Most people are well-aware of the fact that some of the best cups of clam chowder in the world are eaten on Cape Cod. Wherever you go on the Cape, you can be quite sure that a delicious cup is not far away. It is a tremendous responsibility to identify the best places to get clam chowder on Cape Cod. It is comparable to identifying to the best musicians in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. At the end of the day, there are countless places to get amazing clam chowder, but the following are some of the most beloved on the Cape.

The Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House

This wonderful restaurant in Yarmouth has been the toast of the town since it opened in 1936. The chowder here is what we call “Triple Crown Award Winning.” It is not necessary to fully understand what this means in order to know that it sounds delicious. On top of this, you can enjoy amazing fried seafood, lobster rolls, and a catch of the day that is as fresh as you will find anywhere. On top of the amazing food, you are sure to enjoy the pleasant views of the Atlantic Ocean from the dining room or patio.

Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar

For nearly 40 years, Arnold’s has been delighting locals and visitors with its amazing New England cuisine. Everybody on the Cape knows that this award-winning spot is the place to go for the freshest clams and tastiest lobster rolls, but it is also an excellent place for all of the favorite seafood dishes, especially clam chowder. A trip to Eastham is never complete without visiting Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar.


Not only is the food delicious, but it is a great place to get a taste for the amazing culture of the Cape, as it has been serving up amazing food since its opening in 1938. What started as a little hamburger shack has become one of the best places for a wide variety of dishes, including clam chowder. Many things have changed at Wimpy’s, but the dedication to serving the very best food to the community they love has and always will be the fabric of what is going on at Wimpy’s.

These are three amazing places to get some of the best clam chowder you have ever had. But the list of delicious clam chowder spots on the Cape goes on and on. The greatest advice we can give regarding a Cape Cod vacation is to explore as much as you can and eat as much clam chowder as you can!