Chatham Pier and Fish Market

Chatham Pier and Fish Market

Chatham Pier and Fish Market
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Piers & Boardwalks
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • Aaron S
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey38 contributions
    THE BEST PEOPLE AND SEAFOOD...HAND DOWN!
    Not enough words to describe what outstanding service and food they sell here. You would be mistaken if you purchased anywhere else but here. We bought the freshest seafood here on 3 different days, and we were only here for one week! Once bought lobsters and oysters to do at our rental, later in the week bought just oysters, but the best was on our last day (yesterday), when I went in the morning to bring home oysters and lobsters for my son and daughter. Got to the market a half hour before they opened, but manager DJ welcomed me in and served me himself. We had a fantastic talk about our backgrounds, and he was patient in explaining the 3 different types of oysters I was buying (the past two times I got Chathams, this time took home a sampler of Cotuits, Wellfleet, and Buxburm). He then packed them, along with the 4 lobsters, with ice to make the 5 hour trip back to NJ. Needless to say, my kids were overwhelmed by the flavor and freshness of our dinner last night. My only regret is not bringing some tuna home as well for tonight's dinner - what they had there yesterday was of such a beautiful color that is rare to find. But know that it's not just the fresh seafood, it was the entire staff that just made our vacation something to talk about for years. As I said to DJ yesterday, the highest complement I can give them (besides these words) is..."I'll be back!"
    Visited August 2020
    Written August 16, 2020
  • Hexy
    Gloucester, Massachusetts1,095 contributions
    A must-see
    We stopped at the pier at around 3.30 pm, which turned out to be a great time to see lots of seals and sea birds as they surrounded the fishing boats, which came in to unload their fresh catch. Even though I’m from Cape Ann, I have not previously gotten such an up-close look of some of the fishermen’s chores. From the pier above, which was not crowded, people can watch how fish are unloaded, placed on scales, send down a metal ramp into huge boxes and covered with ice. The seals and seagulls put on a show begging for fish. It was such a fun experience!
    Visited September 2020
    Written September 18, 2020
  • 302seetheworld
    Greenville, Delaware87 contributions
    Always a Good Choice
    The seafood here could not get any fresher and the menu is solid. There is always a line for takeout and don’t count on getting one of the picnic tables located nearby, but if you can take it home and open a bottle of bubbly with your blackened swordfish sandwich or lemonade with your lobster roll, you are in for a real treat. They know how to cook what is on the menu. The scallops were incredible.
    Visited May 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 21, 2021
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Aaron S
Fair Lawn, NJ38 contributions
Aug 2020
Not enough words to describe what outstanding service and food they sell here. You would be mistaken if you purchased anywhere else but here. We bought the freshest seafood here on 3 different days, and we were only here for one week! Once bought lobsters and oysters to do at our rental, later in the week bought just oysters, but the best was on our last day (yesterday), when I went in the morning to bring home oysters and lobsters for my son and daughter. Got to the market a half hour before they opened, but manager DJ welcomed me in and served me himself. We had a fantastic talk about our backgrounds, and he was patient in explaining the 3 different types of oysters I was buying (the past two times I got Chathams, this time took home a sampler of Cotuits, Wellfleet, and Buxburm). He then packed them, along with the 4 lobsters, with ice to make the 5 hour trip back to NJ. Needless to say, my kids were overwhelmed by the flavor and freshness of our dinner last night. My only regret is not bringing some tuna home as well for tonight's dinner - what they had there yesterday was of such a beautiful color that is rare to find. But know that it's not just the fresh seafood, it was the entire staff that just made our vacation something to talk about for years. As I said to DJ yesterday, the highest complement I can give them (besides these words) is..."I'll be back!"
Written August 16, 2020
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Hexy
Gloucester, MA1,095 contributions
Sep 2020
We stopped at the pier at around 3.30 pm, which turned out to be a great time to see lots of seals and sea birds as they surrounded the fishing boats, which came in to unload their fresh catch. Even though I’m from Cape Ann, I have not previously gotten such an up-close look of some of the fishermen’s chores. From the pier above, which was not crowded, people can watch how fish are unloaded, placed on scales, send down a metal ramp into huge boxes and covered with ice. The seals and seagulls put on a show begging for fish. It was such a fun experience!
Written September 18, 2020
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302seetheworld
Greenville, DE87 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
The seafood here could not get any fresher and the menu is solid. There is always a line for takeout and don’t count on getting one of the picnic tables located nearby, but if you can take it home and open a bottle of bubbly with your blackened swordfish sandwich or lemonade with your lobster roll, you are in for a real treat. They know how to cook what is on the menu. The scallops were incredible.
Written May 21, 2021
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anaest
Vancouver, Canada1,520 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Awesome to view sea lions. There were a whole lot of them swimming around the pier, actively playing and flipping. But the food there was not so good and very expensive. The so called warm lobster roll with butter was lukewarm on the outside and cold inside and tasteless, for almost $40 per bun. We had better lobster meal in Chinatown of Boston at cheaper price

