7 Cape Cod Lobster Shacks You Need to Know About

We’re so excited to welcome you to Cape Cod! One of the best things to do while visiting our region is to enjoy some local and fresh cuisine. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about our favorite Cape Cod lobster shacks. Read on, take notes, and get your taste buds ready for the best seafood in the Northeast! 

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You’re Going to Love These Cape Cod Lobster Shacks

Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar

Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar is often considered one of the best places on Cape Cod for lobster. The atmosphere is light, fun, and family-friendly. You can work up an appetite at their 18-hole miniature golf course before sitting down at your table and discovering their delicious menu. In addition to famous fried dishes, the menu also includes salads, steamed entrees, and a delicious raw bar.



PJ’s is an absolute local favorite for lobster. If you want to taste the “best lobster roll ever,” look no further than this family-owned restaurant in Wellfleet. We also recommend ordering their famous clams. They have been nominated as the best on Cape Cod for several years in a row! 


Chatham Pier Fish Market

The Chatham Pier Fish Market is the perfect spot for lobster near our inn. Their seafood is 100% fresh and comes from the water just a few feet away from your table! They offer a variety of seafood dishes to choose from, including delicious lobster delicacies. 


Sesuit Harbor Cafe

Sesuit Harbor Cafe is another one of our favorite lobster shacks. Picture yourself sitting at an outdoor picnic table facing Northside marina, enjoying a soft and warm lobster roll. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? You’ll get to enjoy this experience at Sesuit Cafe! 


Mac’s Chatham Fish and Lobster

Mac’s Chatham Fish and Lobster is the newest addition to the Mac’s Seafood Family on Cape Cod, and a neighbor to the Lobster Seafood Market. You’ll love their casual atmosphere and delicious selection. We recommend ordering any of their lobster dishes, fried calamari, sauteed local clams, and of course, the Mac’s Clam Chowder!


The Lobster Pot

The Lobster Pot easily makes our list of best Cape Cod Lobster Shacks, especially for its amazing views of the harbor! You’ll love their lobster ravioli, lobster tacos, lobster cakes, and many others. You can also pair your choice with the perfect craft cocktail, wine, or beer!


The Cape Seagrille 

If you are looking for a fun, romantic night out, The Cape Sea Grille in Harwich Port is a wonderful choice for dinner. Located in a renovated sea captain’s home, this setting is ideal for couples who want to relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal. They have a great selection of lobster dishes, but the most popular is their pan-seared whole lobster. It’s not too often you get to eat an entire lobster– not one that has been cooked with a Calvados-Saffron reduction. Be sure to check out their amazing wine list too!


Rest and Digest at Chatham Gables Inn

view of the room chatham gables innWe bet reading about all of the amazing lobster shacks on Cape Cod has made you hungry, and if you’re already here, we hope you’re on our way to one of them! If you’re still in the planning stage of your vacation, consider staying with us at Chatham Gables Inn! Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are the perfect places to experience the area at its best. Pamper yourself in our spa-inspired amenities such as ZENTS aromatherapy bath products, Turkish towels, plush robes, and Matouk and Comphy Co. linens. Did you know that each room has its own private bath, or that our King Rooms have deep soaking tubs and showers? Your stay also includes a full breakfast each morning– it’s so delicious that you’ll wish it were morning all day long.


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