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Cape Cod...Chatham in Winter

Although many of the Cape's plethora of eating establishments do close for the winter, there are still many great restaurants open near you (Chatham, Orleans and Harwichport). I actually prefer dining on the Cape at this time of year. The atmosphere is so much more relaxed and the kitchens have more time to prepare their dishes. The folks at Chatham Bars Inn will give you their suggestions if you tell them what you're in the mood for.

Nantucket to The Cape; Restaurant reviews

Thank you for your thoughtful reviews. We also enjoy the Mews in P-Town, along with Ross Grill & Jimmy's Hideaway. Our tastes differ, as I prefer the spicy entrees at Buca. Impudent Oyster is a sure thing in Chatham. Daniel Webster is a safe bet in Sandwich, but I prefer the tavern for it's casual menu and vibe.

Harwhich and Chatham

Had the Chef's Tasting Menu at Viera in Harwichport last Saturday. Great upscale restaurant you should try.

Fine Dining in Cape Cod for Foodies

I am offering a few suggestions for you to check-out. Inaho is a fine Japanese restaurant in Yarmouthport. Peddlers Bistro is a nice French bistro in Brewster. The Ocean House has an Asian twist on traditional entrees in Dennisport.

Buzzards Bay dinner

Why go across the bridge? There are better restaurants in Falmouth.

Sandwich Area dining?

Daniel Webster House or the Belfry Inn

Fish Market on the Cape

I've had good luck with the Cape Codder Seafood Market. They're on rte. 28 in West Yarmouth across from Captain Parker's. The prices aren't as good as that &*#@%! Joe, but the quality and freshness have been excellent.

Stone's Publick House, Ashland

Stone's Public House (aka John Stone's Inn) has very good food. The menu is fairly diverse and they have specials. The old tavern is something out of a Hollywood movie, but authentic. It has a casual, enjoyable vibe. I would call to see if you can reserve tables on the patio.

Boston to Cape

Driving at the speed limit, it should be about 2:20 to Chatham and another hour from Chatham to Provincetown. This route will give you a good look at what I like best about Cape Cod.

Boston to Cape

After thinking about it and reading all the comments, I would strongly recommend the following for a leisurely, but pleasant day trip from Newton to P-Town. As you descend the Sagamore Bridge, take exit 1 and follow Rte. 6A east thru Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth Port, Dennis & Brewster. In Brewster Center, take Rte. 137 to Chatham Center. Take Rte. 28 and continue onto Main Street in Chatham. Here you can have a nice lunch at a number of places. After lunch, stroll around one of the nicest villages on the Cape. Make sure you drive along the beach and harbor. Leave Chatham on Rte. 28 towards Orleans, where you can get on Rte. 6 for the ride to P-Town. As you are traveling on a Tuesday, traffic should not be a factor.

Boston to Cape

Since you have never been to the Cape, I'd recommend Pizza Barbone. It is on Main Street in Hyannis, which can be an interesting place to walk around. Sweet Tomatoes is a chain with numerous locations. You should not have any trouble finding good places to eat in P-Town.

Restaurant recs for Dennisport, Yarmouth & Harwich?

I like the Oyster Company, but it's small and you need reservations. The Skipper is my favorite place for fried seafood because of the view from the deck. Most of the family places are average at best, and loud. As far as lobster is concerned, most fish markets will cook them for you to bring home.

First trip to Cape Cod

If you are willing to travel to the former Lyric, just around the corner are two of my favorites. Inaho is great for Japanese food and sushi. The Olde Yarmouth Inn has a varied menu and the bar is very comfortable.

Cape Cod Restaurant Week

Always on the look-out for something new, we recently dined at an interesting place that was new to us. Peddlers in Brewster. I enjoyed it. Very quaint. Mostly French. You may want to check it out.

First trip to Cape Cod

Lyric closed on New Year's eve. You can buy it for $1.4 mil, if you'd like. Toby Hill has moved on to the Brewster Fish House.

