Cape Cod's bounty begins with its beauty. Plentiful seafood of all varieties, choice meats and fresh produce abound. Combine this with talent attracted from around the world and you have a destination for some of the finest dining found anywhere. From a romantic, candlelight, seaside dinner…to a casual gathering of family & friends…to a quick bite before theater or a show, Cape Cod has a wide selection of restaurants for all palates & tastes.
Below are local restaurant reviews from various sources, including Cape Cod Dining Guide, Fodor's, Frommers. We suggest you also check TripAdvisor.com or Chowhound boards for specific restaurant reviews left by actual diners.
We provide our guests with local establishments menus as well as written reviews, so you can choose the restaurant that suits your mood and budget.
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Below are restaurant reviews From Cape Cod Dining Guide, The Premier Dining Guide to Cape Cod Restaurants and guidebooks such as Fodor's and Frommer's. Whenever available, there is also a link to the restaurant's reviews on TripAdvisor or DineSite. The restaurants are listed alphabetically.
Abbicci Yarmouthport, MA
“Heaven … dining here is an otherworldly experience, the first-class waiter, knowledgeable and attentive, enhanced the experience.” – Cape Cod Times, 2005 Review
"Set inside a dapper yellow 1755 house nestled beneath towering shade trees, Abbicci is an airy, smartly decorated space with a handsome black-slate bar. One of the first to bring northern Italian cooking to Cape Cod, chef-owner Marietta Hickey has remained true to tradition, offering fish and elegant pastas during summer and heartier dishes in the winter months. She prepares rich and full-tasting fare; one of the most pleasing is roast rack and grilled leg of lamb with a Cabernet mint demi-glace. Abbicci added a creative tapas menu in 2005, making this a great choice for grazing and sipping wine, too." - Fodors.com
This sophisticated dining spot serves high-quality cuisine that is a cut above most of the New England-y fare you'll find around these parts. While the exterior is a modest mustard-colored 18th-century Cape, the stylish interior features mosaic floors and mural-covered walls in several cozy dining rooms. The knowledgeable and efficient waitstaff delivers delicious, artfully prepared, innovative dishes. In fact, the whole setup seems almost out of place in folksy Yarmouth Port. On the menu, you'll find seafood dishes, as well as veal, lamb, and, of course, pasta, all in a delicate Northern Italian style. A taste of the veal nocciole (with toasted hazelnuts and a splash of balsamic vinegar), and you'll be transported straight to Tuscany. The new tapas menu, served in the afternoons, features small dishes priced from $6 to $16. This restaurant can get overburdened on summer weekends, so expect a wait even with a reservation. - Frommer's review.
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Amari Bar & Ristorante East Sandwich, MA
Fabulous new contemporary Italian restaurant with unmatchable Tuscan ambiance.
Tuscan and Italian cuisine in a warm, contemporary atmosphere with an open kitchen, stone fireplace, lively bar and outdoor terrace. Amari’s signature first dishes are Antipasto Misto and Cal-Amari (fried squid tossed with hot peppers, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and a roasted garlic sauce). Classic Italian preparations – parmigiana, scampi, picatta, marsala, bonsera – may be ordered with chicken, veal, shrimp or salmon. Also serving wood-fired pizzas, grilled meat dishes, pastas and nightly specials. - Cape Cod View Dining Guide.
Anthony’s Cummaquid Inn Yarmouthport, MA. Distinctive waterfront dining; the freshest seafood and perfect prime rib steaks
Ardeo Mediterranean Taverna South Yarmouth, MA Hyannis, MA
Combining the freshest of Cape Code ingredients with the finest dishes of the Mediterranean.
"The menu at Ardeo covers the northern Mediterranean coast: from pasta and thin crust pizza (baked in their wood stone oven) to lamb kebabs, falafel and baked Lebanese pie. Most of the wonderful fish dishes are prepared in Provencal style. You can have a great meal-to-go or linger in the restaurant and enjoy a sampling from the extensive wine list. The retro-yet-modern décor is, much like the food itself—surprisingly chic for the Cape. There is a decent selection of vegetarian items. Functions of up to 150 can be accommodated. Reservations recommended for large parties." - a review from IgoUgo.com
"Despite its unpromising location in a shopping plaza, this smart-casual Mediterranean bistro has built a local following for its pizzas, pastas, salads, panini sandwiches, and Middle Eastern fare. Some may find the food more Americanized than authentic, but it's tasty nonetheless. There's something for everyone here -- you could bring the kids, or your grandparents, or a group of pals, and it's a good choice for vegetarians, too." - from Fodors.com
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There's now a location on Main St. in Hyannis as well, which is closer to our Cape Cod vacation rental homes.
The Black Cat Hyannis, MA
Waterfront dining, daily chef's specials, local fresh seafoods, entertainment.
