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Jul 29, 2009 02:05 PM

Restaurants on the Cape? (No seafood shacks)

I'm going to be spending next week on the Cape and I'm looking for some semi-fine dining restaurant recommendations. Significant other has a shellfish allergy, so clam shacks and similar are out. Fresh and local are definite pluses. No chinese or thai either (damn I'm picky).

Staying in Falmouth area, but will be travelling all over the Outer Cape too so I'm open to anything, even out to P-Town.

Thanks for the help!

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  1. My favorite place in Provincetown is Cafe Heaven, which is probably (and justifiably) most famous for its breakfast, but they serve lunch and dinner too and all the food is fabulous. The menu is mixed, and not as seafood-heavy as at some places on the Cape. It's a small place with very high quality, creative food, in an unpretentious but lovely atmosphere. Mid-priced. Another place that gets good recommendations, but which I only ate oysters at, is Pearl Restaurant in Wellfleet. It's not a clam shack, but it does have a strong seafood focus, but I believe they have steak, pork, and other non-seafood items. You should also check the New England board.

    1. Chappaquoit Grill would be an excellent option in Falmouth

      1. Check out the New England Board. Lots of Cape posts there, and you can repost there.

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        1. re: bear

          We were on the cape, staying in Eastham, in May and followed a posters review for Finely JP's. I would definitely recommend that to you. Not a shack, decor is a little modern. It's nice but on the casual side and the staff was very friendly. My friend had a calamari pasta dish that she is still raving about! Here's a link but not sure how current this menu is

          1. re: CheesyWiner

            If you are heading to the outer cape and money is no object try 28 Atlantic. I am saving to take my Mom there Sept. for a special thank you dinner for being the best Grammy and Mom. I do not know Falmouth but had a nice meal once at Regatta in Cotuit. Jillian has dined in Mashpee so maybe she can chime in?

            1. re: CheesyWiner

              Agree with JPs-our group has been going for years.Lots of our crew get the duck.How about Russ and Maries BBQ by marconi beach.Have been there twice.Large menu and decent.

              1. re: daver

                Impudent Oyster in Chatham is consistently good. For more casual try Chatham Squire across the street. Brax Landing in Harwich has a huge and wonderful lobster roll.

          2. I'd recommend Gerardi's ( in South Yarmouth. I heard raves about Gina's by the Sea( from locals but we didn't make it there. The Brazilian Grill ( in Hyannis is fun. I found that the meats brought to the table are far better than the buffet offerings.

            Visits to the Old Yarmouth Inn ( are always lovely.

            Breakfast at the Keltic Kitchen ( on Route 28 in Yarmouth was consistently delicious. Best lemon ricotta pancakes and blueberry pancakes ever. And eating breakfast alfresco on their inviting porch is an added bonus.