Many towns on Cape Cod are extremely seasonal, and seem largely vacant in the off season. Woods Hole and Falmouth are definite exceptions to this perception. When you visit our slice of Cape Cod, you’ll be able to experience incredible dining opportunities regardless of the time of year! Even in the winter months, you can feast on local, fresh cuisine that will warm you to the core. Here are a few of the year round options:



The Captain Kidd is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, year round. In addition to local seafood, mouth-watering steaks and a wide array of appetizers, raw bar, daily specials, pizza and more – you can enjoy breathtaking views of Eel Pond Harbor from any one of their comfortable dining areas. Choose from a number of hand-crafted cocktails or from the twelve beers on tap at their century old bar.



Open every day except Christmas, Pie in the Sky Bakery & Internet Cafe is right at the end of the Shining Sea Bike Path
and just a one minute walk from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal. Open until 10pm every night, this cafe has got the fix for any craving you might be having. Their coffees, espresso, and cocoa drinks are made from freshly ground, 100% Organic & Fair Trade Dean’s Beans that they roast themselves. The hearty, made to order sandwiches together with homemade soups, quiche, and salads make the perfect addition to any adventure, regardless of the season.



Main Street in Falmouth offers many year round dining options, like La Cucina Sul Mare, which offers flavors of Northern Italy and the Mediterranean. Their signature dishes prepared by chef/owner Mark Cliffone include classics like lasagna al forgo, braised lamb shank, oso buco, lobster far diavlo over linguine, zuppa de pesce, rigatoni a la vodka, chicken parmesan and veal piccata.

The interior of the space is richly decorated with hand painted murals, classic tin ceilings and picture windows that overlook the hustle and bustle of main street. When dining at La Cucina, be sure to save room for one of their outstanding homemade desserts.


aIn the mood for Mexican? Main Street in Falmouth is also home to Anejo’s Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar. Open year round, you can be transported to the warm flavors of Mexico regardless of the season. Locally sourced, authentic south of the border cuisine paired with unique and inspired cocktails like the cucumber margarita, will make any night in February seem as warm as a night in July. In addition to incredible food an drink, Anejo Mexican Bistro is proud to display the works of renowned local artist, Sarah Holl. Sarah is a principal in the family owned Scargo Pottery & Art Gallery in Dennis, and was recently commissioned to produce large scale ceramic tile installations for both Cape Cod Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Regardless of the season, you certainly won’t go hungry in Falmouth or Wood’s Hole. This part of Cape Cod is proud to play host to a vibrant year round community of people who love good food almost as much as they love the beach. Join us this off season, for a quietly delicious stay on Cape Cod.

“Brilliant Ales, Invigorating Stouts, Authentic British Pub Fare & Bang on Night Life!”

British Beer Co

British Beer Co

The British Beer Company is true to that spirit. There are cozy fireplaces for the winter months and plenty of views of the Falmouth Heights Beach and Vineyard Sound for year-round viewing pleaseure. The menu features traditional pub grub like Fish & Chips and Bangers & Mash, but it also mixes it up with local favorites like Cod Rarebit or a Chipotle Chicken Avocado Bap. This is a great pub with a relaxed atmosphere and a fun place for families or couples.

Flank Steak Salad

Flank Steak Salad

In the winter, the two fireplaces and the charming staff make the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The portion size is just about perfect – not too big, not too small. We took a photo of their Flank Steak Salad for reference. It was tasty to eat too.

Stained Glass Lights

Stained Glass Lights

One of the things that stands out is the BBC’s interior is the beautiful stained glass chandeliers over the bar. They are nicely designed and cast a warm glow that wonderfully compliments the pub atmosphere and makes this British pub a fantastic addition to the Villiage of Falmouth.

Wine and seafood at the Quarterdeck

Wine and seafood at the Quarterdeck

The first thing that we noticed as the smiling hostess showed us to our seats – the place was hopping. What is the secret? How do they stay busy year round? The answer is simple: good food, reasonable prices, cheerful employees. It is a hang-out for locals but visitors like it too. The food is traditional New England style cooking. I would say that the specialty is seafood but they have a nice variety of steaks, burgers, chops and chicken, as well as several meatless offerings.

