Take 5: Iconic Cape Cod Foodie Experiences

Let’s face it. Sight-seeing just isn’t enough. Try a taste of the Cape!The Cape is home to gorgeous beaches. Vintage lighthouses. And, a vibrant cultural arts scene. But, it’s also a place where you can get incredible dishes that you’ll remember long after you’ve crossed the bridge at the end of your stay.Take five with us as we walk through our curated picks for iconic Cape Cod foodie experiences.

Warm or cold? Mayo or butter? Celery or no celery? With all the great options for Cape Cod lobster rolls, picking the right one can be daunting. These spots serve up the best of this iconic New England summertime favorite.Order your ‘mondo-sized’ roll at the Sesuit Harbor Café (Dennis) 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.Or, stop to watch the fishermen unload their daily catch at the Chatham Fish Pier (North Chatham), then grab the Chatham Fish Pier Market’s legendary (and hefty!) roll made with fresh-picked lobster. Sit on the dock to enjoy this authentic taste of Cape Cod. The real deal.

Cape Cod is renowned for its homemade, gourmet ice cream, and our top pick for the best ice cream shop has been carefully concocting the tastiest flavors for 130 years! Discerning frozen fix devotees swear by Hallet’s (Yarmouth Port) for a fun place to visit for homemade ice cream, sandwiches and old-fashioned sodas. It’s like stepping back in time. Hallett’s hasn’t changed since 1889!

There are so many options for artful, but never stuffy, fine dining on the Cape.The Pheasant (Dennis) is our go-to for farm-to-table menus which change daily based. This is local, bold and dynamic fare for foodies who appreciate made-from-scratch in a beautiful, rustic setting.When we’re in the mood for the quintessential Cape Cod gem – an Inn built in 1696 with great meals and excellent and entertaining service – we take a short stroll to the Old Yarmouth Inn (Yarmouth Port). The tavern, or more formal dining room, are always spot on for an amazing treat.Visitors come from New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and more just for the outstanding sushi and Japanese at Inaho Japanese (Yarmouth Port). Fresh, innovative and inimitably crave-able!And, a big, beautiful, wood-burning pizza oven, playful small plates and unusual full course flavor combinations greet you at Grill43 (Yarmouth Port) for those in the mood for more contemporary, bistro-style fare.Check out our Fall Foodies Getaway Special and discover why Cape Cod in the Fall is for Foodies!

These luxurious water views, vibes to suit your style and outstanding cocktail service call for a serious toast.The outside gazebo and Adirondack chairs at the Beach House at Chatham Bars Inn (Chatham) offer sweeping Atlantic and harbor views. So worthy of the splurge on a signature cocktail.LiBAYtion at the Wequasset Inn (Harwich) is rocking with live music, great food and generous pours. Plus, a to-die-for setting overlooking Pleasant Bay.Finally, specialty cocktails meet Nantucket Sound at the Ocean House Beach Bar (Dennis Port). What could be better?

Looking for Cape Cod’s iconic uber-fresh seafood that’s been delectably deep-fried? Look no further than our favorite seasonal eateries.Order at the counter, sit inside or outside, and your perfectly prepared fresh Atlantic cod fish and chips, local clams, scallops and lobster are served up – quickly – at Captain Frosty’s (Dennis).Spanky’s Clam Shack (Hyannis) serves up wicked good locally caught and harvested fried clams, scallops and shrimp with close-up views of the harbor.


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Whether you’re planning a special dinner for two, a foodie-tour, or something in-between, we hope our Take Five list spurs you on to try each one and see what you like. The Inn at Yarmouth Port is centrally located and the perfect spot to return to at the end of day. You will find many inviting areas to relax and reflect or, for those who want to burn off their meal, enjoy a brisk walk, hike or bike ride. Enjoy your well-appointed room and fuel up for another day on the Cape with our gourmet, farm-to-table breakfast.

Ready to sample our iconic list and really taste the Cape? Your Innkeepers at the Inn at Yarmouth Port are happy to help you plan your getaway and pay attention to the details that will make your visit memorable. Browse all our luxurious accommodations and book your stay today!

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‘THE PERFECT CAPE COD GETAWAY!’ “…Everything we expected, and we expected a lot! Plenty of 19th Century charm side by side with every modern comfort and decorator’s touch you could hope for. The breakfasts were memorable, the room was quiet and comfortable, and we took advantage of the lovely garden and comfortable parlor when not out and about. It is in a walking neighborhood with great restaurants and lovely bay views just steps away. We spent time in Wellfleet and Falmouth in the past, but The Inn at Yarmouth Port is now our go-to spot when we visit the Cape.”

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