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2 Weeks at the Cape - Where would you go?

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thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 05:36 AM

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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    skippy66 RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 05:43 AM

    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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      daver RE: skippy66 Jul 21, 2010 04:42 PM

      good choices

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      jjbourgeois RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 06:11 AM

      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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        AGM_Cape_Cod RE: jjbourgeois Jul 21, 2010 10:39 AM

        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. CocoDan RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 06:14 AM

        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

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          jeanne1 RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 07:13 AM

          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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            shark_attack RE: jeanne1 Jul 21, 2010 07:18 AM

            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

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              CptBuck RE: shark_attack Jul 21, 2010 07:35 AM

              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

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            food_lubber RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 10:02 AM

            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

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              scratchie RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 12:46 PM

              Not actually between Chatham and Hyannis, but I would try this place, which was just mentioned on the Greater Boston board:

              http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/...

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                Fahzz RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 03:53 PM

                The 400 Club is also worth a try - it's in Harwich. It's been consistently good for many years. Have fun!

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                  seaville RE: thanksgang Jul 21, 2010 04:51 PM

                  The Sub 'n' Pub! I still miss that place!.

                  I'll go along with the Squire, but prefer the Land Ho! in Orleans

                  The 400 is good, Chapin's also. The Mashside is nice, you might not need long pants, but you'll probably feel like you should have worn them.

                  Palio's Pizza on Main Street in Hyannis, is worht a visit if you're doing Main Street.

                  You might like Bobby Byrne's. I might even recommend Craigville Pizza & Mexican, if you go after a day at the beach and you stick to the pizza.

                  If you go to the Oyster Company, you get East Dennis oysters. And if you go out to Crowe's Pasture at low tide you can see the oyster farms.

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                  Craigville Pizza & Mexican
                  618 Craigville Beach Rd, Centerville, MA 02632

                  Oyster Company
                  202 Depot St, Dennis Port, MA 02639

                  Land Ho Restaurant
                  RR 6 Box A, Orleans, MA 02653

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                    taddybelle RE: seaville Jul 21, 2010 06:07 PM

                    The Cape offers lots of places for laid back, affordable and casual dining. The Oyster Company is wonderful, they have everything from a raw bar and wonderful oysters to interesting and generous appetizers, dinners and evening sandwiches. The 400 in Harwich Port is long gone and now a seciond Land Ho! I haven't been to Squire's this season but always enjoyed their fresh fish and fun atmosphere with a great vibe. If you are interested in Irish pubs the Olde Inn in West Dennis has very good and moderately priced food and entertainment each evening, it's a fun place. The Hot Stove in Harwich Port is also a great pub-type place with good food and excellent draft beer, however it is small and there is usually a long wait. We also enjoy The Lost Dog on 134 near 6A, you see lots of fishermen there so you know that the fish is always fresh and wonderful, the atmosphere is sort of towny and fun. Enjoy!

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                    Oyster Company
                    202 Depot St, Dennis Port, MA 02639

                    Land Ho Restaurant
                    RR 6 Box A, Orleans, MA 02653

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                      Fahzz RE: taddybelle Jul 22, 2010 10:09 AM

                      Just a minor clarification. The 400 Club in HarwichPORT is now a Land Ho. The 400 Club in HARWICH is still there, at least it was in May of this year.

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                      Land Ho Restaurant
                      RR 6 Box A, Orleans, MA 02653

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                    CptBuck RE: thanksgang Jul 22, 2010 07:21 AM

                    I'd also mention, because I don't *think* they have a dresscode (at least not for lunch) the Chatham Bars Inn is great if you want something more upscale. They have both a main dining room and a beachside barbecue type place. Both are great.

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                    Chatham Bars Inn
                    297 Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633

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