Chesapeake Roadhouse opens at golf course

A new restaurant, Chesapeake Roadhouse, located at the Rooks County Golf Course north of Plainville is bringing the taste of the Chesapeake Bay to Kansas.

Jason Kephart and his wife, Kari, were born and raised in the Chesapeake Bay area. The couple has a history of working in the restaurant industry for about 15 years, but the Chesapeake Roadhouse is their first attempt at ownership.  Jason and Kari hope to add a different flavor to area food interests.

Jason first came to Kansas in the Air Force and was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base. After most recently living in Topeka, the family moved to northwest Kansas so Kari could work in an area school system.

Specialties on the menu include crab cakes and oysters. The couple hopes to add whole crab, lobster and crawfish when they come into season in the spring and summer.

The restaurant’s hours starting in January will be noon to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant can be reached at 785-688-4000.