How can such a small area of Massachusetts keep tourists and locals pouring in year after year, summer after summer? If you've ever been to Cape Cod, you know the answer is easy. With endless beaches and charming accommodations, nothing beats a summer on the Cape. Alongside that popularity, and with direct access to ocean goods, the restaurant industry on the Cape has blossomed as well. But with so many choices for eateries, how do travelers narrow it down, no matter what their length of stay? FlipKey wants to help, and we've created the ultimate lineup of must-try restaurants on Cape Cod.
The atmosphere, the food, the service, and the location put these establishments over the top and onto our list of the best restaurants worth traveling for in Cape Cod. So grab your sandals, your sunblock, and your appetite and try out each entry on our list:
American Seasons (Nantucket)
Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar (Eastham)
B-ACK Yard BBQ (Nantucket)
Brewster Fish House (Brewster)
Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse (Harwich)
C Salt Wine Bar & Grille (Falmouth)
Cape Sea Grille (Harwich)
Ciro & Sal's (Provincetown)
Del Mar Bistro (Chatham)
Fazio's Trattoria (Hyannis)
Fin Cape Cod (Dennis)
Five Bays Bistro (Yarmouth)
Keltic Kitchen (West Osterville)
Mac's Seafood (Wellfleet)
PB Boulangerie Bistro (South Wellfleet)
Pizza Barbone (Hyannis)
Quicks Hole Tavern (Woods Hole)
The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar (Hyannis)
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When we think of a quintessential girl’s weekend, there should always be three things involved; shopping, wine, and a spa. A bachelorette party is the ultimate girl’s weekend, so all three of these elements are key, along with a few other options depending on the bride-to-be. Las Vegas is not the only destination for a fun and memorable bachelorette party. Cape Cod, Massachusetts offers the best of the best in all three departments along with an array of other activities perfect for a girl’s weekend. For this reason, Cape Cod has been chosen by FlipKey as a top bachelorette party destination.
With it’s long stretches of beaches, street after street of small boutique shops, and world renowned restaurants, Cape Cod is the perfect place to host a bachelorette party. There is no better way to kick of a bachelorette weekend than a day of pampering by the beach. After getting your manicures and pedicures, enjoy a few glasses of wine at one of the many well-known restaurants all over Cape Cod, or you can even enjoy a day of wine tasting at Truro Vineyards right outside of Provincetown.
If your group would prefer a more active itinerary, Cape Cod has plenty to offer you as well. Enjoy a group bike ride along one of the many bike trails, one of the more well-known trails being the Cape Code Rail Trail which offers stunning views starting from the mid-cape and ending in the outer-cape. After all this exercise, you can indulge in some famous Cape Cod cuisine. Many would recommend a lobster dinner followed by a decadent ice cream cone at one of the many creameries, such as Cape Cod Creamery in Hyannis.
This may not be Las Vegas, but there will still be plenty of places for your group of girls to enjoy a night out. You can head to Wellfleet Beachcomber for a night of live music, cocktails, and an all around good time. Cape Cod will offer your bridal party an array of options to suit any preference, whether that is a relaxing spa weekend or an action filled weekend outdoors. It is the perfect destination for a group of your closest friends to kick-back, unwind, and most importantly, celebrate this occasion.
Area: Vacation Rentals in Cape Cod, MA
Expert: Debra Johnson, Rental Manager and all of the Rental Agents at MMVR
Years living in Cape Cod: I’ve lived on the Cape for more than 20 years. Collectively, Mary Jane, Robin, and Andrew have lived here for over 50 years.
Company: Martha Murray Vacation Rentals
Debra, what makes Cape Cod a great destination to visit and stay in a vacation rental?
Cape Cod is a fantastic vacation destination for so many reasons. With fifteen distinctive towns, miles and miles of beaches – many considered among the best in the world – and a plethora of land and seafaring activities, there is something for everyone. Our mid-Cape location in Dennisport is the ideal spot for first timers and seasoned summer visitors alike to enjoy all the Cape has to offer.
What are the top things to do (attractions, activities, events, etc.) in the area? Are there any hidden gems that people may not be aware of?
Boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and parasailing entice those with an adventurous spirit. Whale watching, sightseeing or sunset dinner cruises are a must. There are hundreds of miles of bike trails around the Cape; in fact, the Cape Cod Rail Trail originates in Dennis and passes thru Harwich, Brewster, Orleans and Eastham and ends in South Wellfleet.
Cape Cod, MA is the premier golf destination in all of New England offering dozens of first-rate championship courses. Two of the finest courses are here in Dennis – The Highlands and The Pines. These beautiful courses are open to the public year round (weather permitting) and are sure to challenge the most avid players.
The Cape Cod Baseball league – recognized as the nation’s premier summer collegiate league – invites everyone to enjoy America’s favorite pastime while on the Cape. There are over 212 alumni currently in the Majors!
Known as somewhat of an artist colony, the Cape has embraced both artisans and performing artists alike who have become an integral part of Cape Cod life. Galleries, workshops and studios dot our landscape. Venues such as the Cape Playhouse and the Cape Cod Melody Tent welcome world class entertainers.
Art fairs, festivals, music concerts in the park….there’s something for everyone.
What are the top 5 ‘must-try’ restaurants in the area?
We tried to keep it to 5 “must try’s” but here they are –
Breakfast – TheRed Cottage, The Breakfast Room, and Good Friends Café.
Lunch/Family Dinner – Original Seafood, Kreme & Kone, Clancey’s, Paradise Pizza, The Dog House, Morrells
Dinner – The Oyster Company(best raw bar), The Ocean House, The Seaview, The Red Pheasant, Scargo Café,DiPalma’s, Villa Roma and Bucca’s.
Anytime – Lighthouse Inn, Chapins, The Sailing Cow, Captain Parkers and The Lobster Boat.
What popular entertainment/nightlife options in the area would you recommend?
We had a hard time with this since we are made up of baby boomers, Gen X’s and Y’s. I recommend telling your agent what you’re looking for and they’ll point you in the right direction. A few local options would be the Improper Bostonian, the Sandollar, Sundancers, The Sandbar, and the Comedy Club.
You rent homes to hundreds of guests each year….so you must have a funny story or two about people that visit Cape Cod.
Usually, we answer a lot of funny questions before arrival. Do the beaches have sandy sand? What color is the bathroom? I want to bring matching toilet paper. Our cottage is a half mile to the beach – is that walking or driving?
Once everyone arrives – its great. Moms and Dads relax. Grandparents take the kids to the beach. Couples stroll the beaches at sunset. Families get together for cook-outs. This is what Cape Cod vacations are all about.
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Cape Cod (or, “The Cape”) is one of America’s classic summer getaways. This coastal area located at the easternmost point of Massachusetts boasts an impressive collection of beaches, outdoor activities and kids' attractions, which makes it an ideal family vacation spot.
When to Go Summer is undoubtedly the high season for Cape Cod. From June to early September this small coastal getaway nearly doubles its population as snowbirds return North and tourists flock to the area. For those looking for peace and quiet (not to mention lower costs), late spring and early fall are ideal times to visit.
By Car: From the south, drive Route I-95 to Route 195 to Route 25 and over the Bourne Bridge. From Boston, head directly south on I-93 to Route 3, which crosses the Sagamore Bridge. The drive is roughly 1.5 to 2 hours from Boston. Both bridges get insanely crowded on Friday afternoons and Sundays (when weekenders arrive and leave the Cape). Saturday mornings can be bad, too. If possible, drive up on Thursday and leave the following Monday to avoid traffic. Alternatively, many people fly or take a ferry to Cape Cod and rent a vehicle once they've arrived.
By Air: If you want to skip the drive, Cape Air provides flights from Boston's Logan Airport to Hyannis Port and Provincetown (30 minutes). Flights from New York (LaGuardia Airport) take roughly 75 minutes. Flying helps avoid Cape Cod's notorious traffic. However, you'll probably still want a rental car to get around the area.
By Ferry: Boston Harbor Cruises run two or three daily ferries from Boston (long Wharf) to Provincetown during peak season. Tickets cost $49/$77 (one-way/round-trip), with an extra $5 charge for bicycles.
