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

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Visitor rating
  • 70
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 19
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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
Enjoyable seafood

We were very excited for our first meal of the season at Chapin's. We have a seasonal home nearby and we open our cottage when Chapin's opens. Although busy (it was Good Friday), it was not crazy, we were able to sit at the bar without a wait. Tony and Michelle we great, as always. We had clam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
CapeCodJudie
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Cape Cod
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palm Coast, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went one evening and had a very nice time. Entertainer was singing in the bar area, was very good. Food was plentiful and service was great. Had no reservations but we were seated right away, they do valet parking as space limited. When we were done, we drove down to the beach to watch a beautiful sunset, would love to... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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247 reviews 247 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We sat on the patio, which is very nice, for lunch with friends. It was a beautiful day. I had the tuna melt on rye and my husband the caprese chicken wrap. The tuna melt had little tuna and some strange white melted cheese that totally overwhelmed everything, including the bread. Very little flavor. The wrap was tasteless. Drinks are... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This could not have been worse! What happened to Chapins? The female bartender overcharged for our first drink by charging for a Chardonnay instead of a Cabernet. We paid, not a problem. At the table our server couldn't have been better. Louisa was great....Pleasant, attentive and very ready to hear our concerns. Since she didn't prepare the meal (only delivered)... More 

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Boston, MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner and to see the band play. This was our first time there. I tried to have the prime rib, but was informed shortly after ordering that they were out. I ended up getting the clam strips special which was $14.99 and came with fries and coleslaw. I opted to try their fresh cut potato chips instead... More 

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Blackstone, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great place whether you're looking for just drinks at the bar or dinner. The service was excellent and so were the drinks.

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Cape Cod
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were very excited for our first meal of the season at Chapin's. We have a seasonal home nearby and we open our cottage when Chapin's opens. Although busy (it was Good Friday), it was not crazy, we were able to sit at the bar without a wait. Tony and Michelle we great, as always. We had clam chowder, fish... More 

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Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Fantastic restaurant. I like the Chapin's Cob salad that comes with lobster, shrimp, grilled chicken. The salads are large and fresh. The burgers are great, and the fresh oysters for $1.25 each are wonderful. Every item on the menu we tried is really good, and the portions are large.

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CAPE COD, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tonight was our first time back to Chapin's after a LONG winter hiatus. They did not miss a beat...the food was over the top delicious...the bar was packed with old friends and new, the staff was warm and welcoming and we are clicking our heels that we live within walking distance of one of the very best restaurants on the... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant was awesome - the food was the best by far and lovely atmosphere - I would definitely suggest eating there!!!

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Chapin's is a staple for my wife and I, particularly off-season. The food is well prepared; service is good and the prices are fair. Midweek specials offer excellent value. In season, be prepared to wait, unless you dine late... if you do, we may see you!

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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