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Restraurants On The Cape (ma)

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Hello.

Anyone know of any good restaurants down the cape? I am heading down for a week in early June, and wanted to try and plan ahead? I am staying in the Scortons Creek area/Sandwich, but would be willing to travel for a great pick!

Thanks in advance!

Amy :)

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I live on the Cape... I'm trying to get my daughter off to school, so this is quick and will possibly come up with more after thinking about it for a bit.

Right by the area your staying is Amari's. Its more upscale but I've eaten there twice in the past month or so and have not had a problem. However I am assertive in any restaurant I go to and I usually talk to the manager before I sit down and then discuss my food issues with the server as well. Both times at Amari's I picked out a dish that I thought might be gluten-free and then ask the server if she would talk to the chef. Each time she went and when they came back told me the chef was doing this, add or subtracting this or that to comply with my gluten-free status. I can't remember what I had the first time but I had a salmon dish last weekend and it was great. Its a nice place however in the summer you will need reservations it will be crowded every day so call a day or 2 ahead of time.

In town Sandwich I've eaten at the Daniel Webster (in the casual bar) and its been fine too. More casual is the Beehive but I've not been there in a few years. Last time I was there I was not glutened but it took a lot of conversation to get it done!

Do not go to the Outback in Hyannis. I have been gluten there the last 3 times I was there (including 2 nights ago) they just can't seem to do it right.

I've been to both sushi places... one on W. Main street in Hyannis (I'll remember the name later if your interested) and Inaho in Yarmouth you have to take your own soy but I've done well at both. The Thai restaurant in Hyannis Bangkok Cuisine across from Staples looks like a dive but is fantastic, the hostess/owner is Thai and has some limited english but I've gotten thru to her about gluten-free and I eat there often, just be patient with her explain what you can't have and they will do it.

In Mashpee Commons you have a few choices... Sienna an Italian place occasionally has gluten-free pasta but they have tons of other dishes and if they don't have gluten-free pasta they will use white rice. They get it and I've eaten there many times. Restaurant Heather on the other side of Mashpee Common (by Roche Bros market) is high end excellent and all the food made to order so they do great.

In Hyannis I've gone to Alberto's, Brazilian Grille, Hannah, Roadhouse Cafe, and Naked Oyster... all excellent.

At the Mall (Hyannis) is Not Your Average Joe's... they just got a gluten-free menu and its a glorified (nice) pizza place so I was hesitant but I ate there and it was great. Across the street is fast food, B2 Burrito Bistro... fast cheap.. and their corn tacos (veggie, chicken, steak, fish) are excellent and chips good too.

In Osterville is 5 Bays Bistro excellent!

I go to a lot of nicer restaurants... most of the clam places down here, which cape cod is known for are covered in flour. In a lot of places you can get things like lobster, raw shellfish, steamers, with no problem (take your own cocktail sauce).

A local chain, Cooke's is a nicer clam stand sort of place, I've not been there since I went gluten-free but I have heard they are happy to do plain fish and I'm pretty sure they have lobster.

There is a Ben and Jerry's ice cream in Hyannis.

Hope this helps a little, if you have any more questions feel free to ask. Oh and by the way other then clam stands you will need reservations in the summer at most places.

There is a gluten-free pizza place in Dennis, I'll try and find their name and a few others I'll think of later!

Susan

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Thanks Pixiegirl!!

I knew you would respond. This info is great....exactly what I needed. Thanks for the tip on the Outback in Hyannis--I will definately avoid it!!!

Really appreciate this. If you think of anything else, please pass it along. Me and my husband go to the cape very often during the warmer months, and this is my first summer gluten free. What part of the Cape do you live on (Im jealous :) )?

Thanks again!!

Amy B

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I live in Marstons Mills, not far from Sandwich. I do love it here, its a great place to live.

Are you staying in a cottage? If so I can give you a list of local health food places and grocery stores where you can get gluten free items too.

Also the pizza place is called BZ Mexican and Pizza, its on Main Street in Dennisport near the Harwich line I've only been there a couple of times but it was good both times.

Let me know if you need anything else!

Susan

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Susan:

Yes we are staying in a cottage---right on the water--it should be a nice time.

Info on a health food and grocery store w/ gluten items would be very helpful. Also, do you know of a yoga or pilates studio in the area??

Thanks again.

AMY

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Ok Amy,

There may be some yoga or pilates in Sandwich but if your if your in Scorton Creek area the yoga place at Bell Tower Mall (outdoor strip shopping center, why they call it a mall i know not) isn't much further then the town area of Sandwich. I've not been there but some friends say its nice. A varied class schedule, various sorts of yoga and you can buy a series or pay per class.

Also at the Bell Tower Mall is Centerville Natural Foods, they are small but have a good selection of gluten-free foods mixed in the store. You can get Against the Grain Breads at Ring Bros Market, which is just off exit 9a on the highway (they have a website) its a bunch of small food suppliers under one store roof, and they have excellent meats, fish, wine, veggies and that fabulous bread in the freezer (it has to be heated up but its so good).

The big Stop and Shop in Sandwich has some gluten-free stuff in their "health" section too. (not sure if you are from MA or not). In my view the best ice cream on the Cape is at Twin Acres on Rt. 6a in Sandwich, they have beautiful gardens you can sit in while you eat it. Its actually a "cottage colony" too so you can stay at the ice cream store for your vacation (my idea of heaven) and "cottage" is using the tern loosely the homes there are brand new and beautiful. Hit the Sandwich auction house one night and take home a treasure. Go on the board walk and look for our board (boards sponsored by locals). If you love gardening, old cars, art or want to go on a beautiful old carousel go to Heritage Plantation. My favorite beach on the cape is near you.. Sandy Neck, its known Cape wide for having heart shaped rocks. So when your taking a stroll keep your eyes peeled for rocks that are more or less in the shape of a heart. I have hundreds of them! Since you've been here before you've probably done all this but I do most of it every year!

Susan

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