Day #1 Hit the Beach
Cape Cod has beaches everywhere, and many visitors prefer to visit the beach closest to where they're staying in order to avoid driving. If a family-friendly beach is important, consider a vacation rental near the following watering holes:
By far the most family friendly beach in Cape Cod is Corporation Beach in Dennis. The crescent shaped beach formed by Cape Cod Bay offers shallow water and small waves (watched over by lifeguards), and makes a perfect play spot for young children and adults alike. There's even a rock break wall where the kids can observe various marine life. Restrooms, a small playground and a concession stand are available near the parking area at the end of Corporation Road off of route 6A. Parking is $15 per day. Another family friendly beach is Paine's Creek Beach in Brewster. While it's not as large as other beaches, you can inner tube down Paine's Creek, which slowly flows past Quivett Creek Marsh. Inner tubes can be purchased at a local CVS or Walgreen's and inflated at a gas station. Be sure to arrive just before high tide to get pulled up the river with the high-tide and back out to the ocean with the low-tide. If you don't want to rely on the tides, you can try an inflatable boat with paddles. There's a parking area at the end of Paine's Creed Road off of route 6A. Parking can be limited so plan accordingly.
For a beach alternative, head to Grew’s Pond in Good Will Park, Falmouth. This freshwater pond offers safe swimming for kids (with lifeguards) and comfortable shaded areas for parents.
Day #2. Bike Path & Cartwheels
The Cape Cod Canal Bike Path (printable or google map) is actually the canal access road and the perfect place to bike with the family as public vehicles aren't allowed. The 7.5 mile trail is a flat and easy path that links the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges. Parking, restrooms and trail access are available directly under the Bourne Bridge. Picnic benches are available throughout the route and offer spectacular views of the water and passing boats. These picnic spots are great places for the kids (and you) to take a break. Another path is the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 3.3 paved path that follows the coast from Falmouth to Woods Hole. You can see a listing of popular bike paths here. Boat trips through the canal are available as well (see the official schedule). After your biking adventure, spend the afternoon at Cartwheels 2 in Bourne. Bumper boats, go carts, whiffle ball, bounce house, and mini golf will keep the kids busy for hours.
Day #3. Museums & Exploration
Start your day walking and/or swimming at Nobska Beach. A short fifteen minute walk from Woods Hole, Nobska offers relative peace and quiet, plus excellent views of both the Nobska Lighthouse and ferries crossing the Vineyard Sound. The beach is located on Church Street off Woods Hole Road. For lunch, head over to Jimmy's Sandwich Shop on 22 Luscombe Avenue in Woods Hole. From "Jimmy Burgers" to gourmet pizza there's something here for the entire family. And be sure to wash it down with organic smoothies. After lunch, take a two-hour discovery cruise with OceanQuest and let your kids play scientist. During this trip they’ll learn to determine temperature, density, salinity and dissolved CO2. OceanQuest is located at 100 Water Street in Woods Hole. During the summer, cruises depart Monday to Friday at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Tickets $25.
Day #4. Sandwich
Sandwich ain’t just a delicious name. Cape Cod’s oldest town is home to three truly excellent family activities:
The Heritage Museums is loaded with gardens, baseball exhibits and antique cars. Located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, they're open 10am to 5pm, 7-days a week. Admission $7-15. The Dexter Grist Mill was built in 1654 and resorted in 1961. Show your kids a little glimpse into history. Located on Water Street in Sandwich, they're open 10am to 5pm, 7-days a week. The Green Briar Nature Center offers a number of hiking trails, nature gardens and picnic areas. Located at 6 Discovery Hill in East Sandwich, they're open 10am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday. The jam museum at Green Briar is well worth visiting.
Day #5. Cape Cod National Seashore
Arguably Cade Cod’s main attraction – family or otherwise – is the National Seashore. Over 40 miles of beaches, marshlands and ponds, the Seashore is a favorite. While lifeguards can be found patrolling along the most popular stretches, currents are strong, so swim with caution. The Seashore is huge... and we don't recommend trying to see it all. An excellent day trip would be to hike one of many trails connecting Eastham to Provincetown. The most popular is the Pilgrim Spring Trail in Truro, which makes an excellent afternoon walk. The trail loops for under a mile (there and back) and winds over a kettle swamp. You'll be able to see and hear the ocean in the distance. The coastal terrain doesn't offer sun protection, so be sure to wear sun screen and a hat. From Route 6 take the Pilgrim Heights area exit in North Truro.
