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Bistro on Main

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593 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2275
+1 508-945-5033
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is slightly off the Main Street in Chatham, with an outdoor patio, nicely decorated dining room, and is adjacent to a lively raw bar. We've visited during high season (summer) and a nice secret to know is that there is free parking in a large lot behind the restaurant. We have had dinner inside and have enjoyed Happy... More 

Thank Eur0pe2013
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bistro on Main more than once on our short stay in Chatham. We loved their Oysters and lobster. Menu was creative, dishes good quality and tasty. Staff recognized us after one visted and were polite and friendly! We recommend this place!

Thank Ardistice
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The food was good, but definitely pricey. I ordered fish and everything on my plate was delicious. My husband ordered a steak medium and that night, the chef must have been off - first it came pretty much raw out of the fridge, then it came back as well done as it could be. Since we were paying around $40,... More 

Thank SouthEndTraveler
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We entered the restaurant based on its outdoor menu and were not disappointed. The food was delicious -- highly recommend the beef. The staff was both friendly and professional. Great food and experience!

Thank wantto777travel
White Plains, New York
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

NIce place, half restuarant, half raw bar, but you can order off either menu no matter where you're sitting. Comfortable setting, not formal. Salad appetizer was good and fresh but otherwise not special. My Portuguese baked scrod was excellent. Moist, full of flavor. Perhaps a bit pricey for the overall package, especially if you're bringing the family, but this is... More 

Thank Norman_Luxury_Yacht
Eastham, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Bistro on Main during restaurant week. There was a nice selection on the price fixe menu and the portions were very nice for the 35 dollar special three course dinner. The tuna tower and calamari appetizers were very good. The main courses we had were fine and we had a pleasant waitress with good service.

Thank psmilsky
New York, NY
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and it was alright. It seemed like more of a place to go for the raw bar (didn't open until late afternoon when we went) or for the dinner bar crowd. Our food was a little bit better than the standard restaurant in its class but the service left something to be desired.

Thank Natek3232
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were here for restaurant week and were not disappointed. They had a fixed price menu that offered 3 courses for $35. It was well worth it. They have a good wine and beer selection. The service was outstanding and I would recommend this restaurant highly.

Thank CapeCod1456
Albany, New York
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356 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We happen to be on the Cape during Restaurant Week and ate her the two nights we were Chatham. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent. Our calamari and tuna tower appetizers were delicious and plentiful. Our salmon entree with broccoli rabe and rice was very tasty. Also we had a wonderful server, Russell who was helpful and... More 

Thank Bob C
Royston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited during Chatham Restaurant week and opted for three course menu. Clam Chowder was excellent followed by two excellent entrees and desserts. The Scrod was superb as was the Torte and Brûlée. Well worth a visit

Thank Peter H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 593 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2275
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-945-5033

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