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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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We visited mid November and were hoping to see the fishing boats unloaded. Apparently the seals... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
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Fascinating place

We happened past the Chatham Pier when the fishing boats were coming in and decided to stop. So... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Huntsville, Alabama
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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 November 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited mid November and were hoping to see the fishing boats unloaded. Apparently the seals are very fun to watch while unloading. No boats were unloading, but there were still 3-4 seals playing around in the water. Sorry, didn’t get pics.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We heard great things about their fresh lobster rolls. We ordered one hot and one cold. Unfortunately these were by far the fishiest tasting lobster rolls we had on the Cape. We should have returned them but we’re so grossed out we decided to leave.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TxDinwiddies
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We happened past the Chatham Pier when the fishing boats were coming in and decided to stop. So glad we did. There's a raised wooden platform where you can watch the boats unload their catch without getting in the way. We probably spent 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RocketCitytraveler
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Arrived at Chatham pier around midday, and parked easily in the car park. After climbing the steps to the viewing platform two fully laden fishing boats arrived to unload their enormous catch of dogfish. Were able to watch the unloading and also to see several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PaulMakings
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Puerto watch the fishing boats unload their catch. It was interesting to see how the fish went from the boats to the trucks. You can’t have a weak stomach to watch and smell the fish. All the fish had been cleaned at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dandt65
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Parking can be tricky, but great deck overlooking the fishing vessels unloading their catch (definitely not for the squeamish but this is how it's done, folks). Kids were interested in the fishing vessels and had a blast seeing the seals close up. Worth stopping if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smolchaji
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Chatham town is famously picturesque, but make sure to get to the seaside! Stay east on Main till you reach Shore Dr., head north a bit to the Fish Pier. Park [easier in off-season], go to the pier watch deck and enjoy the ocean delights........More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AncestorBug
Reviewed October 7, 2018

a picturesque setting - at a working pier - watch the fishing boats and the seals and then have some fish and chips - very nice fish and chips - just like UK version. On the day we went sadly a computer glitch meant no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry W
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a great place to bring kids to watch the process of hauling fish off the fishing boats while seals wait for scraps.Great photo ops of the famous Cape Cod landscapes and seascapes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ElleLaJolla
Reviewed October 1, 2018

During our annual visits to Cape Cod, we stop at many beaches known for seeing seals in September—and the Chatham fishing pier is the absolute best to see many seals at once! Go during early afternoon when the commercial fishing boats come in—it’s GREAT!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Holly F
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April 1, 2017|
Response from B7537EOmichaelm | 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 CarolT162 | Reviewed this property |
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
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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.