Restaurants in Wellfleet
Dining well on the Outer Cape is never a problem. Check out our favorite restaurants in Wellfleet and (slightly) beyond. Featuring something for everyone, Wellfleet restaurants offer a quality level that make driving more than 2-10 minutes truly unnecessary. Even our recommendation in Provincetown is only a 20-minute drive away. And, two of the area's best known spots (PB Boulangerie and PJ's) are just a short stroll out of your guest room door.
Dining Variety from A-Z
Here are the Endless Coast team’s picks for Wellfleet dining from A-Z (or, more accurately, B-W). Menus feature everything from simple sandwiches to elegant prix fixe dining at its best. Of course, our famous local oysters and seafood can be found most everywhere. And, every menu offers house favorites and specials. When there is a dish our team particularly loves, we've noted it in the restaurant description. Take heed! You won't want to miss out on these top picks.
Each of these Cape Cod restaurants is its own brand of wonderful. Plan your dining out before you check in, or let us make reservations for you and your crew. Either way, no one checks out of our Cape Cod hotel hungry on our watch!
Restaurants in Wellfleet and the Outer Cape
A true Wellfleet classic, the Beachcomber has made every list and been voted every award you can imagine, including the Travel Channel’s “Twenty-One Sexiest Beach Bars in the World” list. Outdoors, the deck bar overlooks the blue Atlantic. Indoors, a renovated former U.S. Lifesaving Station caters to the whole family with lunch and dinner menus to please every palate. At night, Beachcomber shifts into 21+ mode and rocks the night away with live bands, local beer, and cocktails.
A charmingly rustic brick-walled eatery, housed in a former blacksmith shop, Blackfish boasts refined seafood dishes and a buzzing tiny bar. The New American menu at this seasonal Truro bistro ranges from a luscious signature tuna Bolognese to a braised and brothy rabbit ragu – all made from local products.
Offering healthy smoothies, shakes, and smoothie bowls free of gluten and dairy, BOL features foods full of plants, fruits, and organic superfoods. For a pick-me-up, try one of the creative coconut lattes.
Bookstore & Restaurant
Three generations have built a reputation for casually elegant dining at this quirky, family-run eatery since 1964. Located right on the waterfront, and featuring a local bookshop to boot, Bookstore & Restaurant may have a simple name, but it has perfected seafood dining and family comfort. Serious carnivores also will find a lot of love, including sirloin and lamb, prepared simply to allow the meat’s natural flavors to shine through.
Perfect for pre fixe lovers and special occasions, Ceraldi offers a seven-course, prix fixe, waterfront culinary experience. Menus change daily according to the bounty of the time, tide and fields. Course-by-course pairings of hand-selected, old world wines (house and reserve flights available) are available, as well as a soft flight pairing that showcases the fresh flavors the region.
Jutting out over Provincetown Bay, dining at Fanizzi’s feels like floating over the sea. Known for its expansive views on three sides, it serves Italian and American seafood in a casual, “very Cape Cod” setting. Visit for a classic Sunday morning brunch, or head over if the skies turn gray. Nothing beats sitting in a cozy bubble of great pasta dishes while a storm whips up the waves all around you.
A local legend who owns a series of restaurants on the Cape, Mac actually works in the kitchen here at “the Shack” in Wellfleet. He features updates to old-fashioned favorites—like his grandmother's cracker-crusted bluefish— and explores a world of flavors in his rotating menu. Nightly specials range from varied crudos and Peruvian-inspired ceviches, to sea scallops with green Thai curry. Mac's also offers great sushi and outdoor bar/seating. A whitewashed dining room fills a 19th century house that was once a nautical shop.
Since 1983 Moby Dick’s has taken the New England clam shack to a new level. When you want a good ‘ole bucket of steamers or a lobster roll, Moby Dick’s is the joint. Take in your own BYOB cold brew or chilled bottle of white from Truro Vineyard. Don’t miss Moby’s fabulous Outer Cape Onion — a massive Spanish onion battered and fried. Delicious.
A taste of France on Cape Cod, Chef Philippe Rispoli’s jewel of a bistro is beloved far and wide. Located practically next door to Endless Coast, PB has a neighborhood feel, inviting guests with the aromas of freshly baked bread and classic dinner cuisine. Trained in his native France, Chef Rispoli has worked with pillars of the industry like Michelin-star chefs Pierre Orsi and Paul Bocuse, and notables, such as Daniel Boulud, Michael Mina, and Charlie Palmer here in the US. His skills are on display in the quality of absolutely everything at PB Boulangerie.
The stuffie alone—a hefty quahog shell filled with spicy linguiça, kale, briny clams, and just enough breading—is worth the ever-present summertime lines at PJ’s. But the menu dives SOOOO much deeper, offering five fish taco variations, 15 different salads, an assortment of classic chowders, and fried seafood baskets galore. Make room for the Portuguese kale soup and do yourself a favor and DON’T skip the onion rings. They are hand-cut and breaded, then chilled overnight to intensify the flavor. Trust us, the calories are worth it.
The Wicked Oyster
Candlelit and lively, The Wicked Oyster features fresh fish from local waters and shellfish from nearby flats, but also shines with fine cuts of meat and a juicy burger. A welcoming staff works hard and patrons truly feel taken care of here. If you are looking for a hearty brunch while out and about, The Wicked Oyster is the place for great egg dishes and hearty homemade homefries.
Casually elegant with a lovely dining deck to catch the evening’s ocean breeze, Winslow’s Tavern features an impressive and diverse wine list that includes organic and biodynamic options. Everything on the menu is superb, but an Endless Coast team favorite is the grilled octopus, with parsnip puree, kimchi’d red cabbage, and pomegranate.