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May 17, 2010 04:37 AM

Recommendations for Sandwich, MA?

will be in Sandwich, MA with a U-11 boys soccer team for a Memorial Day tournament. I would love to get some recommendations for meals for both families and adults. All types of food and price points within 30 minutes or so (probably on Cape preferred given bridge traffic). Thanks in advance.

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  1. Bumping this up as we are also at the tournament and in desperate search of something in the area

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    1. re: askeenan

      My parents have a house in Sandwich, so I am there often. A few places in town:

      Cafe Chew- Across from the Stop & Shop in Sandwich. Great breakfast, we're always happy. It's small inside, so it can be a problem on a weekend, but if it's nice they have outside seating as well. The lunches are good, a bit overpriced for the portion size, but still tasty.
      Tomatoes- Near the Sandwich movie theater. I haven't been for a while, but it has gotten great reviews on this board (Italian.) Tends to get loud, and depending on the ages of your soccer players may not be appropriate.
      Aqua Grille- near the canal. I haven't been personally, it's on my list to try. Also gets good reviews. This may be a little upscale (again) depending on your crowd.

      I am not a fan of Seafood Sam's (also near the canal.) I would take Cooke's (a Cape chain) for fried seafood over it any day. Also, The Dan'l Webster Inn on Main Street is not a favorite. Overpriced and not very good.

    2. Tomatoes is the only reliably excellent restaurant in Sandwich IMO. Your 30 minute leeway opens up all of Hyannis however, so your choices increase accordingly. Also, The Regatta in Cotuit is superb and just at the other end of Rte 130. Not a family place as it is rather fancy but the food preperation is terrific and I like its antique Captain's home setting.

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      1. re: CapeCodGuy

        Duff from Ace of Cakes and my colleagues where I work swear by Marshland on 6 A before Merchant Sq. I cannot comment. When I think of kids and U 11 I think of clam shacks/bars. You'd need a babysitter honestly for Regatta/Cotuit as CCG mentions it's not a family sort of place. I'd pinpoint places over the bridge so you can leave the stress of traffic out of the way. I defer to others to comment in Bourne or Buzzards Bay area. There is a cute clam shack past the Bourne Rotary on Main St. in BB that was packed around 3 today.