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Cuttyhunk Island, MA

arthur b Jul 28, 2004 05:52 PM

need info on the eating establishments for coming day trip

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    GG Mora RE: arthur b Jul 28, 2004 06:56 PM

    Haven't been there in years, but if there's even one public eating establishment, you'll be lucky. There's barely a village to speak of.

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      Joanie RE: GG Mora Jul 29, 2004 07:43 AM

      I've never heard of this place, what's it near? Thanks.

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        P. RE: Joanie Jul 29, 2004 08:05 AM

        Its about 17 miles of the coast of New Bedford at the end of the Elizabeth Islands chain which extends out from Woods Hole. I haven't been in years and I've heard things have changed like the Allen House has closed but there is a rumor they now have their first ATM inside the pizza Parlor but that may be fiction

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          Karl S. RE: Joanie Jul 29, 2004 08:06 AM

          It is the last of the Elizabeth Islands (aka the Town of Gosnold), and the only one accessible to the general public, which is done via packet from New Bedford.

          There was an inn on the island, the Allen House, IIRC, but it closed a decade or more ago. So, unless you know someone at the island, it's strictly daytrip.

          The island was the site of an early English fishing station in the time just before permanent European settlement, and there is speculation that it was a model for Shakespeare's New World in The Tempest.

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        Roy RE: arthur b Jul 29, 2004 11:24 PM

        Check out dining page on www.cuttyhunk.net. Better bring a sandwich!

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          Rebecca S. RE: arthur b Aug 1, 2004 07:07 PM

          There was a restaurant as of last summer. Haven't been yet this year, so can't tell for sure if it's still there. There is a lobster shack on the dock where you can get lobsters steamed, then find a place for a picnic.

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            1K Diner RE: arthur b Aug 2, 2004 04:06 PM

            It's all folklore now. The two restaurants used to be the Allen House and the Bosworth House. They alternated days they would open so they could share the same lightbulb (limited electricity). When you drop hook, ask at the dock about 'delivery'. There was a portugese family bakery that used to deliver to the docks.

            1. 1CTHound RE: arthur b Aug 8, 2009 01:13 PM

              This thread is pretty dated, but in case anyone's still interested, there is in fact a restaurant on Cuttyhunk called Soprano's pizza. It's actually run out of a private home with picnic tables in the driveway. They have a commercial-grade pizza oven in their garage that cranks out some surprisingly good pies with great toppings: pesto, BBQ chicken, carmelized onions, as well as standard pizza fare, i.e. pepperoni. They also serve fresh sword fish and scallops along with salads and a limited dessert menu. It's pretty much the only dinner restaurant on the island, but Sopranos seems to try hard and generally succeeds even without competition to motivate them.

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                allieb2031 RE: 1CTHound Sep 13, 2009 07:51 PM

                Of couse, the Cuttyhunk Fishing Club for weekend breakfasts! it's not the best, but I had some french toast that hit the spot. Of course, next time I'm bringing REAL maple syrup, not the fake stuff in the containers.

                The Berry Berry pancakes looked good. NEXT time!


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                  1CTHound RE: allieb2031 Dec 27, 2009 06:52 AM

                  As I'm sure you experienced, the breakfast at the CFC is all about the view, less about the food. Great spot.....

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