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Don’t-miss dining

The food at Pearl on Wellfleet Harbor (www.wellfleetpearl.com, 508-349-2999) is tasty and plentiful. Choose your main entrée and pick the topping you want with it, like Grilled Swordfish or Tuna with Cilantro Pesto, Mango Salsa, Salsa Fresco, or others.

Moby Dick’s (www.mobydicksrestaurant.com, 508-349-9795) offers the fabulous fried seafood you might expect from a Route 6 roadside eatery and some surprises, like Wellfleet Oysters Pesto.

And don’t miss one of Wellfleet’s newest additions to its food scene—PB Boulangerie Bistro (www.pbboulangeriebistro.com, 508-349-1600). You’ll find the creations of two lauded French natives, a baker and chef, who are turning out wonderful breads, danishes, and croissants, as well as delicious entrées like the Slow-Poached Local Codfish Fillet.

Insider’s tip

The Wellfleet OysterFest (www.wellfleetoysterfest.org) is one of the greatest autumn attractions anywhere on the Cape, and the Annual Oyster Shuck-Off event draws the huge crowds for good reason. Competitors race to clean 24 oysters as fast as they can, and the swiftest walks away with a $1,000 cash prize. Quality counts just as much as quantity: broken shells and oysters otherwise rendered less than perfect provoke penalties. Eastham resident Kyle Morse won the 2010 shuck-off with a time of three minutes and eight seconds, while shucking legend William “Chopper” Young has won three shuck-offs thus far—more than any other competitor.

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Donna Scaglione is a freelance writer living in Falmouth.

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