HOME > Chowhound > Southern New England >
What have you made lately? Share your food adventure
TELL US

Cape Cod Recommendation Needed

phelana Dec 26, 2010 08:26 AM

My buddy is being deployed for the mountains of Afghanistan and is coming to the Cape to take me to dinner when I get back from Bonaire. Typically we eat in his "hood", New Bedford. He is meat and Potatoes but we have managed to find common ground at a few places in NB. He asked me to pick a place mid Cape for our dinner date. He loves 99 (ughh) but is open to suggestions. He does not do ethnic food at all or pizza. A great burger place would be cool. I don't eat meat. Anything come to mind? Hyannis to Dennis please any price range.

  1. e
    erin02125 Feb 11, 2011 06:01 PM

    I recently went to the Black Sheep Bah & Grill in Yarmouth Port - great burgers. I had a blue cheese and bacon - and they didn't skimp on either. My friend got one that came with gravy - both were excellent. And their fries are great too.

    The place is a very casual bar, complete with keno. The regular menu is available online http://blacksheepcapecod.com/ but for some reason not the burger menu. The burger menu is about 25 different burgers includin veggie, turkey and tons of ground beef options.

    1. a
      Afar Dec 27, 2010 12:28 PM

      Totally agree with hzp on O"Shea's in Dennis, link: http://www.osheasoldeinne.com/
      Seaside Pub at the end of Main Street, Hyannis, link:
      http://www.seasidepub.com/
      Regatta has a great bar, it's comfortable for all sorts of folks, unpretentious and neighborhood-like. The reason I like Regatta now is I find I can dress down and be completely comfortable. But, still, I do get your drift.

      5 Replies
      1. re: Afar
        phelana Dec 27, 2010 12:30 PM

        Old Sheas sounds GREAT....Afar, my buddy is a 99 kind of guy. We have great struggles making a happy medium in dining...I think we have a few options...want to mostly have a fun comfy setting for chat as he gets ready for the scary mountains of Afghanistan. God Bless our soldiers..

        1. re: phelana
          a
          Afar Dec 27, 2010 12:43 PM

          I understand. Not Your Average Joe's at the Hy Mall makes a great burger but I would much prefer the Irish Pub O'Shaes. The owner is a delightful fellow. I'd dinned a few times with him next to me at the Yarmouth Port sushi bar.

          -----
          Irish Pub
          16 Route 28, West Harwich, MA 02671

          1. re: Afar
            phelana Dec 27, 2010 01:25 PM

            ya, snobby me won't do chains..I will let the soldier choose between Old Inne, BBC, and Brazilian Grill.

            :)

            -----
            Brazilian Grill
            680 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601

            1. re: phelana
              a
              Afar Dec 27, 2010 01:56 PM

              phelana do return with a comment on your evening. I'd like to join with others in wishing your soldier friend Godspeed. May he have a safe and uneventful journey while being enlightened and uplifted by the experience.

              1. re: Afar
                phelana Dec 27, 2010 06:38 PM

                thanks Afar..what lies ahead is very scary..I respect him for his decision and wish him the best..now, if I can send him off with memories of a great meal, I am happy....and a box of homemade peanut butter cookies..

                :)

      2. h
        hzp Dec 27, 2010 09:50 AM

        Old Sheas is a nice quiet, dark, homey place with lots of menu options. You'll all be happy, and its not as corporate feeling as BBC.

        1. a
          Afar Dec 27, 2010 07:16 AM

          Yup Brazillan Grill should do more then satisfy; however, I believe you have a "special occasion" here so I'd suggest the Regatta of Cotuit. The Regatta will satisfy the meat lover in him and the veggie lover in you and end with a great memory for both of you. Best wishes to him. Happy New Year to you both.

          ccg: I recall you writing that the Seaside Pub, across from BG, does a great burger and has a good and comprehensive menu.

          -----
          Regatta of Cotuit
          RR 28, Cotuit, MA 02635

          2 Replies
          1. re: Afar
            phelana Dec 27, 2010 09:12 AM

            Afar, thanks for the tip but he is not a Regatta kind of person and it's not that kind of date. Where is Seaside Pub?

            1. re: Afar
              CapeCodGuy Dec 27, 2010 01:46 PM

              Afar, Although I've been to Seaside Pub on several occassions for a burger and a few apps, there is something a bit oft-putting about the place. It's rarely busy, and it's not unusual to be the only party there. The co-owner chef, however, seems to always be present so the food has always been quite good. Upscale pub fare is the bet way to describe it. I guess it's the room and usual lack of patrons that I find uncomfortable.

              Phelena's list looks like a good one for her purpose and may God Bless our Soldiers indeed.

            2. CapeCodGuy Dec 26, 2010 02:24 PM

              Not fancy, but British Beer Company does a nice Burger and I recently had a blackened haddock soft taco plate there that was pretty good.

              Embargo is always fun with selections for either meat or non-meat diners.

              I know you are familiar with both but sometimes a reminder is helpful.

              1 Reply
              1. re: CapeCodGuy
                phelana Dec 27, 2010 04:08 AM

                The Brazilian Grille is right up his alley..I could do the buffet. Also whilst not a fan of BBC the fish tacos sound good. Thanks very much.

              2. f
                FionaJane Dec 26, 2010 11:17 AM

                Out there, kinda. But, what about the Brazilian Grille? I only enjoy the soups, salads, and veg. options while the rest of "mine" enjoy the full experience. Seems like a fitting send off for one of our finest.

                P. S. We are also enjoying a great time lately at the Black Cat for another day's discussion for Cape 'hounds.

                Best to all year-round Cape 'hounds for a wonderful 2011. I am just tucking into my Winter edition of Edible Cape Cod while the Patriots play and the snow flies here in D'Port.

                -----
                Black Cat
                165 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601

                Show Hidden Posts