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Lunch places near Yarmouth on the Cape?

AnyaEssen Apr 22, 2011 10:02 AM

I'm visiting the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouthport on a Saturday, and am looking for a fun lunch place in that area (mid-Cape). Any ideas? It needs to be somewhere with tasty *non-seafood* options, since my travel companion is allergic. Looking to stay in $20-$40 per person price range. Thanks!

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  1. CapeCodGuy RE: AnyaEssen Apr 23, 2011 11:46 AM

    There's not much in the Yarmouthport area open for lunch other than Ardeo's and Scargo Cafe in Dennis Village. Neither of which i'd recommend. Hyannis is only 10-15 minutes away and both Alberto's and Colombo's on Main Street serve wonderful lunches. Both have Italian American fare and some standards as well. Neither is high on the "fun" list though. Maybe Pain D'Avignon for that? All have menues available on-line.

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      AnyaEssen RE: CapeCodGuy Apr 24, 2011 05:43 AM

      Thanks! I'll look into those. The Optimist Cafe also has good reviews on Yelp:

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        CapeCodGuy RE: AnyaEssen Apr 24, 2011 06:03 AM

        I should have mention The Optimist. Probably just what you're looking for. It's in the neighborhood, a bit quirky, fun and funky in an old Captain's Home that used to be called the Gingerbread House because of all the fancy trim that made it look like a confection.

        The food's not real speacial, but it is nice. Worth trying for luch. That's certain.

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      chauncy19 RE: AnyaEssen Apr 26, 2011 11:30 AM

      Not the same ownership but Edward used to go here for two meals a day--Jack's Outback in Yarmouthport. Have not eaten lunch since the ownership change but if you are incorporating an Edward Gorey experience this is the place where he ate. FWIW

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        ciclista RE: chauncy19 Apr 27, 2011 05:27 AM

        Jack's Outback not the same without Jack Braginton. Without the healthy dose of sarcasm, it's just boring! You are already on 6A, why not try The Dolphin. Are they open for lunch, or just dinner? CCG...?

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          CapeCodGuy RE: ciclista Apr 27, 2011 05:46 AM

          The Dolphin is indeed open for lunch, but if seafood is out of the question, I'm not sure I'd go there. Of course, they could check the menu on-line and see if it suits them. The Optimist probably fits the bill for the OP, although they could try the new Summer Stock for lunch, on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. (and report backhere as inquiring hounds want to know!)

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            AnyaEssen RE: CapeCodGuy Apr 27, 2011 01:13 PM

            Thanks for all the ideas! We're going to try the Optimist, with Summer Stock as a backup. Will report back!

      2. chefjohn RE: AnyaEssen Apr 27, 2011 04:37 PM

        I am from RI but work in Yarmouthport sometimes. I have not been to many places there, but I really like this buffet.
        Brazilian Grill
        680 Main Street, Barnstable Town, MA 02601-5413 (508) 771-0109 ‎ braziliangrill-capecod.com

        Brazilian Grill
        680 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601

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          seaville RE: chefjohn Apr 28, 2011 03:36 AM

          I recommend the Brazillian Grill for the buffet, especially at lunch.
          But stick to the buffet only. The meat is disappointing.

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            phelana RE: seaville Apr 28, 2011 01:05 PM

            I am keen on hearing more about Summer Stock. Their phone is out of order. I am not a fan of Jacks without Jack. Never loved Optimist but tried. I love love love Pain D'avignon for lunch. You can dine outside if it's a nice day. Just head west from Edmund Gorey, take a LEFT at Rt. 132 and follow all the way past the mall to the rotary. Go around the rotary, head BACK on Rt. 132 and take your first right on Hinkley. You can also buy amazing bread here. I just had lunch their last weekend and loved it. Had a date March 20 and it was divine.

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              CapeCodGuy RE: phelana Apr 28, 2011 03:02 PM

              Summer Stock is supposed to have their Grand opening tonight. An out of order phone is not a great start! Like you, I have a keen interest as I worked there for many summers through my college years (70s) when it was The Cape Playhouse Restaurant. That was it's heyday in my opinion, and it hasn't really been great since. I'm hoping for good things.

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                phelana RE: CapeCodGuy Apr 28, 2011 05:11 PM

                me too..was at Harvest Wine Bar tonight and was told it was their opening...Island Merchant people...wishing them success..

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