Across from the Ocean Street docks and overlooking Hyannis Harbor, the Black Cat offers a variety of dishes including local seafood and specials such as mahi-mahi, red snapper, black grouper and wahoo. All beef is certified Black Angus and weekend specials include bone-in prime rib and proterhouse steaks. Persian rugs, antique marine and nautical artifacts, and Filipino mahogany paneling grace the dining room and lively bar. Outdoor patio seating overlooking the harbor in season. - review by Cape Cod View.
The Blue Anchor Café Hyannis, MA
Great steaks, seafood, sushi & so much more! Outdoor raised patio. Entertainment.
Lively spot for Cape nightlife with live music, DJs and/or karaoke every night. American bistro menu plus a complete sushi bar. Popular two-for-one sushi specials every Monday night. - from Cape Cod View.
Captain Parker’s Pub West Yarmouth, MA
A family restaurant. A variety of dishes for everyone's taste.
Chapin's Dennis, MA
Steps from Chapin and Mayflower Beaches complete with sand dunes and beach grass, Chapin's is the place to enjoy a casual leisurely lunch or dinner.
Christopher’s Pasta, Ribs & Seafood South Yarmouth, MA
Fresh native seafood, causal family dining, best BBQ ribs on Cape Cod.
Clancy’s of Dennisport Dennisport, MA
Extensive menu: "Best family dining in the mid-Cape".
The Crow’s Nest of West Dennis West Dennis, MA
Set amidst intimate surroundings in one of three turn-of-the century dining rooms, patrons will be taken on a seasonally inspired culinary journey via an ever-changing menu evening to evening, season to season. We also feature a full bakery and coffee house.
Dockside Hyannis, MA
Only one place can be voted "Best view of Hyannis Harbor" and that's Dockside Restaurant and Raw Bar.
Dragon Lite Restaurant Hyannis, MA
Traditional Schezuan, Mandarin and Cantonese cuisine.
Ebb Tide Restaurant Dennisport, MA
New England cuisine & Cape Cod hospitality across from Nantucket Sound.
Grand Cru Wine Bar Hyannis, MA
Hand-selected USDA top choice meats and fresh local seafoods.
Grille 16 Hyannis, MA
Dare to be rare at one of the Cape's finest landmarks. Grille 16 at the elegantly restored Asa Bearse House.
Hearth 'N Kettle Falmouth, MA South Yarmouth, MA Orleans, MA Hyannis, MA
Fresh native seafood, lobsters, steaks, great wine list; year-round.
Kreme 'N Kone West Dennis, MA
Fresh native seafood; casual atmosphere.
Lighthouse Inn West Dennis, MA
Oceanfront, overlooking Nantucket Sound; waterside dining, convenient location.
Mattakeese Wharf Barnstable, MA
Waterfront dining, native seafood, spectacular sunsets, next to whale watch boat.
Misaki Hyannis, MA
Authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi bar.
Naked Oyster Bistro and Raw Bar Hyannis, MA
Local seafood, choice meats and your favorite beverage.
Ocean House Dennisport, MA
Oceanfront Bistro service New American Cuisine.
Old Yarmouth Inn Yarmouthport, MA
Seasonal specialties and popular favortes provide an array of choices for all palates.
Olivers Yarmouthport, MA
American restaurant featuring fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere.
The Paddock Hyannis, MA
Freshest local seafood, two-pound lobsters, aged steaks and chips.
The Red Pheasant Inn Dennis Village, MA
Creative and classic cuisine year-round.
The Red Rose Inn West Yarmouth, MA
The Red Rose Inn is one of Cape Cod's long established guest house/restaurants. The mother/daughter team of Ruth Donaruma and Cathy Cassanos have created a casual but elegant dining experience for your enjoyment.
Ristorante Barolo Hyannis, MA
Truly Italian - featuring fresh seafood, pasta, veal dishes and signature dish - Filet Barolo
The Roadhouse Café Hyannis, MA
Voted "Best fine dining on the mid-Cape". A must visit.
RooBar Hyannis, MA
Trendy "City Bistro" with traditional Cape Cod Charm.
The Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House South Yarmouth, MA
Come and experience one of Cape Cod's oldest waterfront restaurants.
Skippy’s Pier 1 South Yarmouth, MA
Specializing in fresh native seafood, lobster, chicken. Beef & veal.
Spanky’s Clam Shack Hyannis, MA
On the Water! Serving the freshest local seafood and more!
Star City Grill Hyannis, MA
Open Year Round, featuring fabulous steaks, seafood and pasta.
Tugboats Hyannis, MA
Casual affordable, popular seafood, waterfront dining; seasonal.
Yarmouth House West Yarmouth, MA
American/Continental cuisine, fresh native seafood, char broiled steaks, specialized or signature sautees.
Ying's Place Food & Drink Dennisport, MA
Welcome to Ying's newest restaurant, featuring the finest sushi, expertly prepared by authentic Japaese Chef Yoshi with 27 years experience.
Ying’s Hyannis, MA
Korean-Japanese & Sushi Bar.
“An upbeat friendly staff with generous portions of delicious food." Bill and Audrey Gray are very specific on what makes Marley's of Chatham unique.
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