Pate's Restaurant

4.6
620 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.

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 620 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
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vipBandB
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, as usual! Only complaint was noise…always noisy in there, they need to put some fabric on walls and/or ceilings to help absorb noise and quiet the place down. Otherwise, can’t wait to get back there again!

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vipLucky0leary
New England
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite place to dine. It was the Ocean House, but our last meal there was very disappointing. Everything was perfect at Pates. The small plates and large plates were perfectly cooked and seasoned. I got the Ahi Tuna which was delicious. My wife got the redfish special, and raved about it. She is usually a very tough critic. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

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MicheleM
Hampshire
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Phenomenal food wonderful waiter decor meh

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vipfairfaxdiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New Pate's was good. But we still miss some of the old favorites from the original Pate's. Wouldn't hurt to add back in a good prime rib on weekends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening

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DonnaC
New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best and food delicious. What more can you ask for!

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Mary
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating our 55th Wedding Anniversary. One of the questions asked when making our reservation was, Are you celebrating an occasion, which I answered yes and indicated the occasion. We didn't order a dessert as we thought we would receive a complimentary one, as there was a table with celebrating a b'day and one dessert was bought to their table. I guess I assumed incorrectly.

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FarrylM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great good a presentation.
Excellent service and very comfortable dining experience.
Definitely would recommend.

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JohnC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu choices, great service vibrant atmosphere. Bar area had a positive energy and friendly service. We will definitely be back !!!

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vipSeaworthy
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pate’s is delicious and close to downtown Chatham!

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Nanette
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were leaving the Cape. We spend 5 month a year on the Cape and this was our last night. Heading back to California. The noise level is ridiculous. Can’t hold a conversation. Next year we will attend during the week to see if it’s more quiet.

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vipNancyC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant outside of Chatham center. New interior is beautiful and good and service top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our dining experience Saturday was outstanding. A server was pleasant and attentive the food was outstanding! Cooked and served to our special requests. And the cocktails were delicious I had the pumpkin martini.

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RobertT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was fantastic!! Waitress was ok but halfway through she seemed to get upset when we asked for more water. It was a little weird.
Renovation came out nice and again food was so good. I can’t wait to go back….

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vipSherrie66
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The drinks and food were over the top. Didn't expect this. Not sure why I'd didn't, but I didn't. Totally blew my mind how delicious the food was!

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KimberlyL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. Restaurant has recently undergone extensive renovations, and unfortunately folks did not pay attention to acoustics and did not include things that would have helped mitigate the noise level. this is basically a hard surface area space and sound bounces around. The seating at high top tables was uncomfortable, with chairs sloping a bit resulting in napkins consistently falling off lap . I'd have ranked this place higher except it just was not pleasant to spend time in this space.

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DennisS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were excellent, service was a little slow . We were at our table for 40 minutes before our waiter took a drink order. It appeared they were short staffed which is understandable in these times . Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves and we definitely be going back.

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ValerieC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was on point & very attentive. The food was fantastic! Our drinks were also very good & creative! It was quite loud when the restaurant was full.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Our server was fabulous!

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous menu.
Amy amazing.
Have already recommended to many friends.

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maggiew
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new Pate’s is a great dining experience. As someone with food sensitivities, the restaurant is totally flexible and willing to substitute ingredients. I loved that the gluten-free pizza crust was made with cauliflower. It tasted amazing! One woman in our party had the lamb and said it was as good as any she had ever had.
Pate’s isa great addition to the dining choices on the Cape.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except they did not full fill a birthday request even though I wrote it in notes upon making reservation as well as called day before. Very disappointing 😞

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CapeCodders
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing drinks and waiter! Jimmy made our night. Best waiter I have ever had!

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vipKAMHO
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best find on the Cape. Every dish was prepared perfectly and everything had its own unique flavor. Definitely recommend eating here.

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GaryH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Made reservations for my wife and I the day before, 5:30 pm party of two. Was not happy with the table right next to the door entrance. Management should rethink this one .A lot of traffic in and out made for a uncomfortable evening. Food was very good as was the service ,

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vipLesliesusan27
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Our server, Amy was friendly and efficient, a definite asset. We ordered Peking Duck Tacos- Amazing! Tuna tartare cones with Wasabi foam- Outstanding! And we shared a thin crust artichoke and spinach pizza. Would highly recommend.

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GailH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the new decor. Tables are nicely spaced. My entree, pan roasted seafood with fettuccine was excellent. Perfect portion size. Companions said their steak was not rare enough and the salmon was good but not great. My meal was perfect.. I would order it again. Our waitress was superb.

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viproc1
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is only our second time and we foresee many more. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers and the food has never disappointed!! Can be loud. Our server Matt was awesome!! Will be back soon

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maceats
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The food was good and the service was excellent. The noise level however was horrific. We won't go back unless that is changed. I understand they will be addressing the noise level with more insulation. I hope that makes a difference.

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Noise
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

Had reservation, and ended up being seated in corner table in bar.
Noise was so loud, i asked for another table in the dining room. Hostess was unable to accommodate my husband and I, so we left restaurant and went elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Food was great. Noise was ridiculously loud. We had reservations but didn’t seat us until 30 minutes past our reservation time. Little to no Covid precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Never disappoints.

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vipJonL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were 8 people seated at a table for 4 and had reservations. We have dined with this restaurant many times but never treated so poorly

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SueD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and drinks were great. Staff is friendly and accommodating

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CindyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was terrific. The presentation of the food was beautiful. Our meals were fabulous. My only complaint was the noise level.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was a bit out of it. Maybe she was just too busy. All restaurants are struggling.

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vipBobR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the hanger steak, it was excellent. But I have found no matter what you order, Anthony will create an excellent meal.

We like to sit at the bar, but when full the service from any of the waitstaff is outstanding.

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 620 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.