Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn
Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn

Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chathambarsinn.com/
  • Phone: 5089456872
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Cole
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For more information about conferences and catering go to www.chathambarsinn.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaview Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn
Cozy dining. Perfect for a casual meal. What could be more inviting than an authentic New England-style tavern? Sacred Cod at the Chatham Bars Inn is cozy and comfortable, warm and welcoming with its rustic vaulted ceiling, brass chandelier and timeworn wood-paneled walls. Enjoy a cocktail and appetizers at the massive old-style bar, or pull up a table and enjoy hale and hearty New England favorites such as lobster pie or fresh fish from the Chatham Pier.
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Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (16)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (8)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (4)romantic (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Food & service good. Not
    gatsbyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Food & service good. Not a great place for an early dinner. Lots of people in the bar on their CELL PHONES - speaking very loudly with no regards to those of us dining. It was also a playroom for children. There was a large group with at least 6 loud & active children. These kids were allowed to roam the dining room yelling & playing with their toys. Their parents said nothing as they moved away from their table and ventured closer to our side of the dining room. We had sip our wine & dine while listening & watching these kids run around and play. Their parents were oblivious to them! NOT A GREAT CHOICE.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'd hoped this would be best
    eDitsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    I'd hoped this would be best of mid-cape given the reputation of the Inn. Meal was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not too much to say except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Not too much to say except we were very happy with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tavern Food at CBI not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Chatham Bars Inn is one of my favorite venues for dining, views, ambiance, and service. The food, especially the clam bake buffets, is usually excellent; however, I was not impressed with the food at the tavern in aug 2012. Seems like there was a Tabla trained chef and most dishes in my party of 6 were not well received. Plank salmon was good but all else was fair. Too bad. Should stick with more traditional fare until they get the basics down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Tavern at the Chatham
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    The Tavern at the Chatham Bars Inn is a pretty place but do not go there if you don't like kids everywhere running around and really not well behaved! The food, however, for a tavern is very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is important to know that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    It is important to know that we ate dinner here, when Chatham had a brownout, of power. High humidity, and little air conditioning, if any. We called, and were told there was power, but arrived, and they were having problems. We chose to stay and make the best of a beautiful resort, and wonderful food. We are still able to have a nice dinner. Food was delicious. Waitstaff attentive. Ambiance to the surroundings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amylsimmons
    Foodiefromnyc
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The cod tavern is a beautiful spot at a gorgeous hotel that doesn't feel the need to make their menu sing since they have so many captive guests. The food is fine and and service the same. It was a casual spot to Wat h the Olympics at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Was disappointed with the meal. I don't mind paying top dollar for a good meal, ours was very average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Awesome service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Food was great. Service, even better. We had a 5 o'clock dinner reservation. Lots of young, and loud children, around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was alright but unfortunat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    The food was alright but unfortunately the waiter spilled a whole plate down my husband's vest. Rather than removing both plates to allow us to have our dinner together, he left me to eat on my own while my husband was waiting for his food. Time was too short to have the vest cleaned, the only effort the restaurant made was the fact that we did not have to pay for the one dish that was spilled. A very poor way of making up for a spoilt evening!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a worthy lunch or
    dddddVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    This is a worthy lunch or dinner stop if you prefer something casual, especially if you're a guest at the hotel. Clam chowder & pizzas were delicious! Pizza special for the evening was chicken with a mango BBQ sauce sprinkled with fresh blueberries....yes, blueberries. Crazy combo, but it totally worked & was a delicious slice of summer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was terrific---lobster
    midwyfe
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    The food was terrific---lobster roll and fresh pasta. A bit pricey and the dining room is a bit stuffy. Terrific service. We switched to the porch for dessert to enjoy the great view. Frozen lemon creme-brulee w/blueberry and basil compote was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect summer haunt! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Perfect summer haunt! We took our 24 year old daughter, as a first time visitor to the outer cape and the food was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little pricey but the food
    Russ
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    A little pricey but the food and service were very good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a reservation for 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    We had a reservation for 7 PM. There was only one other party in the restaurant at the time. It was a large party with 6 children under 10 and the hostess sat us at the table right next to it. They were on desert so we took the table offered and sat down. Dinner was fine, the food was good and the service was adequate until it came time for the check. after dropping off desert menus we didn't see our waitress for ten minutes. I flagged down another waitress and asked for our check. We were told that our waitress was tied up with a large party on the other side of the room. We got the check and waited another ten minutes for the check to be processed. The restaurant was not busy, there was no reason for the delay in delivering the bill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late reservation. Seemed the
    scrwabash
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Late reservation. Seemed the staff was anxious to wrap it up, so the service suffered a bit. Food was fine. Good wine list, with some good values.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The clam chowder and bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    The clam chowder and bread were wonderful. The entrees were small and lacked flavor. Wine starts at $10.00 - glass for house wine : I would not go back for entrees.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scratch Another off the List
    Jesamondo
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    Food was expensive and mediocre at best. First and last visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    Very good food and atmosphere. A bit pricey for what you get though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our reservations were for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Our reservations were for the Tavern and not the main dining room. I didn't realize this when I made the Open Table reservations. We have eaten in the dining room before, and it is much nicer than the Tavern- a much better view. The waitress might have pointed out that the swordfish meal came with a lot of leafy greens. I would not have ordered a salad, -which was more leafy greens. My wife did a dixie at the foot of the outside stairway. The curb to the driveway is painted with a wide white stripe, making it difficult for older people to judge the depth of the curb cut. She did phone the restaurant and informed the manager of her fall and complain about the tricky curb situation.
