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Apr 21, 2009 12:59 PM

What I wish I could find on Cape Cod

1. sweet tea (the real stuff)
2. frozen custard
3.bubble tea
4. all u can eat snow crab dinner

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  1. good mexican food including a real margarita
    chinese delivery
    gas stations open after 10pm

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    1. re: hzp

      Chinese Delivery is readilly available in Hyannis and West Yarmouth.....
      You didn't say where on the Cape you want delivery.

      Likewise gas is available late at the intersection of RTs 6 and 132 all year long.

      1. re: hzp

        The new Mexican restaurant, Burrito Place, is taking the spot once held by the Jamaican restaurant Erie Corona at the Davisville Road lights in East Falmouth. Also Craig's List has a help wanted ad running for a new restaurant to be called Lyric, taking over the old Abbicci location on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port. As fast as they go down some new entrepreneur makes the gamble. All the best.

        1. re: Afar

          I saw that ad as well. Man, it takes guts or insanity to open a restaurant right now...I wish them great luck..

          1. re: Afar

            Burrito Place opened two week ago. A part owner Dick Smith of Smity's Ice Cream. Somewhere close to two decades ago he started his first ice cream shop at this same location. That was followed by a great bakery and sandwich shop that close for personal reasons on the part of the owners. Next the Erie Corona Jamaican restaurant which closed a couple of months ago. Smitty knows how to make this out of sight small mall at the Davisville Road lights work.

        2. #4 available evenings at the Super Buffet opposite the Cove at Yarmouth on RT 28

          1. re: the fried clam issue -- how about really good fried fish, not just good by Cape Cod standards.

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            1. re: hungrycc

              The French bistro across from Sturgis Charter School on Main St. in Hyannis has Gelatto. I think it's Cafe Dolce??

              Agreed on good Mexican. If someone put of a mobile truck with authentic Mexican food, man they would make a fortune..

            2. more restaurants with an ocean view

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              1. re: taddybelle

                Authentic Chinese. Something at least as good as Shangri-La in Belmont. Use of fresh ingredients and homemade sauces - not those out of a gallon plastic jug.

                1. re: Afar

                  Actually, there's quite a bit of Gelato, and some of it is rather good. A new store opened last year just off Main St. Hyannis by two Florentine sisters who's parents own a shop in Firenze. Columbo's also has a decent case in Hyannis.

                  Many gas stations are open until 1 am in Hyannis. Cumberland Farms is one of several.

                  Good Mexican...fuggetaboutit.

                  Authentic Chinese....well Golden Fountain on West Main in Hyannis is close. Mostly Cantonese, however, but far fresher tasting, and with decent sauces, than any others.
                  on Cape.

                  Really good Fried Fish....huh? The Cape has to have some of the best fried fish available in the world so I'm not sure what you find lacking. (unless your a catfish fiend I guess).

                  Ocean View restaurants. This has always been a great mystery to me why so few exist (PTown excluded)

                  Amen on real custard and bubble tea.

                  Great Thread, BTW.

                  1. re: CapeCodGuy

                    I agree CCG, Golden Fountain has good homemade gyoza but the skins are far too thick for this yummie. Other dishes are the best of the Chinese picks. The pork strips are good. But, the Fountain is sooooo far away from Shangri-La.

                    Asia in Mashpee Commons is putting out a worthy effort. Owned by folks from the Peking Palace, Falmouth, they are making every effort to distinguish their restaurant by having a creative and unique menu. The biggest surprise is Asia's sushi chef — a Chinese fellow that worked for 21 years in Taiwan for a Japanese sushi restaurant. He knows the drill well and the sushi side of the menu offerings is taking off. The staff is delightful as are the husband and wife part-owners. Asia also serves Thai and Korean dishes. They have a long sushi bar with full liquor service and big-screen TV. It's worth a visit. Asia is just beginning their second year of business. It's located in the space the Paper Moon tried for a year and before that Jade Chinese. Asia has finally brought style and interesting food to this once tired corner of Mashpee Commons.

                  2. re: Afar

                    For my request I would include Authentic Chinese other than Cantonese. Something fiery would be nice.

                  3. re: taddybelle

                    You want restaurants with a view?..............pick up the May issue of Cape Cod Life magazine.........there is a list of 84 places to eat with a view on Capr Cod and the Islands.

                    1. re: johng58

                      Yes, but if you omit the Islands and Ptown, how many are left? Far too few I'm afraid.

                      1. re: CapeCodGuy

                        Actually, Most ARE on the Cape............There are 19 listed on the Upper Cape..........17 listed onh the Mid cape.............7 listed on Lower cape....................14 listed on the Outer Cape.
                        Marthas Vineyard has16 listed and Nantucket has 11.

