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Vining's Bistro

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595 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2273
(508) 945-5033
Wed - Sun 5:30 am - 9:00 am
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Albany, New York
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296 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a light meal so opted to eat at the bar. It was a perfectly good idea. Our server, Jules A was wonderful. She has a great personality and is very attentive to the needs of those served. My wife enjoyed her mussels diablo. I got the fish and chips and was not disappointed. My after dinner courvoisier vs... More 

Thank bclooch
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now called Main Street Bistro and moved downstairs and in the back still just off Main Street. Terrific dinner, we had fish, chicken and ravioli. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the Clams Balboa were a big hit for our appetizer! Nice spot in Chatham for dinner.

Thank 88CitySlicker88
Spring Lake, Michigan
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

It was a late night dinner but the place was still busy. It took a little while to get seated. The staff seemed confused about where to seat people and who was going to serve each table. Our waiter also seemed a little off. Not terrible or anything but just not quite up to snuff. The food was pretty good.... More 

Thank WFBFamily
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

As a loyal customer of the original Vinings Bistro for 20 years, (when it was above Carmines), I was hopeful that not too much would change when it moved to it's new location across the parking lot. Well, I was sadly disappointed. Most of my favorite dishes are no longer on the menu, and the atmosphere is a mere shadow... More 

Thank Bill_G100
Weston, Connecticut
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were disappointed by this bistro. I add salt to many of my dishes. However, the linguine and clams was almost inedible. Way too salty. The salads, mussels, crab cakes were very good. We will not return to this restaurant.

Thank RL987654
South Egremont, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

It's not called Vining's Bistro anymore, it's now the Bistro on Main St. and the food is outstanding. We had reservation and there were still a few tables available, but the place was filling up fast as we left. They also have an outdoor patio which is beautiful. The have a lot of seafood on the menu, naturally, but also... More 

Thank Harry G
Cape Cod
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

We sat at the bar and ordered great littlenecks, salads and apps. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Would definitely go back!

Thank foodloveroncape
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We pretty much picked this place at random. It is a plain looking place with a raw oyster bar. The menu is varied with a number of daily specials. I had the ciopino which was very good. The service is efficient and friendly. The background music was fantastic, old hippie protest songs from the sixties and seventies. Overall, an enjoyable... More 

Thank Frank S
Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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277 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice meal. The sword fish was prepared just as a ask. It melted in my mouth. The portions are a nice size and the favors where right on. The server was on top of it with great suggestions and a very pleasant personality.

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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress literally spoilt our evening, when we arrived and she came to serve us, no introduction, reluctant to explain the menu and treated us as though we were stupid when we asked the meanings of the words poke, scrod- baby cod etc. Our starters were delicious, smoked salmon and tuna poke, basically a tuna tartar, but we got no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French, International
Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
5:30 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2273
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: (508) 945-5033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?