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North Eastham HELP!!!!!

Ben7643 Jun 18, 2007 05:07 PM

So each year I go with my family to Cape Cod "north eastham" to be exact and my grandmother used to cook most of our meals "she was a wonderful cook" but had a stroke a year ago and won't be this year. From what I've seen the "few" meals i've had out there the food was not very good. So i'm looking for some good recommendations within a 30 minutes drive "no more" of north eastham because to get a group together to go out is like pulling teeth :).


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    spa Jun 18, 2007 06:26 PM

    Tell us what kind of place you're looking for, and I'm sure someone can give you specific pointers. First, though, I'd start by searching on these boards. There's been a lot posted about places in Wellfleet and Orleans in particular. Sorry about your grandmother.

    1. Science Chick Jun 19, 2007 04:55 AM

      Here are a few:
      For in the rough seafood, try Friendly Fisherman. It's on Rt. 6 right near the Brackett road intersection. Best lobster rolls and fried seafood around (rivals anyting on the Cape, IMHO) ...and good prices.

      Moby Dick's in Welfleet. Order at the counter and they bring it to your table. Lines can be long, though.

      The Lunch Box in N. Eastham makes decent sandwiches is you're looking to take something to the beach with you. A little pricey.

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        Borgy Jun 19, 2007 05:14 AM

        I enthusiastically second Science Chick's rec for Moby Dick's in Wellfleet. It's more or less a clam shack, but the seafood is excellent. We visit Wellfleet every year, and always make Moby Dick's our first dinner out. I love the fried shrimp -- a huge mound of plump, lightly breaded shrimp.

        Another choice in Wellfleet is the Wicked Oyster. We ate there for the first time last year and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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        1. re: Borgy
          Hardart Jun 21, 2007 12:04 PM

          I'm a bigger fan of Arnold's than MD's (sorry Mignon), but I'm a bigger fan of the expanding Mac's empire than both. Between their takeout place on the Wellfleet Pier and the sit-down high-end Mac's Shack, they're consistently awesome.

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            AnnieP Jun 21, 2007 12:47 PM

            I agree about Arnold's vs Moby Dick's ;haven't tried Mac's yet, but hope to next week when we vacation in the area. Rosina's in Orleans has a nice deck for outdoor dining- Italian and seafood. Last year, I got a weeklong gym membership at Willy's, just so I could indulge in those onion rings.

            1. re: AnnieP
              Science Chick Jun 21, 2007 01:17 PM

              I have to pipe in that for fried seafood and lobster rolls, the Friendly Fisherman is my favorite, hands down!

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          chazzerking Jun 21, 2007 02:35 PM

          Although it's sort of "chainish", Cook's in Orleans has graat onion rings if you like the thin-n-crispy type. also Kay's in Brewster(at the intersection of 6A and Stonybrook) is a really good clam and burger place. that may be right at the limit of your 30 minute restriction. I also think the fried scallops at Sir Cricket inOrleans are terrific as are their clams, but I haven't been there in about 2 yesars so I can't vouch for the current case. You are about at your limit from Provincetown, where there are several good places> I still think that the Caccuco livornese ( sort of like a Cioppino with lobster) that they make at Ciro's on Thursdays is wonderful.

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            MagnumWino Jun 21, 2007 02:49 PM

            Anyone have thoughts on L'Uva in P-Town?

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              daver Jun 21, 2007 05:52 PM

              My family is going up to Eastham tomorrow-Have been going to Eastham every summer for the last 25 years-We love Arnolds for what they do(also great value on their ice cream)>Big fans of the Friendly Fisherman also. We were saddened to hear of Mikes death last year.We go to Finely JPS every year. Takeout lobsters from the Eastham Lobster pool-bring some three pounders back to the cottages-better value than ordering them in the restaurant itself. The Beachcomber is a fun,casual atmosphere with decent food.Dont forget Flemings Apple fritters.

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