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Group Lunch on Lower Cape, Columbus Day Weekend

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jpsox Oct 2, 2008 05:13 PM

I need to arrange a lunch in Wellfleet, Eastham, or Orleans for a group for 18-25 people attending a field trip for a professional conference on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, October 12. I'm looking for a place that is still open (duh) with a diverse menu that can accommodate out-of-towners looking for a local seafood experience, vegetarians, and gluten and shellfish allergies for up to about $15 per person. Places I've already considered are the Bookstore in Wellfleet and Land Ho in Orleans. Any other ideas?

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    roadmoose RE: jpsox Oct 2, 2008 05:59 PM

    I can only comment on Orleans, but I would say that you are more likely to be happier at the Beacon than Land Ho. The lunch at the Beacon is actually their best meal and I think the setup there would work well for the group you describe. Land Ho is a nice pub with fair food; good if you are looking to catch a game, eat a burger and drink some beers; but The Beacon has a better menu selection and higher quality food .

    1. JenJeninCT RE: jpsox Oct 3, 2008 02:22 AM

      The Old Jailhouse Tavern in Orleans sounds like it would fit the requirements.
      www.jailhousetavern.com

      The Beacon Room would be another option www.beaconroom.com

      I've been satisfied with both places.

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        luci RE: JenJeninCT Oct 3, 2008 05:05 AM

        I love Beacon Room but the size of your group would take over the place. Old Jailhouse would be perfect but the food is truly mediocre and the place needs a major refurb. Land Ho is a fun bar if that's what you seek out. I would suggest the Academy Grill. It has a nice atmosphere, is eclectic and has lots of parking. It's located in Orleans. I suspect they could create a menu to fit your price range if you have a group of 25.

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        ktmc25 RE: jpsox Oct 3, 2008 09:24 AM

        I would second the Acadamey in Orleans - I think they even do a brunch on Sundays that I hear is awesome, but everything there is great. The place is on the small side, but you could probably arrange something - I've eaten there with a group of 18 before. Land Ho, Jailhouse and IMO The Bookstore are all pretty mediocre pub fare, although of the 3 The Bookstore is probably your best bet. Another option would be to go to Provincetown since there would be more options - Ross' Grill is really good and has a water view - then your group could shop/ explore afterwards.

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          mom2 RE: jpsox Oct 4, 2008 05:48 AM

          I would try Winslow's Tavern right on Main St. in Wellfleet. I think they are open through Columbus Day...
          http://www.winslowstavern.com/index.html

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            johng58 RE: mom2 Oct 4, 2008 07:40 AM

            Winslows Tavern is a good choice. We had our daughter's wedding rehersal dinner there in June with 35 people and it was great. They are open weekends into the middle of October.

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            jpsox RE: jpsox Oct 4, 2008 04:49 PM

            Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I hope to try them all out on my own in the future, but it appears the Bookstore is going to be the best option for our group. I know it may not be the best food, but price, location, and speed of service are really the most important considerations. I called them yesterday and they said as long we get there by Noon, they would have space for us and can get us in and out in an hour.

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