A few highlights from a week on the cape.
The Port on rt 28 in Harwich Port. New this summer. Excellent creative food. We sat at the bar and sampled a few appetizers and some desserts. A warm baby spinach salad with scallops, a mini apple and pear salad with mesculin greens, and a seared tuna sashimi type dish. All very tasty. The tuna was the best I've had in a long time. For desserts we had banana foster and something else which I can't recall. I don't like bananas, but the vanilla ice that came with it was really good. I remember liking my dessert, I just can't remember what is was.
Pisces on rt 28 in Chatham. Another great find. Small dining room and a six seat bar. Reservations are a must. We were eating early, around 6:00 pm, and got two seats at the bar. For apps we had crab and lobster cakes and a mesculin salad with a few different fruits on it. The salad was good and the lobster and crab cakes were very good. Very little if any filler. A very good soy-based dipping sauce. Our main courses were a baked scallop dish and crab ravioli with a cream based sauce. Appetizer prices were in the $8 to $12 range. Main courses were in the low to mid twenties.
The Bookstore at Wellfleet Harbor. Great casual place. Excellent oysters for around $17 a dozen. A solid lobster roll with potato chips for $13, and a fried cod with french fries for $11. The fish was a large portion for the price, lightly floured, and perfectly fried. The french fries were also very good.
Captain Higgins at Wellfleet Harbor. Drawn here by the $1 Oysters from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Got two dozen. Good, but they must have had a rookie shucking them. Lots of broken shells, oysters not completely detached from shell. Also had an order of fried calamari. They serve a huge lobster roll for $14. A couple of older ladies at another table were struggling to eat them with dignity.
Mac's is also at Wellfleet harbor but we didn't eat there. Wellfleet harbor is great place to hang out in the late afternoon. Lot's of free parking, three places with good to great food, and a nice little beach to sit at and read or just do nothing.
George's Fish Market in Harwichport. Incredible looking fresh fish. We got orders of fried clams and oysters. A thick batter type coating was used on both. The clams were sweet with small bellies - very good. The oysters were not good at all. That thick batter does not work with oysters.
Laura & Tony's on Rt 6 Eastham/Wellfleet line. Another new place. Maybe 1/3 full at prime dinner time. Fairly limited menu. We both ordered the stuffed sole for $18. Very good. Generous portion stuffed with scallops, shrimp, and crab. Served with rice and some grilled veggies. We also had a couple of apps but I can't remember what they were. The dessert menu looked good, but my girlfriend wanted Sundae School ice cream.