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Jul 19, 2012 12:32 PM

Vacation in East Falmouth, Ma - Where to Eat


I am spending a week in East Falmouth, MA.

I am looking for a few good restaurant recommendations, hopefully from locals or regular summer people. Good food, not too fancy....I like to stay simple on vacation.

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  1. Pie in the sky in woods hole has great coffee, nice baked goods and egg Sandwiches. Not a sit down breakfast but tables to sit at. The clam shack in Falmouth is right on the water, casual and has a great water view, this would be a lunch stop. And for dinner......Paul's for pizza, anjeho for Mexican, Wednesday night coonamesset farm for Jamacian buffet, and Smittys for homemade ice cream for desert. None will break the bank. All are casual. Simply good.

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    1. re: wohord

      Concur with all! For breakfast, try Crabapples. If you like stuffers, definitely hit Green Pond (next to Kenyon's Market). I am particularly fond of the spicy ones.

      1. re: wohord

        I had lunch at Anejo yesterday and I thought it was just O.K. Warm nacho chips and a watery salsa to start. A well made Margherita followed by a second that was put into a slightly smaller glass that at first glance looked to be the same size, certainly an identical style glass, but oddly it was smaller. My tacos (2) Rajas al Carbone were good but overfilled to the point that eating them was difficult. I had to use a fork to eat the filling until it was half gone in order to pick the taco up. A little annoying, I would have preferred less filling or an extra tortilla to disperse the ingredients and a rather small plate considering the $15 price tag. The side of black beans with jicama was a bit dry and bland with no trace of jicama to be found. Two bites and I was all set. DC had the tempura shrimp tacos and said it was good, I thought the tempura looked a little thick but what do I know. Nice looking interior and a nice bartender. I'll go back if I find myself on Main st. again but all in all just a mediocre experience.

        1. re: T.Clark

          Well that is disappointing. Have you been to Quick's Hole yet? I have read some good reviews.

          1. re: hto44

            I agree that Anejo is often hit or miss. I enjoy going there for a cocktail out on the patio area for some great people watching and maybe even an appetizer (I'd recommend the guac). I was there about a month ago and had the pork tacos and found them a bit bland. The inside decor is a little dark and I find the artwork a bit garish (not the end of the world, but I thought I would mention it.)
            I do however really like the tacos at Quick's Hole. I had the cod tacos and they were fresh, light, and just what I wanted on a hot summer day. Served with a yummy sauce and crisp slaw and pico. My husband had the lobster tacos which were also good. Grab a couple of those and a couple cold beers on their porch and you're good to go. Keep in mind that this isn't a "sit down" sort of restaurant. You place your order at the counter and then bring it out to the porch to eat. We actually like that but if you prefer wait service it may not be for you, though I have to say, the food is worth it.

      2. I second Wohord's recs but the best food available in Falmouth, in my opinion, can be had at Osteria la Civetta on Main Sreet. They serve authentic Italian fare from the Emilia Romagna region. It's not a red sauce joint. Think fresh house made pastas, simple fresh quality preparations, and even the room reminds me of Italy. Service can be a tad spotty but not to the point of ruination. Open for lunch (except Sundays and dinner 7 days.

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        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          Kid friendly? Thinking lunch if I have to bring them with us....

          1. re: hto44

            They won't kick the lil' ones to the curb! Check the menu on-line. It's more limited at lunch so you'll have to decide if it's suitable.The children would have a rather sophisticated palette i would think.

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              The menus look great and they would be quite happy with either the pasta pomodoro or bolognese. As for me, I'll take one of everything!

            2. re: hto44

              I second Cape Cod Guy's opinion of Osteria la Civetta. As far as family-friendliness, we took our two-year-old there for lunch a couple years ago, and she happily downed a plate of pasta with pesto. We felt quite welcome (and there's a grassy area nearby if anyone needs a little space to be two years old in).

          2. Green Pond seafood is no longer, but some of the prepared foods in the Family Market on Rte 28 are good. And they have a wonderful selection of Portuguese Sausages and breads and things.

            Back in Falmouth Center, but on your end is Paul's Pizza. Almost impossible to find, but an instituion for 50 years. Pizza, GREAT fried clams, seafood and a Gawd-Almighty Linguica sandwich that takes you diretly to heaven!

            To Find it....It's behiond the DQ on Main ST...but you can no longer sneak thru their parking lot. Drive as if you were headed toward the Island Queen. Before you get to the main crossroad at the base of the harbor their is another small road on the right. Across from a B&B type hotel. DR. Fitch had his optometry office on the corner, but he recently retired, so I"m not sure it is still there.

            You'll see the cars...expect a's worth it

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            1. re: FriedClamFanatic

              I can assure you that Green Pond is alive and well! I just ate stuffers and lobster from there last week. They moved up the street and are right next door to Kenyon's Market. Also, the road to enter Paul's is Benham.