This five-day itinerary provides fun for the kids (and parents!) without taking a huge bite out of your budget.
Biking season is finally upon us in New England. Bike enthusiasts and newbie cyclists alike can take advantage of one of the best-quality bike trails in the country right on Cape Cod. Dust the cobwebs off your bicycle, or head to one of the many local rental shops, and set out on a ride while breathing in the sea breezes.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is 22 miles from end to end, starting near the center of the Cape in South Dennis and following a former railroad route all the way to Wellfleet. But of course, you can hop on anywhere along the way. Granite markers tick off every mile so you know how far you've gone and how far you are from your home base. If you want to start in Dennis, there are plenty of FlipKey rentals to serve as your launch-off point, including this two-bedroom cottage with a bicycle shed.
The first few miles are the most heavily used part of the route, with plenty of local businesses (read: ice cream and bike rental shops) to stop at. After mile-marker 3, you'll reach a bike rotary, with the option to branch off into Harwich and Chatham on the Old Colony Rail Trail. Those who make it all the way to the center of Chatham—located near the tip of the "elbow" of Cape Cod—will want to stop and stroll along its quaint and walkable Main Street, dotted with candy, gift, and book shops.
Continuing north on the original Rail Trail brings you into the town of Brewster and past a series of glacial ponds. Seymour Pond is one that is ideal for swimming, and can be accessed with a pass that comes with some vacation rentals in the area, like this four-bedroom house that's only 0.4 miles from the bike route. Keep going through Brewster, and you'll reach Nickerson State Park, at the halfway point of the Rail Trail. The park offers picnicking spots, hiking paths, several ponds, and an eight-mile bike trail for a little side excursion. You can also walk or bike to the Cape Cod Bay on the other side of the park.
At mile 13, you'll hit the center of the town of Orleans, another charming place to stop for lunch or some window shopping. This is where Cape Cod starts to turn into a narrower strip of land, which means easy access to both the bay and the ocean side beaches. Get extended access by staying somewhere like this four-bedroom rental in Orleans, only 100 yards from the bike path.
If you're still going strong, stay on the trail for the best glimpses of nature yet, on the Cape Cod National Seashore. From the Salt Pond Visitor Center near mile 16, there's a bike path—the Nauset Trail—that leads you over the area's characteristic marshlands and right to the ocean. Along this section of the route that goes through Eastham, you'll find plenty more places to stay, like this remodeled three-bedroom on a pond, a quarter of a mile off of the Rail Trail.
You're almost there: pedal your way into Wellfleet, one of the narrowest sections of the Cape, to continue to enjoy the wonders of the National Seashore, as well as the Audubon's wildlife sanctuary on the bay side, around mile-marker 20. At the very end of the trail, mile 22, there's a restroom and a parking lot, and you may even get a glimpse of a section of the old railroad tracks. Reward yourself with a dip in the Atlantic Ocean—you've made it!
Author bio: Joanna Eng is a New York-based writer and editor who covers travel, green living, food, careers, entrepreneurship, and more. Her travel experiences have ranged from hostel hopping in Mexico to staying with distant relatives in China to renting a beach apartment in New Jersey.
Several hundreds of years ago, in 1620, English pilgrims looking for the freedom to practice their religion without persecution landed at Plymouth Rock. Now, nearly four hundred years later, Plymouth still attracts visitors looking for a taste of what our forefathers first saw when they first arrived in America. The town of Plymouth, located just over the bridge from Cape Cod, is home to several historical exhibits and sites to visit, including a replica of the Mayflower in Plymouth harbor. It's a great jumping-off point for your vacation in this historic region.
One of the most memorable school trips of my childhood was a (very long) bus ride up through Massachusetts, where we -- 30-some-odd New York City kids -- got to know about farming: one of the backbones of our nation and a concept entirely unfamiliar to us. We tried our hands at milking a cow, distinguished weeds from carrots in a garden and made our very own lunch... but before we could eat the local, hand-picked produce we had prepared, we tasted some local foods, including something that looked like a plastic red berry and tasted like the white pith of a lemon.
