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Enjoy your favorite eatery in the fall!

Excellent Blog By Jeannie Sparrow……

We’ve all experienced it . . . long lines at our favorite restaurant, especially during July and August on the Cape and Islands. Are they worth it? For the most part, yes. But when you visit this area in the fall months, chances are there will be no line. The kids are back in school, the air is a little cooler, and the crowds have subsided. It’s time to eat—so come ‘n get it!

The Monsta Lobster Roll. What more needs to be said about the Falmouth Raw Bar?! With its location right on the harbor and serving some of the tastiest seafood and libations around, it’s no surprise that this restaurant is packed all summer long!

Photo courtesy of Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

There’s a reason why Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar of Eastham has been around for over 40 years—they serve up some delicious, award-winning seafood! Known for a line that wraps the building in the summertime, the less-crowded fall is the perfect time to stop in.

The only true oyster bar on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a visit to 19 Raw Oyster Bar is a must during the fall season. Oysters are at their peak this time of year, plump and sweet, as they prepare to go dormant for the winter.

Self-proclaimed, “the finest fried seafood anywhere,” the Kream ‘n Kone restaurant has been serving incredibly tasty fried seafood since 1953. Enjoy plates of fried clams, fried shrimp, fried seafood platters, and more as you sit by lovely Swan River.

Oh, those expansive views of Provincetown Harbor are unbeatable! Fanizzi’s Restaurant by the Sea is a local favorite, serving Italian and American cuisine, and specializing in yummy seafood. Perched, literally, on the water—it’s no wonder this restaurant is so popular!

Waterfront views of Hyannis Harbor, occasional live entertainment, and an amazing menu featuring everything from seafood to prime rib, The Black Cat Tavern is the place to be, no matter what the season! Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy their heated patio as you nosh and watch the boats sail by.

After 50 years in business, the Chatham Squire has definitely earned institution status. From their famous clam chowder to their classic fish and chips, a trip to this part of the Cape isn’t complete without a stop in at this family-style, fisherman-friendy haunt!

Built on a dream and a secret recipe, Sam’s plan was to “offer the very best local seafood available and serve it with friendly, fast service at reasonable prices.” Located in Sandwich on the Cape Cod Canal, Seafood Sam’s has been around for over 40 years serving lobster and fried and baked seafood.

Fall fun on the Vineyard!

Excellent Blog by Jennie Sparrow……

While visiting the Cape during your Fall getaway the island of Martha’s Vineyard is a wonderful place to visit as well. The weather is perfect for hiking and biking, and enjoying a festival or two!

You can rent a bike at Martha’s Bike Rental (located in Edgartown, but they will deliver anywhere on the island) and pedal the beautiful coastline out to the red clay cliffs of Aquinnah. Or you can wheel around the many shops and restaurants the island has to offer.

Grab some comfy walking shoes and hike four miles of trails in the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. While you’re there, visit their observation building, nature center, discovery room and take part in their interactive natural history programs for children and adults. Or visit the Trustees of Reservations properties on Chappaquiddick and Long Point. Another hidden gem is one of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s and Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary in West Tisbury.

Don’t miss out on all the fun and beauty of Martha’s Vineyard this time of year—there’s so much to see and do!

 

How About A Drive-In-Movie Experience?

Excellent Blog By Jennie Sparrow……

The Wellfleet Drive-In-Movie Theater

I know we are fast approaching fall but one of my favorite summer activities is watching the latest movie underneath the starry night sky! I’ve had the good fortune of watching many movies at the Wellfleet Drive-In, and it’s a tradition my family keeps alive by going at least once a year.

Screening movies for over 60 years, the Wellfleet Drive-in is the only drive-in on Cape Cod and is one of roughly 300 left in the country. According to their website, the first movie ever shown there was Desk Set, starring Katharine Hepburn. Other classic movies screened there were Ben Hur, Jaws, Star Wars and ET.

In addition to its 100-by-44-foot screen, the original 1957 speaker boxes still sit on their poles.The old playground still exists as well. My children take particular delight in the creaky swings and the squeaky merry-go-round. If you’re a ‘tween or younger, a visit here before the movie is a must!

If the playground is not your thing, then head over to the vintage mini golf course located on the premises! Built in 1961, only minor alterations have been made over the years. Play a round here and transport yourself back in time!

A visit to the Wellfleet Drive-In is a must, indeed. Nostalgia and entertainment all wrapped into one! So pop the hatch on the car, grab some popcorn, and get out your beach chairs—it’s time to start the show!