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Chapin's Restaurant

85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
508-385-7000
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Ranked #13 of 20 restaurants in Dennis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
barnstable
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very disappointed - dined first day of season 2014 - 1. Shrimp cocktail @ $ 2.50 each - small and soggy ( pre frozen and thawed out - awful) 2. Scallop casserole - fishy tasting and jelly-like 3. Very loud , lots of people in bar ( suspect that's where they make there money) Will not return/ was much better... More

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Cape Cod, MA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

By far, my favorite place to eat dinner! Fun and relaxing, great food, decent prices. Friday night Raw Bars and entertainment always good. Owners are always courteous and available! Great for family dinners, out with friends, even functions or just grabbing lunch coming off the beach!

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lots of fried seafood on the menu. Generally good food, lively, loud atmosphere. Bar area is always crowded. Good place to bring kids. Outdoor raw bar. Usually valet parking when crowded. OK, but not the place for a romantic quiet table for two.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We looked all over Cape Cod for HOT Lobster Roll... Found it! Open after summer season. Truely fantastic (lobster on a hot dog bun with a piece of lettuce to dip in drawn butter. Awesome! Also shared the lobster mac & cheese. Lots of Lobster on both. Excellent!

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Returned again to Chapin's over Columbus Day weekend with a party of 6. Our friends raved about the place! We go up to the Cape a lot and often we head over to Chapin's. Food is really great. Good sized portions and very fresh and tasty seafood always! Have never had a bad meal here yet. Sometimes it's quite busy,... More

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The food was average for what the prices were. Our server was polite and attentive. We had a few drinks at the bar after dinner and the bartenders seem to pay more attention to their "regulars" then the other people at the bar.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I was a little taken aback by the valet parking. This is Cape Cod and Chapin's isn't exactly the Ritz - but add one more tip to the evening and forget about it. I was seated right away and got a corner booth in the back as I requested which helped a lot with the noise factor. Our server, Louisa... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Many choices for those who love Sea Food and for those who don't. Nice family restaurant with good service and good value. This restaurant has been around for years, a favorite of my dads, but the younger kids love it too.

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central mass
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You can't beat the 12 for $12 specials that the restaurant sometimes offer (usually a Weds & Thurs but call first to confirm). The entrees offered with the deal varied so it would be hard not to find something (although, as one would expect of a restaurant on Cape Cod, there were several seafood selections). Due to a fish allergy... More

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Venice
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119 reviews 119 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Just returned to Cape Cod after a 1 year absence . Stopped in for a quick bite in the afternoon before the valets appear. Almost all new staff from last year which seems to be the norm at this place. Ordered the fried shrimp for the 100th time which is usually a safe bet. Saw a few locals that we... More

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