Cape Cod Lobster Roll

Michael Leighton
Michael Leighton
Published on August 24, 2019

Did you even have a summer on Cape Cod if you didn’t have a Cape Cod lobster roll? The Cape Cod lobster roll is a summer tradition for many visitors and locals, but with so many restaurants claiming to have the best Cape Cod lobster roll, where do you go? Here is our list of where to find lobster rolls by town so you can decide for yourself who has the best Cape Cod lobster roll.

Brewster Lobster Roll

JT’s Seafood Restaurant

Address: 2689 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster

Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

JT’s Seafood Restaurant is a take on the old fashioned clam shack with a modern twist. Located conveniently on Route 6A right by the Brewster bay side beaches, JT’s Seafood Restaurant is the perfect stop for lunch or dinner.

Ocean Terrace

Address: 2907 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster

Hours: 7:30 am – 10:30 am / 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Open year round and located at the Ocean Edge Resort, the Ocean Terrace has a patio where you can dine on seasonal menu options overlooking the water. Check out our blog, “Waterfront Cape Cod Restaurants” to find out more about Ocean Terrace and other waterfront restaurants on the Cape.

Chatham Lobster Roll

Mac’s Chatham Fish & Lobster

Address: 1291 Main Street (Route 28), Chatham

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Formally just Chatham Fish and Lobster, Mac’s has the same quality fare you would expect at the original Chatham Fish and Lobster or Mac’s Seafood around the Cape. There is outdoor and indoor seating available or take-out.

Captain’s Table

Address: 576 Main Street, Chatham

Hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Located next to the library in beautiful downtown Chatham, the Captain’s Table is a hidden gem in town. Try one of their lobster rolls on their outdoor patio or inside of their cozy cottage style restaurant.

Dennis Lobster Roll

Sesuit Harbor Cafe

Address: 357 Sesuit Neck Road, Dennis

Hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Known for their lobster rolls, the Sesuit Harbor Cafe is a popular stop for locals and visitors to get this summer staple. There are picnic tables available outside overlooking the harbor.

Captain Frosty’s

Address: 219 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Captain Frosty’s has been a favorite roadside clam shack for over 40 years serving up lunch and dinner during the summer months.

Eastham Lobster Roll

The Friendly Fisherman

Address: 4580 Route 6, North Eastham

Hours: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Sunday – Thursday / 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday

The Friendly Fisherman located on the highway in North Eastham was recently named one of the Top 10 Lobster Rolls in New England by Yankee Magazine so you know it’s good! Rachael Ray has even endorsed the Friendly Fisherman lobster rolls, along with Cape Cod Magazine so it’s a must try!

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

Address: 3580 Route 6, Eastham

Hours: 11:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On any given night of the week during the summer months, you can find a line out the door of hungry visitors and locals at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar. Their award winning seafood dishes makes it a summer tradition keeping people coming back for more.

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Harwich Lobster Roll

The Mad Minnow

Address: 554 Main Street, Harwich Port

Hours: Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am / Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm – 12:00 am

Set back from Main Street in Harwich Port, The Mad Minnow has indoor dining and an outdoor beer garden where you can enjoy their lobster roll. Their lobster roll is poached in Amish butter and served on a brioche either cold or hot.

Brax Landing

Address: 705 Route 28, Harwich Port

Hours: 11:30 am – 1:00 am

Brax Landing is located right on Saquatucket Harbor, so you can enjoy your lobster roll while taking in the breathtaking views on the deck. Brax Landing is open for lunch or dinner and hosts brunch every Sunday.

Orleans Lobster Roll

Rock Harbor Grill

Address: 18 Old Colony Way, Orleans

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm / Friday & Saturday 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Rock Harbor Grill is a favorite for locals and visitors because of their consistently delicious food and friendly service. The lobster roll is served on a brioche roll, with lemon parsley mayonnaise and potato chips on the side that are made in house.

The Knack

Address: 5 Route 6A, Orleans

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

The Knack makes everything it serves in house (including the sauces), setting this roadside stop apart from the other roadside stands you might find. There is patio dining available or you can take out.

Provincetown Lobster Roll

The Canteen

Address: 225 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Canteen is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can either sit inside, on the small patio which is right on Commercial Street or in the back which overlooks the water.

The Lobster Pot

Address: 321 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Hours: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

The iconic Lobster Pot celebrates its 40th year serving up fresh local seafood on Commercial Street in Provincetown. Reservations are not accepted, so make sure you are ready to wait because they fill up fast.

Truro Lobster Roll

Captain’s Choice

Address: 4 Highland Road, North Truro

Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

The Captain’s Choice restaurant lobster roll can be served one of two ways, cold with mayonnaise or hot with butter (for an extra $1).

Wellfleet Lobster Roll

PJ’s

Address: 2616 Route 6, Wellfleet

Hours: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

PJ’s has always been a favorite spot for locals, but it gained attention after former Cape Cod resident Duff Goldman mentioned the restaurant on the television show, Best Thing I Ever Ate. For more Cape Cod restaurants featured on television, check out our blog.

Moby Dick’s Restaurant

Address: 3225 Route 6, Wellfleet

Hours: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm

Moby Dick’s Restaurant has been a Cape Cod staple since 1983. Bring your own beer and wine (at no charge) and they’ll provide you the cups and ice so you can enjoy your favorite beverage while trying one of their lobster rolls.

Cape Cod Lobster Roll

Eating a Cape Cod lobster roll is a tradition for locals and Cape Cod visitors alike. After your Cape Cod lobster roll, check out our list of “Cape Cod Ice Cream Shops” for a sweet treat. Looking for the perfect breakfast sandwich? “Best Cape Cod Breakfast Sandwiches on Cape Cod” has what you are looking for.

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