7 Cape Cod Lobster Shacks That Will Make You Go “Yum”!

Do you consider yourself a seafood lover? If so, you can’t find a better destination than Cape Cod for your vacation! Here, our splendid ocean views are only topped by the freshness and quality of our food, especially lobster. Would you like to taste some of the most delicious lobster rolls in New England during your stay? Read on to discover our seven favorite Cape Cod lobster shacks and get ready for a mouthwatering experience! 

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Enjoy a Delicious Roll at These 7 Cape Cod Lobster Shacks

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar is known as one of the best places on Cape Cod for lobster and has been for more than 40 years. You’ll love the fun and family-friendly atmosphere it offers as soon as you step through the door. It’s also a great spot for families as your kids can entertain themselves at the 18-hole miniature golf course! We highly recommend their lobster rolls, but don’t forget to hit the raw bar! It’s a seafood dream come true. 

Note: Arnold’s is only open during the summer season and opens in May!


PJ’s is one of our absolute favorites for lobster. If you want to taste the “best lobster roll ever,” look no further than this family-owned restaurant in Wellfleet. They are consistently nominated as the best lobster shack on Cape Cod, and, when you taste their lobster for yourself, you’ll understand why. We highly recommend you try their clam dishes as well! Please note that it’s also only open during the summer, so check out their website for updated opening dates!

Chatham Pier Fish Market

If you’re looking for a great lobster roll near the Chatham Gables Inn, then head over to The Chatham Pier Fish Market. There, you can find incredibly fresh seafood that comes from the water just a few feet away from your table! You can enjoy their various delicacies outside and gaze at the boats gliding between the sand bluffs in front of you. Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that make the best memories, and a lunch at the Chatham Pier Fish Market is one of them. 

Sesuit Harbor Cafe

Sesuit Harbor Cafe offers the best view of them all. Picture yourself sitting at an outdoor picnic table facing the Northside marina, enjoying a warm lobster roll. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? You’ll get to enjoy this experience at Sesuit Cafe! We highly recommend you go at sunset when you can soak in the gorgeous purple and orange colors over the water while sipping on delicious cocktails. 

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 one of the best so far! It’s located right by the market and offers a casual atmosphere as well as a delicious selection. Embrace the food coma as you taste their various 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, even though it’s more of a restaurant. Its amazing views are a must-see when visiting Cape Cod! We have a feeling you’ll love their lobster ravioli, lobster tacos, lobster cakes, and many more! The good part about the Lobster Pot is that you can pair your lobster dish with a more extensive cocktail and beer selection than at a shack.

The Cape Seagrille 

If you want to kick it up a notch, head over to The Cape Sea Grille in Harwich Port! It’s a wonderful choice for a romantic dinner, offering the perfect setting for couples who want to relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal. We highly recommend trying their pan-seared whole lobster. After all, it’s not too often you get to eat an entire lobster — not one that has been cooked with a Calvados-Saffron reduction! Pair it all with an exquisite bottle of wine, and voila! You have the perfect date night. 

Spend a Relaxing Night at Chatham Gables Inn 

Exterior View at DuskWe 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 your way to one of them! If you’re still in the planning stage of your vacation, consider staying with us at the Chatham Gables Inn! Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are the perfect places to experience the area at its best. Pamper yourself and enjoy an authentic Cape Cod experience with the one you love! 

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