Few things can elevate a vacation set against the backdrop of Cape Cod’s shimmering waters and salt-tinged sea breezes like sampling the delicious food that the area’s local restaurants have to offer visitors. From the freshest seafood imaginable to foreign and unexpected cuisines, the restaurants on Cape Cod serve up the best of the best because they have access to the highest quality ingredients around. Read on to learn more about where to go for the best Cape Cod Restaurants (and Seafood restaurants, of course)!

The Best Cape Cod Restaurants

We’ve put together a short list of some of the most renowned restaurants on Cape Cod to help you begin your foodie’s journey through this New England mainstay. We hope you enjoy these establishments as much as we do!

Portside Tavern

Specializing in New American and traditional seafood, this local institution showcases New England classics like clam chowder, seafood pot pie, and “knuckle sandwiches” (lobster rolls) alongside calamari, lamb chops, chicken risotto, and vegetable couscous.

Hours: 11:30am – 11:00pm Sunday through Wednesday

11:30am – 12:00am Thursdays

11:30am – 12:45am Friday and Saturday

Price Range: $10 – $30

The Port

Specializing in seafood and oysters, this Harwich Port restaurant features the freshest New England seafood with a creative and sophisticated twist.  Don’t forget their $1 Oyster specials and the “Nauti-Bar” outdoors where you can also drink and dine!

Hours: 5pm – 11:00pm Wednesday – Sunday  Contact them for their lunch hours.

Price Range: $20 – $40


This restaurant showcases Peruvian and Italian dishes with Cape Cod flair, offering a bevy of tasty ceviches made with freshly-caught seafood and an amazing raw bar with local oysters and shrimp. Wonderful Peruvian street classics are also offered here for those who would rather stick to the “turf” in “surf and turf.”

Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm Daily

Price Range: $10 – $30

Ocean House  

This fine dining establishment serves New American seafood with an artist’s hand, including lobster ravioli, crab cakes, salmon over risotto, crusted cod, and seafood bento boxes. Top off a top-notch meal with one of their scrumptious desserts, like the gelato brownie banana sundae.

Hours:   5:00pm – 9:30pm Thursday through Sunday

Closed Monday through Wednesday

Price Range: $30 – $60


Serving up the best and freshest sushi on the Cape. Bluefins can’t be missed.  Their chick decor and mouthwatering sushi rolls are sure to be a hit.  We love their Cape Cod Monster roll with spicy tuna, no trip to Bluefins is complete without it. Or you could go all out and indulge in The Love Boat featuring a tuna roll, cucumber roll, California roll, 2 special rolls, 15 pieces of nigiri and 21 pieces of sashimi.   Enough for the whole family to share! Insider tip: sit a their bar and dine here while drinking one of their oh-so-creative sake cocktail!

Hours:   5:00pm  Daily for Dinner

Lunch served Friday through Sunday from 11:30am

Price Range: $15 – $50

Café Riverview

Serving up traditional American fare and a wonderful selection of coffees and lattes, Café Riverview has mouthwatering breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes for land-lovers and seafood connoisseurs alike. The best part: their food is healthy, so you’ll still have enough energy for the beach afterward!

Hours: 7:00am – 2:00pm Daily

Price Range: Under $10

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