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Pate's Restaurant

4.6
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65 Reviews
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$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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 65 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCharles
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We have always liked the old version of Pates but now there is new ownership and we found it less appealing now. The renovations are fine. The service was slow as we were there for 2 hours. The prime rib used to be the best but it was just fair this time. To get medium they sliced it and then broiled the slice. The scallops were not what we know as Diver Scallops. We will probably not go back in the future

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Nutmegger
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Good table spacing so we felt comfortable being indoors. We’ll be back!

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Chatham13
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must experience if you are traveling to Chatham (or anywhere near there). The food is delicious and the atmosphere is so relaxing. It’s recently been beautifully remodeled and the wait staff is kind, friendly, and accommodating. Best NE Clam Chowder I have ever eaten and the homemade pasta is wonderful.

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vipJERRID
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of food selections and wines. Knowledgeable and super friendly waitress. White bean dip was delicious. Huge shrimp in pasta dish and generous seafood in cioppino entree.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Rennaissance of an older establishment that got tired in its later years. Excellent fare and presentation. Table next to us was annoyingly loud, but we tolerated it okay. Price as expected for good food.

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Stencil
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as service! Best clam chowder, wedge salad and filet!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the staff was courteous. Service was prompt and friendly

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Carla1962
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to go to Pates with my in-laws when we were on the Cape. We lost my father-in-law in April and my Mom-in-law adhered to covid restrictions until this month. Turns out new owners have taken over and we were delighted with how they have transformed the place. Jamie, at the bar, was outstanding. He actually remembered serving my husband & I at a restaurant in Boston on Christmas Eve. He has the energy of 2 people & the personality to match. The food was absolutely delicious! Mom loved her Cod cakes, my husband is still drooling over the filet he got and I had one of the best Shrimp scampi’s I’ve ever had. Best wishes to the new owners. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it!!

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BROADMEADOW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PATE's indoor is outstanding -- a beautiful addition to the Chatham dining scene. Loved the menu selections as a sensitive take on traditional and new age dining. For example, I enjoyed the Lobster Ramen . . . not typical on Cape Cod. Go to PATE's . . . now!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food !!!! Great atmosphere!! Will go back many times!!!

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vipDanD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and deserts. Service was also excellent

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victoriaw
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Have been there 4/5 times already and will continue to go !
Love it!

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Heather
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every bite was absolutely delicious! We all can't wait to return. When it is open to full capacity, I'm sure the energy and ambience will be 5 stars. Given the current climate - this dining experience was a home run! Highly recommend!

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BillS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting and somewhat different menu. Experienced and efficient wait staff. Nicely redone interior with notable art on walls. When allowed to open to full capacity I think menu will expand based on chef’s offerings at previous restaurant. Drinks were good. Room we sat in was noisy but definitely will go back as it meets many needs, small plates as well as dinner entrees.

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JoyceS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful evening! Interior updates bright and trendy. Very Covid19 conscious for customer safety. Staff very attentive. Burrata salad delicious, crab cake fabulous, swordfish cooked perfectly and the special, chopped tuna tartar presented in half a real coconut awesome! They have very good wine choices reasonably priced and terrific specialty drinks. Perfect place for appetizers and cocktails or special dinner. We will return!

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vipMissylrn
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner and service. Jaimie, best bartender around!

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vipbriankoss
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the remake of the old classic. Service is fantastic. Menu has something for everyone. Creative with some great twists on old classics.

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CapeNancy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 5 adults ate dinner at the newly re-opened and renovated Pate's in Chatham last night. Everything about the evening was fantastic! We were seated within minutes of our reservation in the new, bright, open restaurant. Our server greeted us immediately with drink and food menus. We all enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail. Particularly delicious was the Ruby Red Kiss martini! As a table we shared a dozen super-fresh and delicious oysters, the grilled artichoke hearts which were tender and so flavorful and the tuna tartare. Our entrees ranged from a grilled NY steak to swordfish to sea bass and prime rib. Everyone raved about their dish! I am so happy to have a new, fantastic restaurant here in Chatham and look forward to many visits to Pate's!

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vipseastheday
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Food was fantastic! Service was fabulous!!! 2nd visit - love the new Pate’s!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Very attentive service. Will definitely come back.

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vippassword
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptionally delicious. I had the crab cakes and artichoke small plates. I had bites from my son’s sea bass and my daughter-in-law’s pork Milanese. All dishes were out of this world. Great job to Anthony, Jamie and the other management team. Cannot wait until I return.

