Yarmouth is a diverse town full of vibrant local businesses, and its restaurants are no exception. Some of our favorites have been in business for decades, serving Cape Cod classics and new twists on tradition; others are brand new, chef-owned establishments, with modern menus to please even the most discriminating palate.
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#1 All Day Brunch
No foodie trend is more important right now than the “All Day Brunch,” and Yarmouth has several great spots where you can indulge your inner hipster, where every day feels like Sunday, and you can enjoy your poached eggs and avocado toast well after noon. The Hearth and Kettle and Keltic Kitchen have done this for years, and we’re happy to see the many restaurants extending their breakfast menu hours to accommodate the happy brunchers. New restaurant Y’all’s Wicked Kitchen, Ann and Fran’s have some creative dishes that might even make you try something new.
Cape Cod Foodies Favorite: Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes at Ann and Fran’s Kitchen, or the Buckwheat Waffle if you eat a gluten-free diet.
#2 New Hot Spots
What’s better than discovering a great new restaurant to brag about to your friends? Thanks to a wave of new chefs and restaurateurs coming to Yarmouth, we have some exciting new places for you to try. We’re rooting for the newcomers at Y’all’s Wicked Kitchen, Bashful Tarte Bakery, Ella’s Bakery Sandwich and Ice Cream Shop, Caffe Gelato Bertini, and new owners at Mary’s Lil Caboose.
Cape Cod Foodies Hot Take: Grill 43 in Yarmouth Port, a sister restaurant to The Rock Harbor Grill in Orleans, promises the same exciting flavors. Doors open at 4:30 PM.
#3 Cape Cod Favorites
What would Cape Cod be without our favorite seafood restaurants? Whether you’re craving a buttery mountain of lobster in a big brioche roll known as the Wicked Awesome at The Skipper, a creamy cup of delicious Captain Parker’s Clam Chowder, a fried seafood platter from Seafood Sam’s, or a Riverway Lobster House stuffed quahog, Yarmouth’s restaurants keep serving the freshest seafood all season long. Everyone has their favorites, and it’s safe to say Cape Cod’s traditional fare never goes out of style.
Cape Cod Foodies Favorite: The Wicked Awesome – a Connecticut style hot buttered lobster roll, best enjoyed on the outside deck at The Skipper Chowder House watching the sunset over Nantucket Sound.
A bit of dining nostalgia that we all hold dear, is the traditional diner experience. Delicious, wholesome food, a casual environment, with a fast, friendly service. Yarmouth is lucky enough to have several of these fine establishments. Piccadilly Deli and Cafe has a menu that you might see in New York or New Jersey, with all the traditional diner fare. There’s something special about the open kitchen, where you can see your french toast being flipped, and hear the spatulas on the griddle. If you’re more of an early riser than an midday eggs benedict bruncher, you can get your eggs any style starting at 5:30 AM at the Rt. 28 Diner.
Cape Cod Foodies Favorite: More of a restaurant than a diner, The Keltic Kitchen counter is a great place to sit and watch their formidable team as they crank out plate after plate of delicious food with lines out the door. The counter’s surrounding woodwork is covered in patches from law enforcement across the country, and the friendly vibe is definitely part of a great experience.
#5 Sweets and Treats
Cupcakes, Ice Cream and Candy… OH MY. How can anyone resist the sweet temptations of Yarmouth’s bake shops, ice cream parlors and confectioners that bring us back to our childhood? Now there are some new kids on the block. Three that have just opened: In West Yarmouth, Ella’s Bakery Sandwich and Ice Cream Shop, in South Yarmouth, The Bashful Tarte, and also in South Yarmouth, Caffe Gelato Bertini. For a more formal experience, treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at The Optimist Cafe on 6A in Yarmouth Port.
Cape Cod Foodies Favorite: Mary’s Lil’ Caboose Ice Cream and More – Where I had my very first ice cream cone (orange sherbet) on Cape Cod at age six. Because tradition still matters.
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