Candy & Go Nuts
Luscombe Ave. 508-548-1758. Assorted candy, ice cream, fudge. Open only in summer.
Captain Kidd Restaurant
77 Water St. 508-548-9206, lunch/dinner, bar ($5-$15). The best burgers in Falmouth ($5-6). The clam chowder is usually very good. Twelve beers on tap, ranging from Budweiser to Guinness. Great view of Eel pond with a wood-burning stove in the winter. It can get noisy in the evenings. Open year around. http://www.thecaptainkidd.com
Coffee Obsession (Coffee O)
2 Water St. Woods Hole, corner of Water St. and Luscombe Ave. 508-540-2233. One of two coffee shops in Woods Hole village (the other is Pie in the Sky), and home of coffee, coffee drinks, tea, etc. They also have baked goods, gelato (during the summer), and a selection of juices and sodas. Free wireless internet, a public access computer and printer, coin-operated laundry, jewelry and pottery and some other souvenir-type things for sale. You can get an in-house card to earn free coffees and keep a tab. They occasionally have Jazz nights to stay open later, so keep your eyes peeled for flyers. There’s sometimes Jazz on Sundays in the Summer, too. www.coffeeobsession.com
Water Street Kitchen
56 Water St. 508-540-5656 breakfast/lunch/dinner, bar ($10-$30). Former location of The Fishmonger. Recently opened by Woods Hole locals. Nice atmosphere, good food, complete with views of the Woods Hole drawbridge. Good for both locals and tourists. http://www.waterstreetkitchen.com/
Woods Hole Market
87 Water St. 540-4792 Sandwiches, soups, pizza. Small grocery-type store. If you walk through the store you can eat at tables on Eel Pond. Open year round, 7am – 7pm M – F.
Luscombe Ave. 508-540-6823, lunch ($3-$5). Sandwich and ice cream shop. Inexpensive. Open only in summer. jimmyswoodshole.weebly.com
2 Luscombe Ave. 508-548-1758, lunch/dinner, bar ($5-$18). Steak, lobster, etc. Open only during the summer. Good happy hour 4-6pm (featuring $0.25 “fish bites”). Live music typically on Thursdays during happy hour, and on Fridays late night during the summer. Local tip: The immediate waterfront that bounds the Landfall to seaward is a state-owned public dock. Access is via an alleyway to the left of the Landfall as you’re looking at the front of the restaurant. Locals have been known to bring their own beverages for consumption on the dock, much to the chagrin of the Landfall management. www.woodshole.com/landfall/
Quick’s Hole Tavern
29 Luscombe Ave. 508-548-9744. The former Lee Side. Caused much angst at one point in time when it almost became a McDonald’s. http://www.quicksholewickedfresh.com/tavern/
On the Waterfront Dining Room at the Captain Kidd
508-548-8563, dinner ($10-$30). Fine dining featuring traditional cuisine. Dinner here is more expensive than at the Kidd next door. Open only in summer from 6 to 11 pm.
Pie in the Sky
10 Water St. 508-540-5475, breakfast/lunch ($4-15). Open until 10 pm in the winter. Your only reliable bet for a late-night meal or sandwich in the WH off-season. Great for pastries, sandwiches, etc. — roll ups, variety of soups (the clam chowder is always good). Coffee, espresso, cappuccino. Vegan cookies! Day-old pastries for cheap are located in the giant coffee mug at the back window. www.woodshole.com/pie/
Quick’s Hole Taqueria
6 Luscombe Ave. 508-495-0792. Seafood (and other) burritos, tacos. A bit pricey, but tasty. Beer, wine, sangria. Only open in summer 11am – 10pm. http://www.quicksholewickedfresh.com/taqueria/
91a Water St. 540-3850. Fresh local seafood, raw bar, lobster, sushi, etc. www.woodshole.com/shuckers/index.html
Between Woods Hole and Falmouth (up to Main St. & Off Main Street)
Cape Cod Bagel
419 Palmer Ave, 508-548-8485, 6:30am – 5:30pm, free wifi. Bagels, but they also have other pastries and sandwiches. Take-out or sit-down cafe with patio outdoor seating. Popular with locals.
110 Palmer Ave., Falmouth 540-2233. Open 6:30am – 9pm The only honest to goodness coffee shop (in the 90’s sense of the word) in Falmouth. Coffee, coffee drinks, muffins, etc. Also a good source for coffee and tea paraphenalia.
