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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Seals...Seals....We loved the seals

The host at our inn recommended checked me the pier out because it was a hot spot for seals. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janey L
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Cute seals and a look into an amazing profession

I must say I really felt a sense of hard working American pride here. All ages will enjoy this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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“lobster roll”(67 reviews)
“seafood”(52 reviews)
“fresh fish”(40 reviews)
Waterfront Fish Market and Take-Out fried Seafood serving the finest fresh local seafood. Homemade prepare foods and smoked fish.
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Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA 02633-2303
+1 508-945-3474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The host at our inn recommended checked me the pier out because it was a hot spot for seals. We were not disappointed! Beautiful views of the waterfront. Able to see firsthand the hard work fishermen undergo at the docks. Would recommend this place to...More

Thank Janey L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I must say I really felt a sense of hard working American pride here. All ages will enjoy this stop. From a viewing deck, Watch true working fishermen bring in the catch, unload down the chute, put on ice, and moved by forklifts into the...More

Thank Bucketlist28
Reviewed 4 days ago

As other reviewers mentioned, the fishing boats dock to unload the all the fish. Looks like a hard job for the fishermen but the seals make out pretty good. It was so entertaining watching the seals wait for a fish to be thrown their way....More

Thank Teddy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the fish market at the end of a lovely day visiting Chatham and the beach. Not only did we we the seals bobbing up from the water but we had a grant view of the boats in the setting sun.

Thank ObessaCantavit
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got there about 2:30 p.m. just as some of the local boats were pulling up to unload their catch of the day (dogfish which looked like baby sharks that they send to the UK to make fish and chips). Active fish processing plant. Nice...More

Thank kes1639
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice lobster roll here but the atmosphere is what you would expect from a fishing pier a lot of birds so we decided to stay for about five minutes and go eat in the car Sent from voice recognition

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were number of seals near the pier. Many birds there as well. Many ships load their achievements so you may say various of fishes and lobsters. Kids love to watch them. There is a small beach for public.

3  Thank ZIMING Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here 40 years ago and still the same! Fun for all ages watching boats coming in full of fish and seals swimming right up next to the docks hoping to get whatever is thrown overboard or washed off the boat!

Thank Madhatternh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed about 30 minutes. Visited at high tide. Watched the fishing boats unload small sharks. There were 10+ seals near the boats trying to get a few scraps.

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I came here to see the fishing boats come in with their loads...oddly fascinating but disgusting :) We still managed to eat fish though and loved seeing the seals swimming around the dock.

Thank Jennifer B
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April 1, 2017|
Response from michael m | Reviewed this property |
Captain Mike on the Magic. Visit his website. Abdow Magic I believe. Or Abdow fishing. He leaves from the Chatham fish pier. Good sized boat. We used him for a striper charter and it was great.
Susan V
September 18, 2016|
Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
Annette B
September 10, 2016|
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Response from MaBay2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are some seals around when there are fishing boats at the docks. Otherwise you can see seals hauled out at low tide opposite the Chatham Bars Inn.