We have a summer home in Chatham & been regular patrons of the Hot Stove for several years now and was always pleased with the food. We have often sat at the bar & have always been happy with the bartenders & service. Recently we visited with a larger group & 2 small children. The service was awful. Our waiter was rude, slow, unfriendly & we had to ask for things (such as plates & utensils twice). Since we had a few complaints we asked at the hostess station for a manger. After a bit of confusion about who that would be, we were told by the fill-in manager that they stood by their waiter and they ""DID NOT NEED OUR BUSINESS"". So we will not be going back.