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Chatham Pier Fish Market

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45 Barcliff Ave, Chatham, MA 02633-2303
+1 508-945-3474
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stopped for lunch at the pier after reading it has one of the best Lobster rolls on the cape, and it occasionally has seals. We were not disappointed! My wife got the lobster roll which was huge (a little too big, if there is such a thing) and she loved it. I got fried shrimp, and they were succulent!... More 

Thank capt_nutso
Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I stopped by the pier about 2 pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Since it was during the off season (mid-October) the actual market was not open. Only the observation deck. Parking is very limited. We had to parallel park on the street. There were already 4 boats unloading and two others arrived while we were there. It... More 

Thank viihillschick
Upstate New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had some of the best chowder we've ever had here. It was so good we visited twice in one week. Nothing fancy, all takeout. Picnic tables nearby to enjoy when the weather was nice. Fun place to go to watch the fishing boats unload their catch and watch the seals waiting for their share.

Thank Georgedn
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

So the fried seafood served here was good! The fish was a little bland for our taste but, over all decent food. Not really a dine in place. But... Totally worth it for the experience. While we were waiting for our food, a fishing boat came in. We were able to watch the fisherman unload his catch of the day.... More 

Thank snooty_mama
Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

After watching the arriving fishing boats with their morning catch you cannot miss a visit to the market shop. They offer the best of the daily catch and they have a limited selection of hot food to eat outside on benches. A truly local establishment. Limited opening hours even in the season; they are closed between October and May.

Thank Peter H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

You have to eat here at least once when near Chatham. Food is fresh and very good, the atmosphere is....unique. You're right in a fish market with fish boats coming in and unloading lots and lots of fresh and often smelly fish. But the setting is so unique yo have to go here.

Thank David W
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went here because it was on our bucket list and had such a great! We got to see two boats unload their catches! Amazing to see a average fisherman town how they earn a honest living. There was also plenty of seals too! Of course because of the fishing boats they know where the goods are lol. It reminded us... More 

Thank Beachchic819
Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We enjoyed watching the boats come unload and seeing the seals. It had been recommended to us that we also eat here so we looked for the restaurant; were a little surprised that it was simply a walk-up window with no actual seating area except for a couple of outdoor picnic tables. The food was excellent, however...very fresh and reasonable.... More 

Thank E8592MZlaurah
Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

After a recommendation from our B&B, we went to the Fish Pier in Chatham at 3 pm. This 3 - 5pm is when the fish boats unload. The seals come in close in hopes of getting fed. It is a good show. We then went to the takeout window ( there is no dining room ), and took our meal... More 

Thank GasmanSC
Boston MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Chatham Pier Fish Market always has the freshest sea food. Stuff is very friendly. Their fish and chips is amazingly good! As a bonus you can always see seals floating by the pier and fishermen unloading their boats. We newer miss a chance to stop by when we are in Chatham.

Thank sobaka50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Barcliff Ave, Chatham, MA 02633-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-945-3474

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