The New Republic

Ashley Owen Since relocating to Falmouth last May, The Quahog Republic Dive Bar has some familiar faces in the kitchen, the same relaxing atmosphere, and the delicious food that made its Mashnee Island location such a hit. I tried the perfectly spiced Stuffed Quahog ($6) with chunks of quahog, linguica, golden brown on top, served with lemon and melted butter. My guest ordered a cup of clam chowder ($5), made fresh with red bliss potatoes, applewood-smoked bacon, and the perfect ratio of cream to clams. Unique dishes fill the menu, from the J.Q. Grilled Corn ($6) with lime aioli and melted cheese to the Quahog Republic Cubano ($13), a mouth-watering pork and ham sandwich with swiss cheese, red onion, and chipotle aioli, served on grill-pressed French bread. I dove into the Island Burger ($16), a half-pound of black Angus beef with savory toppings: caramelized onions, melted cheese, grilled pineapple, bacon, barbecue sauce, topped with a grilled jumbo shrimp.

Quahog Republic Dive Bar, 97 Spring Bars Road, Falmouth 508-540-4111;


Ashley Owen is a freelance writer and former editorial intern for Cape Cod Life Publications.

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