Pate's Restaurant

4.6
666 Reviews
$31 to $50
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From July 1st, 1957, there had been two owners of Pates, Cloyde Pate followed by the Gardner family of Chatham. Mr. Pate opened the doors to what would soon become one of Cape Cod’s most beloved restaurants. Once a cozy hamburger and ice cream stand, Pates grew to be a place of celebration, camaraderie, and community. From the bonds staff made during countless summer seasons, to the engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, and family gatherings, Pates has been a backdrop for exceptional moments and people.

We are honored to steward the next chapter of the Pates journey. A renovated space to create new memories and friends, Pates is still that very special place. With careful consideration, we have redefined this Chatham classic and are serving up an experience rooted in the best things in life: great food, good people, and lifelong memories.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 666 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Noise · Moderate
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KathyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food service outstanding will go again

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vipBostondiner
New England
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was wonderful. Extensive menu. Excellent food! Server Amy was a delight!!! She made us smile every time she came to the table. Thank you! A special night out.

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DeborahG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was the best part of our experience! A talented, efficient, knowledgeable and accommodating server. The food selection was diverse, and our selections were very good. No delays with the kitchen, everything came out timely and correctly prepared. The music was enjoyable but a bit too loud, the decor and vibe is terrific. Perfect place to meet up with old friends.

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Brooklinejeff
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome !!!!

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Nannyplus8
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready for us - no waiting. Decor is warm and welcoming - all employees had smiles on their faces and were very welcoming.

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WReater
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food we ate was creative and delicious. We chose not to have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner that was offered, but simply to order from the menu and we were glad we did. (The traditional offering seemed a bit unimaginative as compared to other offerings.) The staff all seemed to be quite busy in these days of short staffing and were each performing many functions. They were friendly, but we got no bread and several times had to work hard to catch our waiter's eye.

The decor was not to my personal liking -- video of a fire in a fireplace, and a football game playing silently on another screen.

Would recommend the food but with the caveats above about service and decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Noise level needs to be corrected over the winter. There must be something you can do.

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vipColleen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner for two. It was fantastic

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LornaC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We loved it. The dining room is bright and the back bar is fun.😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pate’s is a fantastic restaurant
The food is amazing
Chilean Sea Bass outstanding as was the Faroe Salmon.

We look forward to our next visit!

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vipTeddy
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to try Pate’s since it was taken over and renovated and decided to go on Thanksgiving day. We were very pleased with our decision. The restaurant is bright, clean and the tables are safely spaced for safety during the Covid pandemic. We were all very happy with our dinner choices. The traditional turkey dinner was delicious with enough for another meal. The cocktail menu is very impressive with more offerings than we’ve ever seen. Our server was friendly and efficient. We can’t wait to go back!

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EileenG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious. A great dining experience!

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KathyS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The drinks were delicious! The service was amazing!

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Plygirl
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Hard to pick a favorite appetizer or entree. They were all amazing. Go to Pate’s, you won’t regret it!

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AndreaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately for our 7pm reservation and enjoyed a delicious meal.

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DeborahH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Love the variety of the menu. Preparations are flavorful. Staff is welcoming and accommodating.

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vipChrisfromthecape
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Sword fish was over done veggies were too salty. Salmon wasn’t fresh it was very fishy. Cocktails were very nice.

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining excellence in every way! We were a party of 11 and we ALL
loved our food. Drinks were delicious and imaginative too. The was service was stellar!

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ShannonC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and the food tastes as great as the description! Fabulous service and excellent cocktails. We LOVE Pate's!!

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Rene
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The only reason I did not give five star is that my wife's birthday that I noted in the reservation was not acknowledged

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AlthePal
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked thru the door, we felt welcomed. Service was wonderful! And food was amazing; the portions are HUGE, bring your appetite or share. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful server. Could not have asked for a better experience.

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KennithB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent - except the noise level, it was a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. The service was great. Overall perfect date night out

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pate’s for my birthday and the atmosphere was beautiful!! I love the bar area and Jamie made me the most beautiful Hibiscus Lemon Drop- delicious as well! My husband got a swordfish dish and I got the Cod and fries- such a generous serving and delish!! We’ll certainly be back- thank you!!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect for a group dinner. The food was superb. Great wine list too. Our server, Megan was outstanding! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipAndreaR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pates last Saturday night for my father-in-law’s 80th birthday. This is the first time we have been. 100% impressed with food and service. We all got something different and every meal was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back in the near future!

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KristenD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply amazing. Definitely eat here if the opportunity presents itself.

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DonO
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure to add Pates to your restaurant rotation. It's excellent.

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vipDenise22
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise! The exterior doesn't look special but inside it's magnificent!
The menu options are varied and unique. Our dishes were delicious and we had the most vivacious waitress we've encountered in a long time!

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KathrynN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Meghan was the best part of our experience. She was so nice and had such a positive energy. The food was great and the atmosphere was lovely.

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CindyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and ambiance your restaurant provided and the service was excellent. Would definitely revisit your again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pate's is an absolute gem! The service is friendly, proficient, and professional!! The food is creative and delicious. Don't miss out on the Tuna Cones, they were exceptional. And that Banana Coconut Cream Pie.... YUMMMMMM!!

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KevinC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was helpful and friendly, food was served quickly and was extremely tasty!

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SBGC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Pate's much more because it was off season and not too crowded, which helped with the noise level. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had jimmy as our server. He was a awesome server. Service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent. The service was very good. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The service was a bit slow. But that was most likely due to staffing levels and not the fault of the servers. The restaurant was very noisy. At times it was hard to hear conversation at our own table. With that said. I would definitely visit Pate’s again. The food is with it!

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jackiem
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harvest salad and tso wings were fantastic appetizers!!

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WhitneyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in two weeks and I'm hooked. Delicious and creative menu with both exciting new offerings and great classics. I had the lobster kimchi tacos and my husband had the filet...and both were outstanding each time we dined there. We'll be going back often! Only down side is parking is limited...but I think they are working on it.

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Stormy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Great meal at a good price

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pate's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Pate's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 945-9777.

Pate's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.