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Chatham Pier Fish Market

45 Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA 02633
508-945-3474
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Ranked #8 of 59 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips
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Cambridge, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere of a seafood shack on a pier but there should of been more seating. Seemed to be trying to be more than they are. Not really a restaurant. Lobster Roll - actually a lobster salad roll which I'm not a fan of; to much bread and I could of used no paprika. Clam chowder - little thin; good... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Great little place to get freshly cooked seafood but essentially no seating outside, except a picnic table next to the parking lot where you can watch the 18 wheelers load up seafood for transport. The fish was excellent but it is a limited menu.

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Plano, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Smell the fish as it arrives and unloaded. Watch a hopeful seal long for just one dropped fish. Wait with anticipation for the "boats to come in."

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Based on reviews, we had high expectations. Sullen young lady at register unhappily took our order. Had clam chowder, clam strip rolls, clamcakes. Food was pricey and just average. Clamcakes were odd with some sort of green flecks of onion or herbs in them. There is nowhere really to sit- 1 or 2 picnic tables. I wouldn't bother again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A trip to the Cape is not complete without coming here for one of their fabulous lobster rolls. This is not a sit down restaurant but I have yet to find a better lobster roll. Served with delicious, non-greasy fries and the traditional toasted New England bun the lobster is just heaped onto the roll. We have always found the... More

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Boston
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Right on the pier,it serves up good portions of mostly the usual fried food. Not really a restaurant, everything is take out. Not much seating, not a whole lot of beverage selection. Pricing is a bit high but, the food is pretty good. the fish market prices are really high or fish thats right of the boat. So many places... More

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83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Somewhat typical fish market. Lobster roll was stuffed but nothing to rave about taste-wise. Fried clam strips were great and a huge portion. No place to sit really, just a few picnic tables in the parking lot and some benches along the sea wall. One benefit is you can seal-watch and watch the fishing boats unload.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This has to be my favorite place to get seafood when in Chatham! The lobster rolls are huge with lots of lobster...definitely worth the price. Also, the fish and chips is scrumptious...you cannot go wrong! The pier itself is pretty neat, as you usually get to watch the local seal population swim while you wait for your food. Limited parking... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Chatham Pier Fish Market is not really a restaurant at all. It's a fish market with a fryolator attached and a take-out window. No tables, no seats, not nothing. Except for really excellent fried seafood. They also have lobster rolls and a cold case of soft drinks. So put your order in, wait around, and then find a place to... More

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Long Island
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9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went here with family to watch the seals. We asked the counter girl what was in the fisherman' s platter. We decided instead to get the fish n chips. After ringing us up my wife noticed the price was higher than listed on the menu. The counter girl tells us she charged us for the fisherman's platter. We told her... More

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