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A sample of the current selections..

This is just a sample list of Cape Cod restaurants; alphabetical by town, noted for their consistency, Longevity, Integrity and Cuisine and above all, Cape Cod Hospitality. Take a moment to read the list with noted captions from local restaurant critics, commentators, foodies, customers and PEOPLE WHO JUST LOVE FOOD!  When you have tried one or two - or all of these restaurants please Email me at: jdine@comcast.net

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Barnstable Village Restaurants (Mid Cape)

Take the scenic route along the North side of the Cape
Route 6A from the Sagamore Bridge (approximately 11 miles to Barnstable):

**The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern Route 6A, 3176 Main Street, (508) 362-2355

Critics across America have praised Chef/Co-owner Bob Calderone's food, calling it "bold" "prepared with gusto" and "creative".
**The Dolphin Restaurant, 3250 Main Street, (508) 362-6610
**Mattakeese Wharf, 271 Mill Way, (508) 362-4511 (Seasonal)


Bourne / Pocasset / Cataumet Restaurants (Upper Cape)
Coming in from 495 on your way to Falmouth

Way HO , Buzzards Bay Rotary, Excellent American Chinese food. Diners come from Cape Cod and as far as New Bedford to savor the unusual dishes. Try the Sea Bass , Asian style.

Stir Crazy, 626 McArthur Blvd., (508) 564-6464 **
Best for Thai food and acclaimed to be authentic

The Parrot, 1356 Route 28A 563-6464 **A must try is the old world style pan roasted Pork Chops with black pepper & tomato demi-glaze.
New owners, great foods, traditional menu.


Brewster Restaurants, Route 6A (Lower Cape)
 This town is visited by anyone who enjoys a wide and varied sample of cuisine:

Brewster Inn & Chowder House, 1989 Main Street, (508) 896-7771 **
Traditional - locals can't be wrong, one of the best eating establishments on 6A.
Laurino's, 3668 Main Street, Route 6A, (508) 896-6135
**Bramble Inn, Route 6A **
Country elegance - the ultimate in fine dining, lodging too!
Brewster Fish House, Route 6A **
Long time favorite of locals. Gourmet & traditional.
Beechcroft Inn, Route 6A
High Tea/ Lunch. Outdoor Tea during the high season.
**Manse Inn, Route 6A
Most enjoyable, country gourmet dining at its best. Award winning menu.
Olde Sea Pines Inn, Route 6A
Excellent for get-away weekends, banquets, seminars, weddings, etc.



Centerville (Mid Cape)
Mid Cape just outside of Hyannis going toward Falmouth on Route 28.
Home to the famous Craigville Beach. Stay at the Inn at Fernbrook to discover this village

Casual Gourmet, , Route 28
Catering & gourmet take out dinners.


Chatham Restaurants (The Elbow of the Cape)
Truly a destination stop for a Mecca of dining.
It would take you a week or two to enjoy all of the restaurants

Chatham Bars Inn, Shore Road, (508) 945-0096  **
A pleasant, elegant place to stay and dine.
**Pate's Restaurant, Route 28, (508) 945-9777 **
Celebrating over 45 years, always consistently good for grilled fish and beef..
Wequassett Inn, Pleasant Bay, (508) 432-5400
Elegant get-away with first class dinner menu.
Pampered Palate, Cornfield Shopping Plaza, Route 28
Best elegant entrees, desserts, sandwiches, salads to go - or to eat in the Cafe.


Cotuit Restaurants (just outside of Osterville)

Kettle Ho, Main Street, in the heart of Cotuit Center **
This is the place for a cup of gossip and to chew and chat for awhile.


Dennis Village, Route 6A (Northside Restaurants)

**Red Pheasant, Route 6A, Dennis Village, (508) 385-2133 **
Since 1976 - most enjoyable restaurant on Route 6A - dinner only.
**Marshside Restaurant, 28 Bridge Street, East Dennis, (508) 385-4010 (CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS TILL APRIL 2008)
Over 26 years in the business.
**Scargo Cafe, 799 Route 6A, (508) 385-8200 **
Over 15 years, serving lunch & dinner. One of the Cape's most popular restaurants.

