Cape Cod is the subject of poems and movies for good reason: it’s one of the most picturesque locations in the country. From the gorgeous lighthouses to the fresh seafood, Cape Cod has a little something for everyone.
White Time Luxury Transportation has called Cape Cod home for many years, so we know a thing or two about the restaurant scene in the area. It’s also important to us to be able to give our clients great recommendations on where to eat during their trips. With our love for Cape Cod in mind, White Tie Luxury Transportation decided to bring attention to some of the most outstanding restaurants in the area.
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Fanizzi’s By the Sea
539 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
If you’re craving a crab cake sandwich near Provincetown, get over to Fanizzi’s—they have the best one in the area.
In addition to the amazing food, Fanizzi’s offers amazing view of—you guessed it—the beautiful Bay. Get a seat by the window, and you can dine literally surrounded by the water. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.
The mustard-nut crusted cod, the broiled sea scallops and the shellfish are stars of Fanizzi’s great menu; you also can’t overlook the outstanding cocktails, amazing coffee (the cappuccino is top-notch), and desserts. The bread pudding is a particular favorite on the dessert menu, rivaled only by the brownie binge sundae.
390 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
What sets Pizza Barbone apart from the other Italian eateries near Hyannis? Well, the cozy atmosphere, for starters. With warm colors, and welcoming rustic touches throughout the dining space, you’ll get the impression of a contemporary Italy, making Barbone the perfect spot for a date night or dining with friends and family.
The food isn’t famous throughout the area for nothing—they offer adventurous pizza and pasta creations to suit all palates. Items like the arancini, the meatballs and the soppressata pizza have earned rave reviews from customers from all over. They feature vegetarian and meat lovers’ options, too, ensuring that no one leaves unsatisfied.
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse
4 Depot Road, Harwich, MA
In a place like Cape Cod, there is plenty of seafood restaurants to tickle your fancy. When it comes to true, authentic Italian food, however, a few strong restaurants stand tall.
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse is the foremost of those oases for Italian dishes—mostly because their recipes are so authentic, and their execution is so pure.
Menu items like the vitello rosa, made with red wine or the merluzzo de prada, featuring native cod, are great options for date night dining.
If you’re in the mood for pasta, you’ll find similarly impressive options. Consider the Bolognese or the pasta with clams; both are to die for.
The Naked Oyster
410 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
A great raw bar is a must for seafood lovers in Hyannis, and The Naked Oyster is among the foremost stops.
Check out the dinner menu for impressive options like the Mediterranean ahi tuna, or the wild jumbo Thai shrimp. You also can’t pass up options from the raw bar like the chilled 1 and ¼ pound lobster, or the famous Naked Oyster raw bar sampler.
Whether it’s a business dinner, romantic date night, or catching up with friends, The Naked Oyster is an ideal spot for casual, enjoyable seafood dining.
The Cape Sea Grille
31 Sea Street, Harwich Port, MA
Head to Harwich Port to enjoy dinner at this gorgeous, historical location.
The Cape Sea Grille is housed in a 19th-Century home, lending both history and ambiance to your dining experience. One glance at the menu reveals a smorgasbord of American and world cuisines: the duck confit sits alongside the roasted pork belly, while appetizers like the squash soup or tapas like the tacos provide something for every palate to enjoy.
They also specialize in desserts, with options like the crème brulee or the chocolate stout brownie. Pair everything with a selection from their extensive (and well-known) wine list, and you’ve got an essentially perfect dining experience on Cape Cod.