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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.

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    FionaJane RE: phelana 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

    1. CapeCodGuy RE: phelana 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.

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        phelana RE: CapeCodGuy 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.

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        Afar RE: phelana 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

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          phelana RE: Afar 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?

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            CapeCodGuy RE: Afar 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.

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            hzp RE: phelana 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.

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              Afar RE: phelana 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:
              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.

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                phelana RE: Afar 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..

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                  Afar RE: phelana 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

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                    phelana RE: Afar 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

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                      Afar RE: phelana 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.

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                        phelana RE: Afar 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..


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                erin02125 RE: phelana 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.

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