Mattapoisett: A great place to have lunch by boat

Mattapoisett: A great place to have lunch by boat

If you are a boater on Buzzards Bay, you have undoubtedly gone to lunch at The Chartroom in Cataumet.  It’s a great place to “dock and dine” and a staple of the boating community.  But have you ever tried Mattapoisett?  Oftentimes referred to as a “hidden gem”, Mattapoisett is another great place to stop and have lunch, or just visit.

Mattapoisett Town Wharf

At the Mattapoisett Town Wharf you can tie up for 1 hour on the far left float (#2 in the picture).  You can also bring your dinghy into the dinghy dock on the very far left (#1 in the picture), located behind the fire department and harbormaster boats.

The Seaport Ice Cream Slip

Walk over to the right and you can enjoy a delicious take-out style lunch at the Seaport Ice Cream Slip (#3 in the first picture).  This is a fun place to grab a breakfast sandwich and coffee from 6:00 am to approximately 11:00 am.  Lunch or dinner and ice cream are served until about 9:00 pm.  There are picnic benches, a park and a fabulous view of Mattapoisett Harbor. https://www.facebook.com/Seaportslip/

The Inn on Shipyard Park

If a sit-down restaurant with a full menu is more your style, head across the street to The Inn on Shipyard Park (#4 in the first picture).  “The Inn offers traditional seaside New England fare with a fusion flare, in a casual and welcoming atmosphere.”  They have a quintessential front porch that looks over the park and harbor. https://www.theinnonthepark.com/ 

Town Wharf General Store

There is also the Town Wharf General Store (#5) where you can pick up some gourmet food and drink for a picnic in the park right behind the store or to take back to your boat. https://townwharfgeneralstore.com

Mattapoisett Boat Yard

If you need gas on your way out of the harbor, stop by the Mattapoisett Boatyard to top off the tank.
http://www.mattapoisettboatyard.com/

Save travels and see you in Mattapoisett!

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