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2 Weeks at the Cape - Where would you go?

It's been a long time between cape visits for me. I still remember the "Sub and Pub" in Yarmouth which undoubtedly destroys my fine dining credentials! Anywhere from Chatham to Hyannis would be perfect.

Where would you go for a couple of drinks and a casual meal? (I just don't want to put long pants on) I know Clancy's, Tugboats, Capt. Parkers. Never tried Spanky's in Hyannis.
Unless I'm waved off, I plan on trying the Oyster Company in Dennisport and that's about as high end I would go for these two weeks.

It would be great to try out a place that you like and I've never heard about.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. You need to go to Wellfleet to Cahoon Hollow Beach and then go to the Beachcomber for a very casual good time. You also need to check out PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet for outstanding breads and pastries. I was just in Chatham 2 weeks ago and had a very good dinner at the Impudent Oyster.

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    1. Little further away, but Osteria la Cevita in Falmouth and Bleu in the Mashpee Commons are good choices.

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      Bleu
      11 Market St, Mashpee, MA 02649

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      1. re: jjbourgeois

        I like Bleu, am not crazy about Osteria la Cevita but either way they are not worth a trip for someone looking for someplace between Hyannis and Chatham.

      2. I always send friends to Mac's Shack in Wellfleet for some of the best fish on the Cape. Always get good feedback. Get there early, it gets busy.
        Enjoy,
        CocoDan

        1. The Wellfleet suggestions are good, but for closer in try the Marshside in E. Dennis which has been rebuilt but still casual, or the Chatham Squire in Chatham.

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          Marshside Restaurant
          28 Bridge, East Dennis, MA 02641

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          1. re: jeanne1

            Interestingly, my mom and sis ate at Impudent Oyster one night and guess what?

            They tell me it was actually good. This is significant because it has not always been so.

            To be avoided like the plague are the Squire, good only for cheeseburgers and picking up sunburned women, and especially Christians, which, 20 years ago was fabulous fun and now sucks the big one:), having been sold by the original owner for a lot of money to a big restaurant company.

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            Impudent Oyster
            15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham, MA 02633

            1. re: shark_attack

              The OP asked for drinks and a casual meal. The Squire fits that perfectly.

              What's not to like about the Squire? Some of the best chowder on the cape and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. The quality of the food is the same (although obviously less frenchified over at the Squire, but it's the Cape, not the Riviera, so that's hardly a negative.)

              The only reason to go to the Impudent Oyster over the Squire is if you're willing to pay more for a quieter setting.

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              Impudent Oyster
              15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham, MA 02633

          2. In East Dennis, there is a couple of options off of Route 6A: The Marshside, as mentioned in an earlier post, and the Scargo Cafe. Also, close to Chapin Beach is Chapin's Restaurant, owned by the same people who bring you Clancy's Fish and Chips (now known as Chapin's Fish and Chips) in Dennisport on Lower County Road. Chapin's is great as they have a deck with a raw bar outside. All excellent, casual choices.

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            Scargo Cafe
            799 Main St, Dennis, MA 02638

            Marshside Restaurant
            28 Bridge, East Dennis, MA 02641