The culinary scene on Cape Cod captures the charming, maritime essence of this historic New England peninsula. Stop in for a light and refreshing lunch at a farm-to-table restaurant before embarking on any coastal adventures. Or, maybe you’d like to make advanced reservations at a critically-acclaimed, fine-dining establishment. Whether you’re searching for the best lobster roll in Massachusetts or hoping to try a new-to-you international delicacy, you’ll find just the right dish to quell your hunger on the Cape.
The best way to experience a destination is through the lens of a local. Our innkeepers are more than happy to point in you in the right direction of the best food in our area. For even more thoughtful suggestions on where to eat and what to do during your stay, request access to our complimentary Travel Guide!
The Culinary Scene on Cape Cod
For the ultimate taste of the cultural Cape, spend an evening at the theatre or at various art galleries and museums before a delightful fine-dining experience. The peninsula is home to a diverse array of world-renowned restaurants and highly-acclaimed chefs! Sport your most elegant attire and dine in a setting that exudes an air of luxury. Treat your taste buds to creative concoctions, meticulously prepared with care and precision at some of the following establishments:
- The Ocean House
- The Old Yarmouth Inn
- Inaho Japanese Restaurant
- Twenty-Eight Atlantic
- The Mews Restaurant and Cafe
- Viera Cape Cod
- Grill 43
Sometimes, the best restaurants are laid-back, local favorites! Between outdoor excursions and experiencing the best of Cape Cod, stop in for a tasty meal. Maybe you’ve made it your mission to find the best lobster dinner in New England. Perhaps you’d prefer a hearty bowl of clam chowder. Whether you’re seeking out local oysters or vegan and vegetarian-friendly spots, you’re guaranteed to stumble upon some of the best neighborhood joints all over the Cape. Savor the relaxed, go-with-the-flow atmosphere as you grab a quick bite at one of the amazing casual eateries our area has to offer:
- The Optimist Cafe
- The Beachcomber
- The Roadhouse Cafe
- Scargo Cafe
- Brazilian Grill
Farm to Table
The farm-to-table movement has taken off across the country, and Cape Cod is no exception. While many of the aforementioned fine-dining establishments and casual eateries have adopted this new philosophy, we’d like to point you in the direction of a few additional Cape Cod, MA, restaurants to check out during your visit! From sustainable seafood dishes to crafty takes on American classics, you’ll find an assortment of dining opportunities that appeal to your palate. You can even visit the farms themselves!
- Spoon and Seed
- Viera Cape Cod
- FIN Cape Cod
- Cape Cod Lavender Farm
- Cape Abilities Farm
- Taylor Bray Farm
Treat yourself to a sweet treat while on your Cape Cod getaway. Nothing quite hits the spot like a scoop of your favorite ice cream on a sunny day! Maybe you’d like to cool off with delicious, handcrafted ice cream from Hallet’s in Yarmouth Port. Perhaps you’re in the mood for a giant banana split or a hot-fudge sundae at Sundae School! If you’re visiting during one of the chillier seasons, opt for a delicious baked good from one of the local bakeries and a warm cup of coffee!
- Sundae School
- Hallet’s Ice Cream
- Pain D’Avignon Restaurant Boulangerie
- Bashful Tarte Bakery
Wineries and Breweries
The wine and craft beer scene on the Cape has grown exponentially over the years. There’s no better way to close your day than with a cold beer or a glass of Chardonnay. Schedule a tour of a local vineyard and follow the winemaking process from the vine to your glass. Spend a romantic evening with the love of your life sampling fine wines and snacking on hors-d'oeuvres at a winery. You can even stop at a brewery after a long day on the beach and share a few laughs with friends over a frothy brew!
- Cisco Brewery
- Cape Cod Beer Works
- Devil’s Purse Brewing Company
- First Crush Winery
- Truro Vineyard
The Inn at Yarmouth Port
At the Inn at Yarmouth Port, we take a lot of pride in the precision and care that goes into preparing a delicious breakfast for our guests each morning. Like many of the local establishments on the Cape, we offer an authentic farm-to-table experience. We serve breakfast each morning between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs with advanced notice and have many tried and true gluten-free and sugar-free options. Our menu changes with the seasons, but some dishes you might see include:
- Freshly baked treats such as wild blueberry muffins, Meyer lemon scones, and warm banana bread
- Breakfast paninis, featuring local Artisan baked bread, that includes prosciutto, arugula, fontina cheese, and basil or pear, cheddar and pineapple sage pesto, made right on site using our own fresh herbs
- Authentic “Pain Perdu,” or French toast (crispy on the outside and custardy on the inside), served with homemade fresh fruit compotes
- Eggs prepared in various ways and served with country ham, bacon or sausage from the organic farm down the road
Stay with Us
While our tasty breakfast options might be enough to convince you to stay with us, our sophisticated and stylish accommodations seal the deal. The architecture preserves the historic charm of our inn while our elegant furnishings and decor offer a modern breath of fresh air. Natural light dances throughout the property. Whether you’re lounging near the fire pit on the outdoor patio or snuggled up in your room with a book, you’ll see for yourself what makes the Inn at Yarmouth so special. We invite you to relax and reset in an environment that allows you to seek fulfillment in whatever way works best for you. What are you waiting for?