Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina


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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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214 Reviews

by Jeffrey b. - Verified user on Nov 25, 2023
Excellent facility & great dock hands.

by Matt H. - Verified user on Nov 08, 2023
Clement once again helped us out by putting us out on the t-head for our one night stay. He's super helpful and proficient.

by Robert W. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
Neat little town. Marina had 2 showers for entire location and they were dirty. My wife would not use them. Slips are tight. If a sail boat had not left in the morning we could not exit our row. Lots of party spill over onto docks as they enter directly into restaurant and deck. Food was great. Try Prime for steaks.

by Carolyn B. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2023
Best place on the Chesapeake Bay!!!

by Robert L. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
Communication and directions from harbormaster Clement was excellent! Nice floating docks. They accomodated our request for an easy-in easy-out T-Head dock. Very nice clean modern showers. Glorious hot water! Pretty town with several nice restaurants. Couldnt be happier with our stay. B & M on S/V True North, 40' sailboat, 5' draft. 5 STARS!

by Lisa D. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2023
Staff was super helpful and accommodating.

by Richard B. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2023
Really fun place and I highly recommend. However, if you are a transient and need to leave early, be aware that you will be docked right next to a restaurant and bar with live music (could also be a big plus).

by Winifred P. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2023
Great place. Dock hand was great guy. Nice restaurant and close to town.

by David N. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Great food and right in the center of activities

by Ric G. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Everything was perfect. Dock hands were to go when we arrived. Check in was smooth. We had a great weekend.

by Eric A. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
No one answers phone when you call, other than that great

by Shirley E. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
Great stay. Very helpful dockhand, Ryan!

by John H. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2023
Awesome marina with excellent dock hands. Great food and drinks served to your boat, Look forward to returning soon.

by Donna M. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2023
As always, we had a great time. Wonderful food, entertainment and staff. We did have one issue with a boat next to us that came in Saturday evening. They were very much drunk when they arrived, they were fighting and screaming at each other. Then after midnight until around 4 a.m. they were outside on the dock screaming, partying and playing music extremely loudly. We did mention to the one dock worker who told us they are regulars. As a paying guest we were not happy to have been woken up all night by them. Other than that, it was a wonderful weekend.

by Maurice b. on Sep 17, 2023
Had a great weekend, the dock crew work hard and know what they are doing. The restaurant staff are very helpful too. Facilities are top notch.

by Matthew G. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
Chesapeake Inn is truly a one of a kind experience. The dock hands and marina crew hustle like no other all day and night to make your stay as good as it can be.

by Edward P. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2023
A bad experience. We reserved space for a 58' boat. The arrogant dock boy demanded that we tie up with 25' of the boat off the dock, in the fairway, We won't be back.
Marina Response:
That's unfortunate you didn't enjoy your experience; arrogance and confidence can certainly be mistaken when there is a lack of trust in the abilities of your dockhand. Safe travels

by Lisa G. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Was a great weekend . Plenty of beverages,food and entertainment. Our whole crew was very satisfied with our stay. It's now a yearly trip for us. Dock hands and dock waitress were great and checked on us often. Very pleased.

by Kathy K. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Chesapeake Inn is great.

by Douglas - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Great facility. Dockmaster was very welcoming. Good communication. Very dog friendly.

by Kenneth R. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Good food and drink delivered direct to your boat, great town. Dock boys top notch!

by DAVID F. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Stay was great dock hands were soectacular Marina clea. And fun .

by Elizabeth D. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
The dock hands were amazing! They kept us and our boats safe from other boats. The only disappointment is that there were several open slips that could have been used by our friends that were told Chesapeake Inn was fully booked! I had no one in the slip next to me except for transients having meals, which still left more than enough slips for our travel companions. We ate at both restaurants and tipped like crazy all weekend. I certainly hope if we return that we can actually bring our entire party.

by Steve s. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Great marina and even better dock crew and staff. Friendly, helpful and went out of their way to ensure everyone had a good time. Live bands both nights and wide selection of food. Newly upgraded marina showers. This was our first time and we will definitely be coming back. Thank you.

by Chris H. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Dock hands did a great job on a very busy afternoon.

by Raymond O. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
All check in was done. So simple and efficient

by Katherine F. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
Dock hand was helpful and responsive. A heads up about shoal earlier would have been good like when we reserved and then reminders. Just came an hour before and we missed the message so got stuck. Nice bath room shower but need soap tray in shower and better hook for towel. Thanks

by Aaron P. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Great location and staff & the best Docmaster & Dockstaff on the bay. They can dock any boat from 17’ to 100’+!