29 Locust St, 508-540-3930. Solid locals bar. Often live music on the weekends, and even throughout the week. Make sure you grab tickets to avoid a cover-charge from CoffeeO or Pie in the village. Coin-op pool and air hockey.
40 N Main St, 508-540-3500. The restaurant attached to Inn on the Square. Decent brunch. http://persysplace.com/
59 Depot Ave, 508-221-8622. The Station Grill is located inside the historical Falmouth Station, located directly on the Shining Sea Bike Path.
Main St. Falmouth
Añejo Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar
188 Main St., Falmouth Ma. (508) 388-7631 Decent Mexican food. Big margaritas, and a truly impressive selection of tequila. During the winter offers 50% off appetizers during happy hour. The Sunday brunch is excellent and is a much better value than the lunch/dinner menu.
Bean and Cod
145 Main Street, Falmouth 548-8840 Bean and Cod is a specialty food store in Falmouth, MA. They are best known for their prepared foods and sandwiches. Open Monday – Saturday. 9:00 AM to 5:PM.
Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium
Main and Walker Streets, Falmouth 548-7878 One of the finest local sweet shops in Falmouth. Ben and Bill’s has several flavors of home-made ice cream – including the esoteric “Lobster and Butter” flavor with real lobster meat – and hundreds of hand-made candies.
457 Main St., Falmouth 540-0060 B/L/D open every day at 5:00 am. Typical diner fare in a classic 1957 Mountain View Diner. A popular breakfast spot with inexpensive to moderate prices. Excellent, speedy service with a great wait staff. Open year round.
C Salt Bar & Grille
75 Davis Straits, Falmouth 774-763-2954 summer hours: 5-10pm. Entrees $25-35. Wine by the half bottle ($23-99) or bottle ($40-180). http://www.csaltfalmouth.com/
839 Main St., Falmouth 540-0669 Open only in summer. Ice cream, shakes, burgers and more.
882 Main St. Sports bar with extensive selection of wings. There are a million tv screens, so this is the place to watch games for your obscure hometown team.
Main St., Falmouth Donuts, coffee, bagels.
5 Davis Straits Rd., Falmouth 548-2361. Open year round. Caters to the family crowd looking for a fast and inexpensive meal.
Ghelfi’s Candies of Cape Cod
878 Main St. 508-457-1085 and Falmouth Mall 508-457-1123. Candies and chocolates.
37 N Main St, 508-540-3730. Impress your date with the size of your wallet. The food is good, though.
323 Main St., Falmouth. 508-540-6580. Falmouth’s only Indian restaurant, takeout available.
La Cucina Sul Mare
237 Main St, 508-548-5600, website. Good Italian.
Liam McGuire’s Irish Pub
273 Main St., Falmouth 548-0285 Live music. Serves an “Irish breakfast”, and burgers and fish and chips as well as wings and other bar food. The food is pretty good. They have Guinness, Bass, Harp, and other imports on tap. Great place to go for a few drinks with some friends, and there is live music Thursday nights year round. They have other bands from time to time as well.
(aka “the French Bakery”) 267 Main St., Falmouth (774) 255-1855 Easily the best pastries in the area and the only authentic French boulangerie/patisserie within 50 miles (Wellfleet), also they serve espresso. If you come at peak brunch hours on weekends, you will inevitably have to fight in line for your pastries, but they are well worth the wait.
Mary Ellen’s Portuguese Bakery
829 Main St, behind Dairy Queen, 508-540-9696. Best value for a traditional breakfast in Falmouth. More greasy spoon than Betsy’s and cheaper than other brunch options in town. The food is decent, and they have some bakery items for sale.
Osteria La Civetta
133 Main St, 508-540-1616. Italian. Excellent food.
Paul’s Pizza & Seafood
14 Benham Rd., Falmouth 548-5838 year-round, dinner only, closed Monday and Tuesday. Seafood, hot sandwiches, 28 types of pizza (crispy crust, 10″ only) Local family style atmosphere, inexpensive to moderate prices. Takeout available.
