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Chatham/Orleans recs for 8 people?

We have a group who will be spending a weekend out near Chatham and Orleans. I'm thinking ahead to making dinner reservations.

Any recommendations? Looking for both upscale and casual, lunch and dinner. The group is pretty laid back (wouldn't want to have to throw on the heels and sportsjackets), but enjoys good food. Seafood is a must, otherwise the group has ecclectic eating tastes and enjoys any cuisine.

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  1. Opulant Oyster pretty good, Road house Hyannis better

    1. I think rkstrat is referreing to the Impudent Oyster.

      There is always the Chatham Squire which lacks quality food and can be quite pricey in the restaurant side, but if you're looking for a good place for some chowder and a couple of drinks during the day I would recommend their bar.

      Pisces in Chatham gets rave reviews, but is very small and I'm not sure if they are open this time of year.

      The Ocean House in Dennis is a bit more upscale but has a casual dining room.

      Unfortunately this time of year the restaurant selection on the Cape is lacking.

      1. Impudent Oyster is casual and good food. I had friends who ate there 2 weeks ago for the first time and loved it.

        There's a place in Harwich that's good too, but I can't remember the name of it.

        1. We won't be there until early June (I'm a planner), so winter closings should be much of an issue any more. Thank you for the recommendations thus far. Do I need to make reservations for the Impudent Oyster?

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          1. re: ethereal

            yes, you should make reservations for the impudent oyster (before you go to the cape). although we haven't been for a couple of years, every summer we would reserve a night here. there was a year here and there where the night was off, but it was one of our favorites. there are other restaurants in the area we liked. i'll post if i can recall them.

          2. Impudent Oyster can't be the only place good for a larger group...any additional recommendations?