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Impudent Oyster

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15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham, MA 02633-2342
+1 508-945-3545
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't let the name scare you away. Inside, you'll find a friendly staff and a menu that will appeal to any and all tastes. If a seafood lover, highly recommend the Thai seafood bowl, which is packed with everything from lobster and clams to mussels, shrimp and fish, as well as some veggies, in a delicious broth covering rice noodles.... More 

Thank BoSox9
Los Angeles, California
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231 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is simple and cute. The staff are professional with a bit of edge ( that's a good thing). The menu is varied but be warned - this place gets crowed - a reservation is necessary

Thank sunni2014
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent lunch in Chatham. My scallop roll was superb. Great homemade soup. Nice wine list by the glass. We sat at the bar and received good service. We'll be back if we find ourselves in town again.

Thank ellenandmike_12
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined for lunch on a rainy April day while visiting Chatham for our 5 year anniversary. The place was packed! We read great reviews and were excited to try. Unfortunately the waiter seemed like he had better things to do then take our order. For me, service is everything!! My husband ordered the clam chowder. It came out fast... More 

Thank mkeller17
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, generous portions, nice atmosphere. Do make a reservation. Right off the Main Street and easy to find. A must for a Chatham visit.

Thank shelleysusan
Jacksonville, Florida
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I both ordered fish dishes which were good and fresh, but we thought that the fish was overwhelmed by too many ingredients. Simpler would have been tastier. The interior of the restaurant is very attractive.

Thank travlinman1946
Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Impudent waitress, great bread but will not return. We expected more and found more at other restaurants in Chatham. This was our least favorite.

Thank mafresch
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was goof, high-average quality, innovative. The hostess was not having a good day, but other staff were friendly and efficient. Good wine by the glass options.

Thank SamZu
Haymarket, Virginia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected the Impudent Oyster would be as good as the reviews indicated. However, while the food was good, it wasn't excellent; the service was less than satisfactory with a waitress who was not particularly helpful in responding to questions. The restaurant was extremely expensive, particularly given the quality of the food, and is probably not a place to which... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I'm in Chatham I'm sure to make a reservation at the Oyster. The seafood is prepared perfectly, every time. Particularly memorable was the night I tried the swordfish piccata. I literally had never imagined that swordfish could be so good, so melt-in-your-mouth. I was last there on the night before Mother's Day, and even with a packed house the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$36
American, Seafood, Soups, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham, MA 02633-2342
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-945-3545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?