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“Get there early if you want to sit outside”

Baxter's Fish-N-Chips
Ranked #28 of 189 Restaurants in Hyannis
Price range: US$11 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Waltham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Get there early if you want to sit outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Came here on the 4th with my wife for lunch and a drink. Have been to Baxter's a few times and have always liked the food, and the service is always good. This is a review for the 21+ side of Baxter's.
The experience you will have here will almost certainly be impacted by where you end up sitting. Personally, sitting outside on the deck is the best way to experience Baxter's! However, this only can really work if you are with one, maybe two people . This is because the first row of chairs at the front of the deck are all side by side with a small table in between some of them. Then there is second row about 5 feet behind the fist row. In total there are probably between 6-8 small tables and 15-20 chairs outside. So there really isn't a lot of space on the deck, which is really great if you are lucky enough to get a table!
I enjoy the beer they brew themselves, I think it's called Barney's? Very refreshing extra pale ale. They also have Naukabout and Cape cod beer. I think all their drafts are 6$. My wife loves the mixed drinks which are all about 9-12$ The food is pretty good too. Many fried options, most come with fries or rice pilaf. Several good appetizers too. Decent sized portions that can be shared. Its also not crazy expensive and I never leave feeling ripped off.
The staff here is also always really good too, drinks are always very quick to arrive. Baxters isn't the BEST food on the cape, but its good. And also is probably one of the best most relaxing places to sit outside and sip a drink (that's public). You can't go wrong at Baxters, just know in advance that it can be tough to get a table outside so plan accordingly!

Visited July 2014
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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Busy busy place, love the location. Wasn't happy to have to pay for parking. Sat at the bar had appetizers and cocktails. Average Cape food, great bartender !

Visited June 2014
Thank Debbie L
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

This place is the bee's knees! Steamers were super delicious and our waitress Jean was double-plus good.
Baxter's just might be more fun than the beach.

Thank snarkolas
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“The best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

This place rules. Incredible staff, great bartenders, super cute servers. It is a fried seafood place so if you want something else there are plenty of places on main st hyannis. 10/10 would come here everyday if I could.

Thank ohyeah89
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saginaw, tx
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

It was a toss up between Spankys and Baxters and since the desk cerk at the hotel gave us a $5 off coupon we went to Baxters. Great view of the harbor, you can sit inside or out on the deck. Numerous boats coming and going so the view and harbor action is great. I had a generous portion of clam strips and wife had coconut shrimp both excellent. Another reason we went was our 3 kids don't like seafood and there were many other options on the lunch menu besides seafood. The clam chowder was one of the best I tried on our recent vacation and would recommend. The manager looked like the actor Ed Norton from his role in The Illusionist. He did not mess around and kept the waiters hustling for customers. Great place to grab a casual lunch and enjoy the view. Close to main street in Hyannis you can walk or they have a convenient parking lot if you drive. I would recommend this place

  • Visited June 2014
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