I had tasted a raw cranberry which, believe it or not, is historic as well; it's one of only three fruits native to North America, along with the blueberry and the Concord grape. A free Cranberry World Museum can be found in Plymouth, and it makes for a great place to visit and find out more about cranberries. As for seeing (and tasting!) some cranberries themselves, the best thing to do is to drive through Cape Cod itself. The bogs are easy to access from the main roads, and they're a beautiful sight.
Cranberries are harvested in fall, but even in the spring, the bogs are impressive. Some bogs, like Cape Farm and Cranberry Company in Harwich, even offer tours to visitors and school groups. Don't taste the cranberries raw -- unless you like things sour -- but do bring some home for homemade cranberry sauce. Cranberries or homemade cranberry sauce can be frozen, or you can use the sauce in sweet dishes like this.
Cape Cod Cranberry Quickbread
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup yogurt
1 1/3 cup cranberry sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with yogurt, starting and ending with the dry ingredients and mixing just enough to combine. Fold in cranberry sauce.
Line two cake pans with greased parchment paper. Divide the batter evenly between them. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean with a few crumbs attached. Turn the loaves out onto a cooling rack. This loaf is delicious with butter or cream cheese, or just eaten plain!
Author bio:Emily Monaco is native New Yorker, living and writing in Paris since 2007. She loves discovering new places and, of course, their local cuisines! Read about her adventures in food and travel at tomatokumato.com or follow her on Twitter at @emiglia
Based out of Boston, FlipKey may have an affinity for Massachusetts, but not without good reason. New England showcases the four seasons like no where else in the United States. Vacationers come from all over the world to survey New England’s fall foliage, apple pick in Central Massachusetts, or hike in the Berkshires. As winter arrives, New Englanders trade their hiking boots for skis as people flock to the mountain slopes. In springtime, Boston becomes a hotspot for vacationers eager to experience Colonial history through Duck Tours and walking the Freedom Trail.
But when it comes to summers in Massachusetts, there’s no place better than Southeastern Massachusetts. So if you’re planning a summer retreat, look no further than Cape Cod and the Islands.
At the utmost tip of the Cape Cod Peninsula lies Provincetown, or more affectionately known as “P-town”. While the population may seem desolate during colder months, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Provincetown becomes a nonstop soirée of vacationers. In true summer style, vacationers can kayak around P-town Harbor, sail the Cape Cod Bay and partake in a whale watching tour, peruse the busy shopping district of Commercial Street, or simply enjoy the ocean breeze on its sandy, pristine beaches, all within eyeshot of the famous, 252-foot Pilgrim Monument. Provincetown also features a variety of festivities to honor the arts, such as the International Film Festival in June and the Provincetown Jazz Festival in August. Of course, Provincetown is best known as a gay village. The majority of its events and festivals are centered around the LGBT community, perhaps of which no event proves more popular than the annual Independence Day celebration.
If you want to experience the true old world charm of the Cape, look no further than Chatham. The town has managed to avoid the urban sprawl that has pervaded many parts of Massachusetts, and still features a variety of mom and pop shops along the picturesque Main Street. Chatham’s appeal comes from its antiquity. You can tour the old Atwood House, built in 1752, or pay a visit to the Chatham Lighthouse, established by Thomas Jefferson in 1808.
For a slightly more urban appeal while still on the Cape, head over to Hyannis, home to the Cape Cod Mall. As one of the largest towns on the Cape and a designated commercial and transportation hub, Hyannis has earned the nickname, “The Capital of the Cape”. Hyannis offers something for all ages, from a family-friendly tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, to the much more adult tour of the Cape Cod Beer brewery. Don’t forget to pay homage to one of our most beloved political families, the Kennedy’s, by visiting the John F Kennedy Memorial and Museum.
To witness the natural beauty of the Cape, visit Falmouth, whose southern shore boasts a series of ponds and rivers indicative of the Cape’s topography. Enjoy the finer things Falmouth has to offer, like a day trip to the Cape Cod winery, or a visit to the Cornelia Carey Sanctuary, which features nature trails that run alongside Buzzard’s Bay and offers spectacular views of the Elizabeth Islands and seaside sunsets. Perfect for a family trip or a romantic date, the Shining Sea Bikeway winds along the Vineyard Sound shoreline, ending in Woods Hole. From there, you can catch the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard.
