1199 Route 28
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Phone: (800) 527-0359
Fax: (508) 398-7160
This fine dining and entertainment experience is lauded by local magazines like Cape Cod Life for being the best on the Cape. There are several dining rooms, a lounge and a piano bar, all tastefully decorated with hardwood floors and oriental rugs. Menu items include pastas, baked lobster, oysters Rockefeller and veal madeira. On Friday and Saturday nights, the cafe comes alive with superb entertainers at the vintage piano bar. Monday night is the very popular jazz night in the Back Door Bistro, where you may enjoy lighter fare or the full menu.
One side of this landmark is an old-fashioned restaurant complete with high-backed booths and red carpeting. The other side features a huge bar and room to mingle. The food is good in either venue. Steak, seafood and chowder are staples in the dining room, while lighter fare is the norm at the bar, where the focus is more on drinking. Cape Cod restaurants come and go, but this popular spot, especially at night, remains a fun place to grab a bite or share a drink with friends.
This 1790 stagecoach mansion contains eight romantic dining rooms, making it popular for wedding parties and private functions. One of the best dining experiences on the Cape features three menus: a moderately-priced three-course dinner menu from 5p to 6p, a lighter menu, and the full dinner menu. Menu items include pistachio-encrusted salmon, shrimp tempura or filet mignon with stilton cheese. The handsome, cranberry wood building is conveniently located right on Route 28, between Falmouth and Hyannis. Open year-round with a full liquor license, the mansion also features a lively piano bar. Reservations required.
Located in a handsome wooden home on Route 28, Oysters Too serves an appealing dinner menu year-round. Appetizers include escargots, oysters and French pork sausage, while the dinner menu ranges from fried salmon sandwiches to veal marsala, vegetable ravioli, lobster, swordfish and prime rib. A piano player performs on Friday and Saturday evenings. There is a small children's menu, and early bird specials. The dining room has a brick fireplace and attractive wooden tables and chairs.
Flying Bridge is a particularly appropriate name for this longtime Falmouth favorite because, like the flying bridge on a boat, the dining room offers a wide open view of the harbor and ocean beyond. Falmouth's Inner Harbor is one of the busiest on the Cape, so there's plenty of action to watch from a seat on the outside deck. In addition to its large dining room, there are also several intimate cocktail lounges. Talented local bands rock the house several nights a week during summer months.