The Best Places to Get Oysters on the Cape

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We asked Cape Codders where the best spots on the Cape are to get oysters.

Wellfleet Bookstore & Restaurant – Wellfleet

Combining their love for seafood and simplicity, the Wellfleet Bookstore & Restaurant offers their customers unique waterfront dining on what they consider the most beautiful harbor in the world.

The Port Restaurant – Harwichport

At The Port Restaurant, you will find classic New England seafood, true to it’s heritage and menus designed to tempt the adventurous, inspire the hungry and satisfy the thirsty.

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.

The Wicked Oyster – Wellfleet

The menu at The Wicked Oyster focuses on catch from our local waters and flats combined with the seasonal flavors of New England. That said, they also serve the finest cuts of meat and a very nice burger!
Raw oysters with ice

Land Ho! Restaurant – Orleans & Harwich

The atmosphere at Land Ho is warm, inviting and intimate with its charming interior which is decorated with signs of locals businesses, making this a genuine Cape Cod hangout. Land Ho is a great spot to meet friends or bring the family and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

Wimpys – Osterville

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.

Baxter’s – Hyannis

Baxter’s is one of the oldest Cape Cod restaurants. It is built entirely over the water and has great views of the harbor activities, including the ferry boats going to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and local commercial fishing boats unloading their catch. At Baxter’s you can enjoy a piece of Cape Cod’s history and some of the freshest seafood around!

Oysters Too – East Falmouth

Fine dining with a broad American menu, from fresh seafood offerings to Certified Angus Beef. Dine at Oysters Too for delicious food and friendly, efficient service in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
Oysters on white

PJ’s Family Restaurant – Wellfleet

Having opened its doors in the 1970s, PJ’s Family Restaurant has served local, quality products at affordable prices for families. PJ’s offers fresh seafood, soups, salads, burgers and more!

Alberto’s Ristorante – Hyannis

Alberto’s Ristorante offers Italian cuisine with all fresh ingredients and in-house preparation of every course from the soups to the desserts. Whether for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a buffet or a formal sit down dinner, the intimate fireside dining rooms offer a great dining experience.

Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar – Hyannis

The Naked Oyster specializes in fresh local products from land & sea and features oysters from the bistro’s own farm, creative seafood dishes & a big wine list.

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar – Eastham

For almost 40 years, Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar has served only the freshest fried seafood, lobster rolls, raw bar and premium gourmet ice cream on Cape Cod.

Pate’s Restaurant – Chatham

A Cape Cod landmark since 1957, Pate’s believe’s delicious food shouldn’t be complicated. Prime cuts of beef, fresh seafood and a classic lounge menu are proof that good things don’t always have to change.

Primavera Ristorante – Yarmouth Port

Primavera Ristorante serves fine Italian Cuisine with only fresh farm to table ingredients. Attentive and knowledgeable service will make your intimate dining experience all the more enjoyable.

Bistro on Main – Chatham

Bistro on Main is Chatham’s go to neighborhood bistro for fresh local innovative food, fine wines, great beers and select spirits where you’ll always feel amongst friends.

Oysters with lemon on plate

The Lobster Claw – Orleans

For over 40 years the Lobster Claw Restaurant has served as an ideal location to enjoy a delicious meal and fine spirits in a comfortable atmosphere for a great price. The varied menu always guarantees fresh seafood including boiled and baked stuffed lobster, steamed clams, fresh swordfish, haddock, salmon and other native fish.

Beachcomber – Wellfleet

The Beachcomber has been a must-visit Summer destination for surfers, families, beach-goers and music lovers for more than 50 years! The live music, cool cocktails, fantastic food, stunning scenery and friendly atmosphere create an oasis here in Wellfleet at Cahoon Hollow beach.

Red’s at the Seacrest – North Falmouth

Every night Red’s Restaurant & Lounge is a gastronomic haven for patrons seeking quality food in a friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re a sports fanatic looking for a place to hash out the game, or a business executive looking for a great lunch spot with your colleague, or a beach bum needing to refuel, Red’s is the perfect choice in Cape Cod restaurants for your to recharge in a refreshing setting.

Mac’s Shack – Wellfleet

Named in honor of the best simple suppers of a Cape Cod summer, Mac’s Shack is all about the pure goodness of the season’s local harvest.

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  1. How is the Oyster Company in Dennisport not on here? The name in itself speaks volumes and the oysters come right from Crowes Pasture farm that the owner of the restaurant farms himself and brings back to the restaurant the same day. I think that’s really poor research.

    • Gary Mac says

      You are so right!! There are places on this list that do not have raw bars!! Amateurs! Oyster Company rules!

    • Karen Salvucci says

      I agree and the owner, Greg Burns harvests his own Oysters from his Quivet Neck and owns the South St. Depot restaurant also. His Sashimi Oysters are to die for. Very good Lobster Rolls too. The bartenders make a fantastic Esspreso Martini! They are always so friendly here.

    • Peggie Clen says

      The Oyster Company in Dennisport should be at the TOP of this list…

    • Agreed a disgrace the Oyster Company is not on this list!

  2. Katherine Salle says

    A list of “Best Oyster Places” that omits The Oyster Company in Dennisport is a really RIDICULOUS list. That is THE place for oysters on Cape Cod. Period.

  3. The Oyster Company is the ONLY place to get oysters on the Cape.

  4. Ray Desrochers says

    The Oyster Company is awesome. That being said, it isn’t the ONLY place on the Cape to enjoy oysters on a half shell. One will enjoy any establishment that features Wellfleet oysters.

  5. My faves are Wellfleet Beachcomber, Wellfleet Bookstore, and Mac’s, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Wellfleet oysters are the best! Shucking your own is actually the best from Mac’s seafood market or Hatches in Wellfleet!

  6. How did you miss Epic Oyster in North Falmouth???

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