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Best Cape Cod Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Cape Cod.


Chills Bistro Mediterranean
Dining Room at Chills Bistro, Brewster, MA Chillingsworth Foster Estate
2449 Main St.
Brewster, MA 02631

This casual side of celebrated Chillingsworth restaurant offers Mediterranean-influenced bistro fare. More...

Mac's Shack Seafood
91 Commercial St.
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Mac’s Shack offers an outdoor sushi and raw bar and an indoor casual restaurant with a local seafood focus. More...

Pain d'Avignon Bakery
15 Hinckley Rd.
Hyannis, MA 02601
This old-world bakery and restaurant offers pressed sandwiches, salads and pizzas by day, French bistro favorites at night, plus pastries and breads. More...

PB Boulangerie Bistro Bistro
Dining Room at PB Boulangerie Bistro, South Wellfleet, MA 15 Lecount Hollow Rd.
South Wellfleet, MA 02663
The boulangerie offers fresh bread and pastries by day, while the dining room serves up classic French bistro dishes at night. More...

Spanky's Clam Shack Seafood
138 Ocean St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
Boasting great views of Hyannis Harbor in a casual setting, Spanky's offers fresh and fried seafood as well as burgers and steaks. More...

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