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Mar 21, 2013 12:22 PM

Cape Cod Bound (Hyannis)!

Heading down for a long weekend tomorrow morning. We just moved to Boston so this is our first trip out to Cape Cod. I have been reading a bit on CH and thought I would get a bit more input. We love food made with passion, whether it is a shack on the side of the road or a abuela and her pickup truck or a french bistro, if they really care about the food they make then we usually love it. Oh yeah and cheese, lots of artisan cheese.

So here are the things that I have put in my list so far.

One of the two bakeries by Villette. (How is the bistro side?)
Hangar B for breakfast.

The Brown Bag for cheese.

Ocean House for seafood if I want to spend the money.

Baxters for cheesy fried seafood?

PJ's for lobster roll. (whatever, I like Duff)

Any thing I am specifically missing or anything here to specifically avoid?

Thanks very much!!!

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  1. We ate the best clam chowder ever at Spanky's Clam Shack. Oh and fantastic oysters too. Their lobster roll was eh. Alas, they don't open for the season until April.

    The Pancake Man had a great breakfast. Real OJ, good pancakes, and great corned beef hash.


    1. Not sure where you're staying. I live on the Outer Cape. If you come in the high season, be sure to stop in Eastham for a lobster roll at the Friendly Fisherman. When we eat out in the off- season we like the Impudent Oyster in Chatham, the Beacon Room (dinner) and Land Ho (lunch) in Orleans. Land Ho has consistently great, classic fish & chips, fried clams & oysters. The menus at the other 2 are more creative and never disappoint.

      Welcome to Massachusetts!

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      1. re: nlgardener

        a few places mentioned are closed..Hangar B opens the 28th. Definitely PB Boulangerie.....Ocean House, Fin to name a few...

        1. re: phelana

          If you have a hankering for some of the best French pastries you will ever eat anywhere, and find youself in Falmouth, stop in at Maison Vilette. Unlike PB Boulangerie in Welfleet, it's open year-round.

          1. re: CapeCodGuy

            Curious CapeCodGuy as you are my goto for food info here on cape cod--no mention of Pain D'Avlgnon any more in Hyannis?
            anything you like now here on Mid cape?

            1. re: chauncy19

              Hi Chauncy, it wouldn't be fair to comment as I haven't dined there since their head chef, Toby Hill, left for Lyric in Yarmouthport. (There's a short discussion on this board regarding a recent visit if you're interested.) Sadly, there's little new to report for the mid-Cape. I did hear that the owners who did the incredible basement to roof renovation on the old Asa Bearse House, fired their chef and replaced him with the ower of E Dolce who is a bonafied Italian who can cook real Italian food. Hopefully, Main Street will finally have food half as good as the excellent and authetic Osteria la Civetta in Falmouth . I have high hopes that the food will finally match the high quality of the rehab. I heard he ordered a custom oven to be shipped from Italy. This will be the fourth such oven for Main St., but the first and only to be installed outside! How fun is THAT!!

              1. re: CapeCodGuy

                Well I don't get out much but have been to Pain D'Avignon once since Chef Toby left. must of been last summer's end.
                don't remember what we had but do remember it was good. Bistrot de Soleil I have been to twice this winter and thought the food was great. Have done the prix fixe and thought it was quite the bargain. anyway the ocean house is best so far for me for dinner. unfortunately Falmouth seems too far away ...

      2. Hanger B is closed right now. If you are coming to Chatham, I'd recommend the Impudent Oyster for lunch or dinner or Del Mar for dinner.

        1. Thanks everyone. Will report back next week.

          1. My husband and I are coming from Western MA and will be at the Ocean House on Sat. It's kind of a tradition to dine at the bar with our favorite bartender, Jaime, on "Opening Weekend". Imagine our surprise when we headed there last weekend only to find out they pushed their opening back a week due to a delay in the renovations. There's worst things to do than spend two weekends in a row on the Cape, so we really didn't mind. With the OH closed last Sat., we opted for our 2nd favorite and had a delicious dinner at the Impudent Oyster, so I second that recommendation. I've never been disappointed.