You came to Cape Cod for fun, a four-seasons climate, plenty of beach time, and to sample some of the best oceanfront dining in the world. There are a variety of establishments where you can tickle your taste buds with a variety of dishes for every meal of the day. From traditional American dishes to ethnic cuisines and dishes with a Cape Cod spin, you’ll find something to please your palate during your Cape Cod trip.

Call or check the restaurant’s website to make sure they are open. Many Cape Cod restaurants close for the winter season.

Ocean House

Take a seat by the water and start your meal with teriyaki pork dumplings, pan seared lump crab cake, charred octopus, tempura oysters, and more. The raw bar includes your choice of oysters, shrimp cocktail, littlenecks, or a half lobster cocktail. Enjoy a native beet salad bursting with autumn field greens, Asian pear maple + Yuzu vinaigrette, applewood lardons cider glazed pecans, and Great Hill blue cheese croquettes. For a main course, choose blackened ahi tuna, seafood paella, or pan seared day boat scallops. Land lovers will want a taste of B.+E. Panko chicken, an 8 oz Pineland Farms filet mignon, or Hoisin marinated hanger steak.

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Choose from a variety of sides like truffle fries, a side salad, wok stirred vegetables, and more. Finish the meal with something sweet like warm Dutch apple pie, baked pumpkin donuts, gelato or sorbetto, and a variety of other dishes. There are many items on the menu that are gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian, and the menu lists potential allergens in each dish so you can dine safely.

They are located at 425 Old Wharf Road in Dennis Port. Winter dinner hours are October-November 5 on Wednesday-Sunday, and Thursday-Saturday November 9-25. They are open for Thanksgiving. Spring and summer season hours have not yet been announced. Call 508-394-0700 for more information.

Skipper Chowder House

Start out by trying their Triple Crown Championship-winning chowder, Cape Cod Clam Chowdah, or add a different spin to it with fried clams! Salads include a traditional Caesar or house salad, or the summer citrus salad. Enjoy appetizers like fried calamari, steamers, or buffalo wings. Choose from buffalo or crispy chicken sandwiches, a burger, or crispy fish taco for something lighter. Taste Cape Cod favorites including clam, scallop, or calamari rolls, fish and chips, and more. The raw bar includes options like jumbo shrimp cocktail, Maine lobster tail, oysters, and more.

Visit one of the best ocean view restaurants On Cape Cod at 152 South Shore Drive in South Yarmouth. Call 508-394-7406. Skipper Chowder House closes for the winter and reopens in April. Check their website for hours near the start of the season.

Bowl of Chowder with bread

The Beachcomber

Start your meal off with delicious New England clam chowder, or sample fried mozzarella sticks, loaded nachos, chicken fingers, or grilled Cajun scallops or shrimp. Enjoy a garden, Caesar, or Greek salad, or make a selection from the raw bar. House sandwiches include burgers, seafood sandwiches featuring tuna steak, fried cod filet, and a fried oyster po’boy.

Taste the sea with fish n chips, fried clams, oysters, scallops, shrimp, or calamari. For larger appetites, order a platter. Choose from Cape Cod clambake, steamed lobster, tuna steak, fresh grilled swordfish, or a grilled steak tip dinner.

They are open for the summer season, Memorial Day-Labor Day at 1120 Cahoon Hollow Road in Wellfleet. Call 508-349-6055 during the season for any information you may need.

The Canteen

Make your starting selections from clam chowder or the soup of the day, turkey chili, or something interesting like house pickles. Order a plate of French fries with Old Bay seasoning or try something different like their house kimchi featuring house-made fermented cabbage with gochujang.

Sink your teeth into burgers, a variety of sandwiches, and even grilled cheese! There’s even a vegan option featuring vegan cheese, fried onions, chips, and “Everything seasoning” on sourdough bread.

Entrees include selections like fish and chips, sweet and spicy cauliflower, or a winter grain bowl. If you’re looking for extra protein, pile on cauliflower fritter, grilled chicken, ginger miso salmon, fried cod, avocado, meatballs, and more.

Winter hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. No reservations necessary. If you’ve brought your fur baby with you, they are a dog-friendly establishment! Visit them at 225 Commercial Street in Provincetown during your Cape Cod trip. Give them a call at 508-487-3800. You can even take your meal to-go to your Cape Cod vacation home rentals.

Plate of fish and chips with lemon


Start with something “chilled” and choose from poached shrimp, a Thai vegetable roll, a selection of local cheese and accompaniments, or lobster Rangoon. Enjoy soups like squash bisque or Wequassett clam chowder, or a salad. For smaller appetites or something on the side, try truffle fries, escargot, edamame, or blistered shishito peppers.

Move on to the main dish and choose an American Wagyu cheeseburger, a short rib sandwich, or pasta Fiori. Give your taste buds a tour of the sea with fish and chips, lobster carbonara, or The Outer Bar & Grille Lobster roll – bursting with a generous ¼ pound of lobster! Satisfy your sweet tooth with gingersnap cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, or sorbet.

The Winter Lounge is currently open for reservations. Hours are Thursday starting at 3 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. They are located at 2173 MA-28 in Harwich. Call 508-430-3000 for reservations.

Tree House Brewing Company – Sandwich

They’re all about the brews! Choose from a variety of IPAs, ales, stouts, lagers, and more. Choices change regularly, so no two visits will be the same! The current menu features Big Punch Pineapple, and imperial IPA with 7.8% ABV. It’s a take on their Big Punch with a kick of pineapple. Big Bear Dry Hopped is a brown ale that’s 8.8% ABV. Try American pale ales like “Unity” – 5.3% ABV, it’s brewed with House yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand creating a yellow color with aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, and gooseberries.

