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Poolside at Pelham House Resort

4.4
4.4
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Thank you all for a great season we look forward to seeing you in the Spring of 2022!

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 398-6076

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Dan Cote

  • Neighbourhood

    Dennis Port

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available on- site. Though beach space is plentiful parking can be somewhat limited.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Child-Friendly

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Child-Friendly

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Group Bookings

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Hot Spot

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Lunch

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Scenic View

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I finally got a reservation by the pool for my husband’s birthday dinner & we really enjoyed the evening. Food was great, ambience fun as they had live music, service a bit slow because there was just 2 women staff. However they were rocking it the whole night long, so kudos to them for being hostess, bartender, waitstaff & bus women all with a smile & a thank you!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful night by the pool

  3. MT

    MichaelT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Poolside dinner with music and a beautiful sunset is all you can ask for during a perfect summer night. Music alone would keep us going back over and over again. Our waitress was so great but the kitchen/runners clearly had some issues - our entrees we’re brought out before we received our apps; a first in my experience especially since we were sitting there for a long time with nothing arriving but things happen. Entrees were fantastic despite the mix-up. Would definitely go back.

  4. B

    Bostoncouple1

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Love the singer Pat Dowling Really have a wonderful ambiance to the evening Tuna tartare and oysters also lovely

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & service. Took the family and the kids loved the music and corn hole boards.

  6. FK

    FrankK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and live music poolside was spectacular. The prices were slightly higher than average, but the flavors are amazing and unique. Bring a jacket because it can get cool since it’s right on the ocean.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We sat pool side with live music! Great time! Great atmosphere

  8. C

    Costy

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    8/9/21 We always bring our lively crew to the Pelham House when we dine poolside. Per usual, the music was fabulous and our party of nine had a wonderful time enjoying the music, dancing, and getting others up dancing, and eating and drinking. The night was just as fabulous as a similar night the summer before. The Pelham House poolside (and the Rooftop) never disappoint.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing and entertaining, staff extremely friendly . Always a very clean soundings and the extra beautiful sunset. Thank you

  10. EE

    ElizabethE

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience2

    Good place if you have little kids and are already staying at the resort.

  11. BG

    BstnGrl15

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner at Pelham House. The view of the ocean from the rooftop restaurant are amazing. Our server was attentive and friendly and gave us solid recommendations and the food was terrific.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I went for a quiet dinner and the experience was great. Enjoyed the view, the service and the food. Relaxing and just what we needed.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Average. Nothing to rave about.

  14. GF

    GlutenFreeMom

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The idea is awesome - sit poolside, see the ocean and enjoy the music but there are some major drawbacks. The wind was outrageous and made eating difficult. The music was so LOUD that it was difficult to carry on a conservation - although the music was lovely. The plastic cups are necessary but are too lightweight with the wind. The food was not great. Fried seafood wasn't the best but was priced to be the best. The Kale salad was horrible - kale was bitter, sweet potatoes and apples were cold and had obviously been precooked and refrigerated. The service was OK but not attentive. Overall I would give it a 2.5/5 stars and will return ONLY during the day when it's hot.

  15. S

    Sadcustimer

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Came to listen to music. Need to put more things on the menu. The roof top bar prices are high with limited menu and small portiond

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience and food to go with it. The cauliflower sandwich was a good find. Hjghly recommend the fries.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fiona provided us excellent service and was helpful and friendly! We all had a wonderful time, enjoyed the live music, which was a big draw for us.

  18. KL

    KimberlyL

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing time! The food was so yummy and this was a great space for a large party and the fire was going and it was a blast!

  19. KT

    KristiT

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed outside dining with friends on July 4th. Food, service and fireworks were excellent!!

  20. M

    Maryrain

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    This was our go to spot last summer - many nights there and enjoyed it so much. Sadly it’s just not the same this summer- still a beautiful spot but the food was just poor - small portions - served Luke warm and not worth the money. Service for drinks was very slow - doing their best but it seems like sitting out there you are just sort of ignored from their new bigger and fancier house next store. Music outdoors is big plus.

    Poolside at Pelham House ResortResponded on July 5, 2021

    Maryrain, We are really sorry to hear about your experience. We stand by the experience by the pool, but recognize that there's times were we might miss the mark. We strive to make everyone's experience genuine and fun! I really appreciate you coming last year and then coming back this year. I hope you come back to visit us again and if you do, ask for me, John Mccarthy, GM. I'd love to sit down and talk to you about the pelham history. Best, John McCarthy

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We had planned to dine poolside but it was very windy so we were at a hightop in the bar. The server was overwhelmed. The food was slowwww - blamed on a printer glitch. The lighting was as bright as an operating room at a hospital. The noise level was very high

    Poolside at Pelham House ResortResponded on July 5, 2021

    Thank you for the review. This year we are definitely working through the wind, training our seasonal staff and some technological issues, but that's not an excuse. We strive to be great 100 % and I'm sorry your experience didn't hit the mark. Feel free to call us anytime and we hope to get you back to make it much better. My office number is 508-3998-6076 Ext 5. John McCarthy GM

  22. r

    robertn

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Band was too loud, and definitely not dinner type music at 6:00pm. Wind was pretty stiff with no barrier available. Food took way to long for the number of people seated poolside. Food was not hot upon arrival, and the waitress did not check back with us fir at least 10 minutes. Drinks were small and expensive!

