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What's Interest in or around Chatham?

Will be visiting for several days with old friends in Chatham later this week. Plan on taking them to the Chatham Bars Inn for dinner one evening to reciprocate. That will be our "nice" dinner but need suggestions for other more moderate spots for lunch and dinner. Know the Impudent Oyster and a couple of the other standards but not familiar with good places to try in town or within a short drive of Chatham. Would really appreciate your suggestions .

Thanks in advance

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  1. You may want to reconsider on your reciprocal dinner out and go to 28 Atlantic at the Wequassett instead. It's nearby and arguably the finest restaurant on the Cape. The Impudent and Squire are good choices in town. And many here like Vining's Bistro as well.

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy

      I concur, go to 28 Atlantic at Wequasset. I too love Buca's and Del Mar. Enjoy!!

    2. Besides Impudent Oyster, the Del Mar Bistro in Chatham has been one of our regular stops for this area of the Cape. Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse is another solid choice. It's right over the Chatham line in Harwich and has a grilled romaine salad that is a must-try. Had a rack of wild boar last summer that was delicious.
      We also hit Abba in Orleans a couple time each year. A little pricey but great food. I know they close down for the winter; don't know if they have reopened yet.
      Corner Store, Chatham is a very popular (and deservedly so) breakfast and lunch "take-out" establishment that offers paninis, burritos, sandwiches.
      We also like the Lazy Lobster in Chatham for lunch. I think they reopen for the season around now.

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      1. re: kneerobber

        All great recs. I can't believe I also forgot Hangar B Eatery at the airport for the best breakfast you may ever eat anywhere . Good casual lunch option also.

        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          2nd the Hangar B rec. Great breakfast that is worth the trip to the airport.

          1. re: gooch

            3rd Hangar B for brunch/lunch/breakfast....amazing...

      2. Sushi and fried seafood at the Chatham Fish Pier. Plus, you can check out the seals and buy some fresh fish to take home.

        1. Depending on the exact dates you will be there, Pisces is a great choice. They open for the season on 4/25.


          1. How's the Cape Sea Grille in Harwich Port?

            1. One more suggestion for now or future trips...L'allouette is a cute French bistro in Harwichport. Nice simple decor, roaring fire, great cocktails and wine list and good bistro food.

              1. 1. Chillingsworth
                2. Christian's

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                1. re: chaz

                  Chaz...is that a "Must Avoid" list?

                  Chillingsworth was good back in the 70s.And what is Christians? Never heard anyone speak of it?

                  1. re: CapeCodGuy

                    Christians (Chatham on the hill on the right) closed many years ago..I was at C'Worth last year..not a recommended spot at ALL. The place needs a facelift,..was not wowed at ALL.

                2. Prob 5+ years ago we went to a tiny, cozy restaurant in Brewster called Peddlers. We had a very good dinner, but just never made it back. I never hear anything about this place on Chow. Anyone have any recent reviews?

                  PS: this place is way off the beaten path, so much so that we drove past it 3 times on a dark night before finally locating it.

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                  1. re: foleyd7

                    went to Peddlers years ago...my friends (all locals) and I do not support the place..the owner was not customer friendly on two occasions I visited and the same experience for my friend...long story not worth repeating..