Cape Cod’s Most Wonderful Waterfront Restaurants

Cape Cod Pier at Sunset

Wonderful Waterfront Restaurants on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Pier at Sunset

When September comes and the summer crowds have left the Cape, it’s the perfect season to spend a few days on Cape Cod and dine in some of the remarkable waterfront restaurants.  When thinking about grabbing a quick bite to eat or sitting down for a romantic four-course meal, there are plenty of options to choose from from Sandwich to Wellfleet.  Cape Cod is know for its exceptional seafood such as lobster, cod, clams, and oysters.  In season, it’s often challenging to get a table, but come fall, the views couldn’t be better.   When dinning on the Cape, consider visiting these fantastic places for a wonderful meal gazing out to the ocean.

The Pilot House – Sandwich, MA

Pilot House Sandwich, MA

Expose yourself to a beautiful sight and delectable bite all in one place. The sunsets viewed from The Pilot House capture the spirit of the Cape and are like something you would see in a movie. This spot is the best place for you to dive into your first baked stuffed lobster of the season. They pride themselves on the quality of their lobster meat—no rubbery texture here!

Mattakeese Wharf – Barnstable, MA

Mattakeese Wharf Barnstable Cape Cod

For those looking to stuff their face with fresh seafood, you are in luck. Most items on the menu feature fresh-caught ingredients. Dive into the fresh swordfish—broiled or grilled—or choose the baked stuffed shrimp and become stuffed yourself! Heat up the night on weekends with a sunset cocktail and jam out to live music.

The Skipper – South Yarmouth, MA

Skipper Chowder House Cape Cod

Have you ever heard of fried clam chowder? Well, you now have the chance to taste it firsthand! They say the best thing that goes with a deep-fried soup is a dessert chaser; good thing an ice cream shop is right across the way.

Sesuit Harbor Café – Dennis, MA

Sesuit Harbor Cafe Dennis Cape Cod

Enjoy the views of boats cruising by the harbor towards Cape Cod Bay as you enjoy the taste of whole chilled lobster, or little snacks like littlenecks and oyster Rockefellers. This place keeps it basic with cash only, outdoors only, and soft drinks only.

Liam’s at Nauset Beach – Orleans, MA

Liam's at Nauset Beach, Orleans, MA

Food tends to be better fried. Why not indulge yourself in some fried clams! Make sure you clear your schedule as the wait can be long; however, it is certainly worth it!

Ocean Terrace – Brewster, MA

Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Brewster

This is waterside dining at its finest. Enjoy dining from a lovely patio overlooking the bay with comfy seating and fire pits. Though Ocean Terrace can be pricey based on what you order, it is well worth it, as the food is nearly as amazing as the view.

Beachcomber – Wellfleet, MA

The Beachcomber Wellfleet MA

Overlooking the dramatic dunes of the National Seashore, this lovely spot has it all. Enjoy live music at night for entertainment, as well as a separate raw bar. It is suggested that you get a ride there to avoid the hassle of parking, which leaves you worry-free if you decide to have a drink or two.

Depending on what you are looking to eat or drink, the restaurants on Cape Cod offer plenty of options for you to choose from. Come for the seafood and stay for the good time!

About The Author: 
Jesse Burke is an online blogger from New York who often enjoys eating himself, so writing about restaurants is a piece of pie. Jesse currently works with







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