by Torsten A. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Nice stop over not he trip. Friendly marina folks. Good food at the restaurants. Nice floating docks and no issues with power (50 Amp). Thank you!

by Jason E. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Best dockhands in the state!

by Donald H. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Great location, and great staff.

by Roy L. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Clement , amazing dock master , only negative is access to bathhouse is through the restaurant deck . Great spot for all access to town

by Bob W. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Great stop. Hit it mid-week so not busy at all. I understand it can get jammed up on the weekend. Dockmast Ryan was absolutely fantastic. Outstanding directions over the radio during the approach which was appreciated as this was my first time there. Met us at the dock. Tied up and brought the paperwork down to me saving a trip to the office. Nice facility as well (dock and restrooms). Highly recommended.

by Paul F. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
This is one of the nicest locations we have stayed at! The staff was friendly, accommodating, and went out of their way to provide top level customer service! The marina restaurant was top level, and the surrounding town had multiple venues for food, drink, and shopping. We highly recommend this Marina as a destination point.

by GLENN C. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
great place nice restrooms

by Sage S. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Awesome staff, boat hands and food!

by Allen K. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Marina staff nice and accommodating…food and drinks excellent!

by Brian D. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Great experience!!!!

by JAMES M. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Nice setting, nice people, and nice restaurants

by Chuck S. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Very nice, clean, Marina, right off of the C&D Canal. Ryan, the Dockmaster, was excellent. Food at the Restaurant was great. Facilities, Bathrooms were 5 Star!

by Mearl L. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Clem and Dock crew are OUTSTANDING with their care of the transient boats!! Best we have encountered!!

by Maureen H. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Our stay at Chesapeake Inn and Marina was wonderful. Docking was made easy with the help of the dockmaster and great floating piers. Our meal was great as usual. Looking forward to visiting in the future.

by Phil W. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Amazing staff and service!

by heather k. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
awesome spot and amazing dock hands!!!

by Edward P. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Great atmosphere. Very clean marina. Delicious food. Friendly dockstaff

by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Great help from dock staff and a perfect location. A little shallow getting to the dock, but all good. Enjoyed the steamed shrimp in the restaurant.

by Mark G. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Marina is advertised with 50amp / 240 V electric service. When we first pull end, the pedestal did not have any electric service. We moved to another one that had a 2 30 amp to single 50 amp spelter on it. We hooked up to it and had 100v on each leg. There were only two boats on the dock, including us. We had to turn on the generator just so that we could cook our dinner and have AC. Please hire an electrician that can bring the proper voltage to the pedestal. Thanks!

by Judge M. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Tied up on a T-head. Good. Was asked to move for a 60’ boat arriving. Moved my 44’ to a 40’ slip. Not good. Power was 105 Volts. Enough for 1 A/C unit, no more.

by Chris T. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Wasted an hour trying to get a slip, water taxi was too busy to pick us up, left and had a great time at Schaefers just across the canal.

by Jeff J. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
Very clean facilities

by Michelle S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Friendly helpful Dock master! Clean facility and nice restaurant. We will be back!

by Tim A. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Code to locker room and Wi-Fi password were not given

by Deborah R. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
This is a great marina. Fun restaurant and bar, cute town and the showers have 2 shower heads. This is all good but the dock master Clement is amazing. We came all the way up from Florida to Maine and heading back now. He is the best dock master we have met the entire way. Watch him do a flying clear hitch from 10’ away. 5 stars

by Richard K. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
Excellence marina. Great dock master

by William M. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
great fun and very good restaurant. also Clem is the absolute best dock master on the bay and canal. it is great fun watching his energy and organization in action accommodating boats to his marina.

by William M. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
The marina is very clean. The staff is fabulous. Ryan was very helpful in getting us docked. We ate upstairs on this stay and the food was excellent. We have also eaten out on the deck and, again, the food was excellent.

by chris c. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Great dock help!!!!!!!!!!!

by BRIAN M. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Excellent as in the past

by Mark F. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
dock power issue. we need full 220v 50A service. Marina only able to provide 200 v service. AC units on boat not able to run.

by Lynda K. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Very helpful staff and nice place to visit.

by John r. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2023
Great staff and clean bath houses

by Ira B. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
The dock hands are excellent and a great place to hang out for food and drinks. Jill thanks for helping us get a table and your excellent customer service skills

by Gregory E. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
Great location for docking on C&D canal traveling thru. Good restaurant and close to town.

by SCOTT R. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Fantastic! Easy, fun, beautiful! We’ll be back!!!!!

by Jeffrey S. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Dockmaster was great! Was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable!

by Roger A. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Everyone from Dock hands to the wait staff were awesome. Service was great and the people were nice. Love staying here!