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WesleyD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Pates. Having gone there over 50 years I did not mind the changes , thought they were very tasteful. The food was excellent and our server Amy was delightful! A whole new Pates experience that was a very classy, and satisfying! We will see you again soon!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to do take out Due to Corona (!), but what we wanted was on the dining room menu, so we gave it A shot and made a reservation! We had the high top Table right next to the bar but loved the experience watching and talking with Jamie. Evan, our waiter was wonderful..loved the scraping of the breadcrumbs from our table!
Food was over the top awesome! I had the filet But still craved the original Pate’s bernaise sauce! Evan offered Two sauces...the veal reduction on the menu was best and I asked for more! My daughter ordered the kale Caesar salad that was big enough for us to share and was sooo good! Being a vegetarian, she originally was just going to order two apps, but the chicken pasta dish caught her eye so she asked Evan if she could have the dish with no meat, but just veggies! Evan checked and was happy to report she could have exactly that and She was over the moon happy with the reinvented Dish!! Please include that on your menu for the vegetarians! I Personally loved my filet! Dessert ...we shared the best creme brûlée on the planet and then Jamie recommended a dessert drink...not even on the menu but should be!
The Pistachio!!! To die for and we didn’t discuss calories!
All and all, I was hesitant on going to the “new” Pates...I’m 71 and liked the food and bernaise sauce of the old Pates! But you are making me think...can’t wait to go back and try your other offerings!

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vipReneW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We will return.

Pate's Restaurant
Responded on September 14, 2020

Rene, Thank you for joining us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. The Pates Team

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vipbriankoss
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the change in ownership---the new team has done a good job of honoring the timeless steakhouse with good local seafood while bringing a new pizazz to the menu and to the environment.
look forward to going back many times!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hostess was very accommodating in terms of our table. The service was great and both our dinners were fabulous. The torn burrata salad was tasty and the filet and the sirloin over lobster mashed was absolutely delicious. Spreading the word!!!

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JDeats
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I think the kids had the best meal!! They liked the pasta with butter and also shared chicken tenders and fries. Our food was just ok. For apps the duck tacos were good, the fried calamari was ok very bland, for dinner the roasted chicken had no taste the mashed potato tasted like a TV dinner, the crab cake small plate the cake it self was very good but the creamed corn was so salty you couldn’t eat it, the mozzarella salad was very good and not over seasoned or dressed.

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EGWilton
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our server was great; food only okay, the room was very noisy.

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vipJayneS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent but, linen napkins would upgrade the ambiance to match the quality of the food.

Glad I brought a sweater. The air conditioning was freezing!!

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JOSEPH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Noisy and difficult to here others. Hard surface ceiling and hard flooring contribute to the noise. New waitress was nervous but did a great job. We look forward to the finished product. Will talk Pate's up to our friends in Harwich and around town. It is going to be great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the burrata salad, tuna tartare tacos, and steak and lobster ravioli. All so amazing. Wish I could eat here every day and try it all! The revamped Pate’s is a must.

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MrBJU
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The redo of Pates is fantastic. Was “old school” now contemporary.

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PatriciaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time back to Pate's under the new ownership and while it's not "the old Pate's" it's REALLY good! Service has been 110% outstanding, food is DELICIOUS, ambiance very chic. A little "too New Yorky" for Chatham, but beautiful!

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vipMVC1955
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest restaurants in the area. Food is excellent. Excellent service. Very nice folks. Highly recommend this restaurant - and we plan on visiting next time we are in the Chatham area.

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Pooky
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic Food, the ambiece was great! New owners did a great job with the renovation! Service was good, presentation was upscale. Drinks were PERFECT! Cant wait to go back.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we had at the Cape this summer! food was delicious and the cocktails really creative. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Perfectly cooked steaks, really great menu - we couldn’t decide but everything we ordered was spot on.

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vipCobblehillfoodie
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are long time diners and were excited to see what is happening with the new ownership and covid policies etc. They are still working out some kinks but we all agreed that the food was delicious and we will go back again. It was very encouraging that they are bringing some excitement to the menu and the restaurant renovation was new and yet you could still feel the connection to the old as well. I would recommend for a special dinner with friends are a date night.

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donnap
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New Pates is fresh , bright and clean. The food was great!

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JonL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit under new ownership very good all four of us thought each meal outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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Pate's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Pate's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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