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“Great Location - Average Fare”
Review of Mattakeese Wharf

Mattakeese Wharf
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Barnstable
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Mattakeese Wharf is a SEASONAL (May4 to October21 ) waterfront restaurant on Cape Cod, MA since 1968. We serve fresh, local seafood including lobsters, steaks, chicken, and some Italian specialties. There is no better romantic sunset view while dining on the Cape than here at Mattakeese Wharf. See the sunset slideshow on our website with many photos contributed by diners. We are open late April through mid October. Mattakeese Wharf is located next to a whale watching boat so we are a natural destination after your day on the water with the whales. We offer a full bar and live entertainment during the summer season... a great place to watch the Sox games! We serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week plus Brunch on Sundays. We are open during the season(May 4 - Oct.21) from 11:30am until 9 in the evening. Check our website for info!
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Some touristy places just rely on their location too much. Definitely the case here. Situated right on the pier at Barnstable Harbor, this restaurant appears to offer an evening of fine seafood dining as a complement to the seaside view. It doesn't deliver. Part of the problem is found in the considerable size of the place. It gives the feeling of an over-sized hall that just doesn't have enough staff to keep up with the tourist hordes seeking that special ocean meal. There is an over-reliance on fried fish - the type of meal that you can get at any of the seafood "shacks" on Cape Cod. We started with the clam chowder and got a kind of "McDonald's" version of this soup - bland and floury. However, we have been here several times and there is always a crowd. So one has to understand there will always be a new-tourist demand for average food in a great location.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I went with a friend for a few drinks and lunch at the bar.

Restaurant Experience:
Restaurant Capacity at time of visit: At or about 50% patron capacity
Service: Jim my "bartender" was far from inviting.........Slow.......Inattentive
Food: cape cod Ruben & fish tacos........... Bland.......... over priced.
Decor: "Hurricane Aftermath Nautical"
Parking: Valet Only........ Quick.

I regret going here and will not revisit.

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Thank wakkaw
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have been to the Mattakeese Wharf several times.

It's a great place to view the sunset and grab some tasty seafood.

My only complaint is that it is a busy restaurant. The acoustics aren't great for those who are hard of hearing. Be prepared to yell across the table at your neighbors.

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Thank Cambridge_Crab85
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant with a bay view in the Barnstable/Yarmouth area. After reading bad reviews on TripAdvisor for Harbor Point and Anthony's Cummaquid, we decided to go to Mattakeese Wharf. What a great choice! We arrived a tad early & were able to get a prime seat in a corner table with definitely one of the best water-views in the restaurant. The sun was initially quite glaring over the water. There were shades we could have lowered, but we didn't want to spoil the view. It was well worth it, as we got to watch the sun sink down during out meal, leaving just moments before sunset for a quick walk on the nearby beach.

While the view was stellar, the food was great too. Hubby had the stuffed lobster, which was the most expensive item on the menu, but HUGE and delicious. I had the Filet Mignon, but prepared with the cabernet demi glace they use on another steak and it was wonderful. We enjoyed a bottle of wine that was very reasonably priced for a restaurant of this caliber.

Our waitress was pleasant & attentive, but also respected our interest in having a romantic meal--a subtle thing that we appreciated.

We will definitely be back the next time we are on the Cape.

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Thank mellot
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had some freinds in from out of town so we went to Mattakeese wharf! The view is great! However plan on being very hot in the restaurant! They do not use A/C! Bugs flying in and out of windows, it's kinda gross!

On to the food and drinks! Cocktails are weak! You will get the legal pour! Food is average, its warm but its basically like eating cafeteria style food. If you have ever eaten at a Luby's you will know what Im talking about when I say it cafeteria style.

Waitress was pleasant, definitely overrated in my opinion. Don't dress up and plan on sweating with bugs flying in and out! FYI I weigh 160 and Im 5'9" Just so you don't think Im sweating bc Im over weight! Good luck

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Thank wayne h
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