Places to eat in the Lower Cape Cod area

Places to eat in the Lower Cape Cod area

Here is one of the best list’s of restaurants in the Lower Cape area. We have organized them by towns and then by food type within each town.

This list is by no means comprehensive.  The Cape is loaded with restaurants, most of them very good.  We have divided the restaurants into loose categories; hopefully it is easier to sift through the options.  If your favorite establishment isn’t in here, let us know, so we can enlighten ourselves and other guests. We’ve provided a link (either to the restaurants website or a link on yelp) and the phone number.



Café Alfresco: Fresh coffee and muffins, breakfast take out
(508) 896-1741
Cafe Alfresco on Yelp
Brewster Coffee Shop: classic breakfast joint, outdoor seating area available.
(508) 896-8224
Brewster Coffee Shop on Yelp

JoMama’s: Fresh coffee, breakfast and lunch take out. (also located in Orleans)

Casual Cape Cod Cuisine

Ardeo Mediterranean Grill
(508) 760-1500

Brewster Inn and Chowder House (Woodshed): Good food, good service, good price.  The attached “Woodshed” offers nightly entertainment, Brewster’s only real “nightlife”.
(508) 896-7771
Chowder House on Yelp

JT’s Seafood: great family option, seafood, burgers, ice cream.  Dine in or take out
(508) 896-3355
JT’s Seafood

Laurino’s: Casual atmosphere, affordable pricing.
(508) 896-6135

Ocean Edge Resort:
(508) 896-9000
Ocean Edge Dining
Reef Café
: Family friendly on the south side of 6A.  Pool side dining. Open to the public
Terrace Room: Outdoor dining and bar, also has interior dining with views of the bay.
Bayzo’s Pub: comfortable pub atmosphere on the lower level of the main Mansion.
Linx Tavern: located in the clubhouse of the Ocean Edge Golf Course


El Guapo’s: Good Mexican fare, mostly outdoor seating, or take out
(508) 896-3338
El Guapo’s


Oki Sushi: very good sushi, reasonable prices. Take out only.
(508) 896-8883


Brewster Pizza House: pizza, subs, etc, Foster Square
(508) 896-3341
Brewster Pizza on Yelp


Chillingsworth: 4 star French Dining, always very well reviewed

Chill’s Bistro: more casual, still excellent fare, feature a $25 3-course meal
508) 896-3640



Larry’s PX: Chatham’s preeminent breakfast spot: Breakfast and Lunch only:
(508) 945-3964
Larry’s PX on Yelp

Hangar B Eatery: at the airport, very good, upscale cuisine.
(508) 593- 3655
Hangar B

Sandi’s: Main St; traditional breakfast diner
(508) 945-0631
Sandi’s on Yelp

Lazy Lobster: Route 28; delicious breakfast and lunch; tell Liz Pretty Picky sent you
Lazy Lobster


Bluefins Sushi & Sake Bar: best sushi around

Casual Cape Cod Cuisine

Pate’s: Great steak, a Chatham institution.
(508) 945-9777

Del Mar: excellent innovative food, good wine list
(508) 945-9988
Del Mar

New England Pizza: Good pie, eat-in or take out.
(508) 945-9070
New England Pizza

Red Nun: casual, quality, good draught beer selection (also in Dennis)
(508) 348-0469
Red Nun

Chatham Bars Inn: All dining outlets are open to the public besides special events for guests, weddings etc.
(508) 945-0096
CBI Dining
Stars: “New England fare meets premier steak restaurant” very well reviewed
The Sacred Cod Tavern: more casual, located at the main inn, have drink on the veranda overlooking the Atlantic, a cost effective way to enjoy one of the best venues on the Cape
Beach House Grill: on the beach overlooking Chatham Harbor, open to public for lunch only usually.

