We live on Cape Cod year round, and one of us grew up here, so yes, we are locals. We run a bed & breakfast and during breakfast are often asked what our favorite restaurant is, where the locals eat or where a chef eats. The list below is our attempt to begin to answer these questions. Remember, Cape Cod has many restaurants, the list below only includes some. When you are our guests we are happy to provide more details on each restaurant or offer additional options based on what you are looking for.
Waterfront Restaurants in our area, some fancy, others casual
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club 2173 Route 28, Harwich, 02645 (508) 432-5400 An upscale resort offering two waterfront restaurants on Pleasant Bay, both open to the public.
Twenty Eight Atlantic, this four star four diamond restaurant provides an elegant menu and dining experience overlooking beautiful Pleasant Bay. The setting is upscale and there is a dress code which give you the idea of how special it is. Well behaved children friendly.
Outer Bar & Grille, this seasonal open air Grille offers a casual menu overlooking Pleasant Bay. The water view here is amazing and it's fun to experience the luxury of this resort without the expense of staying here. The setting is very casual, the food is good, yes expensive, yet worth it because of the beautiful setting. Family friendly.
Ocean House Restaurant 425 Old Wharf Road, Dennisport, Ma 02639 (508) 394- 0700 This higher end restaurant’s dining room is beautiful and has an ocean front view being directly on Nantucket Sound. They offer valet parking. Mature Atmosphere. Reservations recommended.
Brax Landing 705 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA 02646 (508) 432-5515 This busy restaurant with a casual Cape Cod atmosphere offers reasonable prices with a simple menu and a dining room and deck (yes, they offer outdoor seating) on Saquatucket Harbor. We enjoy this restaurant for the consistent food, good view and casual, comfortable, seaside atmosphere. A family restaurant. No reservations and it can get very busy so be prepared to wait. ***OFFERS OUTDOOR SEATING WITH A VIEW***
The Marshside Restaurant 28 Bridge Street, East Dennis, MA 02641 (508) 385-4010 A casual restaurant with glass walled dining room with booths and tables overlooking Sesuit Creek serving lunch and dinner at a reasonable price. Sesuit Creek is on Cape Cod Bay so the levels of the water in the creek are ever changing with high and low tide in the Bay. A family restaurant. No reservations, be ready to possibly wait.
Sesuit Harbor Café 357 Sesuit Neck Rd, Dennis, MA 02638 (508) 385-6134 Very casual & busy with simple & fresh fried food, lobster roll and sushi, order at the counter eat at outdoor picnic tables on the sand overlooking Sesuit Harbor & Cape Cod Bay. A family restaurant. No reservations, be prepared for a long line. CASH ONLY. Seasonal, check website for hours ***ONLY OUTDOOR SEATING***
Cape Cod sophisticated restaurants in an adult/quieter atmosphere
Cape Sea Grille 31 Sea Street, Harwich Port, 02645 (508) 432-4745 A local husband (chef) & wife (manager) team own this upscale yet relaxed atmosphere with creative American cuisine focusing on local seafood and produce. We love the menu and food here and recommend it to all our guests as a great dining experience. Well behaved children who enjoy good food can enjoy this restaurant. RESERVATIONS
Fin 800 Main St, Rt 6A Dennis 02638 (508) 385-2096 This chef owned fine dining restaurant is set in an antique building with a one small dining room on the first floor and a second upstairs. Contemporary menu features seafood using local Cape Cod Farms & fisheries as ingredients. Mature atmosphere. RESERVATIONS
Brewster Fish House 2208 Main Street, Route 6A, Brewster 02631 (508) 896-7876 Self described as “A non-conforming restaurant” and “fiercely local” this acclaimed and very busy small restaurant offers lunch & a very creative, eclectic & beautiful dinner menu. Mature atmosphere. NO RESERVATONS
Viera 11 Route 28, Harwich, MA (774) 408-7492 A chef owned restaurant offering a seasonal sophisticated menu using fresh & local ingredients in a cozy dining room with booths and tables. Mature atmosphere. RESERVATIONS
L’Alouette 787 Route 28, Harwich Port (508) 430-0405 A chef owned French restaurant on Cape Cod with two quiet dining rooms, one with a fireplace. Mature atmosphere. RESERVATIONS
Gerardi’s Café 902 Route 28, South Yarmouth (508) 394-3111 A family owned restaurant with handmade traditional Italian & Sicilian cuisine in a comfortable dining room with booths and tables. Well behaved children can enjoy this restaurant. RESERVATIONS
Great Cape Cod restaurants with fresh, creative menus and an upbeat lively atmosphere
Bistro on Main & Chatham Raw Bar 593 Main Street Chatham (508) 945-5033 Offering a diverse menu of creative, fun & fresh foods with two dining rooms, plus outdoor patio, two full bars with TVs, one with a full working raw bar displaying a host of local Cape Cod shellfish. Serving lunch (seasonally) & dinner. Family friendly. RESERVATIONS ***OFFERS PATIO SEATING***
Del Mar Bistro 907 Main Street, Chatham (508) 945-9988 A lively modern restaurant, at times noisy, with an open kitchen, full bar and enclosed outdoor seating offering a varied & unique menu including pizzas. Full bar with a few TVs where you can eat or simply enjoy drinks. More of a mature atmosphere. RESERVATIONS
The Impudent Oyster 15 Chatham Bars Avenue, Chatham (508) 945-3545 A well known & loved Lunch & Dinner location in downtown Chatham with a upscale menu. Mature atmosphere. RESERVATIONS
BlueFins Sushi & Sake Bar 513 Main Sreet, Chatham (508) 348-1573 A great sushi bar along with a large dining room, full kitchen and bar in downtown Chatham. Mature atmosphere. RESERVATIONS. Take out available.