The once home of Jackie Onassis, Martha’s Vineyard has attracted the attention of celebrities, politicians, and artists for decades. The Vineyard boasts temperate summers rarely exceeding 90 degrees, features ample beaches and cliffs, and offers plenty of scenic ocean views and places to eat and shop. Be sure to stop by The Black Dog, a restaurant and tavern that has become a Martha’s Vineyard icon, known throughout New England by its souvenir tee shirts featuring its eponymous Black Dog logo. Another popular destination, the Wesleyan Grove in the town of Oak Bluffs features 350 gingerbread cottages. Or check out the town of Aquinnah to view the scenic Gay Head Cliffs. Proceed with caution, however, as below the cliffs lies Lucy Vincent Beach, one of the few remaining nude beaches left in the US.
A place of serene beauty, Nantucket has become known as a center for the visual and performing arts, but not without a price tag. Nantucket possesses the highest median property value of anywhere in Massachusetts, but for good reason. It hosts a variety of world-class museums, including the Maria Mitchell Association, featuring observatories, an aquarium, a natural history museum, and a science library. While you’re there, plan a visit to the Whaling Museum, the Nantucket Vineyard, Cisco Brewery and Triple Eight Distillery, or the Brand Point Lighthouse, America’s second oldest lighthouse.
Renowned for its quaint New England seaside charm, the icy Atlantic that rarely breaks 60 degrees, the spectacular sunsets at First Encounter Beach in Eastham and the rolling dunes of Provincetown, Cape Cod’s beauty and allure can also be found on a platter of Wellfleet Oysters.
Though I cringe every time I wade into the Atlantic, those bracing Cape Cod waters produce some of the freshest seafood in the Northeast, from palm-sized quahogs to chubby clams to those world famous oysters.
It’s the Wellfleet Oyster, the crassostrea virginica, that’s the Cape’s crown jewel, a bivalve gem whose salty liquor and creamy flavors make it one of the Cape’s most recognizable harvests. With their long bodies and hard shells, Wellfleet Oysters taste the best because they bed down in tidal flats from the time they are just tiny seeds until they mature. Fast moving tides, with their cold, salty cleansing waves, bring the growing seedlings unique nutrients, adding to their legendary clean taste.
Most Cape restaurants offer oysters on the half shell, deep-fried or baked. However, to appreciate their true exquisite flavor, try them raw with a classic mignonette, a vinegary, slightly sweet sauce that accentuates the oyster’s salinity. Don’t use a fork, but cradle the knobby shell in your hand and gently tip it back into your mouth. It’s Cape Cod in a shell.
Wellfleet Oysters are available throughout the Cape, from Sandwich to Provincetown, but I seem to enjoy them best when I’m actually in Wellfleet, a rural, but delightfully artsy village with its share of great seafood restaurants and markets.
Both the Pearl Restaurant and Mac’s Seafood are located in the harbor, a small but bustling pier where you can find and enjoy those Wellfleet Oysters while watching fishing and leisure boats head out to sea. Mac’s is strictly take-out, with a small eating area right on the beach, while Pearl offers a rooftop dining area with fantastic views of the harbor.
In the center of Wellfleet, there’s Mac’s Shack. Not your typical seafood shanty, Mac’s Shack has a larger, more upscale menu with a wonderful raw bar. They don’t take reservations - it’s first come, first served - and the wait can be long if you arrive during peak dinner hours.
If you prefer to knock back oysters in the comfort of your vacation rental, head over to the Catch of the Day, a small fish market and restaurant that has not only oysters, but plenty of native seafood. Opening oysters can be a bit tricky at first, so ask the folks behind the counter for a demonstration. Make sure to buy an oyster knife and wear a heavy glove.
Once you master the art of opening up a Wellfleet Oyster, you’ll be able to set up your own raw bar in your own home, wherever you travel.
Karen Ellery Jones is a Cape Cod travel writer. She has lived on the Cape for over 20 years with her husband, two teens and three cats. You can read more of her writing on Cape Cod for Couples.
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