by Rick H. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Great stopping point and great staff. Wish they had more boater facilities for a longer stay

by michelle p. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Another excellent visit. The dock team is the best on the Bay with Clem, Ryan, and team. Service was excellent with Jill. Great way to spend the 4th of July and fireworks

by Deborah N. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Great restaurant upstairs

by charles y. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2023
Accommodated our change in schedule. Rain was coming down in buckets but Ryan encouraged us to approach anyway. Got us secure promptly. A perfect stop for boating travelers.

by Leo R. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
First thing is the dock hands met us at the dock. Made sure we were plugged 8n and secure. Back back and checked on us an hour or so later. This is an exciting small marina. The activity level kept us entertained. Washrooms / showers a little walk, but certainly nothing we have already encountered.

by Keith H. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Love it! Food was great as always and entertainment was awesome! Now for the suggestion… have bags of ice available for transient boaters for their trek home.

by Lawrence F. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Dock hands are exceptional, thank you Clement for the first class dock help! Waitresses always ready. Our meal at the restaurant was very good. Vibe is great and the town is very quaint.

by Dawn H. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
The stay was excellent. Dock was immaculate and the staff was awesome. We will definitely be back again!

by DENNIS S. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
👍 place was clean. Would be nice if they had fuel, but there are other marinas close that offer fuel

by Daniel N. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Nice spot. New docks

by Mike J. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Had difficulty contacting Dockmaster, had to get the restaurant people to get him on channel 16. Other than that docks great, shallow water near docks at low tide. Had one foot under my props. Great help docking, restaurant and bar were. Wonderful

by Robert M. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Nice floating docks. Nice facility and restaurant and friendly staff.

by Amy O. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
We found Chesapeake Inn lovely. It was a very easy dock to access. Fuel is not on the property ,, but not far away. Both casual and fine dining available . Bathrooms were clean but shower was small.

by Perry G. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Love the dockside service! This place never disappoints. A great way to start the boating season.

by Laura M. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Staff is so helpful, nice! Amazing customer service!

by Meggan K. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Great marina and staff. Clem, Ryan and crew are fantastic

by David G. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
The Dockmaster (Clem) and the dockhands Ryan & Cade all do a fantastic job.

by Sonja G. - Verified user on May 31, 2023
Great location. Live music daily.

by douglas w. - Verified user on May 31, 2023
Stayed for two days the end of May. Dockmaster Clement was great with getting tied up. Layout is odd in that you have to walk through a room full of seated diners to get to the transient bathroom and showers. Facilities were nice, but could use more cleaning, the mold on the shower curtains was a little off putting. Close to town and restaurants if you choose not to eat at Chesapeake Inn. Internet went down on the first day and despite being told "I have my IT guy on it", it did not work the rest of the stay. Overall it an okay stop, could have been much better.

by Mick M. - Verified user on May 26, 2023
The bathrooms are very nice. Only 2 of them but they are very nice.

by Debra N. - Verified user on May 24, 2023
The staff at Chesapeake Inn do an awesome job, a great place to visit.

by Deborah W. - Verified user on May 22, 2023
Nice little marina. Friendly people. Outstanding dock hands. Good food

by Christina E. - Verified user on May 21, 2023
Lovely!! Thank you

by Gary K. - Verified user on May 20, 2023
The dock hands were amazing . The restaurant food was Soso..

by Gary S. - Verified user on May 15, 2023
The dock hands were very helpful, the facilities were clean and well maintained.

by Kevin O. - Verified user on May 09, 2023
Great service and we love the floating docks and newly renovated restrooms.

by Aaron T. - Verified user on May 07, 2023
Left a message with the marina before my stay. No one ever called me back. Sent 3 messages asking for the slip number through the Dockwa app that were also not answered. Called as we were pulling into the marina and still could not get ahold of the marina. Was told to call on channel 16 to get someone even though that is the coast guard channel and was then given the channel number. Very poor communication.

by JONATHAN G. on May 03, 2023
This was the rudest dock staff I have ever dealt with (and we loop so we have been around); we will not be back. I hope someone doesn't get hurt by their combination of youth and arrogance.
Marina Response:
Incredibly aggressive captain with very poor communication skills. Captain screamed and cursed at me excessively and had absolutely no trust in the marina staff abilities. Assumed from the start that being a younger dockmaster, we are completely ignorant of our position. This captain was incapable of staying calm, work with the marina staff, and insisted on knowing best in a completely unfamiliar marina setting. If it weren't for our marina staff, this captain was going to beach his vessel before even entering the marina!

