Cape Cod Restaurants & Dining

From classic clam shacks and lobster huts to world-class cuisine, local menus of Cape Cod restaurants offer creative entrées to satisfy any palate. The Cape and Islands offer everything from traditional New England fare prepared with contemporary flair, to innovative American, Brazilian barbecue, authentic Italian and classic French cuisine.

Looking for lobster? Breakfast? Lunch on the water? Date night or family night?  Cape Cod and the Islands have extraordinary dining and restaurants at every price range, in every town and region, to suit everyone’s taste!

Cape Cod is a family-friendly destination, and we have a wide variety of kid-friendly restaurants – from waterfront dining to casual establishments. Great stops for lunch or dinner between the beach, mini-golf and the drive-in! These restaurants have children’s menus and serve up the perfect meal in an atmosphere that will satisfy the whole family.

As renowned as we are for our fresh seafood, Cape Cod is just as well known for our waterfront dining options. Looking for an elegant meal overlooking the harbor? Fried clams at an oceanside seafood shanty? No matter what waterfront spot you choose, the views are always a perfect complement to your meal. 

Expect a fun, lively vibe at our taverns and bars once the sun sets on Cape Cod! Many feature such evening entertainment as local bands, open mike nights, karaoke competitions and live jazz. Our taverns and bars are also a great place to catch a sports game or meet up with friends. On tap you can often find locally made brews and wines, along with your favorites. 

Start your day off right at one of the many bakeries and cafés on Cape Cod! These quaint restaurants offer a personable experience that is hard to come by these days, along with such scrumptious goodies as fresh pastries, homemade muffins, blueberry scones and breakfast croissants. You know what makes a beach day even better? A locally brewed iced coffee to quench your thirst! Many bakeries and cafes also offer free WiFi.

Whether it be a formal wedding reception, intimate rehearsal dinner or a catered clambake on the beach, our professional caterers have you covered. Besides having access to the Cape’s freshest ingredients, our full-service caterers can deliver on everything from service to presentation, making your catered Cape Cod event one to remember.

Spending the day at the beach is the perfect way to take in the amazing views Cape Cod has to offer. But what do you pack for lunch? Deli shops are often close to the beach and offer a variety of menu options for the whole family. Hearty sandwiches on freshly baked breads, special gourmet wraps, homemade soups and delicious side dishes are just some of what awaits!

A trip to Cape Cod just isn't complete without a visit to one of our flavorful ice cream shops. Many make their own homemade ice cream, and some even embrace the Cape’s rich heritage in their menu, with ice cream flavors named after the region’s towns and landmarks. Everyone has their own opinion on where to find the best ice cream cone on Cape Cod, so why not try them all to find yours!

Planning a dinner out for a large group during your stay on Cape Cod? Fortunately, the Cape is accustomed to hosting large groups and reunions, making finding a special place to dine together a lot easier. Many larger restaurants are even equipped with separate dining areas for this very purpose. Just be sure to call ahead for reservations!