Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn

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366 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
A sophisticated and charming Cape Cod tavern featuring farm fresh, provocative preparations of classic New England fare and served with warm, gracious service in a cozy and rustic atmosphere.
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4.0
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3.8
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3.6
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Noise · Moderate
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vipPampell
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Staff was excellent and the food was so yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Andreas was great. But thought this reservation was canceled???

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vipWendy
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting outside with gorgeous views of the ocean. The food was exceptional! I had the scallops, one of the best I’ve ever had and my husband loved his tuna dish. Can’t wait to return!

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vipjenniferh
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back outside at this beautiful property. Was reminded that it is a $$$$ meal but worth it with all that comes around it. Happy to have CBI back !

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Jack
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! Food was fresh and attention was paid to maintain social distance and ensure everything was as clean and sanitized.

TJ
vipTriciaJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CBI did an amazing job reopening after covid.
Drinks were a bit “watered down” for the price.

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Jason
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lots of kids/families, kind of cramped for our date night, pricey, but great service and food.

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BBunch
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Noise level very high. High number of very young children screaming.

$14 cocktail had two flys floating in the drink.
Sent back drink. Had to request that drink get taken off bill. Had to wait forever for the corrected check.
Frustrating evening.

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vipjulanneb
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

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LizaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good food, terrible service - waitress did not come over for 20 min in the beginning

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BenjiC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience on vacation. Julian was our server and he was very attentive and great with our daughter!

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vipMlook
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both excellent. It was a casual and enjoyable restaurant with a great menu.

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palate
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow, did not even get the bread we ordered until 1/2h after we sat down. Many people who were seated after us got their meals before us. It took over 1 hour to get our meals, and it was a Tuesday evening. Our kids ordered Mac and cheese, should not take an hour to get that.

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SaraB
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good but the service was patchy at best. I expected more from the Chatham Bars Inn.

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WestW
Saskatoon
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was great other than the wine value was less than desirable. I asked the waiter to pour up the glass a little bit and he said he could not. It was less than 3 ounces and a $17 price. Other than that the food was excellent And the server did apologize about the wine pour but did not wanna get in trouble.

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Laurenssister
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at the Sacred Cod for my mom's birthday. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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Hungry
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good but the pour of the glass of wine was terrible. Three sips and you were done. Expected better for $14 for a house wine. Inn itself was beautiful and the view was spectacular .

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vipTamaraR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our entree took about an hour to arrive

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vipBeverlyDiners
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dine here a lot while on vacation and when we stay at the hotel. It's always very good all around.

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RayD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food great service

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vipTFam
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I've been going to the Sacred Cod about once every year as a destination for my family and I and I have to say the most recent visit was disappointing. The service was scattered and we kept getting other peoples dishes. I also was extremely saddened that my favorite New England Clam Chowder was significantly lacking in clams this year. If this happens again to me next year I won't bother coming back to this place unfortunately so I hope they improve. The location is beautiful and I understand they train a lot of hospitality students there, but for July 4th weekend I feel everyone should have been better prepared, including the chef.

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JY1959
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice venue and hard working, friendly wait staff. But, way understaffed.

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vipMitch
Austin
62 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Portly trained staff, uninspiring menu, poorly prepared food, screaming kids. Avoid!
Wife told staff of allergy. Food came and loaded with this ingredient after being assured not in the recipe. My fish and chips came ten min later. Soggy. We have high standards and this was the worst on the Cape.

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Diane
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was so poor! We tried 2 nights as we do think the food is good and like the location and stay at the Inn!
Waited 15 min to be greeted! Charge for bread to table and 5 dollars per soda??? This is offensive to nickel and dime dinners like this! obviously we can afford it-its the principle of feeling like I am being financially exploited because we can afford it!!This is getting ridiculous now don't you think?
Waiters weren't knowledgeable regarding details of menu and there were language barriers both evenings they couldn't understand our requests nor could we understand their responses! this made it challenging as I have celiac ! They even forgot to give us our leftovers as well!
This could be SOOO much better !

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mdmak
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Terrible service!
We had a reservation for 8:45 pm and were seated at 8:45. No waiter came until almost 9. Then the waiter had a trainee with him. Between the two of them they took forever to get our food and bill. When we left the restaurant it was 10:35. The waiter would go into the kitchen area and never come out to check on the table. There was no one to check whether tables were being served on time or not.
Also, from our table we could see our car parked by the valet and it was running until 9:35 a good hour or so until I went and told the Valet that the car has been running. No one seems to be checking on these staff on how they are doing.
Overall, it was not a good experience.