The Quarterdeck is on Main Street in Falmouth Village. We were cozy and comfortable by the wood burning fireplace on this chilly afternoon. We ordered a classic  BLT on toasted Portuguese bread and the Cape Cod Seafood Pot. For a seafood lover, this is the perfect choice. Although it is in the appetizer section of the menu it can be a great meal. It is made by putting a lobster claw, muscles, clams, oysters, lemon wedges, shrimp and Portuguese sausage into a mesh bag. It is boiled in a seafood broth until the shellfish open. Then served in a bowl with the broth, drawn butter and toasted Portuguese bread. It’s like having a mini clam bake.

Some of the other traditional New England offerings  on the menu include: Fish & Chips, Fried Clams, Sweet Atlantic Sea Scallops, Day Boat Schrod and Lobster, boiled or baked stuffed.

The Quarterdeck was opened in 1967. Much of the interior had been salvaged from MacDougall’s Boatyard in Falmouth Harbor. Some of the wood dates back to the 1600′s. Joe Downs, a local artist, built the interior to look like the below the deck of an old sailing ship. He also created the stain glass in the dining room. The stain glass windows that are located over the bar were once the front windows from a church in Maine. There are conflicting stories about whether the church was destroyed by fire or a hurricane but there they stand now being enjoyed by many a diner.

Quarterdeck Restaurant
164 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 548-9900

Other Restaurants in Falmouth Village include:


Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub Features Great Food and a Relaxed Atmosphere

Liam Maguire's Irish Pub

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub

We went to Liam’s a recently. Falmouth is home to the one and only Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub. Established in 1994 by Liam and Deborah Maguire, the pub quickly became a local favorite and, of course, the center of celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day.

The entertainment at Liam’s features regular bands, Irish music and quiz nights year round. Our bartender this evening was Rory, he is 6’6″ and is Liam and Deb’s older son. He makes the best Irish coffee – not too bitter, not too sweet, and just the right kick.

The Menu

The menu at this Cape restaurant includes all the favorite pub grub you expect from Nachos and Potato Skins, to Fish & Chips and shepherd’s pie. They also feature a few twists on old favorites like Gaelic Grilled Cheese and Grilled Salmon Sandwiches. Whenever my daughter comes to visit she insists on stopping by for a pint and a bowl of beef stew. The restaurant has delicious “sweet potato fries” and we really like the “Irish egg rolls.”

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub

273 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: 508-548-0285
Fax: 508-495-1586

  If Italian, Irish, Mexican, Indian,or traditional American fare doesn’t suit your taste buds, there’s a new option on Main Street in Falmouth.  Maison Villatte, a traditional boulangerie/patisserie recently opened, offering patrons a delectable variety of pastries, breads, croissants, and light meals such as quiches and sandwiches. Owner Boris Villatte has been working since the spring to renovate and equip the building, secure the permits, and put the finishing touches on space that formerly served as a retail shop. This is the second Cape venture for Mr. Villatte, who grew up in the Loire Valley.  He helped to establish the popular PB Boulangerie Bistro in Wellfleet.

Word of mouth is already making Maiason Villatte a busy place, with customers at the door when it opens at 7:30 a.m.  It is located at 267 Main Street in Falmouth Village.  Falmouth is fortunate to have such an outstanding array of quality restaurants.

Just had to capture the elegant holiday sunset that officially ushered in winter here in Falmouth Village.  Our stores are bustling with post Christmas shoppers having a wonderful time bargain hunting.  As you stroll down festive Main Street, the aroma emanating from our Class A restaurants is the perfect invitation to just – saunter in!!

A brand new year is ahead and the Falmouth B&B Association is looking forward to an exciting new season, greeting past guests and meeting new ones.

May good health and happiness be yours as we sail gently into 2012.