Captains Table: Main Street, casual, outdoor patio
(508) 945-1961
Captains Table

Chatham Squire: “Food for the Hungry, Drink for the Thirsty” Main Street Chatham institution.  The hub of nightlife in Chatham on the Tavern side.
(508) 945-0945
The Squire

Impudent Oyster: excellent, inventive cuisine.
(508) 945-3545
Impudent Oyster on Yelp

Raw (Bistro on Main): upscale, innovative cuisine; new Raw Bar for 2015
(508) 945-5033
Bistro on Main

Wild Goose Tavern: Casual Cape Cod cuisine, located at the Wayside Inn on Main Street
(508) 945-5590
Wild Goose Tavern

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club: 4 dining outlets, all open to the public:
(508) 432-5400
28 Atlantic: 4 star restaurant overlooking Pleasant Bay, very well reviewed
Outer Bar: Casual fare, good food
Thoreau’s: Classy bar area adjacent to 28 Atlantic
Pleasant Bay Terrace: overlooking Pleasant Bay and the pool area, casual fare.


Carmine’s Pizza: Pizza to go or eat in, Main Street
(508) 945-5300
Carmine’s Pizza
New England Pizza: Good pie, eat-in or take out.
(508) 945-9070
New England Pizza



Bonatt’s: breakfast and lunch, bakery on site.  Very good.
(508) 432-7199

Dino’s Harwichport Grill:
(508) 432-0700

Ruggie’s Breakfast and Lunch:
Lots of options for breakfast and lunch.
(508) 432-0625

High End

Cape Sea Grille: Upscale eclectic fare, very well reviewed.
(508) 432-4745
Cape Sea Grille

Casual Cape Cod Cuisine

Brax Landing: waterfront dining on Saquatucket Harbor, nice menu.
(508) 432-5515

400 East: a local favorite in East Harwich, good affordable cuisine.
(508) 432-1800
400 East

Buca’s: very good Tuscan cuisine
(508) 432-6900

Corner Store: Hands down best burritos on Cape.  Pannini’s, sandwiches, fresh baked goods.  Take out only. (coming to Orleans too!)
(508) 432-1077
Corner Store

Hot Stove Saloon
: cozy baseball themed restaurant, excellent pub food, great place to catch the game!
(508) 432-9911
Hot Stove

Jake Rooney’s
: affordable, good fare
(508) 430-1100
Jake Rooney’s

The Port: casually upscale, modern interior, eclectic cuisine
(508) 430-5410
The Port


Ember Coal Fired Pizza: modern atmosphere, creative pizzas
(508) 430-0407
Ember Pizza

George’s Pizza: local pizza
(508) 432-3144
George’s Pizza

Red’s Pizza:
(508) 432-7298
Red’s Pizza


Villa Roma: Very good Italian
(508) 432-6868
Villa Roma

Noble House:
Noble House



Hole in One: Restaurant and coffee shop serving a full breakfast and lunch menu daily.
(508) 255-3740
Hole in One

Homeport: For the past 45 years, the Homeport has been serving creative and satisfying Cape favorites to locals and visitors alike. 
508) 255-4069

Hot Chocolate Sparrow:Local Café with desserts, ice creams, & their own chocolate made on site.
(508) 240-2230
The Sparrow

High End

Abba: high-end fare, always well reviewed.
(508) 255-8144

Casual Cape Cod Cuisine

Old Jailhouse Tavern/Hog Island Brewery: built into the remains of the old town jail, casual Cape Cod fare. And a fun brewery for the whole family.
(508) 255-5245
Jailhouse Tavern

Beacon Room: Good casual food, cozy atmosphere.
(508) 255-2211
Beacon Room

Land Ho! An Orleans institution, no frills fare, classic Cape restaurant.
(508) 255-5165
Land Ho!

