A view to savor

Cape Cod Life  /  July 2018 / , ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Jennifer Dow 

Soprano’s Casino By the Sea

Soprano’s Casino By the Sea

Waterview restaurants on the Cape & Islands

Soprano’s Casino by the Sea

A Cape Cod landmark has a new restaurant to continue its 50-year history of food service. The owners of the popular Soprano’s Ristorante in Mashpee are expanding to this breathtaking spot on Grand Avenue in Falmouth. Executive Chef George Brown will be offering his Italian specialties enjoyed at their other location as well as daily specials. Serving dinner and lunch daily, the new restaurant offers diners an unparalleled opportunity for waterfront dining, with views of Martha’s Vineyard in the distance. This historic spot has been the finish line for the Falmouth Road Race for decades, as well as one of the most sought after viewing spots for the annual Fourth of July fireworks. Whether cheering on runners, celebrating the country’s independence, or wrapping up a day at the quiet public beach next door, a visit to the Casino embodies the ultimate Cape Cod experience. When the sun goes down, enjoy live entertainment—their valet parking service makes the evening hassle-free. Reservations suggested.

Other great views!

Mid Cape: Mattakeese Wharf 

Celebrating 50 years perched over the harbor, this Barnstable Village establishment has been serving up New England classic seafood, continental cuisine and cocktails to diners for generations.

Lower Cape: Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

The grand terrace offers 180-degree views of Cape Cod Bay, from Plymouth to Provincetown. Their award-winning chef, Philip Flath, makes sure the meal is breathtaking as well. Don’t miss the sunsets, accompanied by relaxing cocktails. 

Outer Cape: The Red Inn

Literally the spot the Pilgrims first came ashore in the New World. Welcoming guests for over a century, the inn’s restaurant serves lunch on the weekends, a Sunday Jazz Brunch, dinner nightly and a Raw Bar Happy Hour throughout the week. Advance recommendations are recommended.

Nantucket: Sandbar at Jetties Beach

The quintessential beachfront experience. The open-air restaurant and bar offers a fresh raw bar, burgers and sandwiches, and local seafood. A full-service bar and a kid’s menu ensure everyone is happy. Shoes optional. 

Martha’s Vineyard: Lookout Tavern
Voted Best Raw Bar for several years in a row, the seafood is always fresh, and the drinks are always cold. The open-air restaurant benefits from ocean breezes off Vineyard Sound. An extensive and creative menu will satisfy any palate as diners watch the ferry and recreational boat traffic sail by. 

Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.