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

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 21
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The former Joe Macks - A Dennis, MA classic

This place is very good and very busy in the evening. If you time it right you can leave just in time for sunset on Mayflower beach. Spectacular! The food was great although we ordered medium rare burgers and they came medium.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
hildegard2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place is very good and very busy in the evening. If you time it right you can leave just in time for sunset on Mayflower beach. Spectacular! The food was great although we ordered medium rare burgers and they came medium.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This visit's lunch had its ups and downs. Compared to the lobster roll we had a year ago, this one was poor. It lacked fresh taste: dry, not-so-fresh, rubbery lobster meat( amount was not generous, but average). However, the roll it was served on was great. As a whole, it wasn't worth the $20 (I had one today that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular spot on the Cape. Good food, good service for reasonable prices. They also offer live music.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Chapins does not accept reservations or call ahead seating...it is first come, first served. We were a party of 10, but because we were there by 5:00, we had no difficulty being seated. Menu has a good variety...sandwiches to whole lobster. Our wait person was very competent and attentive, and all of us enjoyed our meals (good variety on children's... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for dinner. Yes, the place is crowded however we were able to get a high top table at the bar. Our waitress, Taylor, was wonderful. She was friendly and helpful in all regards with the selection of food and beverages. The Raw bar is excellent with fresh clams and oysters. The Raw bar staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Came here on a busy Saturday night, as you would except..it being the Cape in the Summer.. I called ahead to see if they take reservations and the women that answered rudely said no. Then I called again and asked if they had a long wait..the women said yes but didn't tell me what time...eventually she said 30 minutes. There... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Chapin's is a nice destination for families and anyone interested in reasonably priced seafood. We had a great lunch with a large group of friend and all enjoyed the varied menu.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Husband and I visited Chapin's our first night in Cape Cod and we enjoyed their oyster bar and stuffed mushroom appetizer. We were not as fond of our mains, which were very heavy and not thoroughly cooked, but came with delicious veggies as a side. Wait staff were absolutely lovely. Be aware this restaurant has mandatory valet, which was not... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Chapins never disappoints. The menu is so big that one night I get the burger and the next a pasta dish. Boneless buffalo wings are super. Lobster roll is great with french fries. Staff is so nice and accommodating especially for kids. Great on and off season restaurant.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent seafood. Very casual atmosphere. Great for families. Great location, close to beaches. Consistent.

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

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

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