MD
vipMoreyD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Every time I come to Cape Cod I go here because I love their clam chowder. Sadly, the recipe seems to have changed. It used to be a creamy soup, not a thick paste that, when you pull a spoon through it, doesn’t move back together. The flavor changed too - floury, pasty. The rest of the meal was quite good but my disappointment in the chowder spoiled the rest of the meal for me, as it is the specific reason I come here.

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vipBenny
Cleveland
85 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The Sacred Cod is located in the Chatham Bars Inn. It was very quiet the evening that we had dinner there. The menu is limited but our choices were well prepared. The service was good. A quiet dinner...

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Smith
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Inn is beautiful. The view is fantastic from the porch bar. This restaurant is a lovely interior room, quiet informal bar and dining room. The room was very cold. The food was fine but not exceptional. The wait staff was attentive. It is a great place for people staying at the hotel to have a quiet informal meal.

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vipHappyDiner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very Rude waitress

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MAgnum52
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I ordered the scallops, which were good, but there was only 3 on the plate. The cost was $32 , which is almost $11 per scallop. In my opinion, the entree was overpriced.

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vipKADo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Usually find Sacred Cod great place with family which includes young grade school kids. Tonight beginning of season the staff is poorly trained! Bad timing. No one came to table except hostess trying to cover for lack of waitstaff. Timing totally wrong so kids lost it after 1.5hrs. Also bill had extra charges for wines we didn’t order. Most disappointing for frequent diners

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vipRichF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at the bar. The Bartender was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the drinks. Our meal was outstanding— a Halibut special and the scallops on the menu. The bar has big leather bar chairs and the whole experience was excellent.

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Kkxoxo
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Went for a date night during our visit to Chatham. We were sat in the bar area next to these two older ladies getting very loud over their multiple martinis. Once they left the noise level went down exponentially. We started with the burrata cheese and the beets with local smoked honey. They were absolutely delicious! For dinner we had the sirloin and the haddock which were both phenomenal. My boyfriend and I both work in the restaurant industry so we know the chef knew what he/she was doing back there. The flavors of the food were amazing.
Now for the not so good... the service or lack there of. There were a ton of server assistants and if I could have only tipped them, I would have. Our server Shirley seemed so overwhelmed and uninterested in serving her tables. We were finished with our appetizers before she even asked for our entree orders. The table next to us sat down and immediately knew what they wanted to drink and eat and she refused to take their dinner order until she came back to get our order. They were not thrilled with her service and talked poorly about it throughout their meal. We actually made a game out of how much she would ignore us just to keep from getting angry about paying so much money to get mediocre service. Thank god they have good food or this review would’ve had no redeeming qualities. The other servers looked competent and were providing good service, I’m not sure if Shirley was having a bad day but if I went back I would make sure she was not my server again.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Val, our server was above beyond, phenomenally accommodating. The food and drinks we top notch

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vipvinum45
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely place. Food just ok. Service was very casual.

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vipTFam
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sacred Cod is great, I go here every year from New Jersey. There were some drunken other customers that I feel the waiters and bartender should have stopped serving because they were yelling and falling over. I understand its a bar/restaurant and it was Memorial Day Weekend, but this group of people were being a little over the top and I had a hard time hearing the people sitting right next to me.
There is also supposed to be a strict no pet policy at Chatham Bars Inn and yet there was a golden retriever in the area and did not have a service animal vest. I do not think it is fair to allow some pets over others.

Overall the food and service was wonderful, it's a shame that other people were allowed to break rules and be rowdy and interrupt my time with my family.

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DonnaW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation at 6:00. Waitress came and took our drink orders and then didn’t come back for quite a while eventually she came and took our order. Appetizers arrived at 7 and dinner arrived at 8. While delivering our food a waiter spilled soup down my sons back and never apologized. We ended up leaving at 9pm.

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Ellen
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food and service were great, but the noise from the bar area was just so loud! It was difficult for us to hear each other at the table for 4. I would suggest some kind of closure between the bar and the table area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day!!!

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BethF
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my mother and her twin sister’s 93rd birthday so special!

FAQs

Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 945-6728.

Sacred Cod - Chatham Bars Inn is rated 4 stars by 366 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.