Week of dining on Cape Cod (Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown)
My wife and I just returned from a week of dining on Cape Cod. We stayed in Wellfleet, so most of our dining was in Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. Here is my report:
** Breakfast **
4295 State Highway, North Eastham, MA 02642
Recommended by a friend, we ate here on our way home at the end of the week. We will eat here again next year! We had the silver skillet scramble, and the cinamon roll french toast. Both were excellent. Our friends say the corned beef hash here is amazing.
** Lunches **
3580 Route 6 Eastham, MA 02642
Eating here on the way out to Wellfleet is something of a tradition, or maybe just a habit? We both had clam chowder, which was too thickened and not very clammy. Fried clams were quite good, the fish sandwich was good but not amazing. We didn’t get the onion rings this time, but if you’ve never been they are worth experiencing.
Cahoun Hollow Beach, Wellfleet
Probably the best thing about the Beachcomber is that you can park in their lot for $15 and get a $15 credit towards their food. If you want to go to a great Wellfleet town beach and you don’t have a Wellfleet pass, this is a good option. The other attraction is if you want to be on the ocean beach, walk to a restaurant/bar, then walk back to the beach again – there just aren’t many places on the Cape where you can do this. Their clam chowder is OK but not great – better than Arnold but still too thickened. The fried clams and fried oysters were both quite good. I had the oysters in a po-boy sandwich, but the best part was the oysters. The crab cake sandwich is OK, steamers were fine. Pina Coladas are tasty but not very alcoholic (probably a good thing).
** Dinners **
The Squealing Pig
335 Commercial St Provincetown, MA
This has been a favorite of our friends for many years, but it was our first time here. The smokey seafood chowder was excellent. Really. We also shared a fish sandwich which was OK and shared the Tuscan Fries. We will be back for chowder & fries.
25 Holbrook Avenue, Wellfleet, MA
The Boathouse is a fish store, not a restaurant. In the morning I ordered a single 4 pound lobster, cooked, and I picked it up in the evening and brought it back to our house. Their prices are usually a tad lower than the other stores, and the lobster was cooked perfectly. They had a full assortment of sizes, up to a 17 pounder!
3225 Rt 6, across from Gull Pond Road in Wellfleet
We have eaten here in the past and had good meals, but this one was mediocre. The clam chowder was better than Arnolds, but nothing great. I was hoping for fried oysters but they were out, so I had broiled scallops, which was a mistake, they were tough & chewey. I suspect the fried scallops would have been better. We also had the broiled cod, also nothing special.
7 Freeman Street, Provincetown, MA
We’ve been coming back here for many years. Their chowder is a delicious thin broth with more clams than you would see n 10 cups at Arnolds. We also had the crab cake (very good), flounder almandine (delicate & delicious), portuguese seafood stew (good but not great) and a peach bread pudding with amaretto sauce (way too much food!). Napis is a great choice for higher-end Cape dining.
Catch of the Day
975 Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA
We split a clam chowder and a lobster bisque, both were excellent. We then split a fried seafood platter with clams, scallops, shrimp, and fish. The clams were my favorite, but all of it was quite good. They have a new outdoor area in the back, so there is more room here than there used to be. Recommended.
Babe’s Mediterranean Bistro
69 SHORE ROAD (ROUTE 6A) NORTH TRURO, MA
Wow! For that night when you are tired of the usual Cape Cod food, please go to Babes. We had the red lentil soup, a white bean salad, a red pepper-walnut-pomegranite spread, and the vegetable couscous, which was very very very good. Our food was not hot-spicy, but it was exquisitely spiced and carefully prepared. I can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu.
17 Truro Center Rd, Truro, MA
Another high-end restaurant, this was our first time here. The reviews were good, and for a reason. Fried oysters came with a great Jamaican sweet-spicy-vinegar sauce, the house salad was fresh local lettuce in a great dressing. The pan-sauteed sole (with caulifliwer mash & asparagus) was excellent, and the seafood stew was up there with the best I have ever had – a rich, tasty, spicy sauce with clams, mussels, squid, fish, and Portuguese chorizo.
17 Truro Center Rd, Truro, MA 02666
335 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
RR 6, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Catch of the Day Seafood Market & Grill
975 State Hwy Rte 6, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Fairway Restaurant & Pizzeria
4295 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
Babe's Mediterranean Bistro
69 Shore Rd, Truro, MA 02666
7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657
We are currently in the middle of our groups annual stay in Eastham.Have already been to Arnolds and last night Catch of the Day.Last thursday night we drove right to Captain Parkers for their chowder(i know there are mixed reviews on this site but all my family loves the chowder)-friday night was Pates in Chatham-I had a real good Prime Rib.Saturday was Arnolds .We will be getting to Finely JPS and one day go right from the beach to the Beachcomber.Probably back to Arnolds with our group again.Not sure on some others but we do like Russ and Maries and The Friendly Fisherman and will work them in.
When on the Outer Cape I make a point of stopping at least once each at:
Van Renseler's (South Wellfleet)
Catch of the Day for take-out (South Wellfleet)
However, I don't know where to go in P'town so I've never eaten there.