Cape Cod is the go-to New England vacation destination if you love to experience places from America’s early history, and also if you love exploring quaint towns with lots of local hidden gems. One of the biggest trends in dining across the country is local wine bars. These places are wonderful for grabbing a high-quality glass of wine, usually in a more low-key atmosphere than traditional bars. If you are a wine lover, be sure to check out our top Cape Cod winery during your next vacation!
The “gallery” in Harvest Gallery Wine Bar is more than just a name; it’s a part of the heart and soul of this wine bar. Here is where food, wine, art, and entertainment all come together to create one of the best local places on all of Cape Cod! At Harvest Gallery Wine Bar you can order wine by the glass, carafe, or bottle. Can’t decide on which to order? They have wine flights available so that you can try a little bit of everything! Also, unlike most wine bars, Harvest Gallery offer a full dinner menu, from tapas and charcuterie, to entrees and desserts. While you dine, enjoy decor filled with works by local artists. Also, most nights offer live music. Harvest Gallery Wine Bar is a must visit!
Chatham Wine Bar prides itself on the fine dining experience they offer. Unlike many wine bars, the food plays a pivotal role. Not only do they offer an extensive wine menu, but their dining menu offers some of the best food you will find on Cape Cod. Located in the Chatham Inn at 359 Main, you have the option of dining in their elegant dining room or the more casual al fresco seating. Either way, you’ve got the opportunity to enjoy 32 wines by the glass, over 150 wines by the bottle, and also enjoying high quality food prepared with the best seasonal ingredients! Reservations are highly recommended and accepted up to 90 days in advance.
This wine bar and bistro in the heart of Dennisport is great for a night out with your friends. At Etzy, you can sit at the large central bar or grab a table indoors or on the front patio. Enjoy a menu filled creative cocktails, 20+ beers on tap, and of course an extensive variety of both domestic and foreign wines! They offer small plates and large portions for dinner or snacking in a casual atmosphere. Make a night of it as they often have live music!
Enjoy a delicious glass of wine at a Cape Cod winery!
Cape Cod has a reputation for incredible seafood and unique restaurants, many of which you can enjoy for a good price! Check out the following eateries and take your family or friends out for a meal that you can enjoy for less.
This cozy and small spot has a killer breakfast menu that locals and tourists praise highly. Treat your taste buds with a Lobster Benedict plate, Cajun bacon, or if you’re looking for lunch, order the Turkey Club on Cranberry Ciabatta bread. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. You will definitely get bang for your buck at The Red Cottage.
Cape Cod Burgers and Fries is not your typical burger joint. They have unique menu items such as the Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger and Deep-Fried Oreos for a great price. At this family owned business, you can even have the owner dish up your burger. You won’t be disappointed with the decadent, delicious meals here!
Lobster rolls on Cape Cod are a must-try while visiting the area. A great place to eat one for less is at Sesuit Harbor Café. This local gem cooks up some of the best seafood on the peninsula. Not only that, but it has a great view. Sesuit sits right along the water, with waterfront picnic tables for you to enjoy your meal!
Another seafood favorite, Arnold’s offers quality seafood at an affordable price! Their famous clams, voted #1 on Cape Cod, can be enjoyed indoor or outdoor in their lovely gardens. Additionally, you can come straight from the beach to enjoy this gem! Arnold’s will make sure you’re well fed after a long a day at the beach.
If you’re looking for a combination of your favorite foods—Italian and Mexican—Two Brothers is where you want to be! This pizzeria and Mexican restaurant is a local favorite. They boast traditional pizzas and calzones, as well as nachos and fish tacos for great prices. Order your meal to go or bring your family into the parlor for a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The #1 Pizza Parlor on Cape Cod won’t let you down!
These are just a few examples of some great cheap eats on Cape Cod. There are many more! Contact us today to find out more about visiting Cape Cod and its great restaurant scene!
Cape Cod offers many reasons to visit with their charming architecture and beautifully colored “Cape Cod” style houses, their stunning beaches with sandy white shores and cool waters, and of course their top notch cuisine options. Cape Cod is the home to countless fine dining establishments that offer a little taste of everything. Let’s take a look at just a handful of the many top signature dishes you shouldn’t miss while you’re in the area.
For a mouthwateringly savory sandwich with a true New England taste, try The Pilgrim sandwich at Café Chew. With stacks of roasted turkey, warm stuffing, cranberry mayo, and cranberry pecan bread, this sandwich will leave an impression.
Great Hill Bleu cheese, baby arugula, toasted walnuts, and caramelized onions make up the Stark Crimson Pear Pizza at Rock Harbor Grill. It’s a can’t-miss.
Considered to be the best Thai option on the Cape by many locals, the Pad Kee Mao at Bangkok Kitchen is a delicious dish made up of chewy noodles, fresh stir-fried veggies, and a signature sauce.
Come try the fish tacos at Guapo’s for the classic battered fried fish with shredded cabbage and small slices of jalapeno with a creamy lime sauce and soft corn tortillas, or enjoy the Crispy Potato Crusted Scrod at Scargo Café for a baked white fish dish served in sweet corn and bacon chowder sauce.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Sour Cream Doughnut at Hole in One Donut Shops. This one of a kind doughnut shop bakes doughnuts with crispy exteriors, a tasty sugar glaze, and lots of flavors. It’s a Cape Cod favorite. If you’ve always loved the classic chocolate chip cookie, try the Toll House Cookie Pie at Hearth ‘n Kettle. Topped with vanilla ice cream, the world favorite chocolate chip cookie is always a hit.
Choose from 17 varieties of New York-style bagels at JoMama’s New York Bagels. There’s even an everything version so you can enjoy all the tasty topping options at once. The Apricot Croissant at Maison Villatte is the creation of Boris Villatte, a trained baker from France whose flaky, buttery pastry addition is just one of many at this French pastry shop.
Of course these are just a small sampling of the many delightful dishes and tasty treats that you’ll find in Cape Code year round. Why not visit Cape Cod yourself to discover all the tasty creations you’re missing!