For more than three decades, readers of Cape Cod LIFE magazine have thoughtfully and enthusiastically weighed in to have their voices heard when answering the question, “Who is the best?”

Best of Cape Cod AwardIt is a debate that arises over drinks as menus come under consideration for lobster rolls, hamburgers or sushi. It comes up at the breakfast table on Saturday mornings in July as the determination of which beach for the day is decided. It is a thoughtful consideration as a special evening approaches when deciding on the perfect romantic restaurant. Maybe friends with undeniable sophistication are visiting, which Bed & Breakfast should you recommend, and which restaurant has the best wine list?

For 31 years, the public has weighed in with their recommendations and input, resulting in both time-honored acknowledgment year after year, as well as newly-crowned achievers who are recognized for their efforts. The announcement of these annual Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards across the Cape and Islands is a highly anticipated event, and rightly so, a real reason to celebrate—for the winners, as well as all of us who get to reap the benefits of such a rich region of food, drink, activities and experiences.

Settle in and explore the 2022 Annual Readers’ Choice Best of Awards (852 in total), or better yet, grab your keys and head out to confirm the "best" status of these winners—and maybe vote for a few of your own favorites for next year!

Enjoy, after all, there isn’t any better, these are the best!

Start exploring the best of Cape Cod!

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    Over 150 of the best restaurants on Cape Cod and the Islands!

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    Food & Drink

    The most crave-worthy foods and beverages as voted by our readers!

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    Locals and visitors pick the best lodging across the Cape & Islands!

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    Over 250 local shops and stores that 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!

2022 Annual Photo Contest

24 winners across 6 categories, including this year's new Readers' Choice Photo.

View all winners or explore by category.

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    Kids & Pets

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    Cape Characters

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    Recognizable Places

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    Photographers' Choice

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    Readers' Choice

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