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Chapin's Restaurant

85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
508-385-7000
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Ranked #12 of 19 Restaurants in Dennis
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, with a large variety of options on the menu. The portions are large. The service staff was very friendly, but it took some time to get our food, probably because the restaurant was so busy. To that point, we had to wait about 45 minutes to get our table on a Friday night in the summer. It is... More

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East Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We eat here at least once when we are on the Cape. This restaurant is large and fills up quickly!! The valet parking helps with the line up of cars in the street of those trying to get in! They can accommodate LARGE groups and is VERY kid friendly. The lounge has live entertainment and there is an outdoor Raw... More

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West Dennis, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Just a wonderful restaurant to bring kids, they have a large area for kids to play around the flag pole. We come hear primarily for the fish and chips and it is always fresh and delicious. Their sandwiches are also good, try the steak sandwich.......nice young servers. Always a joy to visit, personifies the outdoor beach bar!

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Watertown, CT
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not a fast place by any means. Get there before 5 p.m. or you will wait an hour. Doesn't matter what day of the week it is. This is one of the few family restaurants in the area, so it is PACKED to say the least. Food is decent-boneless buffalo wings are fantastic. A little overpriced, but so is everywhere... More

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White Plains, NY
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visit Chapin's with our kids every time we're on the Cape. Waiting for a table is never an issue with the outdoor raw bar and spacious indoor bar. Food and service are always reliable. Cater to families and large groups. Can't say enough good things!!!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place seems to be very popular. It's usually crowded and they don't take reservations. The bar, where you can also eat, is also crowded- so no place to wait for a table. The acoustics are terrible in here; it is LOUD. Very casual decor with mostly booths for seating. The staff was very attentive- from the front desk hostess... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We almost walked out when we hadn't been acknowledged by anyone after being seated for at least 10 minutes. We finally flagged down a waiter who was taking good care of the people across from us but hadn't even looked our way, and someone came over after that. The menu is the standard Cape Cod fare-chowder, lobster rolls, fried everything.... More

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Connecticut
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have a tradition with friends. Each year we spend the day at Mayflower Beach. To ensure parking at the beach, we arrive by 8:30 a.m. We stay until about 4:30, when we begin packing up and making the two minute drive to an early dinner at Chapin's, where we self park because we arrive early. We never have to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great spot, but shady patrons hanging out at the bar. Tonight my sister and I attempted to sit in two unoccupied seats at the bar next to an older man, the only two seats left open around the bar. As we attempted to politely confirm with the man that the seats were available, he told us that he was saving... More

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Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The seafood eaters in our group were craving some seafood, so we headed out to Chapin's one night with a large party. The seafood eaters were quite pleased. The steak eaters were also pleased. I had a taco salad with grilled chicken, and it was ok. But then, I guess one should go to Chapin's for the seafood. :) Service... More

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