Cape Cod LIFE July 2017 |

Waterview Dining Guide: 110 Cape & Islands restaurants with views of ocean, bay and stream

Cape Cod Life  /  July 2017 / ,

Writer: Matthew J. Gill

Waterview Dining Guide

The view from The Outer Bar and Grille at The Wequassett Resort, Harwich • Photo by Jennifer Dow

The Cape and Islands have a reputation for superior dining. From Buzzards Bay to Provincetown and across Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, the region’s bounty of great restaurants seems never-ending. Are you in the mood for blackened swordfish, pan-seared scallops, or a juicy steak? How about clam chowder, calamari or some cornbread served with maple butter? All of these and more can be found here, and in abundance.

And what better way is there to enjoy a fine meal on a summer’s evening than to do so overlooking Hyannis Harbor, Nantucket Sound or Cape Cod Bay? We at Cape Cod LIFE couldn’t think of any. Therefore, continuing a longtime Cape Cod LIFE tradition, we present the following list of 110 Cape and Islands restaurants that, in addition to the wonderful food on their menus, also deliver breathtaking water views.

Upper Cape Waterview Dining

Mid Cape Waterview Dining

Lower Cape Waterview Dining

Outer Cape Waterview Dining

Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Waterview Dining

Upper Cape Waterview Dining

Mid Cape Waterview Dining

Raw Bar on Ocean Street, Hyannis

Anthony’s Cummaquid Inn, Yarmouth Port

Lower Cape Waterview Dining

Outer Cape Waterview Dining

Surf Club Restaurant & Bar, Provincetown


Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Waterview Dining

Martha’s Vineyard


Matthew J. Gill

Matthew Gill is the former editor of Cape Cod LIFE and Cape Cod ART magazines. A graduate of U-Mass Dartmouth, Matthew has worked as a journalist since 2003 and has written on topics ranging from the sinking of Nantucket’s whale ship Essex and the history of the Barnstable-Falmouth Thanksgiving football rivalry, to the Cotuit Rowing Club, Provincetown’s Art’s Dune Tours, and more! A relative newcomer when it comes to the Cape, Matt and his wife Melissa just celebrated a Cape Cod-themed wedding.