The 19 best restaurants that serve the best fried seafood on Cape Cod

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We asked Cape Codders what are the best places in Cape Town to get fried seafood.

Quai Mattakeese – Barnstable

Overlooking Barnstable Harbor, Mattakeese Wharf offers stunning harbor views and sunsets with an extensive menu of fresh Cape seafood! You can also enjoy live shows on summer weekends.

Sam’s Seafood – Falmouth & Sandwich

Since 1974, Seafood Sam’s has served families exactly what they want. And now – with their menu expanded to over 100 items, affordable prices, large portions, the freshest ingredients, and beautiful locations – they’re offering even more of what you want.

Baxter’s – Hyannis

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

Kreme & Kone – West Dennis

The Kream ‘n Kone on Cape Cod has been serving award-winning seafood including fried clams, fried shrimp, seafood platters, fries, onion rings and fresh lobster rolls, for over six decades.

Lobster claw РOrl̩ans

For more than 40 years, the Lobster Claw restaurant has been the ideal place to enjoy delicious meals and fine spirits in a comfortable atmosphere at 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.

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 sea bass, and premium gourmet ice cream on Cape Cod.

KA_Ptown 10 things_Provincetown_Ptown lobster trap4_11315The Lobster Pot – Provincetown

Overlooking historic Provincetown Harbor, the Lobster Pot is part of what makes Provincetown so special. You can dine in one of our two waterfront dining rooms and choose from a menu of fresh seafood, Portuguese specialties, steaks, poultry, vegetarian and light fare.

Sesuit Harbor Caf̩ РDennis

Family-owned, Sesuit Harbor Cafe is a classic Cape Cod clam shack offering alfresco dining overlooking Northside Marina and Cape Cod Bay. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner to enjoy the raw beauty of Cape Cod.

KA_Sesuit Harbor_Cafe_Dennis_061416_006PJ’s Restaurant – Wellfeet

Having opened in the 1970s, the family restaurant PJ’s serves quality local products at prices affordable for families. PJ’s offers fresh seafood, soups, salads, burgers and more!

Captain Frosty’s – Dennis

Captain Frosty’s offers fresh Atlantic cod in its fish & chips, fresh lightly fried local clams and scallops, meaty lobster rolls and other favorites such as homemade clam cakes, slices of hand-cut onion, fresh angus burgers!

Fish & Chips Sir Cricket РOrl̩ans

A Cape Cod landmark, Sir Cricket’s Fish and Chips has been popular with Fodor’s, Zagat’s, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and thousands of visitors and locals for their mouthwatering fried seafood, lobster rolls , their chowder and more.

Cooke’s – Hyannis & Orléans

Cooke’s Seafood continues the tradition of serving some of the best fried and grilled seafood on Cape Cod. Using original family recipes for their special pasta, the results are tender, light seafood and crispy, sweet, hand-cut onion rings – traditions time-honored with visitors and the Cape Codders.

Green Pond Fish Market – East Falmouth

Green Pond Fish Market offers homemade chowder and coleslaw as well as their fried clams and seafood. Try their very popular fried seafood platters!

Flying Bridge – Falmouth

Enjoy a delicious meal in a memorable setting at the Flying Bridge Restaurant in Falmouth. For over 20 years, they have served fresh seafood with distinctive local flavors in a unique waterfront setting for a memorable Cape Cod dining experience.

Spanky’s Clam Shack – Hyannis

Visit Spanky’s for lunch or dinner and feast on their “good good” fried clams, scallops and shrimp. Try their award-winning clam chowder and delicious fish!

Nauset_Plage09Liam’s at Nauset Beach – Orléans

Try their famous onion rings! Fried and grilled seafood, chicken, burgers, lobster rolls, lobster bisque, chowdah, cakes, extra thick shakes and ice cream!

Kate’s Fried Seafood & Ice Cream – Brewster

Try Kate’s famous Lobster Rolls, Liam’s Onion Rings, over 40 flavors of ice cream, fresh fried seafood, and minutes from Paine’s Creek Beach!

Moby Dick’s – Wellfleet

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, Moby Dick’s is Cape Cod’s seafood restaurant where friends and families can meet, eat and have a great time. Taking the New England clam shack to a new level, they will provide you and your family with a great experience.

Cobie’s Clam Shack – Brewster

Cobie’s Clam Shack has been a Cape Cod tradition since 1948. Cobie’s Restaurant serves fried seafood, burgers, hot dogs, fries and ice cream.

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