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Cape Cod Restaurants -- nicer and family

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I'm looking for restaurants for our week on the Cape in August. We're staying in Brewster. Great food is a must. Last year, we over-dosed on fried food, so anything beyond that would be very welcome. We're particularly looking for:

1) Kid-friendly places. My 7-year old, however, is pretty good at sitting at a nicer restaurant (i.e., yes to Brewster Fish House, no to Chillingsworth) and eats different types of food.
2) Nicer restaurants for our nights out alone. Prefer NOT too stuffy since we're used to great food in casual settings in NYC.
3) Any other great foodie ideas -- food/farm markets, ice cream (we love Sundae School, but are always looking for new places), butchers/fish places.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Debra

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  1. On the nicer side, if you're willing to make the drive, try Finely JPs up in Wellfleet. Pretty casual, excellent food.

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    1. re: jimp

      Or, if you want to go even farther, try Terra Luna in North Truro. Also excellent food in a pretty casual setting. Love their salads.

    2. Check out The Impudent Oyster in Chatham. You MUST make a reservation but it is kid friendly and the food is awesome!

      The Capt Daniel Parker Inn has the BEST clam chowder (IMHO). The atmosphere is not great but the clam chowder is worth it! I forget the name of the town...sorry!

      Last year we ate at a great lobster place...it was on the way to Provincetown. I think it was called Moby Dick's in Wellfleet. There's always a line to get in, but it's good food and very casual!

      If you go out on your own, Pisces in Chatham was good. We went their 2 years ago. It's a small place and not very kid friendly. We thought the food was very good.

      Have fun. We'll be on the cape in August too. I can't wait!

      1. For a nice dinner out alone, I would highly recommend Captain Linnel's in Orleans. It's been a few years since I've been to the cape, but we used to go for a week every July, and we always made it a point to eat there at least once during our stay. It never disappointed.

        1. Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. I will check some of these out. Magnumwino, I have been to Cpt Linnel's, a few years ago, and really like it. Krisgal, I also went to the IMpudent Oyster a while back -- glad to hear it's still good.

          1. Check out the Marshside in Dennis on the way to Sesuit Harbor for breakfast. Also the raspberry pancakes at Hearth and Kettle in Orleans (a small chain) can't be beat. Saturday mornings in Orleans is the Farmer's Market where you will find shellfish, local produce, flowers, etc. - on Old Colony Way just up 6A from Brewster. We love the Captain Linnell House as well for a dinner for adults...Nauset Beach Club in Orleans also great, heard rave reviews of Abba in Orleans but haven't been there. Square One Bistro on Underpass Road which is new last year has a varied menu but includes wood-fired pizza which is kid friendly... Owned and operated by the co-founder of Brewster Fish House. Check out The Coast in Orleans at the intersection of 6A and Rt. 28...new this year...raw bar, Tex-Mex, New Orleans, barbeque. As for ice cream, one of our favorites is The Ice Cream Smuggler on 6A in Dennis near the Dennis Playhouse. Homemade, creamy, delicious.

            1. Thanks Jillian -- some yummy sounding suggestions.

              1. Since you're in Brewster, I'd suggest the Brewster Fish House on 6A - definitely un-stuffy and I've never had a bad meal there.

                1. If you are an ice cream nut then you must go to "The Sundae School" The main store is in Dennisport on lower county road. Branches further out on the cape. ALL NATURAL and fresh whipped cream. NOT from a can

                  1. A new mexican place has opened up right next to the Brewster Store on 6A - El Guapo Taceria - great food and inexpensive. We love the veggie burrito. No room to sit so you have to take it home or to the beach with you. Has become a family favorite this summer. They have 10 tacos for 10 dollars on Tuesday nights!