                        1. re: johng58

                          Yeah well, a list is a list I guess. But who's on it? I haven't seen it but personally, but on the Mid-Cape , I would never send anybody to to Baxters, The Dockside, Tugboats, Black Cat, Spanky's, Raw Bar, Parkers, Skippy's, Skippers, Captain Parkers, Sundancers, Harbor Point, Anthony's Cummaquid, The Marshside, and Clancy's. (That's 16 of your 17 on the mid-Cape) Sure technically, they all have some sort of waterview. But all serve up uninspired fare that typically preys on the tourist trade or the early bird crowd. I WOULD send someone to Mattakeese Wharf, (only because of the setting, best for cocktails), Ocean House (terrific on all counts), Sesuit Cafe, (what they do they do well, and hey, it's on the jetty!), and 28 Atlantic. (Perhaps the best restaurant on the peninsula.)

                          A Similar critique can be made up or down Cape, excepting PTown.

                  4. I might be unaware of its location on the Cape but I would love a good pizzeria with thin crust pizza. Now we only have pizza when I make it. While that is the best pizza it is a lot of work and not for nights when you just don't feel like cooking.

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                    1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

                      Ya, AGM, me too. Finally, Wicked Pizza in the Roche Bros. mall in Mashpee. It has a CPK style. Owned by experienced entrepreneurs from H & Kettle-DWI fame. If you don't go early, be prepared to wait up to an hour. The bar is hugely popular.

                      1. re: Afar

                        I am heading that way today. Maybe I will pick up a pie to try. Thanks for the suggestion.

                        1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

                          AGM...Have you tried Palio's on Main Street in Hyannis? The owner is a young man whose parents own a shop in Sienna Italy. I personally think his pies are the best on Cape. For a super-thin crust you could try any of the Sweet Tomatoes locations (although the Sandwich location is best) They roll the crust out to very thin and have a nice garlicky chunky tomato sauce. It doesn't travel well however so eating it in-store is a must.

                          1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

                            After more meals of Wicked Pizza, Mashpee, we're having second thoughts. We have now had five different pies. In general, we're finding them loaded with sodium. Yesterday we had the shrimp and beet pizza. We had to gulp water for hours after eating. Way too salty. So, we'll continue our search for a great pizza on the Cape. We'll definitely try Palio's in Hyannis.

                            1. re: Afar

                              I had a couple of slices yesterday at Palios and both the sausage and mushroom, and plain cheese were terrific. Nice chewy and crunchy thin crust. The sauce is good and the cheese of high quality.

                              I had a lol moment though, when I asked the owner if he missed Sienna Italy, and he replied, " Not really, I've never been. I'm from 1500 miles east. From Bulgaria." Funny how rumours spread as I've heard from two differeent people how his folks own a pizza shop in Sienna.

                          2. re: Afar

                            Have been to Wicked twice, very noisy, 8 bucks for a margarita is not a bargain, ordered fried calamari which came overly cooked as did my rare hamburg which came well done. At 7;30 there were many young kids which added to noise factor, I think you can do better despite a write up they received in Globe and Enterprise, there pizzas are good would reccomend take outs is the way to go here.

                            1. re: johnny46

                              j46, I've heard numerous complaints about the unacceptable noise level at Wicked. However, the comments seem to have in common the unfortunate seating at or very near the bar. Was that the case with you or were you seated a good distance away from the bar area? The way I sized up the operation was sale of liquor was income #1. And, they have the ambience to attract that younger crowd that drinks. I don't expect to see any changes in the operation.

                              1. re: Afar

                                Afar, we were at the bar and the younger crowd I refer to were under 12 years old, I'm afraid the pizza will draw birthday party groups as was the case last night, not what we were looking for, we love kids but not when we go out for a quiet dinner, we just being empty nesters after 23 years deserve a break, well stay home next time.

                                1. re: johnny46

                                  Got it & of course, kids parties! The atmosphere and menu are perfect. In the half dozen visits we made to Wicked, it's been a young drinking crowd. We were always seated far from the bar and not bothered by the noise. Your well done rare burger is a surprise. Isn't it rule 1 to bring meat under done and let the diner sample and comment? Under done can always go back but over done, and well, it's over. I believe we'll let the summer pass without returning to Wicked Pizzza. Thanks for your review.

                                  1. re: Afar

                                    are you guys kidding? all of you guys are talking about good pizza on the cape and i haven't seen a single thing about Paul's in Falmouth. It is by far the best pizza I have ever had, the pizzas are small, but they are mouth- watering good

                                    1. re: clippersnation

                                      Yup, clipper got this right. We don't go into Falmouth much from Mashpee for dinning, so, it's been awhile since we had pizza at Paul's. Yes, it is good. I'd like to re-visit soon now that you remind me of Paul's pizza.