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Mattakeese Wharf

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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271 Millway, OPENING May 5, 2017 for the season, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
+1 508-362-4511
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the restaurant for almost 50 years. There was a period of time when the quality varied greatly. Perhaps,it was the different chefs they employed since it is a seasonal restaurant. However, in recent years it has been uniformly good. The food has been well prepared and they provide some interesting specials. The service is friendly.... More 

Thank Fred T
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My title says it all. It's a beautiful location on Barnstable Harbor. It's a great place for a drink to have a drink, watch the boats come in, sunset; the food is good, but average. No surprises here.

Thank Margaret F
Leicester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First off, the food was good so I'm not complaining at all. However, with all the build up people had done in recommending this place, I was expecting to be blown away. The water views at sunset were amazing but that was the best part of the evening. So when location is the best thing I can say, overall good,... More 

Thank anthonyveloso
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a restaurant in a great location with an excellent water view and formerly excellent food. We have been going to the Mattakeese Wharf restaurant for many, many years. Recently, they added (very unnecessary) valet parking. When we protested, the attendant said we could park in their adjacent free parking area, which we did. On the way back from... More 

1 Thank Richard G
Homer, Alaska
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We started with the homemade potato chips and they were delicious. We all had the fried haddock and it was very good. The view is amazing. Beautiful sunset. Our waitress was friendly and the service was good. Would have liked to go again but they had closed for the season.

Thank Kim K
Chicago, IL
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326 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We didn't think so many restaurants would be closed on a Monday and so ended up here by default. We should have turned around when we walked in and there were only 4 tables occupied, but we were hungry. The evening was cool and the room we were in was not warm. Started with oysters which were just okay. I... More 

1 Thank MomRocco
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A dear friend almost 90 wanted to take us here in memory of her long departed husband who loved it. The view is beautiful but the food left a lot to be desired. Our host and I had the $29 seafood special which was not at all special. Our other member had the $28 pasta seafood which was also far... More 

Thank NewHampshirereviewer
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great place to stop for a drink (nice bartender!) but the food is not worth it...at least not anymore! I taste frozen here...and that shouldn't be happening anywhere on the Cape. Its really too bad, too. I'm a local and patronize only locally-owned restaurants but just can't give any support here!

Thank susanf989
Centerville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Could not have chosen a better spot Tucked down away from the busy Summer traffic and crowds. We sat in the bar area while we waited for a table ( not long). The waitstaff was very friendly Drinks very good AND reasonable! We were seated at a lovely round Table in the back on the restaurant Overlooking Barnstable harbor Beautiful!!!... More 

Thank lorrainedunnett
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went twice because of the tastefull meals and cozy view on the harbour Try the Mattakeese Baked Oysters and Ciopinno if you like seafood. They are very tastefull

Thank Mario M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Millway, OPENING May 5, 2017 for the season, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Barnstable
  • Phone Number: +1 508-362-4511
Reopening May 5, 2017. Mattakeese Wharf is a SEASONAL waterfront restaurant on Cape Cod, MA since 1968. We serve fresh, local seafood including lobsters, steaks, chicken, and some Italian specialties. There is no better romantic sunset view while dining on the Cape than here at Mattakeese Wharf. See the sunset slideshow on our website with many photos contributed by diners. We are open late April through mid October. Mattakeese Wharf is located next to a whale watching boat so we are a natural destination after your day on the water with the whales. We offer a full bar and live entertainment during the summer season... a great place to watch the Sox games! We serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week plus Brunch on Sundays. We are open from 11:30am until well into the evening.... depending on how busy we are, roughly 10-11pm.

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