The Short List – Best Lobster Rolls on Cape Cod

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The Short List is a place to share opinions and discover new things about Cape Cod. This week we’re sharing our favorite places to get lobster rolls on the Cape, hand picked by CCB-Media staff members. What do you think? Did we cover them all? If not, add yours and we’ll republish later taking in the opinions of all the readers.

​Raw Bar

Do you love large delicious lobster rolls? Well, this is the place to go! The Raw Bar has won numerous awards for their lobster rolls so be sure to stop by when out prowling for lobster rolls!
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Lobster Trap

For more than 40 years, The Lobster Trap has been serving the freshest seafood on the Cape, whether you order from the seafood shack or the market. Overlooking Buzzards Bay and with fresh seafood that is constantly in supply, your meal is bound to be good.
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Established in 1938, Wimpy’s has over 200 seats and a thriving retail/take-out market. In Wimpy’s Market you will find a fresh fish case, decadent desserts, a homemade soup bar, heat & served microwaveable meals and more. Wimpy’s entire restaurant menu is also available “to go” through the market.
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Ideally located directly on the water on Hyannis Harbor, Spanky’s has quickly become one of the most popular waterfront dining spots on Cape Cod. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Spanky’s is known for it’s full menu featuring a raw bar, the freshest seafood including four different lobster dinners, house cut steaks and salads galore.
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lr2378Seafood Sam’s

Cape Codders have been enjoying Seafood Sam’s for over thirty years. Seafood Sam’s serve tasty fried or broiled seafood at exceptional prices and they’ve built a reputation as the favorite location for family dining with locals and visitors alike.
Seafood Sam’s has three locations, please click on each location for more information: Falmouth, Yarmouth & Sandwich.

The Chart Room

The Chart Room Restaurant opened in 1966 and was originally a barge and is now converted into a restaurant. There is indoor seating and outdoor seating on the covered porch where you can enjoy the sunset over the water with your lobster roll!
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The Lobster Claw

The Lobster Claw has been serving up award-winning New England seafood since 1963. The Lobster Claw was voted “Best Family Restaurant” by Cape Cod Life, 1994-2008. “Best Lobster Roll” -Cape Cod Life and “Best Fried Clams” -Boston Magazine.
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The Quarterdeck Restaurant

The historic Quarterdeck Restaurant in Falmouth has a nautical atmosphere that is the perfect setting for casual lunches, cocktails at the bar or relaxing dinners. The Quarterdeck Restaurant menu includes seafood, steaks and other popular lunches and dinners.
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2lr4Chatham Pier Fish Market

Sit by the water with a tasty lobster roll in hand and watch the boats pass by. Once you are done with your lobster roll head out along the docks to watch seals and enjoy the sea breeze.
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Far Land Provisions

Far Land Provisions offers savory lobster rolls and outdoor seating to enjoy your food! If you head to Provincetown be sure to stop by Far Land Provisions!
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Notable Mentions:
  • ​Sesuit Harbor Cafe
  • The Original Seafood Restaurant
  • Dan’l Webster Inn
  • The 99
  • Surf’s Up Pizza and Seafood
  • Bubala’s
  • Dennis Public Market
  • Brax Landing
  • Mooakis
  • Kate’s
  • The Black Cat
  • PJ’s
  • DPM Surfside
  • The Riverway
  • Baxter’s
  • Osterville Fish Market
  • Kreme N’ Kone
  • Wicked Oyster
  • Lobster Pot

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  1. Susan Cosgriff says

    I was just at Cape Cod and I found Sagamore Inn had the best HOT OR COD LOBSTER ROLL ON THE CAPE. 2nd Best Sesuit Harbor Cafe. 3 rd was Friendly Family Market North Eastham. Susan

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