Lunch in Wellfleet off-season (sept 13-17)
I know the topic of where to eat in Wellfleet has been discussed to death on this board and I apologize for bringing it up again. But 3 things make it a little tricky to do my homework properly:
-we need lunches (not dinners)
-we'll be there Sept 13-17 (off-season, so many places close)
-we'll have a one year old with us.
We are looking for lunch places that have excellent food and relatively efficient service. Is there some place that offers good lobster bisque, clam/fish chowder, lobster rolls, etc.? I tried calling the places positively reviewed on this board (Wicked Oyster and Mac's), but they seem to be closed for lunch in mid september. Any other options?
I was also hoping to go to Hatch's to buy fish for dinner, but their site says they are only opened till mid september and when I tried to call no one picked up. Not sure if sept 13-17 is the good mid part of the bad mid part. Anyone knows?
Any advice on where to buy good bread?
Breakfast and bakery suggestions would also be welcome :)
Thanks so much!
For breakfast try "The Lighthouse" restaurant on Main street Wellfleet. They have great blueberry pancakes as well as all the standard breakfast fare. They also serve lunch and include burgers ,sandwiches, chowder, etc.
Just across the street is 'Winslow's Tavern". They also serve lunch and should be open untill the Oysterfest.
For the chowder, fries, fish, lobster bisque that you asked for.................try 'PJ'S" on Rt 6. Also 'Moby Dick's" as others have mentioned has all the standard clam shack type lunch items.
On Rt 6 near Marconi Beach try 'Van Renselears" for the breakfast you are looking for..........on Sunday they have a great brunch there. Right next to them is "Catch Of The Day" .............you can buy the fresh fish you are looking for here or you can eat in to some great seafood.............they do serve lunch. I am surprised you said that Hatches closes in September.............since we are always there in October and Hatches has always been open until the Oysterfest in middle of October. In fact, Hatches takes part in the Oysterfest selling oysters and clams.
A great kid-friendly place for lunch in Wellfleet is Moby Dick's, right on 6 (on the left if you're headed toward P-town). Good food, generous portions and friendly service. Its pretty no-frills, but a great value. I'll be making at least 2 stops there when I'm in the Cape 9/16-24- I wait all year for their fried oysters! Also, one of the Mac's locations stays open like Moby Dick's until around Columbus Day.
Most places in P-town will still be open(good Portuguese bakery for your bread). The Surf Club is one our faves, partly because of the view (right on the edge of the dock), and partly because of the food- outstanding fried calamari, and a yummy lobster club sandwich... we've never had a bad meal there- just ignore the decor, or lack thereof. Have a wonderful trip!