Del Mar Bistro
When it comes to Chatham restaurants, Del Mar Bistro absolutely nails it in every way. Located directly across the street from our Chatham inn, Del Mar Bistro has an unexpected industrial chic vibe. Suspended over the bar are striking light fixtures that were custom created by Michael Magyar, the renowned Cape Cod glass artist. Just past the bar is the open kitchen where the chef works her magic. The menu features imaginative boat-to-table seafood dishes such as local littlenecks and spicy linguica steamed with saffron and fresh herbs, thin-crust gourmet pizzas, and several gluten-free items. Craft cocktails and an extensive wine list round out this unforgettable dining experience.
Also located within an easy walk from our Chatham hotel is the Red Nun Bar & Grill. This classic New England pub takes its name for the “red nun buoy,” a marker at sea that guides boaters home, and it’s an apt moniker for a casual eatery that feels like, well, home. The half-pound burgers, made with a blend of short rib, brisket and sirloin, are the stuff of legend, as are the fried whole-belly clams, and fish and chips. Add a locally brewed craft beer and you’ll be in pub-grub heaven. Red right return (Google it)!
Chatham Filling Station
Just around the corner from the Chatham Highlander Village Inn is the Chatham Filling Station, which bills itself an American roadside diner. Stepping into this retro eatery is like stepping back in time. Vintage memorabilia fills the walls, and rib-sticking comfort food will fill your belly. The Filling Station Breakfast Sandwich, with an egg, avocado and bacon jam on a house-made biscuit, is flat-out fabulous, as are the omelets and pancakes. On the lunch menu, you’ll find salads, burgers (one even has the bacon jam!), a decadent grilled Rueben, and house-made soups. Breakfast is served all day, perfect for those who love to sleep in on vacation.
If you’re looking for local color, you’ll find it at the Chatham Squire. Located in the heart of the village, less than a mile from our Chatham inn, this pub has earned superstar status among Chatham restaurants. With a menu that ranges from fish and chips to ahi tuna poke nachos, and a cast of regulars that includes rugged fishermen and world-famous authors, all of whom are typically clad in well-worn outdoor apparel regardless of the season, the Squire is a delightful contradiction in terms. Whether you grab a cup of chowder and a draft beer at the bar or sit down to a full dinner in the laid-back dining room, this is a must-visit Chatham spot.
Across the street and around the corner from the Squire is the Impudent Oyster, yet another stalwart of the Chatham restaurant scene. For decades, “The Oyster,” as it’s commonly referred to, has provided diners with a beguiling blend of rustic meets refined, with the décor offering an upscale vintage feel and the menu a showcase of creativity. The Devils on Horseback, bacon-wrapped Cape scallops served on toast points with a lemon herb sauce, is a classic, signature dish, as are the oysters Rockefeller, and sole and crab Francaise. More recent additions on the adventurous menu include blistered shishito and pan-seared Brussels sprouts, and Panang red curry.
Bluefins Sushi & Sake Bar
It’s not a trip to the Cape without indulging in some seafood, and the extensive sushi offerings at Bluefins will definitely do the trick. Should a fellow diner express their dislike of raw fish, fear not; there are ample offerings for those who prefer their food cooked. In addition to seafood galore, the lengthy menu at this Chatham restaurant includes a host of vegetarian dishes. Those seeking gluten-free fare will also find plenty of options. A thoughtful cocktail and sake menu, and live music on weekends round out the fun at Bluefins.
Stars at Chatham Bars Inn
For an unforgettable evening of dining, whether for date night or a family dinner, Stars at Chatham Bars Inn will not disappoint. Set in the main portion of the resort, the Victorian-era inn, this high-end dining space offers incredible views of Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The menu at Stars changes frequently, which allows the chef to incorporate seasonal ingredients. Expect seafood landed earlier in the day at the Chatham Fish Pier, and produce harvested each morning from the inn’s own eight-acre farm.
Looking for exquisitely prepared food served in casual surroundings? Look no further than Pisces, housed in a historic home with distinctive yellow clapboard siding, in South Chatham. With just 40 seats, this chef-owned restaurant fills up quickly, so making reservations a must. The Mediterranean-inspired menu relies heavily on locally sourced ingredients, and includes flavorful seafood dishes and hearty pasta offerings, all of which are prepared with a whimsical touch. While the food at Pisces is seriously fabulous, the restaurant never takes itself too seriously, and for that, we love it.
Mom & Pop’s Burgers
In the case of this Chatham restaurant, the name kind of says it all. Mom & Pop’s is a casual kind of place where burgers are the specialty. The hand-cut fries are also pretty spectacular. Order at the counter, grab a locally brewed beer from the cooler, and find a seat. Within a few minutes, you’ll be presented with a carnivore’s delight: a perfectly cooked burger of epic proportions. Extra napkins are a must for these juicy creations.
Chatham Pier Fish Market
Topping many lists of things to do in Chatham is a visit to the Chatham Pier and Fish Market. The pier is home to one of the largest commercial fishing fleets in New England, and some the seafood brought into port each day makes its way onto the menu at the clam shack next door. Part fish market, part restaurant, the menu has all the classics on offer: fried clams, lobster rolls, fish and chips, lobster bisque, you name it. Grab a clam roll, find a place to sit, and take in the views of the singular spot. No trip to Cape Cod is complete without a meal like this
Marion's Pie Shop
Marion's Pie Shop was established in 1947. Marion would sell homemade Chicken Pot Pies right from her own kitchen in Chatham. It was several years later that the bakery was built right next door to her home. Over the years a large array of Fresh fruit Pies were added, as well as Savory Pies. A Catering division was added in 2007 and they have had the pleasure of catering many pre and post nuptial brunches as well as many summer gatherings. From cocktail parties, plated dinners, to farewell brunches.
Knots Landing Bar & Grill
The Malitas family are pleased to announce they've opened a new restaurant. Brother and Sister Philip and Sophia Malitas had the desire to own a restaurant for over 30 years. They opened New England Pizza in 1987 and have been serving the town of Chatham ever since.
With a love for the community and when the opportunity arose they purchased as well as totally renovated what is now known as Knots Landing Bar & Grill located at 1077 Main Street in Chatham. The dream of owning an upscale restaurant that is casual and family friendly has come true!
Please stop by Knots Landing lunch or dinner to try our amazing cuisine and don't forget to bring the family.
The Talkative Pig
Chef Jeff Mitchell is proud to serve Mediterranean-inspired dishes made from fresh ingredients and traditional family recipes. From our pizza dough and cheese to our delicious desserts, each menu item is crafted carefully by hand at the restaurant. We hope you will enjoy our food as much as we enjoy sharing it with you and your family!
At the Talkative Pig, we're committed to supporting local farms and businesses. We are proud to partner with many of our Cape Cod and New England favorites, check the board at the bar for the growing list of our partners.