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Things to do in Chatham

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“The best bar in town! It is casual, fun and gets really busy....but it has everything - the food is great, fantastic juke box, live entertainment on weekends and summer nights, the bartenders are awesome and there are video games for the kids. It is very family friendly...this is the place to go!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“An active coast guard area, you can't usually tour the lighthouse but you can get rather close to see the building and the great overlook onto the beach and water below. They have some cool displays about different coast guard rescues and the trip the pilgrims took (before they landed in plymouth). This spot is great for sun rises if you get up early or even great colors at sunset (as the sun sets behind you).”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great seafood, salads, burgers, try the "snowball" or the caramel brownie for dessert. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Resort
“Worth the 25 minute drive. Fun spot to enjoy views is the ocean and relax with a beverage. A must!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“All the beautiful people go here! Very nice sushi selection, cool atmosphere. Not great for kids.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Fish Market
“We come here all the time ....you can get just caught seafood to cook at home or they do takeout for fried seafood, chowder, etc. You can watch the boats coming in with their catches and lots of seals swimming around. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bistro
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“We LOVE Del Mar! The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very cozy. Reservations are necessary or you can put your name at the bar and wait for seats there. You won’t be disappointed.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Grab a bite and a drink before or after a show. Truffle fries are a must have! Nice spot for bite and a movie, or just a bite. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beach
“A fantastic beach to spend time on, but ride share to get there, as parking is tough.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Vey close by. We have never prepared a meal for a large gathering that did not require a last minute trip to Chatham Market. Chatham Market is a modern, clean, well stocked small grocery market. It is not a farm stand/novelty market. It's a bit pricier than the local Super Stop and Shop but when the meal is on the stove, being two minutes away instead of twelve makes all the difference. We are thankful to have Chatham Market so close by.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful resort nearby with multiple dining options. The outdoor grill is beautiful in the warm months.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Walking-trail maps, exhibits & hands-on games in the visitor center of a wildlife refuge. NIce walk to the beach. Facilities are open year round. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“Happening counter-serve hub featuring sandwiches, custom burritos & whoopie pies in cheery digs. Address: 1403 Old Queen Anne Rd, Chatham, MA 02633”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Open 7 am - 2 pm. Eat at Chatham Airport and watch planes fly as you enjoy thoughtfully sourced gourmet breakfast & lunch fare. This place is great!! Outside seating with some small play structures for kids. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Call ahead for reservations, books up fast! This place is great for farm to table of local seafood, and fresh local vegetables. Very quaint setting, great friendly staff! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Our favorite stop in Chatham. If you like chocolates and fudge, you'll love this place. They offer free samples of their different types of fudge. Yummy!!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The best bar in town! It is casual, fun and gets really busy....but it has everything - the food is great, fantastic juke box, live entertainment on weekends and summer nights, the bartenders are awesome and there are video games for the kids. It is very family friendly...this is the place to go!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood, salads, burgers, try the "snowball" or the caramel brownie for dessert. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“All the beautiful people go here! Very nice sushi selection, cool atmosphere. Not great for kids.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bistro
“We LOVE Del Mar! The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very cozy. Reservations are necessary or you can put your name at the bar and wait for seats there. You won’t be disappointed.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Burrito Place
“Happening counter-serve hub featuring sandwiches, custom burritos & whoopie pies in cheery digs. Address: 1403 Old Queen Anne Rd, Chatham, MA 02633”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Open 7 am - 2 pm. Eat at Chatham Airport and watch planes fly as you enjoy thoughtfully sourced gourmet breakfast & lunch fare. This place is great!! Outside seating with some small play structures for kids. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Call ahead for reservations, books up fast! This place is great for farm to table of local seafood, and fresh local vegetables. Very quaint setting, great friendly staff! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bistro
“A family run casual eatery with wood fired pizza, sandwiches . Try the arancini risotto balls..mmmm”
  • 7 locals recommend

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