** Center Stage , adjacent to the Cape Playhouse.


Dennisport Restaurants (Route 28 and Southside)

**LaScala Ristorante , 106 Depot Street, (508) 398-3910 **
An Italian restaurant true to southern Italy's hospitality. The Simone family,

formerly of Worcester, creates authentic recipes from their famous Worcester

**Ebb Tide Restaurant, 94 Chase Avenue, (508) 398-8733 **
38 years under the same family ownership (ambiance and cuisine is unmatched).
A stroll along the water after dinner is appropriate.

Swan River Seafood Restaurant, 5 Lower County Road, (508) 394-4466
Great fish market adjacent to the restaurant


Eastham Restaurants (Outer Cape along Route 6)

Tumbleweed, 4100 Route 6, (508) 255-1661


Falmouth (East & North) Restaurant
 Falmouth is considered a destination town, worth a stay for the restaurants noted

Coonamesset Inn, Jones Road & Gifford Street, (508) 548-2300
The Conference Room, Davis Straits
Great local restaurant
Fishmonger Cafe, 56 Water Street, (Woods Hole), (508) 548-9148
On the harbor where you take the Steamship to the Islands - great food.
**Golden Swan, 323 Main Street, (508) 540-6580 **
Foods of India. Authentic Tandora cooking.
Landfall Restaurant, 2 Luscombe Avenue, (Woods Hole), (508) 548-1758 **
Dining can be fun and this is the spot... food is excellent.

McMenamy's Seafoods, 70 Davis Straits, Rte. 28, (508) 540-2115

**PI Bistro 75 Davis Straits ( Rt. 28) PI was created with a dash of Cape Cod and Boston. An American pizza/bistro. 495-5553 **

Quarterdeck Restaurant, 164 Main Street, (508) 548-9900
Locals will attest to this restaurant, great place after shopping Main St. Falmouth.
Black Duck, Woods Hole **|The best spot to kick back and relax and savor the excellent entrees.
Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar, 91A Water Street, (Woods Hole), (508) 540-385
**The Eatery @146, 146 Sandwich Rd. 495-1757** Chef owned, this popular establishment is the perfect spot for fresh wholesome foods, specializing in Portuguese entree, Garlic Shrimp, Stuffed Chicken with sausage, and of course, Kale Soup,.
**Chapaquoit Grill, Rte 28A , North Falmouth **
One of the Cape's best kept secrets, even though you have to wait for a table, this is truly worth the trip to Falmouth. Best all around menu, price within reason. Exceptional food.


Harwich Restaurants (Mostly on Route 28)
 Truly a Mecca of dining...
The Taste of Harwich every September during the Cranberry Festival.

**Bonatt's Bakery & Restaurant, 537 Route 28, (508) 432-7199
Please try the Melt-A-Way pastry, then lunch with a cup of gossip.
**The Cape Sea Grille, 31 Sea Street, (508) 432-4745
Elegance in a country setting.
Culinary trained chef/owner makes this restaurant a memorable one for dining.
**Country Inn, 86 Sisson Road, 432-2769 **
CIRCADIA BISTRO , exceptional dining /
A truly traditional country inn (Six rooms for lodging).
Hospitality/ambiance and charm makes this spot a must during your visit to Cape Cod.

L'alouette Restaurant, 787 Route 28, 430-0405 **
New owners , dedicated to the fine art of dining. Chef owned.
The Mason Jar, Route 28 **
Great to kick back and enjoy the traffic scene while having lunch.

**Ay ! Caramba Cafe , 703 Main St. 432-9800. Offers authentic Mexican ( Yes! Authentic)This restaurant has received many local awards and recognitions from the Boston Globe and Yankee Magazine. Open for Lunch & Dinner.


