The Innkeeper’s Favorite Cape Cod Restaurants: A Guide for Food Lovers

If you’re looking for the best food on Cape Cod, you don’t have to look any further than our Innkeeper’s favorite restaurants. We love spending time exploring the local restaurants, from upscale dining to casual eats, and this guide has something for everyone. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to eat your way through Cape Cod! Make sure to tell them we sent you!

A photo of Pates - a favorite Cape Cod Restaurant

Upscale Dining

FIN | Dennis

Quickly becoming a local favorite, Fin offers astonishingly good, sustainable, seafood dishes paired with eclectic wines and creative cocktails.

Inaho Japanese | Yarmouth Port

This hidden gem is in the basement of a historic building located right in our neighborhood. The menu features traditional Japanese dishes, and the sushi is simply incredible.

The Ocean House | Dennis

Located right on the beach in Ocean House is the perfect spot for luxurious Nantucket Sound views, amazing small plates, and outstanding cocktail service.

Old Yarmouth Inn | Yarmouth Port

Another Inn at Yarmouth Port neighborhood favorite, this quintessential Cape Cod gem has been serving up Cape Cod cuisine for centuries. The menu features classic dishes with a modern twist, and the setting is perfect for a romantic night out.

Pate’s | Chatham

Pates is known for its fresh seafood, and it doesn’t disappoint. The menu features lobster, crab, and scallops, all of which are caught locally. The grilled fish is also excellent if you’re looking for something a little lighter. And don’t forget to try the chowder – it’s some of the best on Cape Cod. Sit at the bar for an outrageously fun experience with Jamie, the best mixologist on Cape Cod. Dessert here are made exclusively by The Bashful Tarte Bakery and are masterful, beautiful and delish!

Twenty-Eight Atlantic at Wequasset | Harwich

This upscale restaurant, located in the beautiful Wequasset Resort & Golf Club, is known for its stunning views of the bay (and beyond!) and its delicious seafood. The menu features fresh, local ingredients and changes seasonally to ensure that you always get the best of what the Cape offers. Whether you’re in the mood for a light lunch or a romantic dinner, Twenty-Eight Atlantic is sure to please.

A photo of Cape Cod restaurant - the Old Yarmouth Inn

Casual Dining

Grill43 | Yarmouth Port

This casual eatery, located just a stone’s throw from the Inn at Yarmouth Port, features a big, beautiful, wood-burning pizza oven, patio area, playful small plates, and unusual full course flavor combinations. Perfect for those in the mood for more contemporary, bistro-style fare.

The Pheasant | Dennis

The Pheasant serves up bold and dynamic fare for foodies who appreciate farm-to-table menus, locally available ingredients, and beautiful dishes made from scratch in a beautiful, rustic setting.

Scargo Cafe | Dennis Village

Three words describe this popular cafe best: contemporary, comfortable, and creative. It’s all great here: the food sources, inventiveness, cooking, and plating. Try the famous grapenut custard!

Lobster Roll

Best Lobster Rolls

Chatham Fish Market at the Chatham Fish Pier | North Chatham

Stop to watch the fishermen unload their daily catch, then grab the legendary (and hefty!) roll made with fresh-picked lobster. Sit on the dock to enjoy this authentic taste of Cape Cod. The real deal.

Sesuit Harbor Café | Dennis

Order your ‘mondo-sized’ roll at the counter, then eat overlooking the harbor on picnic tables. Take your cooler (it’s BYOB) and settle in for the perfect Cape Cod sunset. Magical. And cash only.

pizza on beach

Pizza

Firestarter Pizza | Dennis

Dough made with Italian flour. Homemade sauce. Toppings from whole milk mozzarella to togarashi honey. So many add-ons. Plus, fun names like ‘The Robert Plant.’ What’s not to love?

RC’s Pizza at Peterson’s Market | Yarmouth Port

Known for their hand-tossed dough, in-house cheese blend, and bespoke sauce, RC’s is home to one of the largest pizzas on Cape Cod – ‘The Monster.’ So good!

Corporation Beach Cape Cod

Best Beach Snack Bar

Corporation Beach Snack Bar | Dennis

The food alone is worth the trip to beautiful, horseshoe-shaped Corporation Beach. The Snack Bar is run by a local market and features delicious fried seafood, chicken tenders, lobster rolls, burgers, and more. Place your order, find a picnic table, and enjoy great food overlooking a beautiful beach!

So, there you have it! The innkeeper’s favorite Cape Cod restaurants. Be sure to check out these amazing spots the next time you’re on the Cape. Bon Appetit!

food served at The Inn at Yarmouth Port

Save Room for Breakfast

The Inn at Yarmouth Port is not only a beautiful and historic place to stay, but it’s also centrally located to all the best Cape Cod restaurants.

But save your appetite. Our guests are treated to daily farm-to-table breakfasts served alfresco or in the sun-filled dining room, as well as freshly baked treats!

Book ahead. Discover why, for the second consecutive year, customer reviews have placed The Inn at Yarmouth Port in the top 10% of hotels worldwide on Trip Advisor and earned us the coveted ‘Best of the Cape’ mark by Cape Cod Life.