13 Places to Have a Burger on Cape Cod

burger-bar-beerMany places on Cape Cod “have the meats” in the form of large, juicy burgers. Sure, there are the giant chains, but nothing is as satisfying as diving into a local joint’s fare.

Below are our favorite places to grab a burger on the Cape, in no particular order.

Land Ho! Restaurant

The atmosphere at Land Ho is warm, inviting and intimate. Decorated with signs of locals businesses, this is a genuine Cape Cod hangout. Sandwiches, soups, salads and local seafood are the standard fare, accompanied by a large bar which is very popular in the evening. With fast and friendly service, Land Ho! is a great spot to meet friends or bring the family and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

429 MA-28, Harwich Port

MA-6A, Orleans

Bobby Byrne’s Pub

Bobby Byrne’s Pub serves lunch and dinner as well as take. Depending on the location, the pub may have outdoor seating. Bobby Byrne’s has multiple locations and features a Celtic-themed atmosphere with diverse menu options. Don’t miss the entire section on their menu devoted to burgers.

Route 28 & 151, Mashpee Commons

Route 28 & Bearses Way, Hyannis

Route 6A & Tupper Road, Sandwich

Chatham Squire

Chatham’s foremost family restaurant has a multi-cultural menu and an entertaining cast, including both the crew and the customers. The Chatham Squire is the place everyone looks for when they visit Chatham. Lunch and dinner specials are posted daily, and typically feature the best of surf and turf.

487 Main St, Chatham


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 since 1938, Wimpy’s has remained family owned and unwavering in its dedication to the community, hospitality and food quality.

752 Main St, Osterville

Red Nun Bar & Grill

The Red Nun Bar & Grill has lots of great burger choices and excellent sports-watching chow. You can get a drink at the bar and enjoy some wings with the game on or enjoy a classic burger while sitting at one of the outdoor tables. There are daily lunch and dinner specials, with sandwiches, seafood and soups included on the menu.

673 Main St, Dennis Port

746 Main St, Chatham

Flynn’s Irish Pub

Flynn’s is a traditional Irish pub specializing in craft beers and comfort food. They offer traditional Irish faire, live Irish Music and great service – not to mention a few incredible burgers. If you’re hankering for one, try stopping by on a Tuesday, when they offer special discounts.

119 Cranberry Hwy (Sagamore Bridge Connector), Sagamore

ThinkstockPhotos-186468143Five Guys

It may not be a local joint, but it bears repeating on this list. Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries have become renowned for their melt-in-your-mouth food, fried in peanut oil. Twenty years after opening, Five Guys has become a nationwide sensation and continues to attract burger lovers worldwide.

793 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis

Dan’l Webster Inn

A legendary Cape Cod establishment, the Dan’l Webster Inn is one of the most elegant settings for special occasion dining on Cape Cod. Enjoy a bit of swank with your burger here – an especially apropos spot for carnivorous date-nighters.

149 Main St, Sandwich

Liam Maguire’s

Another fantastic Irish Pub – Liam Maguire’s offers live music, a mix of classic Irish and American fare and an entire section of the menu dedicated to burgers. Some of those burgers, like the Woods Holier, are Cape-themed.

273 Main St, Falmouth

Fanizzi’s By the Sea

This fairly ritzy Provincetown establishment juts out over Provincetown Bay and offers a mix of Italian and American style dishes. Their list of burgers satisfies all tastes, from the traditional “naked” burger to the fancier “539er” with shallots and aioli, to somewhat healthier takes on turkey and salmon burgers.

539 Commercial Street, Provincetown

British Beer Company

This local small-chain favorite offers both dependability and creativity – and it’s a great spot to bring someone who isn’t up to a burger when you definitely are. There are plenty of beer and ale options, as the name implies, but also many tasty takes on traditional fare and contemporary favorites. They even have a veggie burger if you bring along a vegetarian bro.

46 MA-6A, Sandwich

263 Grand Ave, Falmouth

412 Main St, Hyannis

2294 State Rd, Plymouth

ThinkstockPhotos-483074134The Courtyard Restaurant and Pub

The definition of a local haunt, the Courtyard is Bourne’s hidden gem chock full of classic New England fare. A warm and inviting atmosphere is taken quite literally at the outdoor fire pit, but the interior is also quaint.

1337 County Rd, Bourne

JD’s Burger Company

Not only does JD’s have 18 different burgers to choose from, but they serve up those sandwiches with a variety of fried goodness on the side. Try burgers as diverse as a Caribbean-themed “Jerk,” spicy “Inferno” and swiss-cheese laden “Alpine,” all with a handsome helping of beer battered onion rings, fried banana pepper rings, seasoned french fries or sweet potato fries.

280 MA-130, Sandwich


  1. Bear’s and Boots, Falmouth

  2. Red Face Jacks, South Yarmouth should be on this list…just yummy

  3. I can’t quite believe anyone would give 5 Guys a good rating. Have you actually had a burger at JD’s? the meat is taste less and there’s not much of it. Fathers in E Sandwich is A+ and I agree 100% on Dan’l Webster.

  4. Five guys? Really? After you eat the greasy burger, you can lube your car with the napkins….yuk!

  5. Industry Ale House in Sandwich may have the best burgers on the Cape! Plus a great tap list of craft beer!

  6. Rick McKean says

    KKates in Hyannis
    The Knack in Orleans

  7. How did TapCity in Hyannis not name this list?! Their burgers and housemade truffle ketchup are amazing.

  8. Centerville Pie company has awsome burgers !!

  9. theknackcapecod.com come one guys seriously, you didn’t include them?

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