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Cape Cod Restaurants

The following recommendations are highly personal and not subject to any outside influence. We didn't sell advertising space here!! If a restaurant isn't listed here, either we've never been there or we went and didn't like it. We've opted for the philosophy that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything.

We wanted this information to reflect our experience of living on the Cape. Eating out on the Cape is a sport like going to yardsales.

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We recommend a special magazine, Edible Cape Cod, that promotes the abundance of local foods in the Cape Cod area and its surrounding communities.

Edible Cape Cod is intended for those who are interested in:

  • Eating delicious, locally grown, seasonal foods
  • Getting to know the people who grow, produce, cook and sell those foods
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Brewster Fish House Restaurant

896-7867, Route 6A. For lunch and dinner. The lobster bisque is the best soup on Cape Cod! Always crowded; call ahead. My personal favorite.


896 3640,, Route 6A.
There really are two restaurants here. The Bistro is excellent but crowded. The main dining room was a Cape Cod original a la francaise, but now there are many other fine dining spots throughout the Cape. It's never been the same for me since our soup course was served in coffee cups instead of proper bouillon cups. And chipped dishes, too!! Seedy setting, exquisite cuisine. Vive la France!

The Brewster General Store

Our favorite place for a cup of coffee or cider and a donut after church on Sunday.

Setucket Farms

Great take-out sandwiches and treats for a picnic at a nearby bay beach. Beautiful looking, and they even grow some of the items they sell.



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The Oyster Company

Home of the award winning Quivet Neck Oysters, voted best tasting oyster at the WOMR Oyster Festival (they beat the Wellfleets!)

Treat yourself to your own taste test!

They'll shuck a plate of delicious local and New England varieties, including their own Quivets (and yes, you can have some wonderful Wellfleets too!)

The Oyster Company 202 Depot Street Dennisport, MA 02639 (at Rt 28 and Depot, next to the "Egg and I" restaurant)

Dinner Wednesday- Sunday 508-398-4600


Great breakfast, huge portions, fast service and wonderful homemade hash. This is the "best" breakfast place on the Cape. From a variety of fresh muffins to Eggs Benedict you cannot go wrong. 1408 Route 6A; 385-2911.

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A hidden gem! This inauspicious "dive" certainly exceeds expectations. If you love sushi, this is the place. Fresh fish at bargain prices will keep you coming back for more. Make reservations or be prepared to wait on weekends due to the limited seating and sometimes slow service. 771-3771

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Strictly authentic Mexican food in a tiny restaurant near us.

Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse

Popular restaurant, which is run like a well-oiled machine (olive oil, of course!) I love all the salads and pasta dishes. The servings are huge, so you'll have lunch for tomorrow. It is hard to get a reservation on weekends. Seats at the bar are fine for one or two people. Located at the intersection of Route 28 and Depot Rd/Uncle Venies Rd., South Harwich. Phone: 432-6900

George's Pizza

564 Route 28. At Cross St. Pizza and Greek salad to go, or they'll deliver. Greeks rule pizza on the Cape, and it all started with George. 508-432-3144

Cape Sea Grille

Elegant and delicious dining, but I wish the tables weren't so close together.

Harwich Port House of Pizza

432-1047, 737 Route 28, by Saquatucket Harbor: Famous for calzones, which taste best when well done (in our opinion.)




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Wicked Oyster

Very best blueberry muffins on all Cape Cod. The menu features oysters, naturally, but also comfort food like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. This winter's dinners featured a wonderful concoction of root veggies that I never got tired of. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 50 Main Street, 508-349-3455



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Japanese cuisine and ambiance - refreshingly different and relaxing. Appetizers and entrees cover a wide variety of tastes and are packed with an assortment of flavorful sauces. The sushi, however, is OK at best. 362-5522; 157 Route 6A.




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Captain Linnell House

White linen tablecloth dining in an old mansion. The wisteria vines over the building's facade are enchanting.

Land Ho!

The perfect pub for a burger lunch any time of year. We think it is too crowded at night.




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The Squire

Lunch or dinner on the restaurant side is always dependable and popular. The bar scene brings together an eclectic group of folks enjoying a cold beer, listening to live bands, and enjoying a great cup of Chowder.

The Impudent Oyster

Great soups, and you'll never be disappointed with anything else on the menu. If you’re in a more informal mood sit at the bar and enjoy a heaping plate of mussels, fresh baked bread, and sip on a glass of wine. Watch out in the summer as it can get very crowded.


Where's the beef? At Pate's. Not for vegetarians. And if you order dessert, you are overeating.

Asian Eatery

When only real Chinese will do!!! Love that ginger!!

Chatham Bars Inn

A drink on the verandah on a summer's eve or a table with a water view any time of year - who cares about the conventional menu! You go here for the decor, including deluxe, bordering on the snooty, service. In season, there's a dress code for people not staying at the hotel, but most guests are at the hotel, so you might feel overdressed.



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Ross's Grille

The view! The food! Informal, but excellent.

Cape Sushi

Sushi, Sushi, Sushi! This hideaway tucked outside Clem & Ursey's is a true down to earth Cape treat. Fabulous Sashimi, Sushi, & Unique rolls at this quaint outside sushi bar hit the spot. Andrew Sewler, the owner, trained at many of the fine Japanese restaurants in NYC and will not disappoint. On appearances, Authentic Japanese it is not. These twenty something Americans serve up some amazing grub and with a touch of his assistants Tom's humor it is more than worth the trip.

If you are there in the afternoon be sure to try Clem & Ursey's 1/2 priced raw bar from 3-5. The warmed Alaskan King Crab in Garlic, Lemon, Butter & Lively, bright atmosphere are sure to please. From Seafood to BBQ, everything is recommended.

85 Shank Painter Road, P-Town, (508) 487-6986



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