Cape Cod Waterfront Restaurants

Michael Leighton
Michael Leighton
Published on July 13, 2019

Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch with a view or if you are looking for a romantic dinner at sunset overlooking the water, there are plenty of Cape Cod waterfront restaurants to choose from to fit your mood. Here is our guide to Cape Cod waterfront restaurants.

Barnstable Waterfront Restaurants

Mattakeese Wharf Restaurant

Address: 273 Millway, Barnstable

Phone: (508) 362-4511

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The casual atmosphere, harbor views and seafood classics on the menu draw people to the Mattakeese Wharf Restaurant which is open for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Black Cat Tavern

Address: 165 Ocean Street, Hyannis

Phone: (508) 778-1233

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Formal / Casual: Casual

At the Black Cat Tavern, you can either dine outside on the patio where you can watch the boats go by, or inside which has live entertainment four nights per week in the lounge.

The Dockside

Address: 110 School Street, Hyannis

Phone: (508) 827-4355

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Dockside is a family friendly restaurant on Hyannis Harbor that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located right next to the Steamship Authority it is the perfect stop before catching an early ferry.

Trader Ed’s

Address: 21 Arlington Street, Hyannis

Phone: (508) 790-8686

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Formal / Casual: Casual

Trader Ed’s has an island vibe that offers live entertainment at night and beautiful views of the boats in Hyannis Harbor by day.

Brewster Waterfront Restaurants

Ocean Terrace

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

Phone: (774) 323-6013

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Formal / Casual: “Cape Cod” casual

OpenTable reservations are available for the Ocean Terrace, which means you can book your own table online and check their availability when planning a special occasion!

Chatham Waterfront Restaurants

The Beach House Grill

Address: 286 Shore Road, Chatham

Phone: (508) 945-0096

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Formal / Casual: Formal, “Resort Evening Attire Dress”

The Beach House Grill offers fresh elevated local seafood dishes and hosts special events such as seasonal clambakes and live entertainment while you dine.

Stars at Chatham Bars Inn

Address: 287 Shore Road, Chatham

Phone: (508) 945-0096

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Formal / Casual: Formal, “Resort Evening Attire Dress”

Reservations are strongly encouraged, and the hours change due to the season and private functions. OpenTable is available, so you can check availability and make your reservations online!

Dennis Waterfront Restaurants

Summer Shanty

Address: 140 Main Street, West Dennis

Phone: (508) 394-0400

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Summer Shanty is situated at the Bass River Marina and serves up lunch and dinner daily with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Boat service and take out is available.

The Ocean House Restaurant

Address: 425 Old Wharf Road, Dennis

Phone: (508) 394-0700

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Formal / Casual: Dressy or “Cape Cod Casual”

The Ocean House Restaurant has OpenTable, so you can easily check availability and reserve your table online. There is live entertainment daily in the lounge and the beach bar.

The Marshside

Address: 28 Bridge Street, East Dennis

Phone: (508) 385-4010

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Marshside has large windows throughout the restaurant which offers tremendous views of the Sesuit Creek surrounding the restaurant.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe

Address: 357 Sesuit Neck Road, Dennis

Phone: (508) 385-6134

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Formal / Casual: Casual

This laid back seafood shack has picnic tables right by the water so you can enjoy one of their famous lobster while overlooking Northside Marina. This Cape Cod waterfront restaurants is cash only, but there is an ATM on premise.

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Harwich Waterfront Restaurants

Brax Landing

Address: 705 Route 28, Harwichport

Phone: (508) 432-5515

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Formal / Casual: Casual

Brax Landing offers great views of Saquatucket Harbor in a laid back atmosphere with seating both inside the rustic restuarant or bar area and outside on the patio.

Twenty-Eight Atlantic & The Verandahs at Twenty-Eight Atlantic

Address: 2713 Orleans Road (Route 28), Harwich

Phone: (508) 430-3000

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Formal / Casual: Formal

Twenty-Eight Atlantic has the highest ratings on Cape Cod from Forbes, Zagat and AAA. The restaurant is surrounded by windows overlooking the bay, with both the food and service matching the views. Reservations are strongly recommended, OpenTable is available online to check availability. The Verandahs at Twenty-Eight Atlantic has a seasonal outdoor dining option that offers breakfast, lunch or dinner for guests.

Outer Bar and Grill & the Pleasant Bay Terrace

Address: 2713 Orleans Road (Route 28), Harwich

Phone: (508) 319-9096

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Formal / Casual: “Cape Cod” Casual

Open air seating is available at the Outer Bar and Grill which is located on the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club property. The Pleasant Bay Terrace offers family themed dinners and nightly entertainment throughout the summer months.

Orleans Waterfront Restaurants

The Orleans Waterfront Inn

Address: 3 Old County Road, Orleans

Phone: (508) 255-2222

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Formal / Casual: Casual

A beautiful waterfront hotel with a rich and haunting history serving up American cuisine with tables inside the restaurant or outside on their outdoor deck. For more about The Orleans Waterfront Inn, check out our blog, “Haunted Cape Cod.”

Double Dragon Inn

Address: 59 Cranberry Highway, Orleans

Phone: (508) 255-4100

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Double Dragon Inn offers Chinese cuisine with waterfront views, although there is only indoor dining. Very casual atmosphere, family friendly with a small bar off to the side and take-out is available.

Provincetown Waterfront Restaurants

Fanizzi’s Restaurant

Address: 539 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Phone: (508) 487-1964

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Formal / Casual: Casual

Fanizzi’s Restaurant feels like it is floating on top of Provincetown Bay, as it juts out over the water surrounding the diner with amazing views. Open year round, Fanizzi’s serves lunch and dinner along with Sunday brunch which fills up fast so get there early!

Ross’ Grill

Address: 237 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Phone: (508) 487-8878

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Formal / Casual: Casual

OpenTable reservations are available for Ross’ Grill, making it easy to plan your night out on the town. Located on the second floor of Whaler’s Wharf, Ross’ Grill has a European bistro vibe and awesome views of the harbor.

The Lobster Pot

Address: 321 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Phone: (508) 487-0842

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Lobster Pot is a Provincetown Landmark and a great place to stop and take in the views and some great local seafood. The Lobster Pot was once mentioned by Anthony Bourdain when describing his time working in town. Find out what other Cape Cod restaurants made television in our blog, “Cape Cod Restaurants Featured on Television.”

Wellfleet Waterfront Restaurants

Wellfleet Pearl

Address: 250 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

Phone: (508) 349-2999

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Wellfleet Pearl is a family friendly dining option for local seafood with outdoor deck seating that has beautiful views of the harbor. There is entertainment playing daily at the Wellfleet Pearl such as the Dirty Water Dance Band.

The Bookstore and Restaurant

Address: 50 Kendrick Avenue, Wellfleet

Phone: (508) 349-3154

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Formal / Casual: Casual

The Bookstore and Restaurant overlooks Wellfleet Harbor and offers Cape Cod seafood classics as well as plenty of offerings for those who do not eat seafood. There is live entertainment daily, so check their website to see who is playing!

Cape Cod Waterfront Restaurants

Looking for dinner with a view? Check out one of the many Cape Cod waterfront restaurants on our list for a meal you won’t forget.

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