Hyannis Restaurants (Mid Cape - Most on Main Street)
Within walking distance of bus/air terminals

**Alberto's Ristorante, 360 Main Street, (508) 778-1770 **
A very romantic restaurant , with the intimate surroundings and the excellent service... and
**** entree selections.  A Cape Cod favorite - SOON TO BE YOURS.

Ristorante Barolo's, One Financial Place **

Hannah's Fusion Bar and Bistro is highly recognized by locals and seasonal visitors for their superb fusion of Asian and French cuisine. Trendy and modern , they invite you to taste the difference.

Dragon Lite Restaurant, 620 Main Street, (508) 775-9494
Gourmet Chinese

The Gazebo Restaurant at the International Inn, Main Street
Now open to the public,  with a romantic setting.

Naked Oyster, Route 132, Chef Dave Kennedy has taken this restaurant to the top

of the best restaurants on Cape Cod. Great local dining spot.

Harry's Restaurant & Bar, 700 Main Street, (508) 778-4188
Try the stuffed quahogs and specialties of the house - ribs.

**The Paddock, West Main Street Circle, (508) 775-7677 **
Not only is this 31-year-old restaurant a choice of other restaurant owners
but a Cape Cod visit is never complete until you've dined here.

Tiki Port Chinese Restaurant, Route 132, (508) 771-5220
Voted the best Chinese food in the Mid Cape.

**Roadhouse Cafe, 488 South St. 775-2366. Recognized as one of Cape Cod's premiere restaurants. The Roadhouse has consistently provided superior food, service and ambiance to locals and seasonal visitors alike.  Noted appetizers: Oyster Rockefellar, Parma Prosciutto and Parmesan Cheese. THIS IS A MUST FOR DINING WHEN VISITING CAPE COD.

**Bobby Byrne's Pub, Christy's Plaza, Rte. 28 & Bearses Way. A landmark restaurant,with locations in Mashpee and Sandwich, this is the place to meet, great and eat.

Very special menu for those who enjoy the pleasures of good food, reasonable prices and much conversation.

**RooBar, 586 Main Street. A beautiful restaurant, with the finest attention to detail. This very metropolitan bistro serves world influenced American cuisine.


Mashpee Restaurants

**Siena, Mashpee Commons. Rated the best eclectic restaurant, with a flair for World cuisine for both lunch and dinner. Outstanding Wine List. Wine Dinners every month. A perfect match of great shopping after lunch or dinner strolls. A must when shopping Mashpee Commons.


**Bobby Byrne's Pub , Mashpee Commons.A landmark restaurant,with locations in Hyannis and Sandwich, this is the place to meet, great and eat.

Very special menu for those who enjoy the pleasures of good food, reasonable prices and much conversation.

**Soprano's Ristorante, Deer Crossing Market Place, In just a short time Soprano's Executive Chef Steven Frasier has captured the attention of diners who love traditional Italian classics.  Beef Braciola, Chicken and Veal Saltimbocca.



South Truro Restaurants (Along Route 6 to P-Town)

Whitman House, Route 6 **
Very traditional Cape Cod, the best restaurant on the Lower Cape,
according to Cape Cod Life magazine readers.


North Truro Restaurants

**Montano's Italian Ristorante, Route 6 **
Celebrating 10 Years. Year-round... they must be doing something right.
160 Seat Restaurant.


Orleans Restaurants (Lower Cape)
 A destination town for a memorable feast of restaurants.

Arbor Restaurant, 20 South Orleans Road, Route 28, (508) 255-4847
Excellent dining with a nostalgic atmosphere.

Captain Linnell House, 137 Skaket Road, (508) 255-3400
A perfect spot for a wedding, special event, outstanding menu.

Hunan Gourmet III, 225 Cranberry Hwy, Route 6A, (508) 240-0888
Kadee's Lobster & Clam Bar, 212 Main Street, (East Orleans), (508) 255-6184
Land Ho!, Route 6A & Cove Road, (508) 255-5165
A great local hangout for good food.

