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Chapin's Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
+1 508-385-7000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (37 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
“clams” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 00:30 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We came here for the last meal out, during our Cape Cod vacation. There are not a lot of good selections in the Dennis area. Upon pulling in, all parking was valet. It was rather chaotic when we first pulled in. Then we had around...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Leik77
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant/bar has low priced specials in the shoulder months. Last time I was there I ordered a fried oyster po’boy which was fantastic and generous. Their lobster pie and Cobb salads are great. Occasionally they have shellfish farmers shucking right there. They close after...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sekonthecape
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Chapin's is a standard for us with at least 2 visits during our week-long stay on the Cape. This time we were disappointed on both visits. The Fish and chips were under-cooked and no lobster was available. The bar is great, the service is decent,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We attended as a group of 8 friends for dinner. Though the atmosphere was nice, the service and food was sub par. Three of the drinks ordered were forgotten on the first round. Though this was corrected, it was an auspicious start to the evening....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank idahogirly
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My husband and I gave Chaplin’s a second chance after a poor experience last summer! Today, Labor Day, 2018, we were looking forward to a night out on our own! We arrived at Chapins around 6:30! No Valet required! Plenty of seats at the bar!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AnneMarieMahoney
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great place and food. Nice days head outside to seat or ha big by the back bar. Great for a family dinner. The Hot Lobster Roll is the best. 1 lb of broiled lobster. You can’t beat it. The kids love the kids menu. Great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johngallarello
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for beers and burgers. All the draft beer was $9 per glass. The going rate on the Cape is $5-7. Even $7 plus tip is high. Burgers were ok and prepared correctly, medium rare. But not grass fed nor hormone free. Hand...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank capecodwahine
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had high hopes for the restaurant because of all the positive reviews. We did not like it at all. The clam chowder was all potato and flour with very few clams. The 30$ hot lobster roll was all dry claw meat with no flavor....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank schlossb
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there last night. Had been before and it was great, but last night was very disappointing. Got the lobster bisque and there was not one chunk of lobster in it. Then I ordered surf and turf which consisted of 3 tough steak tips...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank naw444
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Parking with "Valet" service is annoying. Food is ok, but when crowded during the summer, the restauarant is noisy, especially the bar area. Food seems to us to be a bit overpriced. Just a beach spot for tourists going to Chapin and Bayview beaches.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carlcopp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-385-7000
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