Cape Cod Shopping and Restaurants
The towns of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket towns are known for their unique shops, fabulous restaurants, and even craft beer. Spend an afternoon shopping and relaxing along an historic main street or visiting quaint establishments nestled away in quiet neighborhoods. Buy a gift for a friend or yourself, enjoy a delicious locally sourced meal, and top it off with a pint at one of the local breweries. Find the perfect memento of your visit, experience unforgettable cuisine, and discover the local craft beer scene all within a few blocks of each other.
Cape Cod Shopping: Main Streets and Commercial Street
Join the bustling crowds on the Main Streets of Hyannis or Falmouth, and Commercial Street in Provincetown where the shops look the same as they might have a century ago. Even the newer buildings in shopping centers like Mashpee Commons in Mashpee were designed to imitate the classic town centers. Visit shops like Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis for local artisans’ handmade creations including crafts, home décor, jewelry, soaps, and candles or What a Grind in Falmouth for knives and kitchen utensils. Get your Cape Cod style on at stores like Vineyard Vines by Puritan at Mashpee Commons. Stop in at Arts & Antiques on Commercial Street in Provincetown for collectibles and local art, or Twigs on Falmouth’s Main Street for jewelry, décor, and accessories with nautical and ocean themes.
Best Cape Cod Restaurants: Shop and Enjoy Classic Cape and Islands Menus
Shopping builds up an appetite and nearby restaurants await. Many are converted historic residences with outdoor seating in the front yard, so you can continue to soak up the sights and sounds of classic Cape Cod and the islands while having a bite. Cafes abound, like Molly’s Tearoom in Falmouth and Common Ground Café in Hyannis. Sandwich shops and bistros offer a quick snack along the way, like Box Lunch in Provincetown or Burrito Bistro in Mashpee. Find an iconic Cape and Islands meal at a seaside seafood shack or seek out delicacies at fine dining French establishments like Bleu in Mashpee. For a taste of culture and history with your meal, try The Boarding House in Nantucket or The News From America on Martha’s Vineyard. With everything from burgers and pizza to lobster and steak, the Cape and Islands’ restaurants have a treat for every palate.
If Craft Beer is Your Passion, you will not be Disappointed
Or, if craft beer is your passion, the islands’ breweries will not disappoint. Local brewers like Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis invite you to tour the facilities to see the art that goes in to producing your favorite brew. Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery in Falmouth showcases local ingredients. And Provincetown Brewing Co. in Provincetown unites craft beer with fine cuisine on an intriguing menu from their own kitchen while supporting progressive causes and hosting charity events. After a day of shopping and dining, it’s easy to unwind at a brewery with live music or events ranging from trivia nights and outdoor games to yoga and wildlife lectures.
Though shopping, dining, and craft beer are only a few of the treasures Cape Cod has to offer, you’ll find that the atmosphere, friendly service, and awesome creations of local artisans, chefs, and brew masters are well worth your time!