Dining on Cape Cod is pretty much a can’t-fail experience…almost all the restaurants here are simply amazing. Some stand out even more than others, though. We scoured review sites such as Yelp and Trip Advisor to bring you these 10 restaurants on Cape Cod that you simply must visit before you die.
1. Cafe Riverview, Sandwich
By all accounts, everything at Cafe Riverview is delicious. In addition, the staff here comes from the neighboring Riverview School, which teaches students with cognitive disabilities life skills. Reviewers on Yelp gave this tastly little cafe a perfect five-star rating! 451 Rt 6A, Sandwich.
2. Portside Tavern, Hyannis
Locally-sourced food means that you're getting a really fresh meal here. Everything is good, according to Yelp reviewers, but you can't go wrong with the shrimp scampi and a beer. 72 North Street, Hyannis.
3. Jimmy's Hideaway, Provincetown
If you don't know that Jimmy's Hideaway is there, you might miss it, and that would be a shame. It's a cozy little spot with excellent food. Trip Advisor reviewers loved it so much that it gained the Certificate of Excellence. 4.5 stars with 545 reviews! 179 Commercial Street, Provincetown
4. Keltic Kitchen, West Yarmouth
This might just be the best breakfast spot on the entire Cape. The restaurant is light, bright and airy, the staff is friendly and accommodating and the food is simply delicious. Try the strawberry pancakes or the eggs Benedict. 415 Route 28, West Yarmouth.
5. Cafe Chew, Sandwich
You simply must eat lunch at Cafe Chew. Dine on the patio, weather allowing, for a perfect midday meal. The sandwiches, salads and soups are all tasty, but make sure to leave room for some homemade dessert, too! Merchants Square, Route 6A, Sandwich.
6. Old Yarmouth Inn, Yarmouth
The Old Yarmouth Inn opened in 1696 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's an upscale but cozy dining experience. The food is excellent. Stop by for dinner or for Sunday brunch, which is particularly popular here. 223 Route 6a, Yarmouth Port.
7. The Mews Restaurant and Cafe, Provincetown
Dine with a wonderful water view. The seafood is fresh, the menu is interesting and diverse, and the service is stellar. Call in advance for a reservation. 429 Commercial St, Provincetown.
8. Ocean House Restaurant, Dennis Port
There's just really nothing like dining on a deck overlooking the ocean. Ocean House Restaurant truly lives up to its name with stunning views and gorgeous sunsets. The seared scallops won't disappoint. 425 Old Wharf Road, Dennis Port.
9. Impudent Oyster, Chatham
Trip Advisor reviewers give this little gem 4.5 stars...with over 1,000 reviews! The seafood, of course, is just magnificent and visitors raved about the friendly service here. 15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham.
10. Scargo Cafe, Dennis
When you're in the mood for something different than seafood, you can't go wrong with the Filet Arabica served here with a glass of red.Enjoy the free sweet potato dippers while you wait for your food. 799 Main Street, Dennis.