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Feb 3, 2011 12:15 PM

Best Cape Cod homebase for Chowhound

I would prefer to stay in one town and not have to drive far to eat well, esp in the evening.
With that in mind, where would you suggest I set up camp?

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    1. re: Bellachefa

      Even if it were Cape Cod, definitely NOT Nantucket. And I live here. And I was in the restaurant biz here for 20 years. What time of year? I agree with winedude: Wellfleet. It's a good central location. Wellfleet has a lot to offer, P-town isn't far, Orleans isn't too far, and Truro is right there.

    2. What time of year and for what duration? (And for the record, Nantucket is not Cape Cod)

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      1. re: CapeCodGuy

        duly scolded.
        although cape cod and the islands go hand in hand
        do you scold people often?

        1. re: Bellachefa

          About as frequently as I try to help others with useful answers to their questions.

          (And if you want to see REAL scolding, just try to tell me that Captain Parkers has the best chowder on the Cape because they won the Chowder Festival.) :-)

      2. Assuming you mean summer, I'd recommend Wellfleet. Great breakfast (Wicked Oyster), pastries and breads (PB Boulangerie) and dinners (Wicked Oyster, Mac's Shack, short drives to Black Fish, or Arnold's or Friendly Fisherman for clams and lobster rolls.

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        1. re: winedude

          ditto with winedude..Truro or Wellfleet..true Cape the beaten path and away from the masses..P Town is amazing too..a short hop up the road and Beachcomber for libations and music...cheers

          1. re: winedude

            I "third" winedude for reasons already mentioned by he, Ciclista, and Phelana. Also, National Seashore is there as well. PTown's a bigger zoo than Hyannis on season though. Its still worth the trip though.

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              If one was looking for a nice B&B with terrific, yet simple breakfasts, I've had family stay at Oyster Cove and loved the place.