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The Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Yarmouth
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, October 21, 2019

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Your Cape Cod vacation isn't complete without a visit to at least one of the region's outstanding seafood restaurants. These venues serve a variety of seafood options, as you'll find lobster dinners, lobster rolls, oysters, fried fish, and other favorites on every menu. You really can't go wrong with any of the seafood restaurants in Yarmouth, although each has its specialties and a unique dining atmosphere to consider.

You'll come across many busy seafood restaurants as you explore Yarmouth, so here are some of the highest-rates among locals and visitors alike.


1. Captain Parker's

Sitting on Route 28 in West Yarmouth is Captain Parker's Pub, a local favorite with house-made clam chowder and a popular bar area. The restaurant is located in a busy area near Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and the Whydah Pirate Museum and is also relatively close to Thatcher Park Beach.

This family-friendly venue has been in business for over 30 years and is open throughout the year. In addition to the award-winning chowder, Captain Parker's offers fried, grilled, and broiled seafood plates, burgers, steaks, chicken pasta, and vegetarian options.


2. Seafood Sam's

South Yarmouth is home to Seafood Sam's, which has been around since 1984 and features an extensive menu that has something for every member of your family. While the seafood, including broiled plates, fried dinners, lobster rolls, and chowder, is the big draw, the restaurant also offers chicken, hamburgers, and sandwiches.

Seafood Sam's sits in a busy area along Route 28 and is about a block from Windmill Beach on the Bass River. There are also some great dessert places nearby if you'd like to walk through town in search of an after-meal favorite or buy some ice cream to enjoy back at your vacation rental.


3. Tugboats

The best thing about Tugboats is that it sits right on Hyannis Harbor, providing outstanding access to this bustling area. And yes, even though Tugboats is on Hyannis Harbor, it is technically located in West Yarmouth, so it belongs on this list.

Locals describe Tugboats as a casual seafood restaurant, and once you wander inside, you'll see that it fits the bill. The menu has a little bit of everything, including baked and fried seafood platters, fish and chips, roasted chicken, steak, and pasta, but many people come for the lobster. At Tugboats, the lobster has its own menu, including the Lobster Overdose, which includes lobster bisque and a lobster roll. You can also get steamed lobster tail at market price.


4. Jerry's Seafood

You'll find Jerry's Seafood just a few doors down from Captain Parker's, giving you a couple of different options in that area. This venue has an old-school clam shack feel, as you'll head to the counter and order from the menu board. On this menu, you'll see a variety of fried seafood dishes, along with sandwiches, fries, pizza, and, of course, Jerry's Seafood's world-famous lobster roll. They serve Greek cuisine, too.

In addition to the traditional menu, Jerry's Seafood offers ice cream in a cone, cup, or as part of a root beer float. Even if you've already had dinner, you can stop by Jerry's for dessert and to check out the menu for another day.


5. Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House

Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House offers beachfront dining at its finest. Located on South Shore Drive, across the street from Parker River Beach in South Yarmouth, Skipper has an old-fashioned feel, making you feel right at home from the second you walk through the doors.

The menu at Skipper Restaurant and Chowder House is about what you'd expect, as there are seafood platters, lobster rolls, fish and chips, and fresh fish dinners from which to choose. You'll also find a raw bar, some plates of pasta, chicken, prime rib, and salads available, and there's an award-winning chowder, too. After dinner, feel free to enjoy dessert from the on-site ice cream shack or a drink from the bar, which is located in the dining room.


A Great Meal in Yarmouth

Most of these restaurants in Yarmouth are near the downtown area, making it possible to stop in for a meal before continuing on to explore the rest of the town. Once you're in this area, you'll love how much there is to do at night, and you're never far from the water, either.

During your Cape Cod vacation, trying some of the seafood should be a priority, and the town of Yarmouth has some of the Cape's best options.

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