Places to eat in the Mid/Lower Cape Cod area
Here is a list of some of our favorite restaurants in the Mid/Lower Cape area. We have organized the list by town. Just click on the + sign to expand the list and see the different restaurants. Then click on the name of the restaurant to view their website.
This list is by no means comprehensive. The Cape is loaded with restaurants, most of them very good. If your favorite establishment isn’t in here, let us know, so we can enlighten ourselves and other guests.
Fig Tree Café : Award-winning breakfast & lunch in The Mills
Morning Glory Cafe: fresh baked muffins, sandwiches and breakfast burritos
Pain D’Avignon Restaurant Boulangerie : great bakery
Persy’s Place : New England’s largest breakfast and brunch menu
Pineapple Caper Café: awesome breakfast and lunch offerings
Spoon & Seed: Farm to table
The Buttercup Café: Breakfast and lunch all day
The Daily Paper: Fresh, local fare
Black Cat Tavern: casual waterfront dining
Earthly Delights: natural foods to go in Osterville
Mattakeese Wharf Seafood Restaurant: waterfront dining on the harbor!
Portside Tavern: family owned, family friendly
Saga Fusion: Hibachi & Sushi in Marstons Mills
Tavern on the Green at Old Barnstable: overlooks the golf course and sunsets at Marston Mills Airfield
Apt Cape Cod: Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner
Café Alfresco: Fresh coffee and muffins, breakfast take out
Eat Cake for Breakfast: the name says it all – YUMMY!
Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort: lovely setting for lunch or dinner
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters: great coffee shop!
Breakwater Fish & Lobster Market: great fish market and take-out
Brewster Inn and Chowder House (Woodshed): Good food, good service, good price. The attached “Woodshed” offers nightly entertainment, Brewster’s only real “nightlife”.
JT’s Seafood: great family option, seafood, burgers, ice cream. Dine in or take out
Freemans Grill: Casual atmosphere, affordable pricing.
El Guapo’s: Good Mexican fare, mostly outdoor seating, or take out
Stone L’oven Pizza: delicious pizza, subs, etc.
Chillingsworth: 4 star French Dining, always very well reviewed
The Brewster Fish House: delicious seafood fare
Captain’s Table: Main Street in Chatham – indoor & outdoor seating
Chatham Cookware Café: neighborhood café in the village – great bakery and sandwiches.
Chatham Filling Station: best pancakes in town! And great BBQ!
Chatham Perk: pastries, juices, smoothies & sandwiches
Hangar B Eatery: at the airport, very good, upscale cuisine.
Larry’s PX: Chatham’s preeminent breakfast spot: Breakfast and Lunch only:
Bluefins Sushi & Sake Bar: best sushi around
Branches Grill & Café : Caribbean-American cuisine
Carmine’s Pizza: Pizza to go or eat in, Main Street
Chatham Bars Inn: All dining outlets are open to the public besides special events for guests, weddings etc.
Chatham Squire: “Food for the Hungry, Drink for the Thirsty” Main Street Chatham institution. The hub of nightlife in Chatham on the Tavern side.
Corner Store: Best burritos on Cape. Even breakfast burritos. Visit the Orleans location too.
Del Mar Bistro: excellent innovative food, good wine list
Mac’s Chatham Fish & Lobster: great seafood market & casual restaurant
Mom & Pops Burgers: best burgers in town
Pate’s: recently renovated, new chef, amazing food & cocktails
Red Nun: casual, quality, good draught beer selection (also in Dennis)
The Impudent Oyster: excellent, inventive cuisine.
Wild Goose Tavern: Casual Cape Cod cuisine, located at the Wayside Inn on Main Street
Captain Frosty’s: Good fried seafood, ice cream, etc. Outdoor seating only.
Chapin’s Bayside: “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.
Fin: upscale, contemporary seafood and more using local ingredients from farms, sea-farms, and sustainable fisheries
Gina’s By the Sea: local favorite since 1938
Lost Dog Pub: where the locals go, casual cuisine, good prices, big portions. “Come Sit, Stay”
Marshside Restaurant: Recently renovated, stunning new building, good food, nice views.
Scargo Café: excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Sesuit Harbor Café: located on Sesuit Harbor, BYO, only bar on site is a raw bar. Fantastic location, good food.
Thai Ocha Café: great Thai food
The Ocean House: upscale dining located on Nantucket Sound
The Den Cape Cod: terrific menu, something for everyone
Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar: Classic Cape Cod Clam Bar, hugely popular, mini golf.
Basco Grill: huge menu, something for everyone!
Fairway Restaurant: Cape Cod essentials, plus the Hole in One Diner is open for breakfast!
Stewart’s Seafood Restaurant: recently refurbished seafood restaurant with seafood market attached. Nice bar area as well.
Royal Thai: good basic Thai
Brax Landing: waterfront dining on Saquatucket Harbor, nice menu.
Buca’s: excellent Tuscan cuisine
Cape Sea Grille: upscale eclectic fare, very well reviewed.
Ember: coal fired pizza: modern atmosphere, creative pizzas.
George’s Pizza: local pizza in the heart of Harwich Port
Hot Stove Saloon: cozy baseball themed restaurant, excellent pub food, great place to catch the game!
Jake Rooney’s: affordable, good fare
Perk’s Beer Garden: Beer Garden, enough said
Scribano’s Italian Market & Deli: great subs and prepared Italian foods
The Mad Minnow: delicious local seafood and other great dishes
The Port: casually upscale, modern interior, eclectic cuisine
Villa Roma: Very good Italian
Wequassett Resort: 5-star resort with wonderful dining options open to the public
Cottage Street Bakery: Best bakery around!
Hole in One: Restaurant and coffee shop serving a full breakfast and lunch menu daily. Great Donuts!
Homeport: serving creative and satisfying Cape favorites to locals and visitors alike for the past 45 years+
Hot Chocolate Sparrow: Local Café with desserts, ice creams, & their own chocolate made on site.
Jo Momma’s: terrific NY Style bagels and sandwiches
The Rail: breakfast all-day, on the way to Nauset Beach
Whisk: wonderful breakfasts in East Orleans Village
Barley Neck Inn: Good food, interesting cocktails, live music in East Orleans.
Beacon Room: Great casual food, cozy atmosphere.
Corner Store: Best burritos on Cape. Even breakfast burritos. Visit the Chatham location too.
La Bella Vita Kitchen & Bar: Fantastic new Italian restaurant
Land Ho! An Orleans institution, no frills fare, classic Cape restaurant with delicious food.
Lost Dog Pub: casual fare, large portions, overall good value
Orleans Waterfront Inn: waterfront on Town Cove, great food, great people.
Rock Harbor Grill: Seafood, Gastro-Pub and great pizza
Yardarm: Populous bar crowd, good food, good value, local favorite