The Short List: Restaurants with the Best Oysters on Cape Cod


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We asked Cape Codders what restaurants on Cape that they believe have the best oysters. Thanks to all who voted! Here are the results for what restaurants on Cape that Cape Codders believe have the best oysters!oysters

Oyster Company & Raw Bar & Grille – Dennis Port

Since 2005, The Oyster Company Raw Bar & Grille has proudly served the freshest cuisine Cape Cod has to offer. Shucking their signature Quivet Neck Oysters for $1.25 a piece daily, customers flock to get in on their “Raw Deal” before it ends. With a charming touch to casual fine dining, the intimate dining room & bar fill up with excited guests for dinner service. Visit the Oyster Company website for more information.

Embargo – Hyannis

Embargo will treat you to a culinary adventure with influences from around the world, home-made infused Martini’s, and some great live bands in a hip new cosmopolitan atmosphere. Menu features Raw Bar, Sushi, Tapas, Salads, Spring Rolls, Sliders, Pizza and more. Take a look at the Embargo page for more information.

Roadhouse Cafe – Hyannis

The Roadhouse Cafe menu offers native seafood, choice beef, pasta dinners and Italian specialties. For those looking for lighter fare, the Bistro offers both the regular dinner menu and the bistro menu which consists of salads, sandwiches and authentic Italian thin crust pizza. Check out the Roadhouse Cafe page for more information.Oysters Rockefeller

Mattakeese Wharf – Barnstable

Directly on the harbor front, Mattakeese Wharf invites you to experience spectacular views of Barnstable’s seaport while you dine in comfort. Choose Mattakeese Wharf for lunch, dinner or a leisurely Sunday brunch. Sip cocktails and watch from the Mattakeese Wharf indoor deck as the sun sets and the harbor settles into its evening hum. Feast on steamers and lobster, or try their pasta, steaks, and other seasonal seafood. Catch all the Sox games at the bar. And while you’re there, order a slider with homemade potato chips baked with melted bleu cheese off their bar menu. Mattakeese Wharf, on the Millway in Barnstable Harbor. Visit the Mattakeese Wharf page for more information.


Wimpy’s was established in 1938 as a small hamburger counter. Over the years as Osterville grew in popularity, so did Wimpy’s. After numerous additions Wimpy’s now has over 200 seats and a thriving retail/take-out market. Although many things have changed both at Wimpy’s and in Osterville since 1938, Wimpy’s has remained family owned and unwavering in its dedication to the community, hospitality and food quality. For more information, check out the Wimpy’s page.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Wellfleet Bookstore
  • Blackfish
  • Boathouse
  • Shuckers
  • Landfall
  • Chapin’s

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  1. http://Jack%20reeves says

    Why not Tugboats in Hyannis.

  2. First place spot for The Oyster Company is well-deserved. We love that restaurant!

  3. http://Martna%20Stuart says

    We like the Lighthouse in Wellfleet. We even met Keith Rose (famous oyster shucker and oyster farmer) there a couple of years ago.

  4. http://Shitsly says

    How about Joes in Orleans?

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