First trip to Cape Cod

Many great recommendations, already. I must, however, raise objection with my former go-to fish market. I will never shop at Joe's again, after he has been implicated as the fence for last year's oyster bed robberies. John from East Dennis Oyster Company told me more than I wanted to know.

Celebrating Spouse's Significant Birthday in Metro West with Italian Dinner

I like Spiga in Needham.

Casual Dinner in Newton Lower Falls

Second on Biltmore. Also consider Dunn - Gaherin's.

Hangar B Chatham - Early Opening

Thanks, Ann.

Sushi suggestion for near Yarmouth, MA? Inaho closed on Sundays. Thanks.

A good substitute is Misaki in Hyannis.

No Cape Cod Restaurant Week reports?

Our meals at Lyric on Friday were outstanding. Chef Toby Hill was on his game. The restaurant was barely half full when we arrived just after 7:30. We both ordered off of the Restaurant Week Menu. My wife had the Mussels with kimchi jus and peanuts & I ordered the Baked Oysters for our appetizers and they were both excellent. The salad course was fine, but what can you say about salad? For the entrée course I had Duck Bolognese and DW ordered Cape Cod IPA Battered Flounder. Both dishes had multiple flavors that blended wonderfully. I could taste three different layers with each forkful. Chef Toby made the Concord Grape Crumble that I had for dessert, DW choosing Gelato. The B.W.Cohn Cab from Sonoma topped of a great meal. We will have to put Lyric back into the rotation. Ocean House on Saturday was fantastic, as usual. The place was packed at 5:15 when we arrived, but the wait at the bar was short. We were seated at a table in the bar right by the windows with that priceless view of the beach. Ordered Char Sui Pork Chop & the Pork Pappardelle off of the 3 for $30 menu. Excellent, as always. We frequent the Ocean House every few weeks in the spring and fall while they are open. We avoid July and August, unless we have reservations.

No Cape Cod Restaurant Week reports?

Going to Lyric tonight & Ocean House tomorrow. Ocean House will have their regular 3 for $30 menu, so it's not really restaurant week.

P-Town: 50th Birthday

Ceraldi sounds like a place that I have to get to. I see that the dining room is outdoors. Does anybody know what Chef's plans are when the weather gets colder?

Need Oyster direction...

Though many oyster beds on Boston's south shore and Martha's Vineyard south coast have been temporarily closed due to Vibrio, the beds on Cape Cod are still open. Island Creek's beds are shut down, but they and other Boston restaurants are serving oysters from other places. Wellfleet has many places that serve local oysters, but it is well over an hour drive from Falmouth (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours). The oyster farms in Dennis are also very good. You can sample them at the Oyster Company Restaurant, Chapin's Restaurant and the Sesuit Harbor Cafe, as well as many other restaurants. Dennis is about an hour away.

Lobster Roll at Wequassett Inn- Harwich/Cape Cod

The deck there is a great spot for drinks or a casual meal.

Aqua Grille in Sandwich, MA

It's news to me. It has been owned by the family that also owns the Paddock in Hyannis.

Rock Harbor Grill- Orleans, Cape Cod

I haven't been to RHG, yet. We dropped in on friends in Eastham on Friday night,and talked about going there. But after a cocktail, we decided ordered pizza and eat in, instead. I'm glad that you have given it the seal of approval

Where to dine in Woods Hole/Cape Cod

Ann, I'm sure that you have checked out Phusion Grille and Landfall. I've eaten at both, but they are just OK.

Four Seasons Trattoria South Yarmouth Mass. Reviews please

We had dinner at Four Seasons Saturday night. They were slammed, but the food was still very good. Luigi & Manny were run ragged. Hope it slows down after Labor Day.

Doing annual trip to Boston, Cape and Vineyard .......need suggestions on good food spots.

While in Osterville, you can try 5 Bays Bistro. A little pretentious, though you might like it.