Our readers love to share their love for everything the Cape and Islands have to offer.

Best of Cape Cod AwardSo 30 years ago, as Cape Cod Life Publications led the way with recognizing the best restaurants, activities and retailers across the region, we of course turned to our audience and asked who were the best in their book.

Three decades later, our recognition has grown to 72 different categories, each with a Gold and Silver winner, in each of the four regions of the Cape as well as Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, totaling a whopping 864 awards!

Best of Cape Cod 2021 - By the stats









Our readers include residents, visitors, and individuals around the world for whom Cape Cod will forever hold a piece of their heart and soul. Stories continually come to us of people using our annual presentation of the “Best of Cape Cod & the Islands Readers’ Choice Awards” as a tour guide for how they might spend a weekend in Provincetown, or a special anniversary dinner, sunset cocktails with college friends, or even a walk with their dog.

Please enjoy your search of the very best the Cape and Islands has to offer, and as always, when you visit be sure to congratulate these businesses in person. After all, you our readers, have told us who you think is the best!

Start exploring the best of Cape Cod 2021 by category!

  • View of a cape cod meal from above


    Over 150 of the best restaurants Cape Cod and the Islands has to offer!

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    Food & Drink

    The tastiest foods and beverages on Cape Cod, as voted by our readers!

  • Aerial View of the Lands End Inn


    Nearly 50 of the best places to stay across the Cape & Islands!

  • SeaBreezes Interior


    More than 250 local shops and stores our readers love and recommend!

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    Things to do

    250+ of the best places to go and favorite things to do on Cape Cod!

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2021 Annual Photo Contest

21 winners across 4 categories. View all winners or choose a category below.

  • Swan flying over a pond

    Cape Characters

  • Girl blowing bubbles

    Kids & Pets

  • Beautiful cape cod seascape at sunset


  • Cape Cod Canal at sunset

    Recognizable Places