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If you like seafood and ice cream, then you'll love the Cape Cod food scene.  From local Wellfleet oysters to lobster rolls to clam chowder, the seafood game is on point.  Don't forget to save room for ice cream... it's some of the best you'll ever have. 
If you're looking for the quintessential Cape Cod experience, just go to to Chatham's famous hotel.  During the day, The Beach House restaurant is a perfect pick for lunch.  Enjoy oysters and lobster ceviche on the large, breezy patio with a view of the beach and coastline.  For cocktails and appetizers, go to the outdoor bar at the main hotel with a birds-eye view of the coast (pictured above).
Located in Dennis Port, the Ocean House was one of the highlight meals of my trip.  Arrive early to grab a cocktail at the Beach Bar, overlooking Nantucket Sound.  The restaurant has a classic, elegant feel with with large arched windows along the ocean side.  The menu has many classics, but there was an unexpected Asian twist with many dishes.  The lobster, for example, wasn't served with traditional cocktail sauce but rather a trio of Asian dipping sauces.  The Pad Thai with shrimp and Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare topped with wasabi foam, sesame, and ginger vinaigrette are other samples of the Asian fusion options.  Many nights there is live music which makes the dining experience that much more enjoyable.  
I just love the name of this restaurant!  Located in downtown Chatham, the Impudent Oyster is a classic restaurant that has been around for decades.  While this restaurant is not hip or chic by any means, you'll feel like you're in your New England grandmother's living room which gives it its own charm.  The food is delicious!  While it is seafood-centric with many classics, there are also globally influenced dishes such as the Vietnamese Impudent "Pho" Bouillabasse or Italian inspired Pesca fra Diablo.  
I'm a sucker for live music and twinkle lights.  Del Mar had both.  Del Mar is a good pick in Chatham for delicious food (everything from pizza to seafood to steak) in a lively atmosphere.  
Wequassett is the epitome of Cape Cod resort life.  It is a beautiful resort right on the water, and worth visiting for even a cocktail and appetizer.  Choose from one of the many open air restaurants and bars where you'll most likely an incredible view of the bay.  On weekend nights during the summer, the place is hopping with a live band.  
The Canteen is the perfect spot in Provincetown to have a oysters and frosé (frozen rosé, of course).  At first glance, the Canteen seems like a simple lobster roll / clam shack.  But when you venture behind the restaurant into the backyard, you'll find a sprawling seaside yard strewn with lights and equipped with picnic tables and lounge chairs.  It's a fun vibe, where you could easily spend hours enjoying cocktails and lobster rolls.  The Canteen is a must when you're in P-Town!
Pepe's is delicious seaside restaurant in Provincetown.  Provincetown is located at the very tip of the Cape and is eclectic, liberal, and a ton of fun.  After soaking in the energy of P-town's main strip, escape to the Pepe's lovely deck where you can enjoy today's fresh catch or seafood stew with the salt air breeze.  
If you like soft serve and frozen yogurt, this spot is for you.  Bliss is located right on P-town's main strip, and the fro yo is, yes, blissful.  Grab your favorite flavor ice cream with a topping or 7 and take in the action of P-town.  
Sundae School is the iconic ice creamery of Cape Cod, serving homemade ice cream since 1976.  With 3 locations in East Harwich Port, Dennisport, and East Orleans, it's worth the trip for some Coffee Heath, Coco Almond Chip, or Oreo Crunch ice cream.
Located in the heart of downtown Chatham, Buffy's is a must for ice cream.  Whether you want to go big with a Banana Boat or Brownie A-La-Mode, or keep it simple with a scoop of your favorite in a waffle cone, you won't be disappointed.  I still have dreams about the my one scoop Almond Joy, one scoop Salted Caramel combo.... so good!
Confession:  I am a coffee snob.  To me, there is nothing better than a rich, chocolatey, crisp nitro cold brew.  Although Chatham Cookware is more of a deli/snack shop, their self-serve nitro cold brew is amazing.  This is why we returned to Chatham Cookware again....and again...and again... and recommend you do the same!
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