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In the small towns that dot the New England coast, you’ll find lots of smaller stores that break the monotony of endless restaurant chains. Local restaurants like these are a great way to get to know Cape Cod! That said, the chance to get the freshest seafood possible does come with a cost. If you’re looking for some more affordable options to balance out your food budget, look for these restaurants!

George’s Pizza House

A delicious meal for $10 or less? One’s hiding right on Harwich’s Main Street between Allen Harbor and Wychmere Harbor. George’s Pizza House was one of the nominees for best pizza on Cape Cod, but they go beyond that too, with a variety of pasta, sandwiches, and calzones. If you’re looking for a large pizza for about $14, but are still craving local flair, check out George’s!

The Corner Store

Some corners are more important than others—for example, the corner of Queen Anne Road and Meetinghouse Road in Harwich features The Corner Store, a popular spot for burritos and sandwiches! It’s always bustling here. For about $10 – $11, you’ll get a fresh-tasting meal that’s miles better than normal fast food. Their meals are also highly customizable, making it a good spot for diverse parties of eaters! They also have a store in Orleans as well, if you happen to be further north.

The Dog House

Looking for a cost-effective meal to complement a day at the beach? Check out The Dog House in Dennis! You can get a good meal here for $6, though some of their fancier options like the salmon burger and The Junkyard Dog are a buck or two more, and some of their simpler options cost less. As a small bonus—their sign is pretty cute. Look out for it on Lower Country Road, west of Shad Hole Road.

Mercantile Inc.

This is a sandwich place, more commonly called “The Merc.” If you happen to be over in Dennis, be on the lookout for it near Old Bass River on Old King Highway. Their sandwiches become outstanding thanks to their mastery of less common ingredients such as cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, sprouts, pineapple, brie, and Havarti (not all on the same sandwich of course… unless you really want to order that!). You must try this place if you’re in the area—for a fabulous $6.50 sandwich, what do you have to lose?

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If your mouth is watering already, we’ve only scratched the surface of the delicacies of Cape Cod! If you’ve never been to Cape Cod, now’s a great time to book a vacation with New England Vacation Rentals and stay for a while! Call 508-432-0900 to set up your stay!

To enjoy a stay on Cape Cod, one has to experience the sheer delight of an excellent meal by the harbor. The following restaurants offer some of the most beautiful views and fresh seafood one can have on the Peninsula.

Brax Landing Waterfront Dining – 705 MA-28 in Harwich

A local and tourist favorite, Brax Landing Waterfront Dining, located in Harwich, offers some of the most beautiful views of Saquatucket Harbor and some of the best local seafood favorites. Enjoy lunch and dinner, as well as an infamous Sunday Brunch at this incredible location. Don’t miss out on their late-night services either. Brax continues serving customers well into wee hours of the morning. Enjoy this waterfront restaurant at all hours of the day!

Chatham Bars Inn – 297 Shore Road in Chatham

Chatham Bars Inn boasts one of the most beautiful views of the ocean on the peninsula. The restaurant, which shares its name with the renowned resort, overlooks a private a beach. Both a casual and fine dining experience, the restaurant offers fresh farm seafood for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the restaurant’s incredible menu inside for an elegant white-cloth dining experience or a cocktail and a lobster roll on the deck for a view of the ocean. Available to families, wedding parties, and tourists, Chatham Bars Inn delivers a truly unique dining experience.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe – 357 Sesuit Neck Road in Dennis

Located on the “Cape Cod Playhouse” in Dennis, Sesuit Harbor Cafe offers an outdoor dining experience overlooking the harbor. If you’re looking for a place with lots of heart, this 16-year-old family business is sure to deliver. A self-proclaimed clam shack, Sesuit offers fresh and local clams available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to their clams, Sesuit offers one of the best lobster rolls on the Peninsula. To enjoy this Cape Cod favorite, be sure to bring cash and a light sweater for this lovely outdoor meal.

Captain Kidd Restaurant – 77 Water Street in Woods Hole

A century old bar and restaurant, Captain Kidd, located in the Woods Hole Village, provides some of the freshest seafood in the area. The restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor seating with exclusive harbor views! In addition to serving delicious seafood, Captain Kidd boasts an extensive list of appetizers, steaks, pizzas, and more. Have a drink with dinner and choose from 12 beers on tap, hand-crafted cocktails, and several kinds of wine. Take advantage of the great service at this infamous Woods Hole Institution.

Memories Made on the Harbor

A vacation on Cape Cod is one of a kind. It’s views of the harbor and locally sourced seafood cannot be rivaled. Make your stay even better by staying in a New England Vacation Rentals home and contact us today!