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Pate's Restaurant, Chatham, MA

Pate's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1818 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 37 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 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

What 1,818 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Best Value

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Good for business meals

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Innovative

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Good for groups

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Hot spot

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Good for special occasions

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Lively

1,818 Reviews
  1. KathleenB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beet salad was outstanding. Loved the way it was presented. Another winner was the white bolognese. Highly recommend PATES

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  2. Stuart

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Shannon, was excellent! Dinner was excellent and we will definitely be going back.

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  3. SusanF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Server was helpful and pleasant.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Pate’s several times and usually had good experiences. However, our last dinner there was definitely not up to standards. We had a pasta and lamb dish that was loaded with garlic. Otherwise items on the menu that contained garlic in one former another, were described as such on the menu, but not so with the lamb and pasta. Horrible, especially for one of our party members who is very sensitive in a bad way to garlic. Two of us ordered that dish, and neither barely ate much of it. Our server was excellent, as is usually the case at Pates, and the restaurant is always pleasant and comfortable. Our advice would be to ask the server about potential sensitivities with the food, as the menu is not consistent in describing the various dishes.

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  5. DLWXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have ever had. Tuna cones and seafood roast were outstanding.

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  6. Choclover

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & service at VERY reasonable prices!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rose was great. Very attentive and kind. Thank you

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  8. FrancesH

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Tuna with black rice (large plate) was truly excellent as was the pan sauce seafood dish. The dumplings were good. Creme brulee with fruit was beautiful and very well prepared. Waitstaff was superb — surprising because our visit landed on their second night of being open for the season! No detectable signs of stress at all. Well done. Ambiance was the only not-so-excellent part of the experience. A bit more design might help soften up. And more specific lighting perhaps? Just not “charming” even in a modern way. But overall —- excellent evening. We look forward to returning!

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  9. BRADP

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was Pate's second night since reopening from a winter break, so maybe they need time to get back up to speed. There have been a number of changes in personnel. Rebecca, last year's manager, is gone, as are Jamie and Sarah from behind the bar. I got the worst pour on my scotch on the rocks in memory and at Pate's in particular. We were not provided with the usual bread and crackers. Our server said they had to be requested and that butter was $1.50 extra! The menu is the same, along with the quality of the food. The meal ended with us being provided with the wrong check. Fortunately, we caught it in time. We'll be giving it another try in 7-10 days.

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  10. JoeP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delicious! Pork chop was tender and melted in your mouth.the flavor was trmrndous. My wife had the tuna cones which she throughly enjoyed. Will be back again! Prices were a bit high but what else is new in this economy.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was unique and delicious! Definitely will be going back soon.

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  12. newlyweds

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time on closing night! Food was spectacular and Rose was an amazing server! Thank you!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service, friendly atmosphere, delicious food and drinks

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  14. lauras

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Pate’s many times and have recommended it to others. Last night, our experience was very much subpar. Food was very salty, unpleasantly so. And the service was absolutely neglectful. We sat for more than 30 minutes waiting for Sue to take our order, and at every turn after that, we were left waiting. Every table we could see that was seated after us received more prompt service. Sue was busy chatting with tables she knew, and waiting at the bar endlessly to pick up cocktails, while neglecting us. The entire meal was uncomfortably long because we could not get Sue’s attention. It could have been an “off” night at Pate’s. We certainly hope so!

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  15. RobertM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I did not know the 8oz strip sirloin was going to be a 3X3 cube, What kind of presentation is that? Offer a 12oz or something. Had reservations and arrived on time, Waiter was always rushing us. Last weekend of the year for them I guess was motivating. Not sure if McDonalds could beat how fast the food comes out, but at least their food was hot, not here. Feels like a factory.. Not for us.

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  16. CharlieB

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visit Pates a handful of times each year. Food is consistently great. Love the tuna cones as an appetizer. Service was excellent. Wish they didn't close in the winter.

