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Cape Cod Dining Summary - July 2018

mangorita | Jul 17, 201806:31 PM

I posted a lengthy summary of our Cape Cod dining last summer and will now do the same for our most recent trip! We live just south of Boston and travel to the Cape for a week or 2 each summer. This summer we stayed in Harwich Port. We have our 2 boys (ages 4 & 8) with us. They are picky eaters but, I try to pick places where I can also get something I will enjoy.

My summary from last year can be found here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/cape-c...

Here's where we ate this year in roughly the order we visited them:

-Dinner at Mad Minnow in Harwich Port:
our first time here. Easy parking. Nice outdoor area for waiting/dining. Nice space inside. They have a kids menu with offerings like grilled cheese and mac & cheese, which is what my kids ordered. My older son said the grilled cheese had too high of a bread to cheese ratio. :) My younger son loved the mac & cheese. My husband and I shared the tuna cannoli and crab cake tater tot apps both of which were quite good. For my main course, I got a watermelon salad with grilled shrimp. They have a nice cocktail menu and an interesting dinner menu with options for those that are less adventurous as well.
Food: Good
Kid Friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Yes

- Brunch/Breakfast at 28 Atlantic at the Wequassest Resort in Harwich:
A nice breakfast buffet with a SUPERB view of the water. We sat on the terrace. They have a separate kids buffet area set up in a little pirate ship, with options included tater tots and s'mores pancakes along with cereal,fruit, eggs etc. The main buffet featured an omelet station where you could also get belgian waffles. Other buffet options that day included blintzes, smoked salmon, assorted bread and pastries, eggs benedict, fresh fruit etc. There was also an a la carte menu available.
Food: Good
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Yes

-Donuts at The Donut Experiment in Provincetown :
this shop off of Commercial St. serves up "customized" donuts. They have some plain cake donuts which you can customize by selecting a frosting/glaze + an additional topping (such as fruity pebbles or crushed Oreos). They weren't the best donuts I ever had but they were a nice little snack.
Food: Okay
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Maybe

Dumplings from Kung Fu Dumpling in Provincetown.:
a little take-out place off of Commercial St. right next to the aforementioned DOnut Experiment. (There are patio tables outside for use if you get food from either place) We ordered the shrimp and scallion dumplings and the chicken and mushroom dumplings.
VERY good
Food: Great
Kid-Friendly: For my kids, no. but, since it is take out you can always get them something to eat elsewhere.
Would we go back: Yes

Ice Cream at Sundae School in Dennisport:
We go here every year. Its nostalgic for me as we came here every year when I was a kid. Plus, I love the the Hot Fudge Sundae.
Food: Great
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Yes

Dinner at Sesuit Harbor Cafe in Dennis
We make sure to visit Sesuit Harbor Cafe each year and the crowds seem to get bigger and bigger each year. This year, the line at 6:30 PM on a Tuesday took us about 45 minute to get through. We ordered lobster rolls, a fisherman's platter, and for the kids: grilled cheese and a hot dog. Food was excellent as always. We had a beautiful view of the water and the sunset.
Food: Excellent
Kid Friendly: Yes
Would we go back: yes

Dinner at Four Seasons Tratorria in Yarmouth:
our first time trying this Italian restaurant. Its in a former Friendlys and its tight quarters inside. Our food was very good. We ordered the ciopinno special which was served over pasta and the eggplant parm. The kids got spaghetti and meatballs and buttered pasta.
Food: Good
Kid Friendly: Yes (kids menu)
Would we go back: yes

Ice Cream at Cape Cod Creamery in Yarmouth:
house made ice cream with standard and creative flavors all named after Cape Cod towns and landmarks. My older son LOVES their cake batter ice cream.
Food: great
Kid friendly: yes, of course
Would we go back: Yes

Breakfast at Grumpy's in Dennis
My mom's favorite Cape breakfast place. There's always a line out the door waiting to get in. A large menu of breakfast dishes. Interesting specials. Good, humble breakfast food. I went with the banana split waffle on this visit.
Food: Good
Kid-friendly: Yes
Would we go back: yes

Dinner at Gerardi's Cafe in Yarmouth:
Another Italian place. this one had a bit more atmosphere than Four Seasons. They have a kids menu available with options like spaghetti & meatballs and fettucine alfredo. We ordered the lobster and scallop cake special (one of the best dishes of our trip!), chicken parmesan and seafood diavalo.
Food: Good
Kid Friendly: Yes (kids menu)
Would we go back: yes

Breakfast at Hangar B in Chatham
Another favorite of ours. We've gone here for years. We lucked out this time and only had a 10 minute wait. Shortly after we arrived the wait time jumped up to 45+ minutes. At least the kids get to look at the planes at the Chatham airport while you are waiting. On this visit we ordered the breakfast fish & chips special, the red flannel hash, and the bread pudding french toast.
Food: Excellent
Kid-friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Yes

Treats from Marions Pie Shop in Chatham
we stopped here after breakfast at Hangar B to pick up some treats for later. We chose a blueberry pie, a mini chocolate cream pie, and some cookies.
Food: Good
Kid-friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Yes

Dinner at Pizza Barbone in Hyannis
This is another place that we visit pretty much every year. My older son loves their cheese pizza and my younger son loves their meatball appetizer. The adults split a salad and a brisket pizza.
Food: Excellent
Kid-friendly: Yes
Would we go back: Yes

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