Cape Cod's Best Restaurants
With its stunning beaches and quaint little towns ripe with New England charm, Cape Cod is undoubtedly one of the East Coast’s best vacation destinations. Foodies will find plenty to love about the arm-like stretch of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, as the Cape’s dining scene offers much more than the typical fried seafood and ice cream (not that there’s anything wrong with either of those delicacies!).
Here are just a few of the many incredible restaurants that call Cape Cod home.
The Glass OnionShow up early, put your name in for dinner and head straight to the Glass Onion’s 3-season porch, where you can have a glass of wine while relaxing in a rocking chair as you wait for your table. This elegant Falmouth restaurant uses local ingredients for its New American fare, served up in a comfortable (but classy) setting – complete with an old wood bar, white tablecloths and large bay windows.
Tip: If you’re staying in Falmouth, be sure to also check out Maison Villatte, a delicious French boulangerie.
Mac’s ShackHoused in a 19th-century house that was once a nautical shop, Mac’s Shack serves fresh, local seafood and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is a good balance of the classics and innovative, unique preparations. Be sure to take advantage of the raw bar (no trip to Wellfleet is complete without oysters!), and sample some of their fresh sushi.
Tip: For a more casual dining experience, visit Mac Shack’s sister restaurant, Mac’s on the Pier – a clam shack with picnic tables overlooking the water on the Wellfleet Town Pier.
AbbaVisit Abba for a truly unique twist on traditional New England fare. The menu is a divine combination of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Thai and New American cuisine, served in a charming (but definitely cozy) antique house. If possible, definitely opt to sit on their pretty outdoor patio.
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