The Best of Cape Cod & the Islands 2023

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For 32 years, our loyal readers have been voting for Cape Cod Life’s Annual Best of Cape Cod & the Islands Readers’ Choice Awards.

Best of Cape Cod AwardFrom restaurants and gift shops to sunset spots and more, our readers have shown love and support to the local businesses, who are the heart and soul of our community.

Whether you’re a visitor trying to find the Best Family Restaurant or Family Activity, a native Cape Codder making a day trip to the Vineyard looking for the Best Beach, or a local in search of the Best Lobster Roll, our digital guide puts the best of Cape Cod and the Islands at your fingertips.

None of this is possible without our readers, who cast their votes and surprise us with their witty, charming, and often astonishing submissions to our Annual Photo Contest. Your support fuels our efforts and propels the dream our publisher Brian Shortsleeve imagined all those years ago. Thank you to everyone who voted this year, and congrats to our 2023 winners!

You’re the BEST!

Christina Galt, Digital Editor, Cape Cod Life Publications

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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!

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2023 Annual Photo Contest

24 winners across 6 categories, including this year's 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