The Black Cat: Baked stuffed lobsters are a staple at this reputable restaurant across from Hyannis Harbor. The filling -- consisting of scrod, scallops, sherry, bread crumbs and sautéed vegetables -- almost outshines the main event. The intimate ambience is enhanced by dark wood and crisp white napery. The walls are adorned with nautical-motif paintings of felines. 165 Ocean Street, Hyannis. Call 508-778-1233.
Chatham Wayside Inn: Chef Josh Blakely serves an appetizer of lobster ravioli tossed in a saffron béchamel and garnished with goat cheese and basil. The lobster bisque is also sublime. Dine at this former sea captain's house in a cozy setting with braided rugs, captain's chairs and a blazing fire. 512 Main Street, Chatham. Call 508-945-5550.
PJ's Family Restaurant: Though it looks like the kind of hangout the Fonz would have frequented, it does a brisk take-out business and is one of the best sources on the Cape for steamed lobster dinners, complete with corn on the cob, baked potato and paper bib. There is a room in back for sit-down dining. 2616 Route 6, Wellfleet. Call 508-349-2126.
Chatham Bars Inn: Twenty-six cottages on twenty-two oceanfront acres, all in traditional Cape decor, half featuring sea views. The inn's main building, a landmark, used to be a hunting lodge. Rates run $120 to $860; the master suite (with bar, ocean-view balcony, three gas fireplaces) runs $650 to $1,100. 297 Shore Road, Chatham. Call 800-527-4884.
Dan'l Webster Inn: A gracious, quiet place oozing tradition, with thirty-eight rooms in the main building and suites in historic homes nearby. Rates are $99 to $219; the Webster Suite (with jacuzzi, balcony, living and dining areas) is $260 to $345. 149 Main Street, Sandwich. Call 800-444-3566.
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club: A large resort on a private beach, with luxurious rooms and condos, all in contemporary decor. There are fitness centers, pools and a golf course. Rates run $140 to $625; three-bedroom waterfront villas run up to $850. 2907 Main Street, Brewster. Call 800-343-6074.
Wequassett Inn: Twenty cottages on twenty acres, all done in Early American, with lots of pine furniture and duck decoys. Rates are $100 to $425; waterfront suites are $510. Route 28 on Pleasant Bay, Chatham. Call 800-225-7125.