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The Best Places to Eat on Cape Cod

  • August 17, 2014
  • By Brittany
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The Best Places to Eat on Cape Cod

Hi there! Did you have a great weekend? I feel like these summer weekends are flying by!  Last week I gave you a recap of my favorite beaches and things to do on Cape Cod and this week I want to talk about my favorite thing, food! I love eating so its no surprise that I tried to find the best places to eat on Cape Cod!

28 Atlantic
I already told you about the amazing meal (including the mocktails!) we had at 28 Atlantic.  This is fine dining on Cape Cod.  It’s so delicious an the service is excellent.  With an idyllic view, there is nothing missing here.  Check out my full recap with all the drool-worthy photos here.

watermelon carpaccio
The Ocean House
The Ocean House was bumping the night we went and it was easy to see why.  Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and with a great fusion-style menu, this place is a gem in Dennisport.

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Ocean House 2
It happened to rain on our way to the restaurant and it cleared just as we were arriving resulting in perfectly calm seas and a beautiful double rainbow!

rainbow
Our meal consisted of:
Tuna Ice Cream Cones (for the Hubs, obviously not me!)

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Crab cake in red curry.  I loved the take on traditional Cape Cod seafood with some Thai influence.  It was so good but so big!

ocean house 4
For mains we had a beautiful pesto pasta with tomatoes, ricota salata and shrimp. It was unlike any pesto I’ve ever had- way creamier and more similar to a curry. Probably not the healthiest thing but so delicious!

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The Hubs had this wonderful Chilean sea bass with Chinese black rice and corn and dill salad.

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We even had some mid-dinner entertainment!

ocean house 6And deseert:

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The only drawback to this restaurant was that despite the extensive cocktail menu they had absolutely no mocktails, which was really disappointing!

PJs
Rather than rely on the snack bar at the drive-in we visited, we decided to pick up some food to take with us.  PJs was recommended to us as the best lobster rolls.  Now, on a place where seafood is king, this is a big call!  However, after indulging in these babies with buttery buns and lightly mayoed lobster, I can attest that these may be the best lobster rolls I’ve had.

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Their coleslaw was pretty awesome too! Homemade is always appreciated!  The Hubs really liked their potato salad!

lobster roll
The only downside? You have to drive all the way to Wellfleet to get these!

Orleans Waterfront Inn
We actually stumbled on this place while looking through a Cape guide book.  We passed it on the road and on a whim said, lets get lunch! While my summer salad with berries and goat cheese was good and the Hubs’ chicken burger hit the spot, the real winner here is the amazing view.

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lunch 2
I don’t even think these photos can capture the serenity of sitting by the water here.  Watching sailboats, kayakers and stand up paddlers go by almost lulled me to sleep.  Actually, just describing it all makes me want to go back and lounge there for an afternoon.  So lovely!

Ben and Jerry’s
No trip to Cape Cod is complete without ice cream!  While there are many great local places, Ben and Jerry’s is open late, so keep that in mind.  Plus, they have some pretty awesome flavors!

ben and jerrys

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Readers, how do you find good places to eat in vacation? Were did you get the best lobster roll you’ve ever had? What’s your drink of choice with dinner?

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  • Allie
    August 18, 2014

    Oh I love this!!! I think I’ve been to ALL of these (we stayed in Wellfleet for several summers and always went to PJs and B&J’s!) except 28 Atlantic. You just gave me a reason to have a fall overnight at the Cape!! As for finding good food places while traveling, I usually use Yelp. However, this past weekend in Maine, it brought us to what was supposed to be a great family place with outside dining and the best lobster rolls. The actual place had no kids menu and was right near a very busy road. We had some steamers and then went to another (much better!) place. What gives Yelp???

  • Kate
    August 18, 2014

    I haven’t been to all of these spots! I am spending next week in Chatham so writing the new ones to me down.

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    August 18, 2014

    It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your eats in Cape Cod! I’ve never seen tuna ice cream cones before — interesting!

    It was SO AWESOME meeting and hanging out with you!!! 🙂 Hope that your trip home went smoothly.

  • Holly
    August 18, 2014

    Along with the good food and super-good environment consider the double rainbow Good Luck and Good Balance.

  • Kim
    August 18, 2014

    Yum – all those places look good.
    We usually ask local people for recommendations when we travel!

  • nellie
    August 20, 2014

    Wew those really tuna ice cream cones? Wow! I can’t comment too much about seafood because I am allergic but the Ben and jerrys looks yum!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    August 23, 2014

    Ben & Jerry’s sounds the most appealing to me – I’m really not a seafood person! But clearly there’s lots of opportunities for great food in Cape Cod 🙂

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