by Laurie D. - Verified user on May 03, 2023
Great spot on the C&D to tuck in for the night. Excellent dock-hand and BEST non-YC showers on the eastern seaboard; although one must parade through the outdoor dining area to get there. Not a problem for us as it was a very slow TUE. Could see it maybe being a hassle on a warm, busy FRI evening. The Inn clearly cultivates the local party scene so if that’s not your thing maybe keep moving.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoy your visit!

by T. C. - Verified user on May 01, 2023
Everything was great!

by Charles M. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2023
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by Bill S. - Verified user on Nov 09, 2022
Everything was great from the helpful dockhand at our arrival, to the very clean and modern facilities, to the phenomenal meal at the restaurant!

by Paul 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 Joseph M. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2022
As always the dock crew was top notch. Atmosphere was great along with the food and entertainment. Recommend to anyone I know

by Capt. R. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2022
Excellent marina, service, and restaurant

by Robert Z. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2022
Nice clean and cost effective.

by Mike E. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
Dock staff were pleasant, but the Inn's attention to slipholders is seriously lacking:\n1) They had no showers, despite their website advertising, claiming it was due to \"a septic backflow a while ago.\" Did they tell me before taking my reservation? No. Did they offer some kind of refund? Hell-no. The dock attendant said \"is there anything I can help you with?\" and \"showers\" was my immediate response after a day of cruising to get to Chesapeake City, only to discover they had none, knew they had none, and did absolutely nothing about it.\n2) Chesapeake Inn is in a cellular dead-spot apparently, and Chesapeake Inn's WiFi sucks. They have 2 WiFi SSID; one is unsecure with great connection but absolutely no bandwidth (probably because 100-people are simultaneously trying to get Internet). The \"Marina\" SSID is secure, but none of the passwords given to me worked to get access. The dock-personnel couldn't have cared less about getting slipholders access, once-again despite their website advertisement.\n3) I've stayed at Chesapeake Inn before (pre-COVID), and the restaurant now extended their seating-tents all the way to the (paid-and-visitor) finger-pier docks. You literally have to walk through people eating dinner in order to get off your boat. Insane.\n4) This place is set-up to provide free-slips to people trying to access the Tiki-Bar and restaurant. There is non-stop drunken traffic in-and-out, regardless if you're a paid slipholder or someone playing bumper-boats in the middle of their poker-run. Although I had paid for a slip in advance, I (along with several other boats I heard pull-up) had no actual slip-assignment prior to arrival. Slips were intermixed with free-bar-parking in-between overnight mega-yachts. I literally had 3-boats dock behind me and 2-boats dock to my port-side (then leave) in four hours while I was tied-up. \n5) There is nothing peaceful about this marina; this place is meant for one thing: free parking for their restaurant and bar. I can't argue their business model; they probably sell a lot of alcohol based on all the yelling, foul-language, and stumbling captains I saw. Loud go-fasts, loud-music, loud-yelling, loud-partying... this place is certainly fun... but peaceful, no.\n6) Not the fault of the Inn/Marina, but a statement about the clientele: in 2-days in my slip, there was NOT ONE captain who used his bilge-blowers before turning the key. Seriously at-least 40-boats I personally watched the captain stumble aboard and immediately hit their key. I won't be surprised to read about this place in the news someday.

by William W. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
Toilet facilities were backed up. Otherwise a pleasant stay

by Peter F. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2022
very helpfull and clean

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

by Lisa D. - Verified user 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 Chris R. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2022
Very professional dock hands and a fun place to spend the night.

by Dutch S. - Verified user 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 Robert E. - Verified user 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 Bret L. - Verified user 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 Bob K. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2022
Great time...dockhand was great!!

by Kirk Y. - Verified user 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 Kurt A. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2022
New docks and bathrooms/showers! Music every night and good food.

by colleen a. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Great stay. Fabulous food, nice staff and Fabulous dock hands!

by David S. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
Dock hands, Clem, and Parker, as always, were awesome! Always a great time!

by Terrance B. - Verified user 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 Kathryn C. - Verified user 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 David S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
Excellent staff. Clean modern showers.

by Laura S. - Verified user 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 Mark N. - Verified user 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 Robert M. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff ! This place ROCKS !

by Steve Z. - Verified user 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 DANIEL D. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Great staff, very accommodating and helpful.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2022
Always outstanding.

by ed h. - Verified user 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 Donald F. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
Very satisfied, great service, will be back soon

by James B. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
Very nice stay. Great restaurant, clean bathrooms, and Ryan was a great dock hand.

by Michael P. - Verified user 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 Matt S. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2022
Nice docks and everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable

by Timothy W. - Verified user 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 Christine M. - Verified user 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 Robert C. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2022
Terrific place. Had dinner served to us on our boat. Love that service.

