Best Cape Cod Restaraunts by Cape Codders
Best seafood----------------- Jerrys Seafood, Rt 28 Yarmouth
Best Barbecue-------------- The Flying Pig , Rt 28 Yarmouth
Best Pizza--------------------Spiitus pizza, Commercila St. Provincetown
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Can any one add more
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Best Fried Seafood-------------Cooke's, Rte 132 Hyannis
Best Seafood--------------Brewster Fish House, Rte 6A Brewster
Best BBQ--------------Brazilian Grille, Main St. Hyannis
Best Pizza----------(by far) Palio's, Main St. Hyannis
Best Sushi--------------Inaho, Rte 6A, Yarmouthport
Best Boston-style Chinese-------Tiki Port, Rte 132 Hyannis
Best Italian------------(tied) Alberto's, Main St. Hyannis.....Tomato's, Rte 130 Sandwich
Best View-----------Mattakeese Wharf, Mill Way Rd. Barnstable
Best Special Occasion-----28 Atlantic, Wequasett Inn, Harwichport
Best Continental--------902 Main Street, Rte 28 So. Yarmouth
Best New England Inn Style-----Daniel Webster Inn, Rte 130, Sandwich
Best Tapas--------Abbicci, Rte 6A, Yarmouthport
Best Place to Avoid----that's a whole thread unto itself
For Pizza I do love Palio's but also I adore Stella's in Orleans. Very similar. When I want Greek Style there is no comparison to George's Pizza in Harwichport. Ocean House in Dennisport is my favorite oceanfront special place off season for the 25.00 3 course menu. What a steal. My favorite ice cream is at Smuggler's in Dennis. For Sandwiches I head to the Mercantile next door. For Chinese we love Golden Fountain in Hyannis. Bangkok Cuisine in Dennis at the Patriot Sq. complex is very good Thai. For sushi we go to Misaki for the casual atmosphere and great lunch prices. I prefer the personality of the owner here vs Inaho which has superior sushi but a stuffy atmosphere. For a winter pub stop we go to Chatham Squire for chowder. If Wequasset Inn has tea still go there..fabulous experience. Red Pheasant is our winter stop for a cozy environment with a New England feel. One problem is I find it cold inside sometimes.
I'd love to see a thread about Cape Cod's "Best Places To Avoid". Recently, on our way back from Boston, we decided to stop by Lindsey's in Buzzards Bay. We'd been there several times over the years and had always come away satisfied customers. NOT THIS TIME. It started with the lousy coffee and ended with the dried-out, seemingly days-old "pot roast". We passed on dessert and headed for home, downhearted.
I'd love to hear of others experiences in this regard. Warning shots are almost more valuable than recommendations.
Flying Pig and Jerry's huh? Can't say I know a single local who would concur. Phelana's recs, however, are right on the money.
The thread starter rec'd Jerry Seafood and the flying Pig (along with Spiritus). These places are so bizarre it makes me question his/her connection to them. Jerry's has been on 28 in Yarmouth for years near Captain Parkers. It's always been a dirty and dingy clam shack with questionable food. It did change hands last season so perhaps it's different now but I'd have doubts it would have become "best of" anything. The Flying Pig is new. It opened across from Jerry's in the old Bloom's location (called the Black Rock Gille in its last incarnation). My friends have joked on the place wondering who in their right mind would open a restaurant on the Cape in the week after Labor Day....and a BBQ joint at that...in a dilapitated old building with little, if any renovation. Spiritus opened a second location on West Main street and is still operating. PTown is pretty good but I find the Hyannis food to be nothing special, much less "best of" material.
I don't know about Flying Pig. There is another BBQ place that we tried at the end of July -- Pig Out Premium BBQ on Station Ave -- and we had a decent meal there (for New England BBQ). I remember that the ribs were dry-rubbed and tender with a bit of "crust", the sauces had some nice spice, and the corn pudding side I ate was very yummy.
As for BBQ joints in dilapitated old buildings -- well, isn't that par for the course on BBQ joints? I will say that the place was a little hard to find (it doesn't face the road, but faces the mall), but is convenient to Route 6 (we ate lunch there on our way off the Cape).
Best breakfast -- Moonakis Cafe in Waquoit, or The Mills in Marstons Mills
BBQ - Island Merchant in Hyannis. Absolutely not dilapidated. Upscale bar in a Main St storefront, with what would seem to be a real chef in the back.
Pizza - Palio in hyannis, or for thin crust, Sweet Tomatoes in Osterville or Siena in Mashpee
Italian -- Siena in Mashpee. Good basics (Caesar salad), and very good unusual things (wild boar anyone?)
Thai - Thai village, Hyannis
Chinese -- no place on the Cape. I'll risk getting flamed, but I'll even say that Peking Palace in Falmouth, while nicely renovated, has the same blah food as the rest of them. Try Stir Crazy on Rte 28 in N Falmouth for stir fry (not chinese, but close - cambodian or vietnamese I think)
Other interesting ethnic experiences worth checking out: Jamaican Nights wednesdays at Coonamesset Farm in North Falmouth; Abba in Orleans for high-end middle eastern-fusion; Brazilian Grill in Hyannis for lots of meat and caipirhinas.