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Best Cape Cod chow on a student budget?

It'll be my boyfriend's first time at the Cape (actually to New England in general!) and I can't wait to introduce lobster rolls and real clam chowder to him. However, any suggestions for places other than seafood shacks, yet not the crazy ritzy prices?

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  1. What part of the Cape will you be visiting?

    1. In Orleans or Hyannis, Cooke's Seafood...in Orleans specifically, very consistently good.

      In Eastham, I'd recommend Arnold's during the summer. Stay away from Lobster Shanty, a tourist trap. Eastham Lobster Pool is much better though overpriced. Friendly Fisherman is just a slight notch above "seafood shack", but is very good.

      In Wellfleet, Moby Dick's.

      1. In Orleans, Land Ho and the Binnacle and both reasonably priced with good food. We also like the Bookstore restaurant in Wellfleet for drinks and appetizers since it is right near the water. You could also hit up the Beachcomber!

        1. We're going to be in Mid-Cape, but since it's his first trip we'll probably be driving around to explore the sites. Also will be going up to Plymouth Plantation for a daytrip.

          1. I would not recommend Cooke's, it is over-priced for tourist-oriented seafood. I would recommend going to Sir Crickets, nearby on Rt 6A.