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  17. WilliamM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surf and turf sirloin was tough the cut and chewy. Lobster ravioli were small. My wife and sister loved their fish and chip as well as pizza.

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  18. TimB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After driving past Pate's countless times, we made our initial visit: what a revelation! Large, dynamic space, with innovative seafood and stellar service. Even staples like calamari and fish and chips were prepared with distinct flair. Great service, too. Highly, highly recommended.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a fabulous experience! See you in April!

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  20. KerriP

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Foti (sp?) was our server. He was fabulous and also very funny. The filet was too die for and my chocolate martini dessert was soooo yummy!

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  21. Stuart

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pate's is one of my favorites. Dinner was excellent last night. Three of us had the lamb ravioli special which I would love to see as a regular entree. My husband had the seafood pan roast which is always delicious. The fig martini is my new favorite.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid experience all around ! Food,and service,were excellent.

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  23. PegB

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 8 friends last night at Pate's. Entrees included excellent fresh tuna, pizza, crab crakes, tuna tacos, and various salads. Everyone loved their dinner. Kendra was our server and id a great job. It was a fun evening for all of us and we will be back soon!

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  24. CorinnaM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was wonderful. The food was delicious as always. Can’t wait until April.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pate's is one of our favorite restaurants, period. We really enjoy the food, and the service is always outstanding. Keep up the great work!!!

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  26. JoeP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent! Our server Heather was excellent and friendly!

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  27. AnnL

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Friendly service, delicious food with a menu for everyone, the bar and bar tables are always a fun place to enjoy an evening out! Wish they open year round!

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  28. MargieA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally we love Pate’s since ownership changed. Food has usually been outstanding but we each had a dinner special this time. Portions were generous but the food was only fair this time. Great cocktails and desserts were very good and huge!!!! We will go back as our experience this time was not typical.

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  29. ReenieD

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined out for New Year's Eve this year for the first time in many years and Pate's did not disappoint for a great time. Our server, Heather was a blast and made the night even more fun. The vibe at Pate's is always upbeat, so you can imagine that on NYE they pulled out all the stops. Thanks for a great start to 2024.

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  30. Cmiel

    Greater Boston

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful from beginning to end! The server did a wonderful job taking care of us and pacing according to our preferences. And as always, the food was wonderful!

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  31. Eflynn

    Naples

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at Pate’s! Lobster sushi roll was excellent! Seafood pasta was incredible as always!

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  32. ChristieB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was wonderful. Our first visit to Pates and we will be back.

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  33. Franca

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed with Pates! New Year’s Eve was as expected…Food was excellent and our waitress Heather was terrific! It was a fun early celebration of the New Year!

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  34. SuzanneS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time at Pates since it changed hands. We throughly enjoyed our News Years Eve dinner! The seafood was perfectly cooked as was the steak. Great cocktail menu, festive atmosphere and a very pleasant and very attentive waiter made for a delightful start to a fun evening out!

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  35. ChrisD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Everything was wonderful. Cozy holiday vibe.

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  36. BobbyB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizers were great, calamari, artichoke and gnocchi. Ironically, my wife's filet was the least appealing of the main courses our party of 4 had.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All good. One glitch with my cocktail but otherwise a great experience, food and service. Will definitely return!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food great!! Ellen was our server she was absolutely amazing made our NYE sooo special!!!!🎉👍🏻❤️

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  39. JessB

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My steak was overcooked, and they gave me the wrong side item. I’m sure they would’ve corrected if we spoke up, but we’re dining with our daughter who is 1 and we are on borrowed time to begin with. Just wish they had prepared the dish correct the first time. 

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  40. KathyA

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner as always. Kyle was a great server. Food was top notch. Tuna cones, Korean fried broccoli, the octopus special. Dinner was a tree AJ, surf and turf and the chicken. Dessert was the snow ball and crème brûlée. Highly recommend going here.

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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 4.8 stars by 1818 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 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pate's Restaurant

1260 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chatham
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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