452 Main St., Falmouth, 508-540-8204, lunch/dinner, bar ($5-$12). The best Chinese restaurant in Falmouth. The atmosphere and service are good. Try the tangy cabbage or Peking ravioli, special sesame shrimp, lemon chicken, and Peking eggplant. They have an unbelievable drink menu. They also deliver (but only until 9 pm!), and are open until 2 am in the summer, and in the winter to midnight on weeknights and 1 am on weekends.
The Pickle Jar
170 Main St, 508-540-6760, 7am-3pm (closed Tuesday). Excellent brunch (try the pastrami hash or blueberry muffin french toast). http://www.picklejarkitchen.com/
271 Main St., Falmouth, MA. 508-548-1222. You can’t stay on the cape very long before eating some of their pizza. The fig and prosciutto is a perennial favorite.
164 Main St., Falmouth 508-548-9900, lunch/dinner, bar, ($10-$20). Standard sandwiches, burgers, and seafood. Even more so than everywhere else, packed with tourists in the summer.
11 Davis Straits (Falmouth Plaza parking lot). Has a drive-thru.
374 Main St, 508-457-9454, website. Excellent closest-to-NY-style pizza you’ll find in Falmouth, calzones, and salads.
Beyond Main St. Falmouth
263 Grand Ave, 508-540-9600.
125 Falmouth Woods Rd, East Falmouth (Ballymeade). Amazing! http://www.capeclubresort.com/dining/
410 W Falmouth Hwy, Falmouth. Classy place on 28A in Sippewissett serving an electric array of Mediterranean-Italian dishes. Somewhat pricey; a great date place. Good wine list. Not to be missed: The fried calamari appetizer. Wood-fired pizzas are also excellent, and can be ordered for take-out. http://www.chapoquoitgrill.com/
277 Hatchville Rd, E Falmouth; (508) 563-2560. On Wednesday nights in the summer Coonamesset Farm offers a Jamaican Buffet for $21.95. Enjoy dinner in the garden and BYOB. Don’t miss the Farm Dinners on Friday nights, also $21.95.
311 Gifford St, 508-548-2300. Excellent all-you-can-eat brunch (Sun 11am-2pm). It’s expensive so go hungry, but worth doing at least once.
553 Palmer Ave, 508-548-3355, 7:30am-9pm. Really tasty, an under-appreciated brunch option. Lots of families on weekends. Open year-round.
881 Palmer Ave, 508-540-7906. Delicious deli-style sandwiches and pastries, lovely atmosphere with outdoor seating. Open year-round.http://www.danas-kitchen.com/
316 Gifford St (enter through Homeport parking lot on Jones Rd – tiny sign visible from street), 508-540-0886. A sushi hidden gem.
350 Palmer Ave, 508-540-7877.
570 MacArthur Blvd, MA 508-564-6464. Cambodian Food, with a mix of Thai and sushi.
236 Teaticket Hwy. The sandwich chain. There is also a Subway in the Falmouth Mall Walmart.
147 Teaticket Hwy.
Bangkok Kitchen (Mashpee)
681 Falmouth Rd, Mashpee. Good Thai food. This is the closest Thai restaurant since the Bangkok Kitchen on Falmouth Main St. burned down in 2012.
Jimmy’s of Woods Hole
22 Luscombe Ave. Woods Hole, MA. Right off the bike path in Woods Hole.
Candy Go Nuts
2 Luscombe Ave. Has a variety of candies and ice cream flavors. Woods Hole, MA
Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium
209 Main St. Falmouth, MA. Famous for their lobster ice cream. Dairy-free option (soy gelato) in the summer only.
228 Main St. Falmouth, MA
829 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540. The official start of spring in Falmouth is when the seasonal Dairy Queen opens! Desserts only, no burgers and fries.
326 E. Falmouth Hwy (Rt 28), (508) 457-1060. Nice place!
634 W Falmouth Hwy, West Falmouth, MA 02574. Cute, near the bike path!
Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour
22 Falmouth Rd (Rt 28), Mashpee, MA, 508-477-5553. Great waffle cones.
Asian/Indian Restaurants On the Cape
Golden Swan (Indian)
323 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540
Inaho (Japanese, sushi)
157 MA-6A, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Thuan Loi (Vietnamese, seasonal ~May-December)
1300 MA-28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Fresh Roll (Vegan/Vegetarian, Mashpee)
439 Nathan Ellis Hwy, Mashpee, MA 02649