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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
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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a jumping local restaurant that serves good food in large portions. Don't expect fancy dining as this is a family place with lots of kids. The noise level was a bit high. Very casual. Come in your shorts and tees.

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Natick
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Chapin's has the typical deep fried fish and seafood fare which is pretty good, but the best part is if you're traveling with young kids, they have a really nice sized yard that the kids can run around and shake their sillies out before, during and after dinner. The bar is pretty comfy and the live music is fun if... More

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Always a great meal, whether it's a half pound burger or the melt in your mouth calamari. A complete menu, seafood to steaks delicious chowder and huge desserts.

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Chapins is near the beach, its always busy and the food is always good. Has a big menu, something for everyone. Has a great bar list as well. The staff is always excellent. It can get loud during prime time. I had my rehearsal dinner here for my wedding - we wanted beachy, casual, great food and we got it... More

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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We like that we an walk to this restaurant with my family from our rental for an early dinner. It was quiet for a Sunday. We were disappointed not to find oysters but will go back in July. Service was very good and I enjoyed the lobster roll and my husband's French dip sandwich was amazing. The kids had chicken... More

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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very popular place. Don't go on the weekends during prime dinner time or you will wait. Basic Cape Cod seafood menu. The fish and chips is delicious--best thing to get. Salads are ok. The cole slaw is not very good--kind of bitter and not creamy enough. The clam chowder is way too thick. You can eat it with a fork.... More

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Felton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The fish n chips platter was awesome!! The establishment was clean and had plenty of spaces for parking.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After years of never going here after the beach because of the crowds, we finally went in early June, before the season. With those crowds in mind, we were anticipating something really special. But what we got was merely okay. My chicken tacos consisted of bland chicken with a layer of Cajun seasoning daubed on. My wife's fish 'n chips... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I like going to Chapin's and sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day for lunch. I recently went with my granddaughter and it was great. I had the lobster roll it is my favorite thing to get there. The lobster roll is overflowing with delicious perfectly cook, lightly coated with mayonnaise. It comes with a very nice cole slaw this... More

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New York City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been here many times over the past few years, for dinner with family. -this is a very nice, friendly local bar and restaurant, nestled in a residential (non-commercial) section of Dennis - right off the bay side beaches..... However, WHY it is so popular is not clear. The food is very average - seafood like everywhere else, nothing... More

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