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
Save travels and see you in Mattapoisett!