no reservations needed – most open a little later
Route 134, East Dennis (also now in Orleans) (508) 385-6177 (Lunch & Dinner)
A fun little pub just down the street specializing in homemade pizza, clam chowder, burgers and fish cakes. Entertainment is available on some weekend nights during the summer. A new location is now open in Orleans at the junction of 6A and 28.
Route 6A & Cove Rd. Orleans (508) 255-5165 (Lunch & Dinner)
Crazy atmosphere includes red & white checked tablecloths, old business signs hanging from the ceiling, and newspapers hanging on a wire to separate the dining room from the bar. Land Ho serves club sandwiches, fried seafood and burgers. Specialties include fish & chips, barbecued ribs, stuffed clams, chowder and kale soup. You’ll find lots of families, college students and old-time locals here.
(Directions: East on 6A, once you pass the 3rd stop light in Orleans (Also called Main Street) Land Ho! is on 6A just past the light. You may want to take a right onto Main and park in the back of the restaurant.)
28 Main Street Orleans (508) 255-5505
Upscale bar and grill offers an innovative menu with “New American” cuisine and live jazz on select evenings. Fresh seafood, grilled specialties, healthy salads, hearty steaks and creative pasta and poultry dishes and a few vegetarian dishes. The lively upscale bar is a great place to sample a light bite while sipping a martini or a pint of Guinness.
JT’s in Brewster for Ice Cream and walkup / to go fried seafood.
Ring Brothers Grocery store for gourmet picnic items & gluten free items
Smugglers in Dennis for Ice Cream
Lobster Roll Cruise out of Sesuit Harbor (reservations required) & lobster roll shack at Sesuit harbor.
Gina’s By The Sea – favorite of long time Cape Visitors.
Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans is a new local favorite and is across the street from Hot Chocolate Sparrow which is great for coffee and sweets (and ice drinks).
most will require reservations
2208 Main Street, Brewster (508) 896-7867 (Lunch & Dinner)
This is a local favorite and for good reason! A unique, eclectic menu with an emphasis on local seafood is changed seasonally. Preparations are simple, elegant and always fresh. Open most of the year now. During the busy summer months the wait can be up to 2 hours (Reservations not taken). Perhaps place your name on the list and drive to the Bay to see the sunset.
15 Lecount Rd South Wellfleet, MA (508) 349-1600 (Pastries & Dinner)
PB combines local flavors and traditional French dining into a beautifully delicious menu. PB seats 60 people at a time, including an outdoor patio. They offer a lovely neighborhood feel with an elegant French menu. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance. Be sure to mention to the Wine Concierge, Sebastian that you’ve come on Sunie’s recommendation and you will be well taken care of.
4 Depot Road, Harwich 508-432-6900
We love this place, they treat our guests superbly. We would like to transport you to our favorite trattoria – a little hole in the wall – in the square between the butcher shop and the bakery in the town of Greve. So come in, relax, have a glass of wine, a piece of cheese and let your journey begin. Ask us about TABLE 7, the CFI table.
905 Route 6A, Dennis (508) 385-2133
Creative, classic American cuisine with an emphasis on native seafood, lamb and game. Romantic, cozy atmosphere. Open year round for dinner with reservations recommended. Dress code: casual to formal.
15 Hinckley Road in Hyannis (508) 778-8588
As with most of the finer restaurants on the Cape, there is a true passion for local produce, fish and food products grown organically and healthily. Combine that with a first class bakery and you have a great reason to go to Hyannis, especially if you combine a trip to the islands with a ferry to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard from Hyannis.
89 Old Colony Way, Orleans (508) 255-8144
A unique fusion of Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. Open year round with reservations recommended. Closed on Mondays. Specialty dishes include curries and sauces. (Directions: East on 6A. At the second stoplight take a left onto Old Colony Way. Abba’s is just up the street on your right). This is a real favorite for our adventuresome diners.
17 Truro Center Rd, Truro, MA 02666 (508) 349-3399
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Casual, cool atmosphere in an out-of-the-way location (15 minutes from Provincetown & 30 minutes from Brewster), a very solid wine list, good selection of craft beers. A menu that is a little unusual (rabbit ragu as appetizer or your main course). Nice ambiance, particularly when not crowded as it can be a little loud. The chef’s palate determines this menu, he clearly likes strong flavors. Dress code casual to formal.
