What’s New on Cape Cod This Season

It is just past Memorial Day weekend. You know what that means. No, we’re not talking tourists. We’re talking new restaurants and hotels popping up.

The seasonal places on the Cape are ready for the weekend, and so are the new guys in town!

Restaurants

Anejo Mexican Bistro & Taqueria
599 Main Street
Hyannis, MA

The contemporary Tex-Mex restaurant in Hyannis will seat 309 patrons, including bar seating for 77. It will have two outdoor serving area. Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. daily.

Live entertainment will include a 272-square-foot dance floor, up to three performers and three amplified pieces, and karaoke, with rear patio live music available 4-8 p.m. Non-live entertainment will include one pool table, six TVs, and recorded music 4 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

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Ten Pin Eatery
Cape Cod Mall
Hyannis, MA
508-771-2100

https://tenpineatery.com/

Ten Pin Eatery has officially open its doors for dining, play, and all things fun!The brand new 25,000 square-foot entertainment complex at Cape Cod Mall began welcoming customers at 3 PM Monday afternoon. Regular hours begin as of Tuesday.

Ten Pin Eatery is a joint venture between two long-time Cape Cod businesses – Chapin’s Restaurant Group and Ryan’s. It features a 300-seat restaurant and bar area, more than twenty TVs and several large projection screens, 8 lanes of ‘Ten Pin’ bowling, 3 additional private bowling lanes, a Cape Cod-themed laser tag arena, an arcade area and a VIP lounge for special events.

The Drunken Seal
98 Town Neck Road
Sandwich, MA
508-888-0066
https://www.thedrunkenseal.com/

Energetic and visionary Christopher Wilson, owner of the popular Belfry Inn & Bistro, the Next Door Burger Bar and the new Gallery on Jarves, co-owned by his wife Wendy Sweet Wilson, will reincarnate the former Horizons on the Bay restaurant property. Wilson’s new initiative will open for the 2018 season and be branded The Drunken Seal Beach Bar & Restaurant.

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The Pheasant
905 Main Street
Dennis, MA
508-385-2133
https://www.pheasantcapecod.com/

The decades-old Red Pheasant closed at the end of 2017 and will re-open spring 2018 under new ownership (Adam and Erica Dunn) as The Pheasant, serving “New England coastal farm-to-table fare” by executive chef Toby Hill (Pain D’Avignon, Brewster Fish House). the focus will be sustainable locally-sourced dining and gracious but approachable hospitality. Utilizing the highest quality, seasonally-driven ingredients from local farms and purveyors, The Pheasant will offer dishes with a unique Cape Cod identity influenced by classic New England flavors.

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Aquatic Brewing Company
661 Main Street,
Falmouth, MA
https://www.aquaticbrewing.com/home/#main

This forthcoming brewery will likely open spring 2018; keep an eye on the website for updates. A checklist indicates that the brewery and taproom buildout is currently in progress, and Aquatic has already received its federal and state approvals, as well as its local zoning and pouring permits. The beer lineup may include a hefeweizen made with Jarrylo hops.

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The Buffalo Jump
Coonamessett Farm
277 Hatchville Road
East Falmouth, MA
http://www.thebuffalojump.com/

As announced last summer, Brandon Baltzley and Laura Higgins-Baltzley are making their Buffalo Jump pop-up permanent, taking over food operations at Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth with a daytime cafe and multi-course fine dining several nights a week. The cafe will be open daily from 8AM to 3PM with breakfast and lunch, including a full menu for kids. Reservations are now open for dinner, which will be served on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays and will be “influenced by exploration, nostalgia, and history, using only the best ingredients found locally grown, fished, and foraged.” Dinners are BYOB, and diners are welcome to arrive early to explore the farm.

The Buffalo Jump is a cafe by day, serving healthy options for breakfast and lunch, and fine dining destination by night, featuring multi-course menus reflecting the chefs’ travels and the nostalgia of Cape Cod summers. The café is open seven days from 8AM-3PM. Dinner is reservation only and served Sunday-Tuesday.

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Soprano’s Casino by the Sea
286 Grand Avenue,
Falmouth, MA

This sibling to Soprano’s Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Mashpee, will be open year-round in the former Casino Wharf FX space on the water. The Mashpee location has been around since 2005. No exact opening date but Spring 2018 is anticipated.

