere. Staff is super polite and professional. Can easily walk into town for a little shopping.

by tamlyn03 on Jul 22, 2019
We only stayed at the marina Saturday night. The reservation through dockwa was perfect!

by verity on Sep 09, 2018
Nice and helpful, floating docks good, restaurant OK

by aspencon on Jun 12, 2018
As always the marina is clean and the restaurant serves a very great meal with excellent service

by boatergal on May 25, 2018
Staff was great, quiet and uneventful night. No wakes, good sleep.

by lflem on May 21, 2018
We stayed the weekend for a family members wedding. My negative comment was your bathhouse facilities were seriously dirty. For the amount of money charged to stay the weekend, the bathhouse facilities were gross. Remind you this is the BEGINNING of boating season so there should be no excuse. Please address the problem for future boaters.

by margozink on Sep 13, 2017
Enjoyed our one night stay here. The staff were very helpful and had our slip assignment already reserved. Lively place with good food close to the historic town ad park for our dog.

by t380fisher on Aug 17, 2017
The dockhands and staff were excellent. This was my first DOCKWA reservation and it was flawless. A good friend had a wedding at the marina, the food was excellent. The dock bar area was very nice. Bartenders and greeters were nice. The only issue I had was there are just 2 bathrooms/showers for the entire marina. They are securely coded, but you have to walk into the deck restaurant and actually excuse yourself from patrons to get to the door. Chairs and tables are set up just next to the doors. Otherwise this place was great.

by m_csk36unpyx2i9sn2m4 on Jul 31, 2017
The Chesapeake Inn is always a great place to stay when your boating around Maryland

by sblessing1 on Jul 17, 2017
Awesome from start to finish. Great food and drink.Great live music. Plenty of dock hands to get boat in and out of the slip. We rented a slip for two overnights. Can`t wait to go back!

About Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina

The Chesapeake Inn Marina is located in the scenic Back Creek Basin and offers boaters a beautiful place to spend the day or stay the night. With the support of our expert marina staff, easily accessible amenities, and worry-free floating docks, you’ll have nothing but fun from tie up to cast off. We provide live music, slip-side food and drink service, and docking aid every day to ensure your satisfaction in an experience as unique as the Chesapeake Bay itself. Need a break from the boat? Feel free to take some time off the water and enjoy our historic town of Chesapeake City. With downtown just steps from the marina, its quaint streets offer unique shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and top-tier restaurants ready to make your retreat unforgettable.

Make it a day trip! Berth is free before 11pm and guests are accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis. If the marina is full upon your arrival please take advantage of the Back Creek basin. Drop an anchor in its secluded lagoon adjacent to our docks and we will pick you up on our water taxi, free of charge.

Thinking of staying the night? You do not need to make a reservation to spend a night with us, but if you want to better your chances of receiving dockage, we recommend you reserve a slip. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and only for those intending to stay overnight. To reserve a slip feel free to reach out over the phone, via email, or through Dockwa. Power, water, and shower access are included in your dockage fee.


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