Savoring Seaside Delights: A Culinary Journey Through Cape Cod’s Top 10 Waterfront Restaurants!

If you have every been to Cape Cod you know that there are so many wonderful restaurants to experience with a waterfront view that it would be impossible to list all of them. With that being said we thought we would list a couple of our favorites that we enjoy dinning at when we have the time. If you have a favorite waterfront restaurant that we did not list please don’t hesitate the list the restaurant below in our comments section and make sure to provide your favorite entree as well.


Nestled along the picturesque shores of Cape Cod, a haven for seafood enthusiasts and vacationers alike, you’ll discover a plethora of waterfront restaurants offering delectable dishes and stunning views. In this blog, we’ll explore the 10 most popular waterfront restaurants across various charming towns in Cape Cod. Join us on this gastronomic adventure as we delve into the unique flavors and atmospheres that make these dining establishments truly exceptional.

The Lobster Pot – Provincetown:

Recommended Entree: Lobster Newburg! The Lobster Pot, a Provincetown institution since 1979, is renowned for its fresh seafood. The Lobster Newburg, a decadent dish featuring succulent lobster meat in a rich brandy and sherry cream sauce, perfectly captures the essence of this iconic establishment.

The Chart Room – Cataumet:

Recommended Entree: Maine Crab Cake! Chart Room Cioppino Overlooking the peaceful Red Brook Harbor, The Chart Room is celebrated for its maritime charm and exceptional seafood. Try the Chart Room Cioppino, a delightful seafood stew brimming with lobster, shrimp, scallops, and clams, served in a flavorful tomato broth.

The Ocean House – Dennis Port:

Recommended Entree: Pan-Seared Scallops! The Ocean House, with its panoramic views of Nantucket Sound, is a culinary gem. Indulge in the Pan-Seared Scallops, a dish that perfectly highlights the restaurant’s commitment to using locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

The Boathouse – Falmouth:

Recommended Entree: Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Caper Sauce! Perched on the shores of Falmouth Harbor, The Boathouse offers a refined dining experience. The Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Caper Sauce is a favorite, showcasing the chef’s skill in creating dishes that are both sophisticated and satisfying.

The Ocean House Restaurant – Dennis Port:

Recommended Entree: Mirin Lacquered Chilean Sea Bass!on the shores of Nantucket Sound, The Ocean House Restaurant in Dennis Port, MA, is a coastal haven where culinary excellence meets breathtaking waterfront views. The expansive windows frame a mesmerizing panorama, offering diners a front-row seat to the rhythmic dance of the waves. Whether enjoying the ambiance indoors or al fresco, patrons are treated to an immersive experience that perfectly complements the restaurant’s commitment to serving fresh, locally sourced seafood against the backdrop of Cape Cod’s scenic beauty.

The Red Inn – Provincetown:

Recommended Entree: Provincetown Seafood Stew! Perched at the tip of Cape Cod, The Red Inn offers unparalleled ocean views. The Provincetown Seafood Stew, featuring a medley of local fish and shellfish in a savory broth, is a must-try for seafood aficionados.

Twenty – Eight Atlantic – Harwich:

Recommended Entree: Butter Poached Lobster Tail! A Harwich waterfront gem,This waterfront restaurant offers a 5-star dining experience with an awe-inspiring views. Set against the backdrop of Pleasant Bay, the restaurant offers an unparalleled visual feast. Panoramic windows showcase the serene waters, creating an elegant ambiance for patrons to enjoy a sophisticated culinary experience. Whether dining indoors or on the spacious outdoor terrace, Twenty-Eight Atlantic provides a sublime setting to indulge in gourmet cuisine while soaking in the breathtaking vistas of the Cape Cod waterfront.

Brax Landing Restaurant – Harwich Port:

Recommended Entree: Broiled Scallops!Perched in the heart of Harwich Port, Brax Landing Restaurant beckons with its enchanting waterfront vistas. Overlooking Saquatucket Harbor, this coastal gem offers patrons an idyllic setting to savor delectable seafood dishes. The expansive outdoor deck provides an unrivaled vantage point, allowing diners to bask in the beauty of Cape Cod’s shoreline while relishing the flavors of the sea. Brax Landing seamlessly marries culinary excellence with a front-row seat to the captivating charm of Harwich Port’s waterfront.

The Captain Kidd – Woods Hole:

Recommended Entree: Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl Overlooking the harbor in Woods Hole, The Captain Kidd exudes nautical charm. Savor the quintessential Cape Cod experience with their Clam Chowder served in a bread bowl, a comforting dish that warms the soul.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe – Dennis:

Recommended Entree: Lobster Roll! Nestled on the shores of Sesuit Harbor in Dennis, MA, Sesuit Harbor Cafe is a charming waterfront gem. With a laid-back atmosphere and unobstructed views of the harbor, diners can savor seafood delights while surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Cape Cod. The outdoor seating area provides an idyllic setting to enjoy a casual meal, where the gentle sea breeze and picturesque surroundings enhance the overall dining experience at Sesuit Harbor Cafe.


Cape Cod’s waterfront restaurants offer not just exquisite meals but also an immersive experience, combining breathtaking views with the region’s rich maritime history. From Provincetown to Woods Hole, each town boasts a culinary gem waiting to be discovered. Don’t forget to also check out  The Old Manse Inn restaurant recommendations as well in order to make the most of your stay with us when booking your next vacation with us. So, embark on a culinary journey, explore the seaside delights, and savor the flavors that make Cape Cod a true epicurean paradise.

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