One side of this landmark is an old-fashioned restaurant complete with high-backed booths and red carpeting. The other side features a huge bar and room to mingle. The food is good in either venue. Steak, seafood and chowder are staples in the dining room, while lighter fare is the norm at the bar, where the focus is more on drinking. Cape Cod restaurants come and go, but this popular spot, especially at night, remains a fun place to grab a bite or share a drink with friends.
Flying Bridge is a particularly appropriate name for this longtime Falmouth favorite because, like the flying bridge on a boat, the dining room offers a wide open view of the harbor and ocean beyond. Falmouth's Inner Harbor is one of the busiest on the Cape, so there's plenty of action to watch from a seat on the outside deck. In addition to its large dining room, there are also several intimate cocktail lounges. Talented local bands rock the house several nights a week during summer months.
After the original Dan'l Webster Inn burned down, the proprietors decided to rebuild true to the style of the historic structure. The result is a 20th-century inn, pub and restaurant that retains much of the colonial charm of its forbearer. Dining venues include an atrium setting, formal dining room and pub. Seafood is a specialty but the menu also boasts plenty of vegetarian offerings. Brunch in the atrium is popular as is the fare in the cozy pub, where you can get wood-grilled pizzas, burgers and chowder while you hang out and soak up the ambiance.
The scenic dinner train is the Cape's entry in the novelty dining experience category. Dress up for a three-hour tour among cranberry bogs and marshes in a restored 1937 dinner coach. From Hyannis, the train crosses the canal and then stops in Bourne while you consume your entrée choice, usually steak, chicken, fish, or pasta. The Elegant Dinner Train was named one of the top three nationwide by the Food Network Dining on the Train. A full bar is available.
Management at this casual eatery understands that most patrons prefer outdoor seating, so the decks are chock-full of tables overlooking the harbor. This establishment has two large bars and lounges and three dining areas. Watch the Nantucket ferries come and go as you try the lobster roll, the rich and creamy clam chowder or abundant sandwiches. Heartier fare complements the evening menu. Tugboat's is a great refuge, even on rainy days. A popular nightspot, head for the tiny upstairs bar where folks at the bar swill tropical drinks to music with a Caribbean beat.
When you're on Martha's Vineyard and craving a pint, stop by the Offshore Ale Company for a locally-brewed beer and a bite to eat. The menu features all sorts of pub favorites like seafood, burgers and pizza, including a never-ending supply of peanuts. There's always live music and special events, so check out their schedule for the latest goings-on. Don't forget to toss those peanut shells directly on the floor - it's encouraged!
Located in the heart of Osterville is the Five Bays Bistro, a restaurant that's known to serve some of the best seafood in the city. This fine dining restaurant has an elegant and charming vibe that's enhanced by the cozy lighting and the warm glow that emanates from candlelit tables. The Thai Shrimp, Soy Glazed Salmon, Rib Eye Steak, and the Ceasar Salad are some of the recommended dishes. They also serve tasty signature cocktails, fine wines, and distilled spirits to accompany your meal. This local restaurant definitely hits the mark with every meal and is worth a visit when in the city.
First established as a hamburger stand in 1938, this restaurant got its name from the “Popeye” character. A bit more upscale these days, its name is now Wimpy’s Seafood Café. The owners are proud to offer “a good fresh meal at a reasonable price.” There is something for everyone on the menu: soups, salads and sandwiches as well as hearty seafood platters, steaks and chicken dishes. On Sundays they serve brunch. In addition, there is a market where people can buy fresh seafood and take-out meals. - Susan Vogel-Misicka
Located a mere stone's throw away from the city center, The Daily Paper is the place to be for a light-hearted, local-style breakfast. This no-frills restaurant is always filled with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and friendly faces that makes dinning here a complete joy. Their breakfast menu includes classic options, along with a choice of mixed and matched specialties. From the pancakes, burrito's and waffles, to the Smoked Salmon Plate and Huevos Ranchero's, their breakfast options are certain to make your mornings a lot brighter.
Cooke's Seafood has gained critical acclaim as one of the best seafood restaurants in Cape Cod. The chefs use locally-sourced fish and low fat ingredients to prepare creative oyster, haddock and scallop dishes.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Located just off the center of the town, Nirvana Coffee Company has an vibrant atmosphere with a distinctive modern feel to it. Offering a range of aromatic coffees and teas, along with a choice of cold beverages and light snacks, this is the perfect place to seek a calming break from your busy schedule. Apart from its beverages this place is also known to serve up a scintillating breakfast, which includes a variety of sandwiches, along with the classic ham, bacon, eggs and toast combination platter.