410 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 778-6500
Most of all, owner and executive chef Florence embraces the traditional way of the bistro: Relax, eat, drink. Enjoy conversation with friends. Meet people from all walks of life. Be entertained, satisfied, and leave feeling recharged.
425 Old Wharf Road Dennisport, MA 508-394-0700 (Lunch & Dinner)
The seasonal menu may be simple in approach but it’s artfully presented and complemented by an extensive wine list that boasts more than 25 by-the-glass selections. Perched directly on Nantucket Sound, occasionally referred to as the “shi-shi beach house of the Cape,” the Ocean House has outstanding views. Asian fusion menu.
closed for renovations until April 2018
800 Main Street (Route 6A) Dennis, MA (508) 385-2096
Chef/Owner Martha was the former chef at the Brewster Fish House. Cuisine is similar with wonderful fresh fish and local ingredients. Small intimate and lively bar is fun along with the formal atmosphere in the dining room. Desserts are also delicious! Reservations can be made online through Open Table or by phone.
will require reservations
2449 Main Street Route 6A, Brewster (508) 896-3640
Creative modern French cuisine. Multi course, table d’Hote dinners, very formal atmosphere with old fashioned attention to detail. We recommend the Bistro café open for lunch and dinner for a more casual American à la carte meal. Incredible pastries! Open from May-November.
Route 28 Pleasant Bay Chatham (508) 430-3000
Waterfront location on Pleasant Bay, elegant setting and emphasis on personalized service.
Shore Road Chatham (800) 527-4884 (Lunch / Dinner)
High end resort that a lot of our guests enjoy having a cocktail at during the day after their shopping spree in downtown Chatham.
157 Main St., (Rte. 6A) Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1713 (508) 362-5522
Yuji Watanabe, the chef-owner of the Cape’s best Japanese restaurant, makes early morning journeys to Boston’s fish markets for the freshest local catch. His sushi and sashimi is vast and artful, and vegetable and seafood tempura comes out of the kitchen fluffy and light. One remarkable element of the restaurant is its artful lighting. The serene and simple Japanese garden out back has a traditional goldfish pond. Closed Mon. No lunch.
15 Chatham Bars Avenue Chatham, MA 02633 (508) 945-3545
This restaurant is small and quaint with a rustic décor, specializing in seafood dishes. They serve lunch and dinner and are open year round. Located next door to the Chatham Gazebo; where summer concerts are held on Friday Evenings. Last call at the bar is 12:45 a.m. nightly. Reservations are suggested and the dress code is casual.
539 Commercial St, Provincetown (508) 847-1964
Located just outside of the center of P’town, you will enjoy the most beautiful view on the Cape, the bay. Enjoy casual dining; everything on the menu is simple and delicious, get to know the locals at the bar.
2653 Main St., Chatham (508) 432-4600 (dinner & reservations required, open April – Nov)
An intimate dining room inside a simple yellow house, Pisces serves coastal-inspired fare—if it swims in local waters, you can probably sample it here. Complement your dinner with a selection from the extensive wine list, which offers more than 20 vintages by the glass.
Lobster Pot – Provincetown for the prototypical lobster dinner.
Ferretti’s Market – for takeaway sandwiches in Brewster.
The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet.
Ice cream lovers choose Captain Frosty’s or the Ice Cream Smuggler both in Dennis or our own Kate’s Seafood in Brewster on the way to Paine’s Creek Beach. Take out sandwiches are superb from Café Alfresco in the Lemon Tree Shops in Brewster. Our favorite clam shop in Brewster is JT’s
Lobster. Places on the way to P-Town include: The Lobster Claw in Orleans, Moby Dick’s in Wellfleet. Arnolds clam shack in Eastham is a tradition for many seeking their first lobster on their first day headed to Provincetown.
We have a collection of menus in the common room for you to peruse. The “Dining on Cape Cod” book in your room also has additional listings. Please let us know if we can look up or provide additional restaurant information. We apologize if your favorite does not show up on this list. Let us know what your favorites are and we will try them out, usually several times (oh the troubles we take upon ourselves). Donna and I love to try new places.