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

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 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 food was great, the service was poor, the price was high

the food was great, the service was poor, the price was high. My wife and I had two seafood plates, my plate was exceptional, and hers was good. But the quantity was not the amount at other restaurants for the price we paid. The waiter took our order and we had to flag him down to get our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
superdollor
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stoughton, ma
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chapin's is fun to go with the family however summer weekends brings the crowd. If you arrive after 5:30pm then you will most likely not be able to park. Chapins has live music at night by the bar which is real nice. The food is average.

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Thank bcnyyan
RI
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place is rather busy. We went on a Saturday night and had to wait about an hour. Waitstaff was nice enough. Price is about average for seafood restaurant on the Cape. Food is only average in my opinion. I know it's a popular spot, but I don't plan on going back. We walked to the nearby beach while we... More 

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Thank BrenBren007
Harwich, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The prime rib at Chapins is excellent! We love to go on Thursday evenings for a great prime rib dinner. We sit at the bar and listen to Terry Brennan play the guitar and sing all our favorites! Delicious food and wine and great entertainment!

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Thank CapeCodKate2014
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My wife and I went mid week this spring. In the summer there is a huge line all the time and we heard good tings about this place. We frankly thought it was mediocre. No complaints but no raves.

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Thank travel4us2015
stoughton, ma
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437 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

the food was great, the service was poor, the price was high. My wife and I had two seafood plates, my plate was exceptional, and hers was good. But the quantity was not the amount at other restaurants for the price we paid. The waiter took our order and we had to flag him down to get our beverages filled... More 

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Thank superdollor
Daytona Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Place is a fabulous place to spend some hours. Whether you are dinning or drinking it is great spot. Lot of nights they have entertainment. They have a great outside bar with TV's for sport events. Great and very friendly people both workers and patrons. Can't wait to get back and have the famous Shipwreck. You will not regret stopping... More 

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Thank Bob M
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

On Saturday afternoon there is entertainment and it is very good. You can enjoy some apps, raw bar, or a full meal. It isn't the best food I have ever had but it is good and the location and entertainment make it a fun place.

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Thank BeautifulBill
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We typically dine at Chapin's a couple of times each summer. Dined here last night and were surprised by how few customers were there. While it is late in the summer season, other places we passed on the way to and from here appeared to be doing a brisk business. We both agreed that our entree choices were acceptable, but... More 

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Thank thorndyke
CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I am in complete agreement with CJDBoston's review. Chapin's appears to be resting on its laurels. When they first opened, it was very good. The staff is still excellent, the cocktails are delicious and pricey. The food...meh. We waited a very long time, so were way past hungry. Hubby ordered a bowl of clam chowder and I ordered a plate... More 

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Thank JILLYFISHH
Lynnfield
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

No reservations but usually not too long a wait. Food is yummy and lots of menu selections. Terrific place for families. Drinks are a bit pricey but good. Sometimes live music in the bar area along with a dance floor. Delightful, hard-working staff.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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