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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

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Address: Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
Phone Number: 5089453474
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Good place to visit on a cloudy day.

It is a short, pleasant walk from town. Fish were being unloaded and there were large seals swimming around. Nice views of harbor. I hear the fish/food is a good buy at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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San Luis Obispo, California
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a short, pleasant walk from town. Fish were being unloaded and there were large seals swimming around. Nice views of harbor. I hear the fish/food is a good buy at the market, but that didn't fit into my plans.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a working fishing pier with boats coming in and out with their catch. There is a public viewing deck that gives you a great view of the boats off loading their catch and the seals hanging out for scraps. The seals are fun to watch as they go for the fish and hang out on their backs.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Best fish and chips ever. You'll never get fresher fried fish and the clam chowder was the best we ever had. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

always go here to see the fishing boats unload. nice viewing area and the past few years we noticed all the seals (the sharks have also). lots of super fresh seafood at the market. parking has been difficult recently due to the popularity.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

See boats coming in, fish being unloaded and seals and seagulls hanging around. Our younger children loved watching the seals splash around. Make sure to check when boats are coming in, because it is not 24/7.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed some of the best clam chowder on Cape Cod, but service was slow. It was busy so we understood, but seemed a long wait for for a simple order. Chowder was amazing and visiting the Fish Pier is a lot of fun.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was very cool to be able to get a close up look of the boats bringing in the fresh fish. Parking is terrible. They should really construct a sit down restaurant there instead of just the small market. Interesting nonetheless.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Just a fish pier where the day boats delivery their catch each afternoon. Interesting to see what fresh fish look like. Children like to watch the scores of seals in the water looking for free fish. Good observation deck. All free but in mid afternoon parking is a challenge. Good take out fish market and I'm told excellent fish and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We loved watching the fishing boats come in with their catch. Great photo opps! Don't miss the chance to take a seal watching boat ride with Captain Dave! Super nice guy and full of information. You don't get to see that every day! Everyone raved about the lobster roll at the fish market, but it didn't wow me.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Maybe not the cheapest fish and chips you'll have but certainly the freshest. Lobster roll was $19.95 and very tasty, made better by watching the seals in the harbour as we ate. There are restrooms near the top carpark and a small beach area here too.

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