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10 of the Best Seafood Restaurants on Cape Cod

You guys asked where some of the best spots to grab seafood on Cape Cod are and we are here to help you out. Check out ten of the best seafood restaurants the Cape has to offer! Did we miss any? Leave a comment below!

(1) The Lobster Pot (Provincetown) - a Provincetown Tradition and the iconic neon lobster sign has guided generations of guests to their doors! 

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(2) Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar (Eastham) - open for both lunch and dinner, Arnold's Restaurant menu offers endless option! Try a fried basket, served with french fries, homemade coleslaw, and house-made tartar sauce. They are also known as an onion ring destination. Stop by for a large stack of fried onion rings to pair perfectly with any meal, or enjoy the stack by themselves! Make sure to finish your meal delectable meal off with gourmet hard soft-serve ice cream served with real whipped cream!

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(3) Sesuit Harbor Cafe (Dennis) - overlooking the Northside Marina and Cape Cod Bay, Sesuit Harbor Cafe is a classic Cape Cod clam shack with beautiful outdoor seating options. Keep in mind it's cash only and BYOB.

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(4) Captain Frosty's (Dennis) - for over 45 years, Captain Frosty's has been serving award-winning fried seafood! Their 50's style clam shack is a roadside tradition for locals and visitors. Order to-go, grab a booth inside, or relax outdoors on their shaded patios with delicious food and good company!

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(5) Captain Parker's Pub (West Yarmouth) - since 1981, they have been serving hearty New England fare from their lively indoor and outdoor deck. At Captain Parker's Pub, they are passionate about their clam chowder and delicious seafood. Stop by and taste their award-winning chowder in a bread bowl, take home their iconic mug it's served in, or take a quart to go!  

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(6) Seafood Sam's (Falmouth, Sandwich and South Yarmouth) - since 1974, Seafood Sam's has been serving families just what they wanted with the freshest ingredients and beautiful locations. Bring the whole family to experience to enjoy fresh, award-winning seafood, and delicious onion rings!

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(7) The Canteen (Provincetown) - enjoy a casual New England atmosphere eatery that uses high-quality ingredients to create Cape Cod favorites. Come taste their signature new recipe for a hot lobster roll warmed in butter, or their cold lobster roll tossed in house-made lemon mayo with minced celery. Stop by to enjoy outdoor beach seating and delicious seafood! 

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(8) Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House (South Yarmouth) - enjoy views of Nantucket Sound while enjoying Skipper Chowder House's mouthwatering seafood!  

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(9) Lobster Trap (Bourne) - founded in 1969 as a neighborhood fish market on the Back River, Lobster Trap has become a year-round restaurant where you can relax on the patio, bar, or dining room with the entire family. Famous for their specialty cocktails, stop in for a delicious cocktail or partake in a "true Cape Cod experience" by trying one of their mouthwatering lobster rolls!


(10) Chatham Pier Fish Market (Chatham) - Chatham Pier Fish Market has one of the best views in town! Enjoy your seafood at the easternmost point in Massachusetts. Pull up with your car or boat and get an order of onion rings to go for the perfect beach day. You can also enjoy them sitting at the market while watching the fisherman unload the day's catch.

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  • I think Cooke’s in Orleans is amazing!!! Our go to seafood joint.

    Amy Griffin
  • The Wellfleet Beachcomber has a killer lobster roll! Too bad it’s not on your list! You should contact their kitchen manager, Chris. The amount of lobster rolls they sell are INSANE!

    Deanna Ross
  • I like Mac’s and Kream and Kone – chatham

  • The Friendly Fisherman in Eastham & Mac’s Shack def should be on the list!

  • Hi Rob! Thanks so much for your comment. The metrics we used to select our top ten was input from our followers. We posted a seafood post a few months back and asked what everyone’s favorite spots were. We tallied the votes and that’s how we came up with the list. :)


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