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Chatham Pier and Fish Market

Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
+1 508-945-3474
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“lobster roll” (63 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“fishing boats” (79 reviews)
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham, MA
+1 508-945-3474

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best lobster roll and freshest fish on the Cape. Literally from the boat to you. Parking can be tough but be patient, you're on vacation

Thank michael m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was fun, my daughter saw the seals, some local cod were caught. It was a nice local flavor. I would come back.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with the family for dinner and enjoyed watching the seals in the bay. The fish and chips looked amazing but our daughter has coeliac disease and they were unable to offer anything gluten free. Very sadly had to eat elsewhere.

Thank Mozartman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a quick stop, but worth the hassle of finding a place to park and the pungent smell of fish. The view from the pier is lovely, with boats coming in and out of the harbor, birds everywhere, and whimsical harbor seals rolling around...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw seals...need I say more? We were there on a day that it torrentially rained. When we go there the fishermen were already gone. There were still seals swimming around. We walked on the beach a bit and saw the seal colony. So amazing....More

Thank Klineyqueen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had never seen a working fish market and this was a real treat for the whole family! Very friendly staff answered questions and fantastic food to boot!

Thank Paulgromdrayton
Reviewed 6 days ago

Who'd have thought that watching fishing boats come in with their 'catch of the day' could be so entertaining! We loved watching the seals swimming around the boats, waiting for their lunch! Speaking of lunch, there is a small take-out restaurant with a few picnic...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great spot to see lots of seals as they beg for scraps from the fishing boats. Lots of dead fish, for sure. Also, excellent lobster rolls. It really is a unique sight to behold. Plus, they will steam and crack fresh lobster for you. We...More

Thank eluper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous way to understand how freshly caught fish is landed and taken to market. The professional fisherman are happy to talk about their catch and what they do and what happens the fish once it leaves the pier. The seals hang around...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the fishing docks to watch the fishermen unload their catches. We were overwhelmed ... had no idea there were that many fish in the sea to be caught! And eaten! The stank of the docks is something some people will have trouble...More

Thank ClevelandBill
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Susan V
18 September 2016|
Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
Barcliff Avenue, Chatham
Annette B
10 September 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.