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Preparing for the almost-annual 9 days in Hyannis, and wondering if anyone had any recommendations for places other than the usual. (Don't worry about what constitutes my usual -- I go with a range of non-foodies, and pretty much anything decent isn't a part of my usual. Maybe thats a bit too harsh, but . . . .)

Any type of recommendation would be appreciated, from fancy birthday dinner to whatever the opposite of that is. Also not restricted to Hyannis, but that is where I'll be.


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  1. Definately try out the British Beer Company. There is one in Hyannis but the Falmouth location has awesome views. Burgers and pizza, and great beer selection!

    1. I like Eclectic Cafe for fancier. and Baxter's for basic fried fish.

      1. Palio's Pizza on Main Street in Hyannis. They have the best margherita pizza I have ever had. We actually ate it twice in a 4 day period because it was so good. I believe that they serve beer and wine only.

        1. I haven't been in almost 2 years, but really enjoyed the rodezio Brazilian Grill on Main St. I thought it was better than several similar restaurants in the Boston Area. If you don't want the rodezio, you have the option of eating on the patio. The less expensive Back Yard Buffet closed, but has reopened as another Brazilian and I think middle-eastern place... also on Main. There also is a Brazilian Bakery that sounds good, but I haven't been. There is a sub-shop that also has x-tudo, x-frango, etc brazilian snacks (lanches) in addition to normal offerings, but I need to check the name.

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          1. re: itaunas

            another vote for the Brazilian Grill

          2. I'm sure it's one of your "usuals," but Tugboats has good seafood and beautiful, relaxing outdoor dining.

            1. Wow, at the risk of becoming the board contrarion,,,British Beer Company and Tugboats! I couldn't think of many worse places! Our last experience at Tugboats we ordered fried Fisherman's platters and two bowls of clam chowder. We knew something was wrong when no more than 2 minutes later we were brought our chowder and the fried seafood all at once. When we noticed the chowder had curdled and separated we complained to our server. She returned from the kitchen with our spoiled chowder and said the "chef" said it's our fault as we let it sit too long! No new chowder, no credit to the bill, tough luck! Chowder will separate if its heated too much, not if it sits. Also, the fried food was cold so it was obvious it was prepared much earlier than our order, we were just the lucky recipients. Sure the view's okay, but there are many better choices for a fried seafood fix. Baxters would not be on the list either. Cooke's is amoung the best for their fried food although there is no ambience what-so-ever. For a nice view AND decent food try Ocean House in Dennisport. Dining al fresco in Hyannis at Albertos, especially for lunch, can be quite enjoyable for the street scene.

              Eclectic and The Brazilian Grille are great choices. Palios for pizza is a good low cost choice. Yings for Thai is decent and Inaho in Yarmouthport is the best sushi/Japanese just about anywhere.

              1. Just wanted to say thanks, all. Despite intentions, didn't try all the recommendations (on the night I planned for Ocean House, we grilled at home instead, and The Eclectic Cafe, where I have eaten before, is closed for expansion -- hope that's true, and not a euphemism for closed for good.)

                The eye-opener was The Brazilian Grill, which I hadn't bothered with ever before. I thought it quite good. The meat varied some in quality, as you'd expect, but some of it was quite good, and the supporting buffet was surprising in its variety and quality. (And the drinks didn't stint on the alcohol either.)