From the moment you enter The Chesapeake House you feel a comfortable ease about the place. Whether you smell the cinnamon rolls just coming out of the oven, or a subtle fried seafood smell that permeates the ruff cut cedar walls, you sense something good is about to happen. Several friendly staff members greet you as you are guided to your table. Hopefully you are lucky enough to sit by the window, even though that lake view is nice from almost every seat in the house. Once seated, a bread basket filled with homemade cinnamon rolls, hushpuppies and honey butter immediately appears and your server knowledgeably guides you through your options. Whether it’s a large portion of fried seafood, our house special baked stuffed flounder, rich and creamy lobster pie, or a healthy choice of grilled Mahi-Mahi with a side of steamed asparagus we have what you are looking for. And after taking your order you are surprised by a complimentary cup of our world famous fish stew, a recipe that originated on the banks of the Pee Dee River at Snow Lake near Hemingway SC. This recipe originally known as Pine Bark stew was handed down to Ed by his grandfather Willie Eady. After you have experienced to tomato based soup with hints of onion, hot sauce and of course flounder, you have a choice of green salad with 3 homemade dressing choices or creamy cole slaw, also homemade. As you start to settle in you notice its pretty crowded, but you don’t feel cramped. The staff, many in number, are walking with a purpose, yet it doesn’t feel hectic, it just feels like the steady hum of a trusty 45 year old machine hard at work.
Whether this is your first time or you’ve be coming for 45 years, we hope you enjoy the dining experience each time and are reminded that The Chesapeake House is where food meets family.