Dining on Cape Cod

The 2024 Cape Cod Dining Guide: 24 Must-Visit Restaurants

Welcome, fellow food enthusiasts, to the ultimate 2024 guide to dining on Cape Cod! As a seasoned foodies, we’ve scoured every nook and cranny of this picturesque peninsula to bring you the definitive list of the top 24 restaurants that embody the essence of Cape Cod cuisine. We recommend making your dinner reservations at least two weeks or more prior to your arrival as the better restaurants fill up quickly. Some of the more casual places listed below do not require reservations.

But first, let’s talk about the perfect place to stay while indulging in this gastronomic adventure – The Inn at Yarmouth Port. Nestled in the historic village of Yarmouth Port, The Inn at Yarmouth Port offers the quintessential Cape Cod experience. With its charming ambiance, luxurious accommodations, impeccable service, and of course the five-star muti-course breakfast, The Inn serves as the ideal home base for exploring the culinary delights of the region. After a day of culinary exploration, unwind in one of our well-appointed rooms or relax in the beautifully landscaped gardens. Now, let’s dive into the culinary gems that Cape Cod has to offer, including some conveniently close to The Inn at Yarmouth Port.

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Yarmouth Port

An 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. Reservations recommended.

This hidden gem is located in an historic building right in our neighborhood just across the street from the Inn. The menu features traditional Japanese dishes, and the sushi is simply incredible. Ask for the “Toro”, which likely came in on a tuna boat that very morning. Reservations recommended

Yarmouth Port’s newest restaurant will blow you away! Upscale yet casual, Chef Diego Moto and his team take Italian Cuisine to a whole new level. Located a short distance from the Inn (where Grill43 was) and open Wednesdays through Sunday for dinner. Dining on Cape Cod was never so delicious. Reservations recommended.

For great take out, try RC’s at Peterson’s Market. 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! The deli sandwiches and “smash burgers” are amazing. Be sure to order by 5pm as they get very busy and close at 7pm.

Across the street from the beach, this restaurant boasts some of the best fried seafood and lobster on the Cape. It’s fun, casual and the quintessential Cape Cod experience. They do not take reservations, so get there early, put your name in and head to the bar.


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. You must make advanced reservations.

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. Reservations recommended

Craving Italian? This is the place! Open year-round, it’s a local’s favorite . Tuscan style entrees are traditional yet approachable and there’s always a new special to try. The bar experience is excellent. Craft cocktails are a specialty here and the service is outstanding. Get there early for the bar or make advanced reservations for table service. Reservations recommended

Located on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse and directly next to the Cape Cod Museum of Art, this American gastro-pub will delight you with its  classic dishes and excellent burgers. No reservations are taken. The bar is quaint and historic and a good place to relax while your table is being prepared.

  • FIN | Dennis

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

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! Reservations recommended

A New England Pub in the Irish tradition is how O’Shea’s is described. This is a fun place to be. Go for the live  Irish music nightly  and fun neighborhood vibe and be sure to try the Corned beef and cabbage egg rolls!

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.

Recognized by Fodor’s and Zagat’s as having the best fried seafood on Cape Cod, Captain Frosty’s is definitely  a clam shack to check out. Take-out or dine at picnic table, the restaurant also serves soft serve ice cream. The summer months are hectic, and the parking lot gets crowded—but that is part of the fun!


Voted the most romantic restaurant on Cape Cod, this dining experience is unique and the cuisine is outstanding. Fresh produce grown on site, craft cocktails and a rotating menu, this local hot spot is the perfect place to celebrate your anniversary or special occasion. Reservations recommended


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. Reservations only.

Brax Landing is where locals go to enjoy some delicious fresh and fried seafood. A staple of the community, its views of the marina are beautiful and boasts an outdoor patio and firepit area. No advanced reservations. Waits in high season are long but more quickly.


The perfect place to stop in an have a beverage while exploring the iconic Chatham Bars Inn. We love having outdoor cocktails while relaxing in the Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean. Reservations recommended

Contemporary and fun, Bluefins serves up some of the best cocktails around and has a New York martini bar vibe. The seafood is locally sourced and always excellent.

Stop to watch the fishers 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.

Some consider Cuvee Cape Cod’s finest and most upscale dining experience. Exquisitely set tables – Villeroy & Boch china, Schott Zwiesel crystal, Frette linens – are the perfect stage for an at Cape Cod’s Only Relais & Châteaux restaurant. Reservations must be made weeks in advance.


This iconic dining spot in the center of P-town is a must visit experience. Dine upstairs in the back overlooking the harbor. Known for fresh lobster and seafood, dishes are fresh, and the service is fast. It has an “old school” New England vibe. Walk-ins welcome. Moves quickly.

With beautiful views of Provincetown Harbor, this romantic restaurant never disappoints. Cuisine features grass-fed meat and wild game, free of antibiotics and growth hormones, free-range poultry, line caught dayboat seafood and organic produce, with every element of each dish selected for a specific purpose. Reservations recommended.


Located in the heart of downtown Hyannis, if you’re craving something different, visit Anejo and dine outside under one of the oldest trees on Cape Cod. Excellent Mexican food and always fresh. Try the blood orange margarita!

Located on Main street in Hyannis, this unique dining experience features the cuisine of southern Brazil, served  by Gauchos who make continuous table rounds until all the house Rodizio style specialties are served.

With The Inn at Yarmouth Port as your luxurious retreat, conveniently located in Yarmouth Port, you’re sure to have an unforgettable culinary experience dining on Cape Cod. Cheers to good food and great adventures! Ready to book?

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