    Poolside at Pelham House ResortResponded on July 5, 2021

    Robertn, We are continuing to work through the best music for the area. We have had a few loud bands and some don't work for the pool. I appreciate your review of the food and drink and we hope you give us a try again, because our systems continue to improve and the pool is a great summer night out! Best, John McCarthy GM

  23. MJ

    MJCAR

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We stayed at the Pelham House and had a few meals poolside. The service superior. Such friendly and hardworking staff. Food very good. Live music and fire pits an added plus. If we lived closer we’d dine here weekly.

  24. S

    Starrdar

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    need managment to get more bartenders or figure out how to get drinks to guest quicker. OR get more waitstaff

  25. GK

    GinaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    If your looking for a great location, look no further

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the best time with our bachelorette party!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    For whatever reason we did not realize our reservation was poolside and the hosts at the rooftop restaurant quickly dismissed us to the pool. The hostess there was very apologetic and accommodated us. It was very cold ( out of their control of course), so we went into the bar. The poolside food was marginal at best.

  28. EB

    ElizabethB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great new addition to Cape Cod. We can't wait to go back!

  29. MZ

    MollyZ

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    The Pelham House is up the street from our beach home and we love it. We were guests prior to their renovations and big supporters last spring and summer, especially during the height of COVID-19 when take out was the only option. The food was excellent quality and a fair value. Last summer, we spent a number of evenings around the pool side for dinner and drinks and had multiple groups of friends and family stay at the resort. We were thrilled to have such an amazing resort up the street from us. Once the roof top opened, we saw the prices absolutely sky rocket. While I am so glad to see hospitality back on it's feet, I'm actually saddened by the prices this summer. I'm not someone who is a cheap person - I tend to have more 'champagne' taste. But the prices are absolutely out of control. For example, the scallop role was $14 last summer and is now $28. DOUBLE. I can understand that prices of items are more expensive but not double. Currently the Pelham is the hot new spot but it's only a matter of time until the Lighthouse Inn or the The Corsair & Cross Rip does something similar and will no longer be the only 'game in town'. It will be locals like my family who will still be coming to the Pelham so please do right by us now as we are in it for the long haul with you. I do hope the resort can maintain it's fabulousness but come back down to earth a bit and better reflect the neighborhood that it is in.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Wait staff was awesome

  31. BD

    BethD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner on the rooftop! It was raining and windy, but they have flaps to cover the majority of the windows and a little ocean still peeks through. The food was delicious and our server was wonderful. Highly recommend 😊

  32. PC

    PeterC

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    If you're looking for ocean front dining, very good food and good service, this is your place.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and service. Pat the musician crushed it

  34. MB

    MomBeez

    New England

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    The view at Pelham house is stunning but we were seated in a giant open function room type space at dining tables and in front of all the windows were high top tables obstructing the view. There were also large screen TVs which felt more like a pub atmosphere but with a fine dining price tag. It was chilly outside so we opted to dine indoors. I imagine it is a very different feel dining outside.

  35. KM

    KimberlyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the live music. It was a fun day and the service was awesome!!! We will definitely be back and feel all of our friends too.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    The WORST SERVICE EVER. Over priced $38 lobster rolls the size of an

  37. KR

    KimR

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    The service was very slow. When we finally got our oysters they were served with no side plates, napkins or silverware. Then we requested the bill which took forever and when it came it was wrong they overcharged me for a glass of wine. Actually they charged me double. So then we had to wait again for the waitress the come back to the table take the check and issue a new one with the correct amount. It was very disappointing considering I have been to the Pelham house several times (rooftop seating) and have had excellent service and food. I guess next time I will stick to rooftop not poolside.

  38. e

    eagle91

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Love the place. Wish they’d add some more appetizers for pool area. Light pickies like wings and chips.

  39. EJ

    EvJe

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Slackers are great! Love the pool area and the live music!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful afternoon with live music for the first time in a year!

FAQs

Poolside at Pelham House Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Neighbourhood

    Dennis Port

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon–Fri, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available on- site. Though beach space is plentiful parking can be somewhat limited.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dan Cote

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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