**The Yardarm, South Orleans Road, Route 28, (508) 255-4840 **
One of the best for local gossip and great foods, the beef is excellent.


Provincetown Restaurants (Outer Cape - the tip of the Cape)
 This is surely the place to dine - for those who want all the glitter,
ambiance, service and decor.
These restaurateurs know how to please your palate

Basil's, 350 Bradford Street, (508) 487-3368 **
The Cactus Garden
, 186 Commercial Street, (508) 487-6661
Cafe Blasť, 328 Commercial Street, (508) 487-9466 **
Carreiro's Tip for Tops'n
, 31 Bradford Street, (508) 487-1811
Fat Jack's Restaurant, 335 Commercial Street, (508) 487-4822
Front Street, 230 Commercial Street, (508) 487-9715 **
Voted the most romantic restaurant with the menu to match.
Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial Street, (508) 487-9618
John's Hot Dog Stand, 309 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0454
Landmark Inn Restaurant, 404 Commercial Street, (508) 487-9319
The Lobster Pot, 321 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0842 **
A reputation for fun and food, & lobsters of course.
The Mayflower Cafe, 300 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0121
The Martin House, Commercial Street **
Outstanding in the presentation and creation of menu entrees.
Mews Restaurant & Cafe, 429 Commercial Street, (508) 487-1500 **
Another romantic spot, with the food to match.
Mojo's, 5 Ryder Street Ext., (508) 487-3140
Moors Restaurant & Smuggler's Lounge, 5 Bradford St., (508) 487-0840 **
A nautical atmosphere of the ship's galley, you will go back in time, Portuguese style.
Napi's Restaurant, 7 Freeman Street, (508) 487-1145 **
The best eclectic menu on the Cape, worldly and excellent fare.
Pepe's Wharf, 371 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0670
Pucci's Harborside Restaurant & Bar, 539 Commercial Street, (508) 487-1964
Red Inn Restaurant, 15 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0050 **
30 years - a beautiful stay at the inn and dinner too, will have memories for years to come.
Restaurant at the Commons, 386 Commercial Street, (508) 487-7800
Sal's Place, 99 Commercial Street, (508) 487-1279 **
20 years - my choice for Shrimp Scampi.
Sebastian's Waterfront Restaurant, 177 Commercial Street, (508) 487-3286 **
Stormy Harbor Restaurant
, 277 Commercial Street, (508) 487-1680
Town House Restaurant, 291 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0292
Vorelli's Restaurant, 226 Commercial Street, (508) 487-2778
Doddie's Diner, Commercial Street
My girl Doddie will have you for lunch. Try it once and go back again & again.


Sandwich Restaurants (Upper Cape)
 Just over the Sagamore Bridge, coming in from Boston, Route 3

**Aqua Grille, Tupper Rd. Known as the must try when visiting Sandwich. Locals will recommend this restaurant because of its menu selections for lunch or dinner. Family owned by the same people who brought you The Paddock Restaurant, Hyannis, for the last 40 years.

** BeeHive Tavern, Route 6A, East Sandwich. Most enjoyable local favorite for over 10 years. This traditional Cape Cod restaurant is known for truly Yankee hospitality and Cape Cod cooking, in a "book library automosphere". Great place for those chilled "summer" nights on Cape Cod.

**Belfry Inne & Bistro, 8 Jarvis Street, 888-8550 ( 4 Distinctive Inns in Sandwich)
The dining experience alone will make you want to stay at the Inns.  Belfry/Village/MeetingHouse/Abbey
. Just added the adjacent former church (Abbey) as a bistro. Elegant in the grand style of an era gone by. BEST CHOICE when dining or lodging in Sandwich or on your way to mid or lower Cape. Just minutes from the Sagamore Bridge. Perfect start to begin or end your journey on Route 6A, Old Kings Highway to and from Barnstable, YarmouthPort, Dennis, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown. Reservations strongly suggested for lodging.  Excellent for Weddings/Banquets/Seminars/Family Reunions.



