Dine Like a Cape Cod Local

If you’re dining out in Cape Cod you probably would not want to pass up an opportunity at some of the freshest and finest seafood in the country. If you aren’t a fan of seafood; however,  there are plenty of other options to choose from.

To start your day off, check out the Route 28 diner in South Yarmouth. It’s small and family-owned and operated, but you’ll find a breakfast there that just can’t be beat. The staff is friendly and unforgettable. While the menu is quite affordable, be sure to bring cash, as credit cards are not accepted.

Another nearby breakfast stop is The Pancake Man, also located in South Yarmouth since 1961. Serving breakfast and lunch, this restaurant is more of a traditional pancake house and very family-friendly. Offering an extensive menu with specialty items like Breakfast Nachos and Belgian Sugar Waffles, The Pancake Man is a winning way to start your day.

If you’d like to start your day off with a more eclectic meal, visit the Keltic Kitchen. Fashioned after an Irish cottage, this restaurant offers an authentic Irish spin to many of its menu dishes, among the more familiar dishes of eggs and pancakes. The Keltic Kitchen is three miles from the Ocean Club, and don’t forget to check out the Irish store located on the restaurant’s property.

If juicy, decadent lobster is calling your name, there are several dining options for you near the Ocean Club. The Riverway Lobster House is a must-stop for seafood lovers craving some fresh lobster. Of course, lobster is not the only item on the menu, but if it’s what you are in search of – you will hit the jackpot here. 

More lobster and other seafood can be found at The Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House, less than a mile from the Ocean Club. Enjoy beautiful views and great service as you dine on lobster rolls, chowder, oysters and other seafood items. Be sure to save room for dessert because Skipper’s Ice Cream Shack is right next door.

Also close by and offering daily lunch specials is Seafood Sam’s. Enjoy a seafood lunch that includes two sides in a casual dining atmosphere. Expect fast, efficient service and great prices.

Famous for its award winning New England Clam Chowder, nearby Captain Parker’s Pub is open year-round serving lunch and dinner. Seating is available in the bar, the dining room or outside in summer.

Just three miles from the Ocean Club, you will discover fine dining in a casual atmosphere offering fresh seafood, prime rib and cocktails at Yarmouth House.

Scargo Café is about fifteen minutes from the Ocean Club in Dennis. This romantic, colonial-style restaurant offers excellent food and wine pairings in an intimate atmosphere. Seating is available on a “first come” basis but reservations are also welcome.

Generous portions, a varied menu and great service draws locals and tourists alike to The Marshside in Dennis. Glass walls allow all diners to enjoy the beautiful views of the marsh.

As you explore Cape Cod, you may want to stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three. Here are some restaurants we found on lists of favorites for certain areas throughout Cape Cod.