Seaside Cuisine – A Guide to Cape & Islands Dining

Cape Cod Life's 2013 Dining Guide with 93 Waterview Restaurants

A world apart from the noise of the city, Cape Cod has a culinary scene offering up a true melting pot of elegant entrees, locally sourced dishes, comfort food favorites, and seaside delights.

Dining Guide

The Lobster Claw | Alberto’s Ristorante | Baxter’s of Cape Cod | Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant & Pub | Celestino’s Cafe | Chapoquoit Grill | Clancy’s | Dan’l Webster Inn | La Cucina Sul Mare | Land Ho! | The Old Yarmouth Inn | Sharky’s Cantina | Wild Goose Tavern

Seaside Cuisine

Our 2013 Dining Guide highlights some of our favorite restaurants serving up unforgettable fare all across this special region. Along the way, we offer insights into what makes each eatery a must-visit destination as well as a few menu suggestions to get you started. And while every restaurant on the list is worth one visit, we’re pretty sure you’ll find a few that will have you heading back for seconds.

The Lobster Claw

Food for Thought

For the past 44 years, owner Don Berig and his family have been serving up broiled, grilled, and fried seafood, steak, burgers, and even gluten-free fare to road-weary travelers and devoted locals. “The Lobster Claw is our life,” says Berig. “We treat our customers like family, and they love us for it.”

Everything at The Lobster Claw is prepared fresh daily. To meet the demand for healthier menu options, light breading and trans-fat-free grease is used for the abundant array of fried food on the menu—without sacrificing taste. The Lobster Claw’s crispy, flavorful onion rings—coupled with the house-made ketchup—can be a meal on their own.

The Lobster Claw The Lobster Claw

The friendly wait staff at The Lobster Claw is a major component of the restaurant’s approach to customer service. Waitresses navigate the dining room bringing patrons high chairs, extra napkins, and anything the diner may need for their meal. And Berig prides himself on having what he considers the cleanest restaurant on Cape Cod—every night the entire restaurant is cleaned literally from floor to ceiling.

“There’s no big formula like some big corporation would have, but it seems to work,” says Berig. “I love every day that I’m here. At 74 years old, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t my passion.”

The Lobster Claw is an award-winning dining destination on Cape Cod—particularly popular with families of all sizes—and is renowned for fresh ingredients and handcrafted house recipes.

Dinner for two…

  • Jumbo shrimp cocktail ($8.95)
  • Broiled native haddock ($19.95)
  • Clambake: 1.25 pound lobster, steamed clams, corn, potato, coleslaw (market price)
  • Pomegranate martini ($8.50)
  • Lobster sangria ($7.50)
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