Hode: Obviously "The Cape" is not new to you if you know "Cookes"!!!!!!!!! The best onion rings on all of Cape Cod! Have you ever tried "The Jailhouse" in Orleans? Sit in the "sunroom" and order my fav "Quiche and Sweat Pea (small?? spinach salad)Salad" Excellent! I have summered on Cape (N. Truro) for 22 summers and of course I LOVE to eat at "Roadfood" places!!! BTW have you ever gone into "Tree's Place" (NOT a restaurant!!!) almost across from Cookes in Orleans"" If you like art work and beautiful gifts...it's a "trip"! Very different! Check out the current art exhibit on first floor "Illuminations" (excellent!)! But be sure to also go upstairs and check out their unique and resonable gifts as wellas the hand made ceramic tiles!! My favorite store on Cape!
Anyway back to food..."Front St." is also my favorite place to "dine out" on Cape! Be sure to bring your pocket book tho! It's really not any more expensive than any other "fine" restaurant in Provincetown...but it IS "dining out"! Casual dress is VERY acceptable but don't let that fool you for ambience and food! It's the best...and if you go there and it's NOT...let them know! The service is impeccable! But definitely MAKE RESERVATIONS!We are going Saturday night (Sept. 6,2003)!
"Clem and Ursie's" is on "ShankPainter Rd." (A&P...now "Grand Union" is on the same road another block down on the right.).in Ptown. Go down Rte. 6 and take the left at the blinking yellow light,big green state sign says "Shankpainter Rd.". Just about a block down on the left. We don't usually eat there but they have the BEST "Frozen Custard"!~ Hubby and I have spent this summer "In search of the best soft serve on Cape Cod"!!! Some one has to do it right!
"Napi's" is on "Freemont St." in Provincetown and it's also another of our favorites! Again...make reservations if possible! Go there after 6 PM and asked to be seated in the room where the bar is...you'll see why!Look for the life sized carousel horse! A feast for your eyes...truely!! And if you like "Bouliabase"...get it here! Also if you want to just go to Napi's for "Dessert and coffee"...which we also do...get their "chocolate delight" or "Death by Chocolate"...can't think of the name..but it's WONDERFUL!!! Coffee great there too!!!
Now as you come over the bridges to Cape...have you ever tried "Marshland" in Sandwhich??? "Pizza parlor" atmosphere meets "home made gourmet dining"!!! LOL The "booths" give away what it used to be!! Excellent little place! As you travel on Rte. 6A through Sandwhich (w/ the back entrance of Christmas Tree Shop on your right...) toward the rest of the Cape...Marshland will be on your LEFT. As you travel along 6A you'll drive about 3 miles from the Sagamore Bridge and you'll come down a hill and there will be a set of traffic lights w/ a bank on your right and if you went right you'd go to Sandwhich center...don't! Look ahead on your left and you'll see a gas station and a gas tank (I think!) up in the air! Right next to it is little place: "Marshland"! VERY worth the find!!! Great food and great prices! Home made mashed too!!! The liver and onions are great! Rolls made right there! Hubby loves the home made raviolli! NEVER had a bad meal here!
Now...since we're in Sandwhich...ever been to "The Beehive"?? Just up the street a bit from Marshland. So keep traveling on 6A toward the "lower Cape"! It's on the right. VERY nice! A bit more "dining out" than Marshland! Both owned by same people!
Gotta go...cell phone minutes are up!!! Happy eating! Hope this helps! KokomoJoe