by Peter G. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2022
Great marina and place to stay

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

by Joel S. - Verified user 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 meagan q. - Verified user 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 Joseph A. - Verified user on May 29, 2022
Nice marina Good restaurant Excellent dock hands

by Jennifer P. - Verified user on May 29, 2022
Fun place on Memorial Day weekend. Bands, people and activity.

by Wendy G. - Verified user 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 TAMARA S. - Verified user on May 23, 2022
The staff could not have been nicer. Great stop for fun, food, drinks & music.

by David R. - Verified user on May 22, 2022
Great service and expert dock hands.

by Mary F. - Verified user on May 19, 2022
Wonderful Dock hand!!

by John S. - Verified user 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 Richard C. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2021
Great facilities, friendly staff and raucously fun tiki bar!

by James M. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2021
Excellent staff, food and atmosphere!

by Gabriel M. - Verified user 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 John B. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2021
Great place to take a break. Unfortunately, no grocery, West Marine, or laundry within walking distance.

by Diane M. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2021
Great stopover as you transit the canal. We enjoyed the Tiki Bar!!!

by Tom H. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2021
Very nice- close to quaint town - restaurant and dock hands very helpful

by Ellen H. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
Our stay was GREAT, as usual. The staff is so friendly and very cordial.

by Billie M. - Verified user 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 Fred E. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2021
Good Dockmaster and very nice marina and town.

by Jake K. - Verified user 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 John J. - Verified user 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 Susan N. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Awesome stay, deckhands and boat service was the absolute best!!

by Fred B. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Great staff and an awesome set up.

by Jerry O. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2021
Great time. Awesome orange crushes

by Thomas F. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2021
great at the dock

by William G. - Verified user 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 Dennis S. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2021
Great stay, enjoyed the live music and the atmosphere.

by Ed M. - Verified user 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 William W. - Verified user 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 john J. - Verified user 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 Charles P. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2021
Currents at entrance can be tricky to navigate depending on tides. Dock hands helpful.

by Richard M. - Verified user 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 Anonymous 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 Anthony F. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2021
The staff is incredible they go above and beyond to help you

by Judith K. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2021
Clem and Parker were the best doc masters ever

by Richard B. - Verified user 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 Chris S. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2021
Had a great time. Good food, awesome band. The showers definitely need updating.

by Keith C. - Verified user 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 Jay P. - Verified user 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 Ray K. - Verified user 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 Nick S. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
Great dock hands every time, thanks Clem and Sean!

by Scott L. - Verified user 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 DAVID L. - Verified user 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 will m. - Verified user 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 Roger J. - Verified user 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 Andrew F. - Verified user on May 17, 2021
Love this place! Dock hands are by far the best I’ve experienced on the bay.

by Julie K. - Verified user 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 Robert C. - Verified user 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 John P. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2020
Sean is an excellent dockhand !

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

by Anonymous - Verified user 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 JimDiMarco - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
Best dock crew anywhere. Always a great experience. Music food, and drinks!

by Andrew A. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
Dock master was excellent

by William C. - Verified user 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 Allen J. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
Dockhands were quick to move to help and Waitresses were attentive. Excellent experience over all.

by Thea M. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
Friendly, courteous staff. Clean, well maintained. Easy walk to historic district.

by James K. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
Wonderful place to stay!! Highly reccommended...

by Christopher L. - Verified user 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 Ron C. - Verified user 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 Gregg H. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2019
Always fun and dock hands are skilled and helpful.

by Tina P. - Verified user 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 Kevin K. - Verified user 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 Bill W. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2019
We just had some electric problems. Not enough amps on C dock.

by Steve C. - Verified user 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 janet f. - Verified user 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 Harry B. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2019
Dock hands were wonderful, food the best. Love the city.

by Jim C. - Verified user 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 Greg C. - Verified user 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 Andrew G. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Always a great place to visit.

by James F. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2019
Very nice staff, good food, great atmosphere

by Wiley J. - Verified user 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 TAMMY S. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2019
We only stayed at the marina Saturday night. The reservation through dockwa was perfect!

by Gene F. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2018
Nice and helpful, floating docks good, restaurant OK

by Connie G. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2018
As always the marina is clean and the restaurant serves a very great meal with excellent service

by Elizabeth P. - Verified user on May 25, 2018
Staff was great, quiet and uneventful night. No wakes, good sleep.

by jeffrey f. - Verified user 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 margo z. - Verified user 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 Robert H. - Verified user 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 James L. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2017
The Chesapeake Inn is always a great place to stay when your boating around Maryland

by Stephen B. - Verified user 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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