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May 16, 2014 03:23 PM

First trip to Cape Cod

Traveling down from Boston to Cape Cod during the second weekend in June with my folks and boyfriend, and will be staying in East Sandwich. Any grocery store and restaurant recommendations would be much appreciated! My boyfriend and I will eat almost anything, although my parents tend to stick to the classics.

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    1. oh don't forget to walk the boardwalk in Sandwich and if shopping for fish, head to Joe's on the marina. My townie friend loves Brown Jug for wine and other stuff. Colleagues go to Beth's for tea. I used to go to Dunbar Tea Room but have not for years. Went through for a tour recently. It's cute. Have a blast!

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        1. Brown Jug is great, as phelana said. If you're in East Sandwich, Barnstable Market in Barnstable Village is not far and has great meats, good produce. Also in the village is Nirvana for coffee. Cape Cod Organic Farms is opening soon for the season (I know that their first CSA pickup is May 28th). Fromage a Trois in Marstons Mills looks about ready to open--fresh pasta, burrata, and other treats.

          1. As a different voice.....take a day trip down to Falmouth and Woods Hole..the drive along the water leading up to Nobska Light is particularly wonderful. a leisurely drive along the canal and down 28 will get you there, but once in Falmouth head for the beach road.

            For eats, there are several places in WH if you can find parking. Most are down near the bridge that opens into eel(?) pond.

            Tucked away in Falmouth Center..down near where the Island Queen docks, is Paul's. A bit hard to find but a delight. Especially if you love Portuguese Linguica sausage. A pizza or a Sandwich is heaven! And the Fried clams ....and other pretty good too.

            As a kid, many decades back, a trip to the hatchery in Sandwich was always fun.....and a nice place for a picnic. Someone would have to update that tho.

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            1. re: FriedClamFanatic

              Great rec and Paul's is a local treasure, but be sure to go for dinner as they open at 4:00 if memory serves. If you do venture to Falmouth, be sure to hit up Maison Villett for outstanding French Pastries and bread. Or L'Osteria la Civetta for authentic Northern Italian food in a charming Main Street restaurant. Great village to walk and the ride as CCClam said along the coast is beautiful. (And the State hatchery in Sandwich is still a fun place for a brief visit or leisurely picnic)