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Pate's Restaurant, Chatham, MA

Pate's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 945-9777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Silvestri

  • Neighborhood

    Chatham

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,287 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Hot Spot

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Most Booked

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  1. DL

    DLBCJ

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Heather was an amazing server and just sooo pleasant. It wasn’t too crowded so the noise level was low. Food is delish and the choices are many.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pate’s is a wonderful place for dinner. The service and food is always excellent! I highly recommend it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Will definitely go back!
  4. RR

    RalphR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant. The food was outstanding. But the best part was seeing our waitress, Ellen, who we have not seen in years. She's the best. We did not know she was working here, so it was a nice bonus to be served by her.
  5. MK

    MishK

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual Pate’s delivered great service (thank you Heather!) great food and a great atmosphere. Great wine list. The tuna, salmon and seafood pan roast dishes can’t be beat - all three of us were delighted with our meals. The flourless chocolate cake is not for the faint of heart - absolutely amazing!
  6. m

    mike

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rebecca and Jamie consistently hit the ball out of the park. Great food, great service make this a must stop.
  7. JP

    JoeP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time that we have ate at Pates. Every dish was delicious and the waitress Ellen was friendly, helpful, and fantastic. we had a very enjoyable time for our Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you
  8. RS

    RaeS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our food was delicious. The only difficulty was we were seated next to The door and a draft came our way every time it was opened. We had the halibut and the salmon both excellent. The renovation of Pate’s is beautiful. We will be back again, but will ask to sit away from the door.
  9. CS

    CristoffS

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Waitress was great. Scallops were cold and on the underdone side. The bok choy was not cleaned properly and was gritty. The desserts were very good.
  10. SB

    StacieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner delicious, cranberry sauce 😋 Waitress was on point 👍
  11. SK

    SloKat

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food ! Friendly staff. Lively atmosphere.
  12. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and fabulous food. Great cocktails also!One suggestion: The video monitors on the dining room wall were distracting with their brightness and movement. Something static like artwork would be more desirable.
  13. GB

    GenieB

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant!!! The food the service is great!
  14. CH

    ChrisH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant, food, service, cocktails all amazing. Megan our server is a true professional. Simply a wonderful experience.
  15. LT

    LorettaT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All menus have great choices- drinks, dinner, dessert. Food and service is outstanding. Friendly bar.
  16. CA

    ChefAbbyGray

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a locket meal with my Mom. Amazing wine selections — beautiful food and fabulous staff! :)
  17. DJ

    DJ22

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A bit on the pricey side, but the food and service is very good. Recommend the Seafood Pan Roast, is was delicious ($40 without any sides or salad).
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always one of our top dinner experiences on Cape Cod!!
  19. w

    willithek

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never ceases to amaze!
  20. BG

    BettyG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. We will go back soon!
  21. LK

    LisaK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding service- Heather is a gem!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was mediocre at best and for the price, I was expecting something much better. I wasn’t impressed by the meal and thought it was very overpriced.
  23. M

    Muzzybell

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Pate's ... everything was outstanding! Our waitress Abigail P was very attentive to all our needs ... definitely a "hostess with the mostess" and we will definitely request her service on our next visit. Linda
  24. SB

    SallyB

    New England

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Love the food love the atmosphere and the server was very nice but we waited 30 minutes between the end of our salad and dinner.
  25. VG

    ValerieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I have never had a bad meal at Pate's. Thank you a definite Go To place !!!
  26. DT

    DebT

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant to go to when you want to talk to the people you are with. In that case, request seating a room away from the bar. The bar is fine too, but can be noisier. The food is excellent. The services is pleasant, helpful, and professional. Overall, dining there is a relaxing and worthwhile experience without the hassle of crowded Cape Cod dining where talking can be impossible.
  27. SG

    StuartG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waiter was excellent. He offered suggestions and was very courteous and friendly. One of our meals came in overcooked (charred) and had to be returned. The waiter saw that we were not billed for it. Otherwise, the food was very tasty, served hot, and the desserts were terrific. The restaurant had a nice ambience and it was very comfortable sitting for an extended time.
  28. RA

    RosanneA

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service, and scrumptious drink menu.
  29. M

    Muzzybell

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pate's is our favorite restaurant ... the food is consistently good as well as the cocktails and service ... definitely to put on the top of your list!
  30. JF

    JeanF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Pates was absolutely wonderful, rib eye for my husband and halibut for me. Prompt service, moderate noise levels and goid service
  31. KO

    KathleenO

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a celebration! The hostess wished me Happy Birthday when we checked in for dinner. Our server Teresa was awesome, bringing a bread basket with butter and white bean hummus. Delicious! We enjoyed that with our adult beverages. My husband remarked the halibut was the best he’d ever had eaten. My shrimp scampi had just the right amount of garlic and the linguine was perfect. No room for dessert!
  32. GB

    GailB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very expensive!
  33. AC

    AndreaC

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails. Attentive wait staff. Can’t wait to go back again.
  34. KB

    KathleenB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Our waitress was super friendly and spot on. Place was packed. Looking forward to going again.
  35. DT

    DebT

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live locally but had not returned to Pate's since new ownership took place. It was a pleasant surprise. Not only were the food and drinks superb, but the tables were sufficiently separated that we could carry on conversations in normal voices without hearing anyone next to us. It was a lovely evening. We went with another local Chatham couple and we all said we would be coming back soon.
  36. JU

    JUDITHL

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place !
  37. CW

    CindyW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, food was delightful and the drinks fun! We will be back!
  38. LB

    LoriB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent dining experience at Pate’s! The service is second to none and the food is simply divine!
  39. KS

    KSalle

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible dinner at Pate's last night. Our reservation was for 5:15. If possible, go early. No noise and many open tables to choose. We began by sharing the calamari small plate--plenty for sharing! It was delicious, with a spicy tomato sauce. Then the entrees! My husband had the cioppino, which he raved about--lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, fish in a tomato broth. With Pate's inhouse-made crackers for dunking, it was superb. I had the roasted swordfish with tempura green beans. Seriously one of the best dinners I have ever had. Needless to say, we were too full for dessert. Our server was very friendly and efficient, always smiling and always ready to answer our requests. We highly recommend Pate's, particularly for a special occasion. Prices are up, but the quality and creativity of the menu and the wonderful service are definitely worth it. You can see their menus and prices online. Go!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nightly fish special of fluke was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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 4.7 stars by 1287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pate's Restaurant

1260 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chatham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Silvestri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Takeout, Wine

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