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Chapin's Restaurant

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85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
508-385-7000
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 80
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  • 51
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  • 23
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Try the local dennis oysters!

We always go early with the kids and have a great meal. Bring a sweater as the place is very cool. Louisa, our food server , was very nice, friendly and attentive . Thumbs up on the local oysters. We were very happy to try the local oysters as the "oyster guy" just arrived . The last time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We typically dine at Chapin's a couple of times each summer. Dined here last night and were surprised by how few customers were there. While it is late in the summer season, other places we passed on the way to and from here appeared to be doing a brisk business. We both agreed that our entree choices were acceptable, but... More 

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CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I am in complete agreement with CJDBoston's review. Chapin's appears to be resting on its laurels. When they first opened, it was very good. The staff is still excellent, the cocktails are delicious and pricey. The food...meh. We waited a very long time, so were way past hungry. Hubby ordered a bowl of clam chowder and I ordered a plate... More 

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Lynnfield
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

No reservations but usually not too long a wait. Food is yummy and lots of menu selections. Terrific place for families. Drinks are a bit pricey but good. Sometimes live music in the bar area along with a dance floor. Delightful, hard-working staff.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Chapins has the best fish and chips I've ever tasted! Full disclosure...they are so busy you have to be prepared for a long wait. That being said, it's worth the wait!

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Massachusetts
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We always go early with the kids and have a great meal. Bring a sweater as the place is very cool. Louisa, our food server , was very nice, friendly and attentive . Thumbs up on the local oysters. We were very happy to try the local oysters as the "oyster guy" just arrived . The last time we visited... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Overpriced, mediocre food. Baked cod was tasteless, fried clams were over cooked in grease that needed to be changed a week ago. We were quoted 30 min and waited over an hour. So NOT worth the wait or the cost. Yuck !

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went for fish and chips with cup of chowder deal for 11.99 served for lunch Monday through Friday. Chowder was excellent. Thic and creamy and loaded with clams.it was a meal in itself. Fish and chips were well prepared and not greasy. Menu is a little confusing. Sides are offered but make sure you have server explain what you get... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who lives on the Cape and Knows all the fine restaurants on the Cape. The fish and chips was wonderful but the lobster roll was a WOW!!. Over 1lb of lobster meat with just the right amount of mayo to bind it together. The price was very reasonable!!! can't wait to... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is just average compared to the other great places in this area of the Cape. I heard amazing things about the clam chowder but was very disappointed with it. It wasn't as thick as I would have liked, and there was bacon in it, which completely changed the taste. It was fine, but it wasn't anything I would... More 

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Adams Basin, New York, United States
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for dinner on an extremely rainy night in Dennis. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. Two of our party had lobster rolls - one hot, one cold - both said they were incredible. One person had lobster mac and cheese and loved every bite. The deep fried pickles and dip were a great appetizer. For those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: 508-385-7000

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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