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Chatham Bars Inn - The Beach House

4.0
4
22 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located on the sands of Chatham Bars Inn’s beach, the Beach House is an indoor/outdoor open air restaurant that is the best spot on the Cape for fresh, local seafood and casual dining fare. The Beach House offers the classic sea side favorites, sunset clambakes, local craft beers, and specialty summer cocktails with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Lunch is served daily from 11:30am - 3pm. In the evenings, you can either enjoy a beverage at the outdoor patio while watching the sun set or make a reservation for our popular Cape Cod Clambakes from 5:30pm - 8pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 945-6872

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Cole

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about catering go to www.chathambarsinn.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Chatham

  • Cross street

    Seaview Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View

What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lisa

    New England

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, beautiful presentation, waitress was terrific, only complaint is that maybe add a few more summer salads or something for ppl who do not want a mostly seafood menu.
  2. KL

    KathleenL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Scenery and experience are lovely. We had to ask to be seated outside of the bar area after staying we were out for an date/occasion. We were told she had to check with her manager- seated at a better spot and then 3 other parties experienced the same thing. Bad table- don’t seat people there. The food was good- not 5 star worthy. The lobster as part of the clam bake meal was luke warm and somewhat tough. Desserts were outstanding! Overall, if you’re looking for a beautiful night on the water in Chatham with a good bar- stick to the drinks here and get a better lobster for WAY less money elsewhere.
  3. G

    Grandi

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Ok, this was our favorite place. Have eaten there many times in the past three summers. We’d never done the clambake as it’s always packed and too hard to get reservations. So excited when we found out that close friends would be here and we got reservations! Apparently there weren’t many reservations for this past Monday night so they put out an anemic looking spread. One small casserole dish of steamers and mussels. Cold. Almost empty. Asked two people for refill. No luck. Please understand there were very few diners! Asked our waiter who brought me a plate of warm seafood. I wasn’t eating a lobster so this plus salads, was my dinner. No more mussels or clams put out. Reservation was at 8, only one available. I’m told the lobsters were good. Went up for dessert which was extremely picked over and warm (strawberry shortcake, mousse cake) Obviously sitting out for hours. Left and went to parking lot to find that valet parkers were gone. We and three other couples stood around waiting for someone to figure out where the keys were. Apparently brought up to hotel front desk! What a mess!
  4. KP

    KimP

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    great setting! Food was good, Service really slow
  5. LV

    LaurieV

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with kindness!! From the parking attendants, hostess, bartenders, and waiter!! Food was plentiful and delicious! The variety seemed endless and we tried just about everything!! You can’t beat the view either- it is priceless! Thank you CBI Beach House for creating another spectacular summer memory:)
  6. BL

    BarryL

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The clambake buffet has a great variety. The chilled table had great selections. To bad the Chatham oysters are so small. The salads were wonderful. The clam chowder good, but not as good as Squires. Order the Lobstah if you are a Lobstah person well prepared. Not a "date" night location in the summer as very busy. The views over the beach is wonderful. One safety note more foot lighting needed from the deck to your car.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Clam bake Buffett...not worth the price
  8. JP

    JPaulV

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view with excellent service.
  9. S

    Sageintx

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Memorable & delicious! Nothing beats CBI for a quintessential Cape Cod experience!
  10. EB

    ElizabethB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere is vibrant and fun. The service was very good. The buffet food is also very good. It’s pricey for what you get, but it was a nice evening.
  11. RG

    RyGuy

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Had dinner with family and friends at clam bake at the beach house. Overall, the buffet was underwhelming and most of the food was over cooked or no longer warm. Lobster was nicely done but the rest of the food options were less than stellar.
  12. c

    catherinebassick

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We went to the clam bake dinner and they kept running out of food and not replenishing the food or the cocktail sauce. Absolutely not worth the money. This could be an amazing experience if they would just get their act together.
  13. S

    Skier23

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Below average at best. Overpriced.
  14. DZ

    DrZee

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2011

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Super seafood
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was buffet night, which we didn't realize, and it was not possible to order from a menu. The food was ok but the price was outrageously high. It was great to be beach-side but we were taken by surprise.
  16. T

    Trish

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2011

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The Chatham Bars inn Beach Grill is a buffet-style dinner set in a spectacular ocean-view setting at a beautiful hotel in Chatham. This cape cod beauty is unlike anything I have ever experienced. The back drop is picture perfect with boats sitting in the harbor, and a beautiful, sea inspired, dining hall with outside seating. There is a bon fire and tug of war for kids on the nearby sand, and if they are old enough kids can play on the sand, while you sit back and enjoy a drink and the scenery with friends and family. There is a lot of food to choose from. I would have to say the food it good, but not top-shelf, but it's a buffet, you can't expect the best. This year I noticed the clam chowder wasn't very good.
  17. B

    Bunny

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2011

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our evening at the Beach House Grill started off very well, lovely table outside but 1/2 hour into our meal it started to rain and chaos ensued. The staff was clearly unprepared and we were left to fend for ourselves. We were told to "grab your lobster and find a table? Really for a meal that was $150, grab your food and find a table? CBI you can do better than that!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2011

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Go for lunch on a beautiful summer day and have the lobster roll. The setting is lovely and the rolls are delicious.
  19. i

    idohope

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2011

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had two meals at the Beach House Grille on our recent Cape vacation. It's in a perfect spot and the atmosphere is really fun and enjoyable, overlooking the water. It's quite pricey, but in my book worth it for the experience. Lunch was enjoyable and tasty. We also did the evening clam bake. There's a great selection of food, some quite good and others with that classic overcooked buffet taste. But the atmosphere is fun and the food was plentiful. Our daughter loved the organized games on the beach, and we were thrilled that the meal was not rushed at all. They really expect you to sit back and relax and stay for a while.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2011

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Eight of us (including 4 children ages 7 to 16) went for the dinner buffett one evening in July 2011. The wait staff was really green. Nice kids, but they were out of their element. Our waiter forgot to mention that lobster was included in the price of the buffett. You need to ask to it, as it comes directly from the kitchen. My mother-in-law was really dissapointed about that. Otherwise the food in the buffett was better than average and the kids had a great time. Great location, great view and when one of our kids found glass in her salad the manager went on a hunt to figure out what happened. Turned out the broken glass was in the dressing. The manager took one of the meals off our bill as a courtesy. V. classy!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2010

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Outstanding for seafood and lobster. The meats that were grilled were only okay, and the kids buffet only had french fries, chicken fingers and pizza.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2010

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of Chatham Bars Inn facilities are outstanding. The Beach House Grill under Jared Schulefand's leadership has become a must-visit place.

FAQs

Chatham Bars Inn - The Beach House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 945-6872.

Chatham Bars Inn - The Beach House is rated 4 stars by 22 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


Google Map for Chatham Bars Inn - The Beach House

297 Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Seaview Street

  • Neighborhood

    Chatham

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Cole

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View

  • Phone number

    (508) 945-6872

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about catering go to www.chathambarsinn.com.

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