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  • Great chowder and seafood,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Great chowder and seafood, lobster nachos were fantastic. We ate in the bar side and had a great view of the Bruins game too ! Very friendly service and good choices for kids. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to the hype...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    The host was great, he was friendly and engaging. The waitress was so slow and inattentive. There were so many people working there and I could see no reason for the delays and rare sitings of the waitress. The food was sub-par. My childs burger was black but we waited so long for the food to arrive we couldn't stand to wait for a replacement burger. My chicken dish was bland and way over priced for beans and roasted chicken, it lacked in every way. Then when we were done...we waited and waited and waited for the bill of the over-priced food. Needless to say we cancelled our reservations for the rest of the weekend and gave our business to other local establishments.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, a little pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Great food, a little pricey. The hotel is beautiful and right on the beach. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After we were seated at our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    After we were seated at our table,the hostess seated a family of four with very young children right next to us(tables were 2 feet apart). We asked to be moved to a more private area and were moved to a casual (Sub place like)wooden table and chairs area. For the price we paid for the drinks and meal, it was a rip off
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality facilities. Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Quality facilities. Over priced wine & food. Service was slow and irregular.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Price was high for a tavern Serv
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Price was high for a tavern Service could have been better
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We recently stayed at the
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    We recently stayed at the Chatham Bars Inn and dined at the Tavern - delicious food!!!! I have nothing but great things to say about the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trying too hard and failing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Lovely dining room, excellent ingredients but the Chef did not seem to know what to do with them. Main dishes the equivalent of a music mashup. Slow service. Terrible wine list. Some decent choices but not enough variety in wines or price points. Overloaded with California Chardonnays, for example, but overlooking France. If you have to eat here, keep it simple and have a beer.
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  • Bad food at high prices
    DougRVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    The food was terrible. I sent back my soup as it was so salty it was in edible. The rest of the meal was just soso, not a lot of flavor or a wow experience. A third-grader could do better. The place is beautiful, now you need a chef of the same caliber. Oh and it's crazy expensive for bad food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Inn fell short of being
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    The Inn fell short of being what it used to be on many levels; the staff were exceptionally nice. The food was VERY disappointing----from the Tavern to the Christmas buffet, where quantity was confused with quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was very good and staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    food was very good and staff was fabulously conscientious and thoughtful! What a great location
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been to CBI Tavern many
    NicknameHereVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Have been to CBI Tavern many times. Atmosphere is more relaxed than their formal dining room, and the food comes from the same kitchen! Seating can be tight, as we noticed while watching staff navigate the long way around some tables to get to others, but that just means the place is busy because it's SO good. Couldn't tell if there was background music, but views from the resort cannot be beat - take a long, slow walk around the facility both before dinner and after... you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food has declined since we
    HerbertVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2011
    Food has declined since we were there last year--it was a mediocre meal, and last year was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Upscale Family Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2011
    Dined with 3 generations, 7o+ year old grandmother, 40+ mother and 13 year old girl, and we all loved it. The asparagus appetizer is terrific, as is the baked manicotti, muscles in white wine (though there should have been more broth), prime rib (succulent) and pasta Bolognese. We opted to order the "room service" chocolate cake instead of anything on the desert menu, which was to die for. Made for a great candle vehicle for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent atmosphere--terrific
    BobEspo
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    Excellent atmosphere--terrific tavern room. The food was also excellent--the service, however, was less than excellent. Waitress was not very attentive--gone for long periods of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    We were seated between two groups of 8 and at times it was almost impossible to carry on a conversation. There were also several tables with young children that added to the noise. The prices were a high and the food was nothing special. The wine list was a major disappointment with no moderate priced bottles and the wines by the glass were overpriced as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud, with lots of families,
    RobiesloveVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    Loud, with lots of families, decent food Oysters were dry, heirloom salad has nondescript tomatoes and iceberg lettuce The daily special of cod with vegetables was good, and do were the lobster corn beignettes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible food, tacky atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Horrible food, tacky atmosphere. What was once a fine tavern is now a tourist spot.
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  • We had booked the Tavern for
    Decayb
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    We had booked the Tavern for lunch, as other venues at CBI were not available, but it was a beautiful day and no one was inside. We went down to the outdoor seating area near the water. They seated us right away, but the prices were high for lunch fare - $16 - 23 - and the portions were small. My wife had the poached lobster salad ($18) and while she enjoyed it, it was really not sufficient for lunch. My fish tacos ($16) were pretty good - mahi-mahi in a chipotle mayo. Nice spot outdoors, but poor value outweighed the location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great breakfast and lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/16/2011
    great breakfast and lunch ,dinner was not much to pick from clam dish a little salty, would skip dinner there
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet