Cape Cod Waterfront Restaurants

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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.

    Harwich-Waterfront-Restaurants

    Brax Landing

    Address: 705 Route 28, Harwichport

    Phone: (508) 432-5515

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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

    Website

    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.

    Comments are closed.