Restaurants in Cape Cod

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Abba, in Orleans, is widely touted as the Cape’s best restaurant. Israeli-born chef Erez Pinhas dips into his heritage for dishes like falafel in... Read More

Originally established 40 years ago as a drive-up clam bar with carhops on roller skates, Arnold’s has expanded over the years into a one-stop spot for... Read More

Hidden away on the second floor of a white clapboard building in downtown Chatham, the Bistro on Main was, for many years, a hidden secret for well... Read More

Named for its small bookstore out back, this is one of the top places in town to order a dozen shucked-to-order briny Wellfleet oysters. The second... Read More

In a tiny cottage with trompe l’oeil rugs painted on the floor, the Brewster Fish House is a former seafood market that morphed into a restaurant. It is... Read More

For many years, locals looking for a good northern Italian meal would head to Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse, known for dishes such as roasted organic chicken... Read More

Cap’t Cass Rock Harbor Seafood is a funky BYOB in Orleans with wood floors, shelves lined with old seashells, handwritten menus taped to the walls... Read More

The fresh seafood at this restaurant on Route 6 in South Wellfleet comes from its very own on-site fish market. Peter and Diane Hall, who also own Van... Read More

This family-friendly breakfast and lunch spot was put on the map by none other than Oprah Winfrey, who ate one of its chicken pies right after it opened... Read More

Set in a weathered gray shingle clad building overlooking Aunt Lydia's Cove, the Chatham Fish Pier Market is where locals come to buy their seafood, and... Read More

The upper and lower dining rooms of this East End Provincetown restaurant are as different as day and night. Upstairs, the Tuscany Room includes... Read More

The Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich is perfect for afternoon tea, complete with scones and clotted cream. Antique pots line the walls of the yellow 1800... Read More

Wrap up your day with a seafood dinner with an ocean vista at the casual restaurant, where the menu naturally includes scampi, fried whole belly clams,... Read More

In a former blacksmith’s shop in Centerville, Four Seas Ice Cream is the place for Kennedy sightings. Read More

Set in the basement of a Victorian house, Provincetown’s Front Street is owned by Donna Aliperti and Kathleen Cotter, who can usually be seen in... Read More

In-the-know locals wake up early to snag a seat at the Hangar B Eatery, a sunny spot on the second floor of the Chatham Municipal Airport that opens at... Read More

This popular seafood restaurant is housed in a small, wood-shingled building decorated with panels of stained glass salvaged from old New England... Read More

For sushi as fresh as it gets, Inaho, in Yarmouthport, has the requisite shoji screens and a Japanese garden out back. Read More

One of the longest-running seafood joints on Cape Cod is the Kream ‘n Kone, established in West Dennis in 1953 as a small roadside stand. In 2003, the... Read More

Constructed with wood salvaged from shipwrecks, the structure is built right over the water. Have a drink on the deck, with the water lapping under your... Read More

With the seafoam-green exterior and purple trim of this 1970s-style A-frame, it shouldn’t be hard to find this popular restaurant on U.S. Highway... Read More

The neon-lit exterior of the Lobster Pot makes it an often-photographed spot. It’s also known as the place where Anthony Bourdain’s cooking career began... Read More

Set on the Wellfleet town pier, Mac's is a local takeout institution. Read More

Mac’s has become an institution in the Outer Cape, thanks to several restaurants and fish shops. The main restaurant, Mac’s Shack, is located in a 19th... Read More

The local seafood shack has outdoor tables set alongside boat slips. Read More

The Wall of Fame at Moby Dick’s is covered with framed photos of patrons who bought Moby Wear in the gift shop and then sent a picture of... Read More

The Naked Oyster goes one step farther in its focus on fresh and local: The restaurant has its own oyster beds in the harbor. Located on Main Street in... Read More

Try to get a table overlooking the sandy beach at the Ocean House Restaurant, in Dennisport, and go deep into the land of fusion. (Roasted black cod... Read More

This French favorite in Hyannis originally started out as a boulangerie selling artisanal bread and espresso. It developed such a cult following that it... Read More

This pun-loving destination is a high-end but cool bakery and sandwich shop. Read More

Straight out of the North End of Boston, the restaurant is a red-sauce restaurant in a hard-to-find office complex courtyard. Read More

There are vintage black-and-white photos on the walls and birdhouses hanging in the trees at Schoolhouse Ice Cream & Yogurt, in Harwichport, where... Read More

An insider’s secret, Sesuit Harbor Café is hidden in a Dennis marina, with picnic tables by the water. Read More

Despite its modest appearance and cash-only policy, this tiny hole-in-the-wall draws huge crowds with its menu of fresh, cooked-to-order seafood. The... Read More

Sundae School Ice Cream serves unusual varieties like ginger and has three locations across the Cape: the original in Dennisport, plus outposts in... Read More

Fresh dough made daily is part of Sweet Tomatoes, Inc.’s recipe for a great Neapolitan-style, thin-crust pizza. Their location on Route 6A in... Read More

It’s worth the wait for a table at Terra Luna in North Truro, where Raina Stefani serves up creative concoctions like ancho-and-coffee&ndash... Read More

Dining on dishes like brioche-crusted codfish and duck bolognese at the Bistro at the Belfry is an almost religious experience: this restaurant is... Read More

Although the dining room itself-set in a former sea captain’s house-could use a facelift, the food delivers. Try the seared sea scallops with... Read More

This Provincetown mainstay offers two distinct dining experiences: a downstairs dining room serving up creative dishes like lobster vindaloo and pan... Read More

With 18 tables in a Cape Cod cottage, the Nauset Beach Club Restaurant in East Orleans is a tough reservation to score. Don’t miss the northern... Read More

Red Pheasant Inn, in a 200-year-old ship’s chandlery in Dennis, sources ingredients from local producers including Not Enough Acres Farm down the... Read More

Townsend Lobster & Seafood owner, Chris Townsend, runs lobster-catching tours on his fishing boat. Read More

Consider a jacket and tie for an evening at Twenty-Eight Atlantic, in Chatham’s Wequassett Resort, where dishes range from black-truffle risotto... Read More

Well-heeled locals come here for jazz, rosé champagne, and the freshest raw oysters around (only $1.25 apiece at happy hour). Read More

Wicked Oyster's breakfast and coffee bar (available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is one of the eatery's most popular attractions. The restaurant has hardwood... Read More

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