: very good upper-mid scale fare.  Good wine list, good martinis.
(508) 255-5505

Orleans Waterfront Inn: waterfront on Town Cove, great food, great people.
(508) 255-2222
Orleans Inn

Lost Dog Pub: casual fare, large portions, overall good value.
(508) 240-3647
Lost Dog Pub

Yardarm: Populous bar crowd, good food, good value,
(508) 255-4840

Barley Neck Inn: Good food, interesting cocktails. East Orleans.
(508) 255-0212
Barley Neck Inn

Rock Harbor Grill: Seafood, Gastro-Pub and Pizza Place
(508) 255-3350
Rock Harbor Grill


Zia Pizzeria and Cafe: Designer type Neapolitan pizza.  Very good, in East Orleans.
(508) 240-1442
Zia Pizza

Hillcrest Pizza: good pie, dine in or take out.
(508) 255-7160
Hillcrest on Yelp

Orleans Villa Pizza: Eat In or take out.
(508) 255-5111
Orleans Villa Pizza


Nauset Beach Club:  Excellent Northern Italian cuisine. East Orleans
(508) 255-8547
Nauset Beach Club


Lobster Pound: Cape Cod seafood, lobster, fried or baked.
(508) 240-1234
Lobster Pond

Lobster Claw: Classic Cape Cod seafood joint. In business for 40+ years.
(508) 255-1800
Lobster Claw


Guapo’s: New in 20145. Good Mexican fare.
(508) 255-3338

Dennis (Northside)


Sesuit Café: located on Sesuit Harbor, great place for any meal breakfast lunch and dinner.  BYO, only bar on site is a raw bar.  Fantastic location, good food.
(508) 385-6134
Sesuit Cafe

Grumpy’s: one of the top breakfast and lunch joints on the Cape.  The line out front on the weekends are good evidence.
(508) 385-2911

High-end, seafood

Fin: contemporary seafood and more using local ingredients from farms, sea-farms, and sustainable fisheries
(508) 385-2096

Casual Cape Cod Cuisine

Lost Dog Pub: where the locals go, casual cuisine, good prices, big portions. “Come Sit, Stay”
(508) 385-6177
Lost Dog

Marshside Restaurant: Recently renovated, stunning new building, good food, nice views.
(508) 385-4010

Gina’s By the Sea:
(508) 385-3213
Gina’s by the Sea

Scargo Café: excellent food, service and atmosphere.  Highly recommended.
(508) 385-8200
Scargo Cafe

Chapin’s: “just off the beach” atmosphere, near Chapin and Mayflower Beach, good for all ages, all the Cape menu essentials plus a good sized bar area.
(508) 385-7000

Captain Frosty’s: Good fried seafood, ice cream, etc.  Outdoor seating only.
(508) 385-8548
Captain Frosty’s

Oliver’s and Planck’s Tavern: (technically in Yarmouthport) Eclectic menu, nice bar area, good draught beer selection.
(508) 362-6062



Chocolate Café:Espresso and Coffee Bar ~ Fair Trade Organic Coffee, Breakfast Pastries, Baklava,  Fudge, Chocolate Truffles, Gift Baskets.
(508) 240-0070
Chocolate Cafe

Hole In One Donut Shop:
Hand cut oversized donuts. Cinnamon buns, pastries, bagels. Flavored coffees. Local Favorite.
(508) 255-9446
Hole in One Donut Shop

Laura & Tony’s Kitchen:
(508) 221-7151
Laura & Tony’s Kitchen on Yelp

Cape Cod Casual Cuisine

Stewart’s Seafood Restaurant: recently refurbished seafood restaurant with seafood market attached.  Nice bar area as well.
(508) 240-7900
Stewart’s Seafood

Fairway Restaurant: Cape Cod essentials, plus the Hole in One Diner is open for breakfast!
(508) 255-3893

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar: Classic Cape Cod Clam Bar, hugely popular, mini golf.
(508) 255-2575

Lobster Shanty: Seafood restaurant across the street from the National Seashore Entrance
(508) 255-9394
Lobster Shanty

Friendly Fisherman: Seafood restaurant, all the favorites from the sea.
(508) 255-6770
Friendly Fisherman

Poit’s: Quintessential Cape Cod Seafood restaurant, and mini golf too!
(508) 255-6321
Poit’s on Yelp


Red Barn Pizza: Good pie, eat in or take out
(508) 255-4500
Red Barn Pizza


Royal Thai: good basic Thai
(508) 240-3888
Royal Thai


Karoo: South African cuisine: a fusion, Dutch, British, Malay, Mediterranean and African Cookery
(508) 255-8288