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Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar

593 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2275
+1 508-945-5033
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
593 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633-2275
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant with great food, very warm welcome with the added bonus of a nice bar area & pleasant barman. Would revisit

Thank Baileyboo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent visit to Chatham we stopped in to have dinner at Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar. I had Fish and Chips and clam chowder. My wife had linguine with clams. The food and service was okay. The clam chowder had to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.... but watch out for them trying to overcharge you! Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat here.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Right in town. Casual atmosphere with good standard seafood menu and some good local beers. Disappointed one night when they closed early, and we wanted to stop in just for dessert.

Thank smbonedoc
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

First we had lobster cakes which were loaded with lobster and most flavourful. My Wife had Clam Chowder which she raves about and I had smoked fish on toast - Loved it. The pan seared Tuna was the best Tuna I have had. Then came...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Three arrived for dinner. Wait staff was very cordial. Friend and I had Cod & Chips, while wife had the scallops. All meals were well presented and very good.

Thank BrianS612
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I live in Chatham. My family came for a visit and I decided to treat them to dinner at Bistro on Main. The server took at least 5 minutes to get over to us to start. She took our drink menu and took ten minutes...More

Thank Tracy S
Andrew B, Manager at Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Really sorry for what sounds like a terrible experience. If there is a way we can welcome you back for another shot, we'd appreciate the chance. As the chef, it hurts me to think you had eight sub par meals and I failed to deliver...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Great location, great food and great service, it all adds up to a delicious experience at this old rustic Inn. The manager and staff make it happen!

Thank CHR2013
Andrew B, Manager at Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

THank You! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Our group was given a hard time by the staff about occupying an outside table as we were splitting entrees. We did have quite a few drinks and that should have made up for it, but after all the angst about giving us this table,...More

Thank 973B
Andrew B, Manager at Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Sorry for your bad experience! There is no excuse for overcooked pasta and I am not sure how it happened but all pastas have been cooked by me, the Chef, since reading this review and it wont happen again. Because of our location and being...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

This restaurant is set back from the main road close to the parking lot. We ate outside which lended itself to a more casual experience than sitting inside would have. There were plenty of children and dogs on the outdoor patio. The food and service...More

Thank MarieGTravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
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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The Bistro on Main and Chatham Raw Bar is the latest incarnation of local restaurateur, Steve Vining, located in the heart of Chatham’s Main Street. Since 1991, we continue to bring together fresh food, fine wine, and good friends. We pride ourselves on using locally sourced ingredients to create delicious meals from coastal cuisines to Mediterranean dishes, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Whether you choose to sit in our dining room, outdoor patio, or nautical-inspired Raw Bar, we offer a quality selection of premium spirits, wines, beers and local food prepared and beautifully presented by our friendly, veteran staff in a relaxed and intimate setting. Executive Chef, Timothy O'Brien, invites you to taste his eclectic menu with influences from around the globe.
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