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The Best Cape Cod Restaurants
Find the Best Food and Restaurants on Cape Cod, from Seafood to Pizza!
When you think Cape Cod, you think beaches, sun, relaxation, shopping, and restaurants. This page will give you some great ideas on where to eat on Cape Cod, including fine seafood restaurants, the best Italian food, and tasty breakfast restaurants in towns like Falmouth, Provincetown, Chatham and Eastham. Scroll down to start reading about some of the best Cape Cod restaurants, not the tourist traps!
The Top Five Reasons to Visit Restaurants on Cape Cod - Why eat on Cape Cod?
- They have great seafood!
- There aren't many chain restaurants!
- There's watefront dining!
- It has some of the best lobster, scallops, and fish anywhere in the USA! Overall, just fresh fish, which is always the best way to eat it (unlike frozen).
- Cape Cod has great diversity in food!
Because seafood is such a delicate food and has to be handled with extreme care, generally seafood restaurants get lower reviews than other types of restaurants. Cape Cod, however, does have a big number of excellent seafood restaurants, from the long established to up and coming favorites. The following seafood restaurants have received a 4 out of 5 or higher from patrons on Trip Advisor and other restaurant review websites. If you ever have any doubts about a seafood restaurant you might be visiting, bring use your Blackberry or iphone to search for reviews online. If you don't have internet access, ask a friend or call one and have them do a quick search. It's always fun to experiment with new restaurants, but with seafood, it might be best to do your homework before you dine!
Here are some of the best reviewed seafood restaurants on Cape Cod:
- Del Mar Bistro
Wood fired pizza and excellent seafood make the Del Mar Bistro of Chatham a favorite!
- The Mews Restaurant and Cafe
This Provincetown seafood restaurant overlooks beachside views of Provincetown harbor. A great place for a night out! It's also at the top of the list for seafood restaurants in Provincetown and throughout Cape Cod.
- Moby Dick's Restaurant
Located in Wellfleet, this restaurant is popular with Cape residents and tourists. The seafood here is their specialty, with fresh catches being brought in daily.
- Arnold's Restaurant
In Eastham, you can find Arnold's Restaurant (with the big yellow sign with a lobster on it), right on Route 6. Their seafood is amongst the best on the Cape, and their known for their big portions of onion rings, lobster rolls, fried clams, and fish
- The Ocean House Restaurant
The Ocean House Restaurant has amazing views and even better seafood, as well as Italian dishes. The restaurant is on the upscale/more expensive side, but worth the price and the wait.
Cape Cod specializes in ice cream, seafood, Italian food, and bakeries. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, but this page will focus on the best.
Fodor's Cape Cod: The Next Best Thing to a Personal Tour of Cape Cod - Find the best restaurants, things to do, hotels, and beaches
Fodor's usually delivers when they release a travel guide, but they've struck a home run with this guide to the Cape. Cape Cod is a fairly large area, not because of its land mass, but because there's so much coastline to explore. While you might only know Route 28, Route 6, and Route 6A like the back of your hand, Fodor's dives deeper and points out those hidden gems on the backroads. Also of great importance are its pointers on what to avoid, which is just as valuable as its suggestions. This is a great guide for travel to the Cape. Lightweight, easy to read on the go, and its just the right size to stuff under the car seat or in a backpack.
* The latest edition of Fodor's
* Features the best known stuff, the least known, and the hidden Cape gems
* Great for travel - the perfect travel size guide
* Excellent reviews from readers
Recommend a Cape Cod Restaurant! - Name your favorite restaurant on Cape Cod, and tell everyone what's good and why!
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Pizza isn't Cape Cod's specialty. In fact, you might have a hard time finding lots of great pizzerias. That's more of a "mainland" Massachusetts thing. What the Cape Cod might lack in quantity, it makes up for in quality. Carmine's is the best pizzeria on the Cape, that much is for certain. Check out these recommended places to grab a slice, or better yet, the whole pie, below:
- Carmine's Pizza
Carmine's is located in busy downtown Chatham, and from the outside appearance, might get by just on the tourist traffic. Carmine's doesn't rely on the tourists though, they have an incredible pizza! The crust, the sauce, the cheese, they're all spec
- Twistd Sisters New York Pizza
In Provincetown, you can find another amazing pizza place called Twistd Sisters. This place has great Caesar Salad, pizza, and delivers all over town.
- Spiritus Pizza
Located in Provincetown, Spiritus specializes in just pizza, and that's about it. It's also open late, and is touted as a "great place to eat when you're drunk."
- Fariway Restaurant and Pizzeria
In North Eastham, you can find this rustic Cape Cod pizzeria/pub, a great place for pizza and bar food. Just eat here early, because the kitchen closes at 9pm.
Avoid chain restaurants on Cape Cod. Why? There are way too many smaller businesses that are much better than need your business! The food is better, the service is better, and you'll be happier.
Here's a list of other well reviewed Cape restaurants that don't fit into the pizza or seafood category.
- Sundae School Ice Cream
Some of the best homemade ice cream, on the Cape or anywhere else! There are three locations for the Sundae School: Harwich Port, Dennis Port, and Orleans. This place has rave reviews from people from all over who come to visit here.
- Brazilian Grill Hyannis
A true authentic Brazilian food dining experience, the Brazilian Grill in Hyannis is a meat lover's paradise. It's out of the ordinary on Cape Cod, so try this for something new!
- The Keltic Kitchen
You haven't had a breakfast until you've had an Irish breakfast! The Keltic Kitchen in Yarmouth serves up amazing pancakes, french toast, eggs, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and the mother of all breakfasts, the Irish farmhouse breakfast.
- Glass Onion, Falmouth
The Glass Onion is one of the best places to eat in Falmouth, and is a fine dining establishment worth visiting. While it many be pricey, the food and ambiance are worth the little extra money. All in all, you'll have a great experience like the othe
- Pie in the Sky Bakery and Cafe
With some incredible baked goods, soups, salads, and sandwiches, this is a great place to go before you get on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, or if you're staying in the town of Falmouth. Bring some bakery stuff home, too!
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