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.

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. 

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.

Mattapoisett Boat Yard

If you need gas on your way out of the harbor, stop by the Mattapoisett Boatyard to top off the tank.

Save travels and see you in Mattapoisett!

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