They’re one of the ocean view restaurants on Cape Cod open year-round! Beer To Go hours are daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Draft pours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Add a pizza to your order Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12-7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 12-8 p.m. Visit them at 98 Town Neck Road in Sandwich or call 413-523-2367 to find out what’s on tap.

Beer being poured into glass

The Rooftop

Look out over the water as you dine, no matter what time of year. The restaurant at Pelham House Resort serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch in Dennis Port. For lunch, you can enjoy “small plates” including fried tri-colored cauliflower, fried Brussel sprouts, or salmon croquettes. Try the Maple Brook Farms burrata, or a selection of salads. Satisfy your larger appetite with fried Cape haddock, stuffed cabbage, burgers, grilled cheese, and other sandwiches. For dinner, add in selections like white bean & kale soup, crispy point Judith calamari, or beef meatballs for two.

Dinner entrees include fried Cape haddock, day boat scallops, chicken breast, braised pork shank, and other delicious selections for land lovers and seafood lovers alike. Stop in for weekend brunch and enjoy a raw bar with your choice of Dennis oysters or jumbo poached shrimp. Choose from an array of soups and salads, or “small plates” like calamari, a smoked salmon bagel, or an apple crisp yogurt bowl. Go for a “handheld” including a vegan or regular burger, fried chicken sandwich, breakfast sandwich, or lobster roll. Fill up with an omelette, stuffed French toast, biscuits & sausage gravy, and more.

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Hours are Thursday dinner 4-9 p.m., Friday lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner 4-9 p.m., Saturday brunch 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner 4-9 p.m. and Sunday brunch 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. They are closed Monday-Wednesday. Find them inside the Pelham House Resort at 14 Sea Street. Make reservations by calling 508-398-6076. Hours may change with the season.

Waves Restaurant at the Pelham House Resort

You’ll enjoy small plates like Pelham House clam chowder, poached shrimp, a variety of salads, fried green tomatoes, Wagyu beef meatballs, and more. Once your appetite has been primed, go for larger plates like burgers, lobster rolls, Wagyu striploin steak, grilled Chilean sea bass, and much more. Their menu is seasonal, and these are just some examples. Make it a part of your Cape Cod dining itinerary to find out everything on the menu.

Waves is a seasonal restaurant. They will open again in spring 2024 for a new season. They are located at the Pelham House Resort in Dennis Port at 14 Sea Street. Call 508-398-6076 for reservations.

Lobster roll with french fries

The Outer Bar & Grille

Part of the Wequassett Resort’s dining options, the restaurant is located on the second floor of the resort. Skip the menu and go straight for the raw bar, featuring shrimp or oysters by the half-dozen or a caviar flight with oscietra, Siberian, Pacific sturgeon, house made chips, crème fraiche, and chives. Choose from an array of salads including cucumber and melon, grilled romaine, or classic Caesar. Soup selections include beet gazpacho and delicious New England clam chowder. Try breaks with accompaniments like hummus, cured heirloom tomato, or a grilled pita.

Choose from a variety of appetizers like a sea salt pretzel or Harwich hot wings or stick to a diet with a poke bowl. Entrees include seared sea bass, beef tenderloin, and organic chicken. Take the staff’s recommendations and try a Wagyu cheeseburger, lobster roll, or Korean fried chicken sandwich. Finish the meal with sweets like a brownie sundae, New York style cheesecake, or chocolate chip cookie.

Lunch hours begin Friday, May 3, 2024. Dinner service begins Friday, June 21, 2024. Once they are open you can make a reservation through their website or call 508-432-5400. They are located inside the resort at 2173 MA-28 in Harwich.

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28 Atlantic

You will feel like you’re housed in an 18th century sea captain’s home even though you are in the Wequassett Resort, it’s an upscale dining experience not to be missed. Order caviar, a cheese plate, oysters, and a variety of other starters. First courses include octopus, escargot, pork belly, venison carpaccio, and more. For your second course, choose the petite tenderloin or heritage chicken to stay on land. Head out to sea with Atlantic halibut or scallops.

If you can’t decide, choose the chef’s seven-course tasting menu with selections like lobster carbonara, burratini, halibut, and squash bisque.

Opening day for reservations is Thursday, April 25, 2024. Daily reservations will be available starting May 2, 2024. Once they are open you can make a reservation through their website or call 508-432-5400. They are located inside the resort at 2173 MA-28 in Harwich.

Table set with food

Pepe’s Wharf

Sheltered from the harsh waves of the Atlantic, you’ll find delicious eats in a beautiful waterfront setting. You can choose to sit completely indoors or sit on one of their covered decks and watch the crashing waves of the Atlantic safely.

For lunch, choose from starters like New England clam chowder, fried calamari, or P’Town crab cakes. Choose a salad, or go for a sandwich including a BLT, crispy buttermilk chicken sandwich, crispy fishwich, or Pepe’s burger. Try any of a variety of flatbreads: garlic and clams, mushroom and Manchego, and more. Fill up with Cape Cod classics like fish and chips, steamed local lobster or clambake, or a traditional Cape Cod lobster roll. For bigger appetites, try entrees like lobster pizza, the catch of the day, chicken Milanese, or creamy mussels.

Come back for dinner and add on starters like oysters Rockefeller, chilled gazpacho, or Pepe’s lobster bisque. Entrees include colossal shrimp, local halibut, grilled ribeye steak, veggie pot pie, and more. No matter what meal you come for, there’s a raw bar featuring oysters, jumbo shrimp, and littleneck clams.

The seasonally open restaurant is located at 371 Commercial Street in Provincetown. Check their website for upcoming hours for the summer season. Once they’re open, you can contact them at 508-487-8717 or book reservations online.

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