The Ocean House Restaurant – Breezy, Beach-Side Dining in Dennis Port

The Ocean House Restaurant is one of Cape Cod’s premier oceanfront dining destinations. This treasured gem at 425 Old Wharf Road, Dennis Port, raises the bar with each of its worldly (yet local) offerings.

Did we mention this Zagat Award-winning establishment has one of the best views available to Cape Cod diners? Customers are treated to a stunning overlook of Nantucket Sound.

Just be sure to make a reservation, as this is a pretty popular place!

Menu at the Ocean House Restaurant

Visitors to the Cape would not expect the Ocean House Restaurant’s menu to be quite as diverse as it is.

Roasted Spanish Octopus, Shrimp Bao Buns, and a “New Age” Bento Box (a popular snack assortment in Japan) round out the appetizer section, but are of course joined by local options such as Cape Cod Beer-steamed Mussels. The Butternut Squash hummus is legendary.

Uncommon pizza combos can be found in selections like lobsters the Lobster and Asparagus, or Sweet Chili Shrimp.

Cape Cod Potato Chip Crisped Codfish is a pretty popular entrée served with fennel cabbage slaw, lemon remoulade, and sea salt fries. Kale Fettuccine is a dazzling array of great greens, including broccoli pesto, ricotta, and toasted bread crumbs.

If you can’t already tell, the Ocean House has a decidedly Asian flare to its food, brilliantly encapsulated in dishes like Pad Thai Noodle Bowl and the vegan specialty, Kung Pao Cauliflower Bowl with farro, vegetables, peanuts, sweet and sour sauce.

Be sure to leave room for dessert, since items like Apple-Apple-Apple (apple cinnamon square, apple pie gelato, Calvados crème anglaise) and Chocolate Bag Sundae cannot be missed.

Ocean House Prices

Appetizers average around $14, while dinners tend to cost about $28. But the “three for thirty” deals – allowing customers to order from a list of small, large and dessert plates – make for an affordable and romantic outing on Cape Cod.

About the Ocean House Restaurant

In a land where family-run restaurants are numerous and waterfront property is all but extinct, the Ocean House is a point of pride for the town of Dennis.

The year 2013 was a solid one for the Ocean House Restaurant – it was given the following awards: “Best Date Spot,” “Best Ocean View,” “Best Place to Have a Cocktail,” and the Trip Advisor Excellence Award.

Where to Find Ocean House


  1. One of our favorite restaurants and right down the street from the inn. Walking to dinner, Cape Cod at its best!

  2. This is simply an outstanding place.

  3. The places just looks awesome.

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