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Mattakeese Wharf

) #3 of 6 Restaurants in Barnstable €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
271 Millway, OPENING May 5, 2017 for the season, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
+1 508-362-4511
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (36 reviews)
“great view” (27 reviews)
“sunset” (71 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
271 Millway, OPENING May 5, 2017 for the season, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
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Reviewed yesterday

Very good food and service. No many guests eating. The menu items were a little pricey for lunch. The menu items listed online were different from the menu at the restaurant.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We're locals who look forward to visiting the Mattakeese Wharf Restaurant every year. This is a laid back, classic Cape Cod dining experience. The baked stuffed lobster is the best plate of its kind on the Cape, and the desserts are fantastic. GF options are...More

Thank CapeCodDiamonds
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd save this place for a nice sunny day when you can watch the boats coming and going. It's right on the water - so great location for the view. They have a dinner menu and then a sandwich / pub type menu which we...More

Thank chloeAnnville
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been going to the restaurant for almost 50 years. There was a period of time when the quality varied greatly. Perhaps,it was the different chefs they employed since it is a seasonal restaurant. However, in recent years it has been uniformly good. The...More

1  Thank Fred T
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My title says it all. It's a beautiful location on Barnstable Harbor. It's a great place for a drink to have a drink, watch the boats come in, sunset; the food is good, but average. No surprises here.

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First off, the food was good so I'm not complaining at all. However, with all the build up people had done in recommending this place, I was expecting to be blown away. The water views at sunset were amazing but that was the best part...More

Thank anthonyveloso
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a restaurant in a great location with an excellent water view and formerly excellent food. We have been going to the Mattakeese Wharf restaurant for many, many years. Recently, they added (very unnecessary) valet parking. When we protested, the attendant said we could...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We started with the homemade potato chips and they were delicious. We all had the fried haddock and it was very good. The view is amazing. Beautiful sunset. Our waitress was friendly and the service was good. Would have liked to go again but they...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We didn't think so many restaurants would be closed on a Monday and so ended up here by default. We should have turned around when we walked in and there were only 4 tables occupied, but we were hungry. The evening was cool and the...More

1  Thank MomRocco
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A dear friend almost 90 wanted to take us here in memory of her long departed husband who loved it. The view is beautiful but the food left a lot to be desired. Our host and I had the $29 seafood special which was not...More

Thank NewHampshirereviewer
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Do you allow dogs on the outside patio? Thank you.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Grammie321 | Reviewed this property |
There is no outside patio, it is an enclosed porch overlooking the water. Not sure about dogs; have never seen any there. However, if it is a certified service dog I do not think they can refuse. Suggest you call the... More
Do you provide lunch for large groups traveling together? I am hosting an international family reunion in August 2016 (not 2015) and there would probably be 2 charter buses with 100+ coming from Falmouth, probably arriving from Sandwich around 1 pm. Do you have special menus for groups? I look forward to hearing from you.
14 March 2015|
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Response from MacManCapeCod | Property representative |
Please call the restaurant 508-362-4511 as soon as possible. Depending on the date, they may be able to accommodate you. But please call asap. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Millway, OPENING May 5, 2017 for the season, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Barnstable
  • Phone Number: +1 508-362-4511
  • E-mail
Reopening May 5, 2017. Mattakeese Wharf is a SEASONAL 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 from 11:30am until well into the evening.... depending on how busy we are, roughly 10-11pm.