Go for the view and sea lions. Forget about the food.
Written June 22, 2022
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dianekauai
Kapaa, HI10 contributions
Jul 2020
Something fishy going on here! Freshest fish, welcoming staff, a spot to return to during your stay in Chatham!
Watch the fishing vessels followed by the flocks of seagulls coming into port...then you know who has the fresh fish.....during COVID-19 this summer they arranged social distancing, masks required and delightful quantities of the best New England fish.
They will not disappoint!
Written August 12, 2020
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VNwildrose
Ellington, CT211 contributions
Apr 2021
We ordered fish and chip and fried calamari on their opening day April 15, 2021 and got a free cup of clam chowder. Everything was fresh, crispy and yummy!!! Their clam chowder and fried calamari were the best I eve had! The fish and chip portion is huge and could be fine for 2 persons. We called in our order 10 minutes before arriving for pick up. I highly recommended you try Chatham Pier and Fish Market.
Written April 16, 2021
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KBD87
Arkansas1,097 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
We visited the Chatham Pier and were able to witness a fishing boat come in and unload its catch from the observation deck. It was very interesting and gives you an appreciation as to how hard these fishermen work every day. The harbour is full of seals and sea birds that put on a show when the boats come in. A fun and educational experience!
Written September 10, 2021
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mdbusapp
Frederick, MD60 contributions
Sep 2022
This should be the #1 attraction in Chatham! We were there about 2:00 pm on a cloudy Monday, just as a fishing boat pulled in to unload its day's catch of dogfish, flounder, and lobsters. It's the wholesale fish market where the boatmen sell their catch.
The seals and gulls hang around hoping for a dropped morsel. One of the seals very aggressively jumped on the edge of the boat as it pulled in and snagged a fish! We enjoyed watching the boatmen unload their boat and all the commercial activity. The town has done a great job of making it accessible to the public without being in the way of the work.
The attached photo shows the fishermen we watched unload their boat after they were done - in the picture they're preparing their nets for the next day.
Written September 12, 2022
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fcarr
Boston, MA281 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Either take away or eat outdoor on picnic tables it’s worth it for fresh seafood

Very busy to navigate with a small menu but excels in fresh seafood.
Fried seafood top notch but the star is their lobster roll. We’ve tried them all in Chatham but this one is the best and at a reasonable price vs. other restaurants

Try to pick a non-busy time to avoid the crush of people at the new pier building and to get a parking spot.
Overall worth the minor inconveniences
Written August 6, 2023
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Linda P
Ballston Spa, NY409 contributions
May 2022
The meals are excellent and large, but the viewing platform draws me in first. Quiet until the boats arrive to off load catch then the wildlife explodes. Do not get friendly with the birds or seals, they are in the mood to EAT, but stay clear above it all and enjoy the show. The working vessels and landscape are always great photos.
Written May 22, 2022
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