South Yarmouth/ West Yarmouth Restaurants (Mid Cape)
The south side of the Mid Cape...** worth the trip

**Riverway Lobster House, Route 28, (508) 398-2172 **
Celebrating over 50 years. Home of the 3-pound lobster.
A true Cape restaurant - once you visit, it'll always be part of your Cape Cod vacation.

**Captain Parker's, Route 28 **
The best Cape Cod has to offer for traditional New England entrees.
Winner of the Best Clam Chowder Contest 5 years in a row. They even won the BOSTON CHOWDER FESTIVAL . Award-winning menu makes this local year-round spot a must try while on Cape Cod. And you'll be back time and time again. Thanks Jerry.

**The Red Rose Inn, 6 New Hampshire Avenue, 775-2944 at the waters edge of Berry Ave. off Route 28  Best for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Grand view of the bay in Yarmouth. Tell your best friend about this place. New Owners have brought the flair of "International Coastal Cuisine Fresh and Original. Same great Breakfast Menu that is local favorite. Thursday thru Sunday Breakfast and Dinner. Over looking Lewis Bay. West Yarmouth


Wellfleet Restaurants

Aesop's Tables, Main Street, (508) 349-6450
Book Store & Restaurant, Kendrick Avenue, (508) 349-3154
**Finely J.P.'s, Route 6, (South Wellfleet), (508) 349-7500 **
Dinner - this intimate gem is worth the ride along Rte. 6 to enjoy innovative cuisine by JP.

**Van Rensselaer's Restaurant, Route 6, (South Wellfleet), (508) 349-2127 **
Lunch & dinner - A MUST STOP ON THE WAY TO P-TOWN.

Voted BEST BREAKFAST. FINE DINING, for the past 3 years.

by Cape Cod Life Magazine Readers Choice.


West Dennis Restaurants

**The Breakfast Room, 675 Route 28, (508) 398-0581
Breakfast All Day. High season only. May through October. A real treat.



West Harwich Restaurants

Bishop's Terrace, Route 28, (508) 432-0253
Dinner nightly till Dec 31st.

Gingerbread Inn, Division Street **
High Tea - stay at the inn for high tea. The scones are worth the visit, take some home!


West Yarmouth Restaurants

Giardino's Italian Restaurant, 242 Route 28, (508) 775-0333

Molly's, 585 Route 28, (508) 778-1927

Salty's Diner, 540 Main Street, Route 28, (508) 790-3132

Yarmouth House Restaurant, 355 Main Street, Route 28, (508) 771-5154

Golden Boy Seafood,  Route 28, Hyannis/W. Yarmouth line.
A great place for everything seafood. Cooks only with the finest food products and freshest local seafood.  A must visit while on Cape Cod. **


Yarmouth Port Restaurants (Mid Cape)
 Just 5 minutes from either Hyannis or Dennis along Route 6A.
One of the most scenic villages on Cape Cod. Have lunch and stroll along the side streets
to enjoy the view of Sea Captain's homes.

Anthony's Cummaquid Inn, 2 Route 6A, (508) 362-4501
Operated by the famous Pier 4 family.

**Colonial House Inn, Route 6A, (508) 362-4348 **
21 rooms invite you to stay and enjoy dinner and explore Route 6A. Great Cape Cod Menu with the extra added touches of Cape Cod Cooking.

Hallet's (1940s) Drug Store, Route 6A **
The Cape's oldest drug store where you can still have a frappe and a tuna salad sandwich.
You can even spin on the stools after a "FRAPE" "MILK SHAKE" 'MALTED"

**Inaho - Japanese Restaurant, 157 Route 6A, (508) 362-5522
Chef-owned. The best Japanese restaurant in Southeastern Massachusetts. Truly Japanese.

**Village Restaurant, Route 6A **
There is a reason to sample some of the Greek specialties. Please visit the kitchen. Outstanding - great pizza. Some Greek menu items, but the daily entree selection will not be beat , price , quality, satisfaction. One of the most pristine restaurant on Cape Cod.



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