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The Lanyard Bar and Grill
429 Main Street
Harwich Port, MA
508- 430-0404
https://www.thelanyardbarandgrill.com/

After Land Ho! closed in mid-February, it quickly transitioned — under new ownership — to the Lanyard Bar and Grill. Ben Porter (who owns Viera in West Harwich) is behind the new venture, along with Matt Kelley and Lou Malzone, and they don’t intend to make too many changes to the food, price point, etc. at the iconic space, which was the 400 Club for a very long time before it was Land Ho! for the better part of the past decade. One change is the addition of some barbecue to the menu. There’s also fried seafood, sandwiches, tacos, appetizers such as stuffed quahogs and fried mac and cheese, and lots more.

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The Pineapple Caper Café
29 Wianno Avenue
Osterville, MA
508-428-9085
www.PineappleCaper.com

The family-owned business moved its full-service Pineapple Caper Catering Company from Marstons Mills to Osterville and parks its food truck there as well. The Pineapple Caper Mobile Café has been serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches since 2013. A nice well-rounded menu for breakfast, brunch and lunch and, of course, a tony location on Main Street in Osterville practically next to the Library. Eat-in or take-out menu and online ordering.

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Naukabout Brewery & Taproom
13 Lake Avenue
Mashpee, MA
http://www.naukabout.com/

Years in the making, the Naukabout Brewery & Taproom is finally open and pouring beers. Located on an iconic property that once housed The Flume Restaurant at 13 Lake Avenue in Mashpee, the brewery is just 10 miles from the Sagamore Bridge and has views of both Lake Mashpee/Wakeby and the Mashpee River.

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Liz’s Café Anybody’s Bar
31 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA
508-413-9131
https://lizscafeptown.com/

The history of Liz’s Cafe, Anybody’s Bar Provincetown is rooted in well-loved markets and restaurants in Provincetown. Liz is Liz Lovati, of Angel Foods fame, so she knows something about good food. Liz has a section on her breakfast menu paying tribute to the old Tip For Tops’n restaurant. The Carreiro’s ran “Tips” on this very spot from about 1966 to 2013. The odd moniker stood for “Tip of the Cape for Tops in Service.” Tips was well-known for their breakfast specials.

The name Liz’s Cafe, Anybody’s Bar, reaches even farther back into Provincetown history. Ernest L. Carreiro, an early émigré from the Azores, ran Anybody’s Market at 31 Commercial Street. The market dated back to at least 1942. Liz’s Cafe, Anybody’s Bar opened in June 2017, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Anybody’s Bar serves top shelf, creative drinks at our beautiful dory bar. Nightly specials!

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Epic Oyster
70 County Road
North Falmouth, Massachusetts 02556
508-563-EPIC (3742)
www.eatepicoyster.com

Hours: 5-10PM Tuesday through Sunday; raw bar open until 11 p.m.

Reservations highly recommended.

Nestled in a beautifully renovated railroad car in North Falmouth, the tiny Epic Oyster makes exquisitely good use of every inch. Sarah and Marc Warner, opened Epic Oyster, a raw bar and dinner restaurant that is all locals could have hoped for: excellent food, attentive wait staff, and owners who roll up their sleeves and dedicate themselves to details. We heard that reservations were critical, and driving up to Epic, we could see why: at 5 p.m., a queue had formed, waiting for the door to open.

Accommodations

The Coonamesset [re-opening May 2018]
311 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA
508-548-2300
https://www.thecoonamessett.com/

Following a renovation, this Cape Cod inn balances an updated feel with an authentic Cape experience in the heart of Falmouth, MA. With the style and comfort of a modern coastal home, The Coonamessett offers a perfectly relaxed jumping off point to explore the Cape by bike, catch a ferry to the islands, or just retreat to your private sitting room for a moment of calm.

The spectacular gardens and elegant, airy, event and dining rooms at our Cape Cod inn create a uniquely beautiful backdrop for joyous celebrations with friends and family, while the handsome Eli’s Tavern offers fine dining daily. In all seasons, The Coonamesset is a destination for a taste of life on the Cape.

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Town & Country Family Resort
518 Main Street Route 28
West Yarmouth
508-771-6060
https://capecodinflatablepark.com/stay/town-n-country-family-resort/

Completely renovated former Town & Country Motor Lodge near Cape Cod Inflatable Park and is the sister resort to the Cape Cod Family Resort,located a block away from the Cape Cod Inflatable Park.

The Town ‘n Country Family Resort has family suites thatcan accommodate up to five people. Guest amenities include barbecue grills, a large indoor heated pool withan adjacent room for relaxing anda seasonal outdoor pool.

Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access is available throughout the property.

Town ‘n Country is easily accessible from Route 6 and is near a variety of restaurants, gift and antique shops, beaches, and other family attractions. We are only minutes away from Hyannis and Barnstable Harbors, which offer whale-watching tours, fishing excursions, ferries to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and the famous Cape Cod CentralRailroad.