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“What a great surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Del Mar

Del Mar
907 Main Street, Rt. 28 Chatham, Chatham, MA 02633-1821
+1 508-945-9988
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Ranked #5 of 58 Restaurants in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Del Mar Bar & Bistro is a popular Chatham nightspot for eating, drinking and socializing, featuring creative bistro entrees, wood fired thin crust pizzas, specialty drinks, an extensive wine list and a great selection of draft beer. Warm, contemporary atmosphere with a large bar. Dinner only.
Westborough, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“What a great surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stay in Chatham several times a year during off-season, and have our regular places we really look forward to eating at. This time we decided to try Del Mar at the suggestion of a friend. It was so good we went back the next night too - forgoing our usual favorite restaurant, which was not an easy decision.

We found their daily specials very interesting. I started with a Tennessee Mule, which was light and refreshing, served in a cold metal mug. Great drink. I had a char appetizer one night, and the calimari the next. Both were fresh, nicely presented. I had the swordfish special the first night, which was a good sized piece, nicely cooked with a few spices on top, with spinach and potatoes. The next night I had their filet special which was perfectly done.

Service was top notch. Our water glasses were always full, and if our drinks were near empty our server was there asking if we needed a refill.

This is a somewhat small place (before they open the outdoor seating when the weather gets warmer), with a nice friendly feel. It was a wonderful find, and now vying for the top spot on our list of favorite Cape restaurants.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“a consistently fabulous treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I own a home in Chatham which we use intermittently and rent in the summer. Del Mar has become our 'go to' place when we visit. It' s so popular that we often have to wait, but the staff treat us well- hang behind the bar waiting for a drink or appetizer; our conclusion is "get there early'.
Food is interesting , eclectic, and fun. A pizza is fabulous, and the meals are wonderful. Stop by early - you won't regret it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Absolutely Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Refreshingly novel dishes -- including a variety of tapas ("small plates"). Beautifully prepared & presented. Everything we had was absolutely delicious, so much so that we go back as often as we can. Relatively expensive, but the dishes are worth it. Also a very nice wine list and some great mixed drinks.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Reservation necessary for weekends. Looked bigger on outside. Looks like they have a large dining area for warmer weather. Good drinks and excellent food. Great service. Very busy.

Visited February 2014
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Neighborhood tavern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

del mar reminds you of your favorite neighborhood tavern where everyone knows your name. The bartenders and wait staff are the best, , and the food is varied and excellent. Can't be beat on the Chatham restaurant scene. Great value in my opinion.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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