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May 10, 2013 06:14 PM

Cape Restaurant Week

I usually hear about this after it's over, but this year, while driving down Main Street in Hyannis, I happened to see ONE sign outside one of the 62 restaurants that inhabit the Main Street environs. I can't understand why the participating restaurants never market the heck out of this.

That said, here's a list of the participants. There's the usual suspects and a few notables I've been meaning to try, like the Belfry Inn in Sandwich, 5 Bays Bistro in Osterville, and Ten Tables in PTown. Doubt I'll get to them all, but am shooting for 2 out of 3.

Here's the complete list:

And they have a FB page;

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  1. Nobody planning to go out during Restaurant Week or is this board just dying a slow death as it relates to Cape Cod chow?

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy

      unfortunately not planning to take advantage of it. more likely personally to go to Gemini Caribbean Market and try Jamaican food.

      1. re: CapeCodGuy

        I no longer get excited about restaurant week. Many restaurants have restricted menus for the pre-set price, much like Mother's Day menus. I'd rather order their best stuff at full price.

        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          I checked out the offerings and they weren't that exciting. Boston Restaurant Week is much better.

          Hopeful that the board will liven up soon with the approaching summer.

          1. re: lisaonthecape

            I agree Lisa. When deciding what to try last night for an early meal, I decided on Misaki's always terrific Bento box. Just wonderful and the best $19 3-course weekday early bird meal on the entire Cape. Always different and always inspired.

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              We made an impromptu dining decision and hit Alberto's for the tail end of restaurant week. $29 for a selection of appetizers and (big) selection of entrees, plus dessert off the regular menu. Additionally, a free bottle of wine (for two diners) from a limited selection or a $20 credit toward any wine from their list. I thought that was a very good value, and I was happy with the food. My husband and I had the daily soup special (white bean with greens) and son had the bruschetta. Next, husband had the saltimbocca, son had gnocchi, and I had orvieto (a shellfish dish over gnocchi). All very tasty. As my last dinner there was decidedly underwhelming, I think they redeemed themselves on this visit.

        2. I'd be tempted by the Naked Oyster, everything on that menu looks yum and I'd be hard pressed to pick.

          This is such a great time for deals on the Cape, I wish I could've stayed longer than just a couple of days last week. I checked out Island Merchant for the Wednesday night fish tacos and really liked them, especially at $10 for two, with surprisingly large pieces of beautiful fresh fish.

          I hope this board isn't dying, I'll need you guys this summer!

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          1. re: Niblet

            We went to Naked Oyster last night for .99 oysters, killer cocktails and great apps..a super place..celebrated mrwynter's b day with Jillian and friends...

            1. re: phelana

              Great to know. That's on my shortlist for next visit. I also heard that I should check out Alberto's. I'd welcome your advice.

              You likely know this already, but I recommend the jerk chicken wings at the Raw Bar; I'm more determined than ever to go back for those. I just hope they're as good as I remember.