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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Great lunch and seal watching

Lunch was great. Food was amazing. Very little seating around so be prepared. You can watch seals... read more

Reviewed today
Eban B
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Seals!

We drove out specifically to see the seals that frequent the pier. We were lucky enough to see not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RFAbel
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA 02633-2303
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+1 508-945-3474
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lunch was great. Food was amazing. Very little seating around so be prepared. You can watch seals from the pier after or before lunch. Will see tons of seals for sure. Great trip with young kids.

Thank Eban B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove out specifically to see the seals that frequent the pier. We were lucky enough to see not only the seals, but also an active fishing boat returning for the day, and processing their catch. The seals were very cute and prone to “showing...More

Thank RFAbel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommended to anyone who wants to see seals from a pier. The fish market does a wonderful job making anything scallops, soups, shrimp etc. Also a great spot to buy fresh fish to take home. Since we had a picnic I would have preferred a...More

Thank mattpam20
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is great fun for any age! I did not go for the food. We went to watch the fishermen come in with their fish and to watch the seals. It was terrific for young and old. You don't have to pay a cent to...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We could walk here from our resort. There is always a line and it moves quickly. There is no seating inside,it is all outside (so no a/c). But there is a table outside where people can sit and share. The lobster roll and friend shrimp...More

Thank LouisvilleWildcatfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good and very fresh just be warned, especially those of you from Connecticut that the lobster rolls are made with mayonnaise and are cold. We did not know this and ordered expecting hot lobster rolls with butter. That being said they...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

For years, this was one of my favorite stop offs to watch the fishing boats being off loaded, and just enjoy the view. But, now this the booming population of seals, the pier and roof deck are so popular that parking is a real issue....More

1  Thank Pizzuto F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time watching the seals in the harbor lingering around the working, commercial fishing vessels. The fishermen we friendly and answered some questions for visitors...please, just don't interupt them while their working. This turned out to be a good lesson for our...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seals hang out near the docks where you and kids can watch the seafood unloaded. Pretty view of the pier and boats.

Thank Jabrd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible to see nearly a dozens seals swimming around the fishing boats as they came into port to offload their catch. The pier provides an aerial view that made it easy for my young kids to watch everything for nearly an hour unobstructed. The market...More

Thank Ryan W
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tripMiami
April 1, 2017|
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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.
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Susan V
September 18, 2016|
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Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
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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.
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