If you expect that Cape Cod is home to more seafood restaurants than any other type of food, we haven’t actually done the math, but we are pretty sure you’re right! We’re surrounded by water, so it only makes sense that practical New Englanders would take advantage of all that sweet goodness, and Chatham Pier Fish Market is a fine example of this truth. Voted Best Lobster Shack on Cape Cod and located at 45 Barcliff Avenue Extension, this casual Chatham Fish Market is one of our favorites. Sadly, it is closed for the winter season, so if you are planning on visiting in the near future, you may have to plan a second trip in the summer to ensure you get a taste of seafood done right!

Serving Only What the Fishermen Bring to Their Dock

You know the food offered here is fresh; you can watch them unloading the live seafood from the dock that runs behind the Chatham Pier Fish Market! The weathered gray exterior of the fish market could have come straight from a scene in your favorite movie, and the interior is designed with the casual consumer in mind. No white tablecloths and dim lighting will be found here; the fish, shrimp, crabs, and lobsters are the only décor they need, and all that we want! Views of the boats that deliver our meals each day offer a colorful and interesting glimpse into the life of a Cape Cod lobsterman. What more could we ask for?

So, Let’s Talk Fish

And shrimp, lobsters, scallops, and clams! With the exception of the crispy fries, onion rings, and coleslaw that is served with the meals ordered here, seafood is all that is on the menu! Baskets with crispy scallops, fish, shrimp, and clams are reasonably priced and unreasonably delicious. It takes years of experience to make food taste this good, and a fish market at the Chatham Pier Fish Market has been a Cape Cod staple for longer than we can remember. Homemade New England clam chowder is as smooth and rich as you dreamed it could be, and the lobster rolls look as beautiful as they taste. As this is both a restaurant and a fish market, everything you purchase already cooked can be purchased raw instead, prepared by you in your NEVR seaside cottage, and enjoyed in your favorite pair of comfy pants!

Your Vacation, Your Way

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are, and your Cape Cod vacation promises to be the highlight of your year! Reserve your New England Vacation Rentals cottage today!