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Essential Cape Cod Road Food?

NAtiveNewYorker Sep 26, 2006 10:13 PM

Driving the entire Cape this weekend. Where are the best downscale eateries (bakeries, donuts, hot dogs, burgers, etc.)?

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    Rosey Sep 30, 2006 04:14 AM

    I can't pass Bob's sub and cone without popping in for a steak bomb. However, sometimes its better than others. You can access it off the rail trail (if you are working up an apetite on your bicycle), or from the 6.

    1. phelana Sep 28, 2006 11:47 PM

      Kate's is closed. Someone suggested Moby Dick's Lobster Roll was better than my fav, Friendly Fisherman..if so I am running there.

      1. CapeCodGuy Sep 28, 2006 10:16 PM

        Captain Frosty's? It's great if you're looking for overpriced small portions of mediocre (at best) food. One of the biggest tourist rip-offs anywhere on Cape. The ice cream is worth it? I don't get it, what's so special about soft serve vanilla and chocolate? The lobster roll is nothing special either. You'd do far better at Kates down 6A in Brewster if its still open or Osterville Too at the Mill Way Marina in Barnstable Village just up the road off 6A.

        1. phelana Sep 28, 2006 10:40 AM

          Capt. Frosty's is down the road from my house. The portions are small but yes, the food is good. If you ever pass Chatham Seafood House when it's open seasonally, drop in..amazing fish tacos and fresh foods. Homemade pies. It's close to Marions. Pampered Palate has great take out and eat in foods. LOVE Chatham...

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            ciaogina Sep 28, 2006 04:48 AM

            Not only for the various berry pies (excellent) but the Kale Soup (a regional specialty), and heavens the clam pie...Marion's Pie Shop, 2022 Rte. 28, Chatham, 508-432-9439

            And heavens all these posts and not a one has mentioned Kreme n' Kone in Dennis; of course there's also Captain Frosty's on 6A in Dennis, near the Yarmouth town line--the ice cream, clams and onion rings are worth it...as is the lobster roll.

            Bonati's is excellent for breakfast and baked goods. And if you cook or bake stop at the Atlantic Spice Company in No Turo--reasonably prices tea and spices.

            1. David Kahn Sep 27, 2006 09:00 PM

              Not sure if it counts as Cape Cod, but Butler's Colonial Doughnuts (461 Sanford Rd., Westport, MA, (508) 672-4600) is pretty damn good. (See: http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overv... )

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                Karl S Sep 27, 2006 11:57 PM

                Westport is definitely not Cape Cod.

              2. phelana Sep 27, 2006 12:14 PM

                Road Food...hmm...so much on Cape Cod...I will focus on the mid Cape that I know.

                Buckies Biscotti behind the Dennis PO on 6A as mentioned has been around for years. Their new spot on 28 near the Factory Shoe Outlet is larger. Great Biscotti. Next to the original Buckies is the Mercantile. Generous and delicious sandwiches and baked goods. Jack's Outback is near Inaho (best Japanese on the Cape) on 6 AM in Yarmouthport. Rachel Raye featured this restaurant. I don't love it but some enjoy the breakfasts there. Next door is Hallet's, an old fashioned soda fountain shop.

                1. Karl S Sep 27, 2006 11:33 AM

                  The Bee-Hive Tavern in east Sandwich on 6A is not fully downscale, but it's great. Great traditional (that is, light, not thickened with crap; many people, though, prefer thick crap) chowder and famed for its baked goods.

                  1. CapeCodGuy Sep 27, 2006 04:52 AM

                    Bonat's Bakery in Harwich on Rte 28 has nice baked goods. A new biscoti joint behind the Post office in Dennis Vllage on 6A has luscious Italian pastry and cookies. Most good low-brow fare ...ie: roadside stands, are closed for the season but a few diamonds in the rough can be found. Try the Osterville 2 fish market at the Millway marina in Barnstable Harbor for decent fried food on the cheap. Get it to go if the day is nice and go 400 feet down the road to the beach. Decent and cheap Mexican takeout in Brewster near the General Store also on 6A. Another cheap lunch...think burgers or pastrami sandwiches, loaded with local color, is the Land Ho in Orleans as you head down Cape. Plenty of good options in Ptown but it's not my area so I'll defer to a 'down-Caper'. Good eating!

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                      catspercapita Sep 28, 2006 04:33 AM

                      Clem and Ursies on Shankpainter rd
                      Mojo's on Ryder st near the wharf
                      both in Ptown

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                        NAtiveNewYorker Sep 29, 2006 07:48 PM

                        Clem's lloks GREAT. Will go there. Thanks.

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                          parlabor Oct 3, 2006 02:38 PM

                          A highly recommended (and expensive) restaurant to stay away from is Chillingsworth on Cape Cod.Four of us became ill after the meal.When we wrote about it to the owners, they never eeven responded to our letters

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                            CapeCodGuy Oct 4, 2006 03:55 AM

                            At $60-80 Prix Fixe per head, plus wine, Chillingsworth hardly qualifies as road food. And yet, skipping it is excellent advice.

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