Dine like a local when you visit us on Cape Cod! There’s not much in life that’s better than good food. Well, maybe the beach. Lucky for you, our little part of the world has both. We’re going to give you the low down on how to chow down in Falmouth and beyond just like we do.
Añejo Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar (pronounced Ah-nyay-ho)
BEST spot in Falmouth to people watch. Situated right smack dab in the middle of Main Street, their large outdoor patio looks out onto the
summer bustle taking place on the downtown sidewalks. Cape Cod Magazine voted Añejo best Mexican food AND best margaritas on Cape Cod and we couldn’t agree more. We’ll start with drinks. If you’re in the mood for a margarita (and when are you not) we recommend the house – it’s simple and clean the way the margarita gods intended. El Jimador Blanco, Patron Citronge, organic sugar cane and squeezed lime. Not overly sweet, just the way we like it. If you are in the mood for sweet (and a little spicy) try their blood orange margarita made with jalapeño infused tequila. Olé! The menu for lunch and dinner is fantastic. Don’t leave without trying one of their tortas, everything needs a side of a lá carte guacamole and throw in some Mexican street corn for good measure – you will not be disappointed. The kicker? It’s o.2 miles away. A beautiful 5 minute walk is all that stands between you and the best Mexican food on the Cape when you stay with us! Local Tip: If you head in for a margarita and the place is packed (which it can be on a summer evening) grab a drink at the bar and head out the side door – they’ve got couches, tables and lights in the side ally between the restaurant and Twigs (an adorable local shop). Sip in peace!
Are you in the mood to be dazzled? Then The Glass Onion is the choice for you. Steps away from your room at The Captain’s Manor Inn, you will be amazed at the artful combination of flavors the chef prepares. We recommend the lobster strudel for an appetizer. In case that name alone didn’t completely sell you, in addition to lobster, you’ll be
snacking on mascarpone, oven dried tomatoes (which have a roasted sweetness unlike anything else), and of course, what vacation appetizer is complete without a lobster butter drizzle? Is your mouth watering yet? Because we haven’t even gotten to the entree! You can choose between filet, shrimp, duck, house made gnocchi, lobster (because there is officially no such thing as too much lobster when you’re on Cape Cod) or a nightly special. Whatever you do, leave room for dessert. The Glass Onion has been hand making small batch ice cream for years and with flavors like peach pie and guava… it cannot be missed. If you’ve overdone it at dinner and simply can’t fit another thing… don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
If you head in during normal business hours and ask the hostess, you can purchase ice cream in a cone and enjoy it on their back patio! So just head back the next day, refreshed and re-hungry!
The Pilot House is situated on the Canal in the Sandwich Marina. Beautiful water views combined with a nice big yard and great food will create a memorable afternoon! We recommend heading over for a late lunch or early dinner to take full advantage of the well placed adirondack chairs. Order a cocktail from the outdoor bar, hunker down and enjoy. Don’t feel like moving but you’re getting hungry? No worries! The waiters and waitresses are happy to bring you menus and you can dine where you sit! If you haven’t worked up an appetite yet, you’ll notice ring toss, corn hole, and more! Feel free to walk around the spacious lawn and enjoy. Most days there’s live music to add to the summer time vibe! This place is perfect for a mouth watering fried seafood plate, crab cakes, calamari, mussels and more! As we mentioned, this restaurant is in Sandwich with is just under a 30 minute drive. If you’d like to test it out before you commit – head over to The Quarterdeck on our very own Main Street (a 10 minute walk from the Inn). Both restaurants are owned by the same family, and both serve delicious Cape Cod fare! Local Tip: Have you been wondering where to get a good lobster roll? Look no further. You’ve found it.
Take-Out on the Beach
The British Beer Company (The BBC to locals)
Are you in the mood to dine with your toes in the sand? We’ve got you covered. The local British Beer Company is located directly across the street from Falmouth Heights Beach. As soon as you walk in you’ll be transported to a London pub. The decor, the music, soccer on the tele… it’s foggy London town! If you’re a beer drinker, saddle up to the bar. The BBC boasts one of the best beer lists in town. The taps are ever changing and the bartenders are super friendly and helpful. If you describe what kind of beer you typically prefer, they’ll be able to suggest something new to try. If you’re not a beer drinker, you don’t have to feel left out. They’ve got a great selection of wine and offering of specialty cocktails. As you sip your pint at the bar, have a look at the menu. This is the British Beer Company, so dishes like fish and chips and bangers and mash are unbeatable. But they’ve got a wide selection of pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more. Finish your drinks, ask for your food to go and head across the street to the beach. If you time it right, you can watch the sun set as you enjoy a little British food as you sit on the shores of New England. Local Tip: After you’re done eating, head back over to the BBC – it’s one of the best spots for live music in an intimate setting in Falmouth!
Are you in the mood for a beautiful drive down to Wood’s Hole? Then be sure to stop into Quicks Hole Tavern for a bite. Open year round and a favorite for Vineyard ferry commuters, Quicks Hole Tavern has everything you could ask for all wrapped up into a beautiful seaside view. It’s one of our favorite places to sit and watch the ferry come in and out. They serve lunch in their upstairs dining room, fine dining on the second floor, and the first floor pub is open seven days a week offering a pub menu. What more could you ask for? The best part about this restaurant besides the views, the cocktails, the ambiance (okay there are a lot of bests) is the inventiveness of the menu. You can try Avocado Toast with chili spiced deviled eggs as an appetizer, whisky rubbed salmon and a bag of donuts for dessert! Whatever you’re in the mood for, you will not be disappointed… or bored! This is a great place to head after a nice hike down to The Knob. Local Tip: You’ve got to try the “Pig Candy,” an appetizer made with house-smoked pork shoulder braised in maple syrup and house spices, served on guava puree with celery sprout garnish. It’s been described as ‘addictive’ and we can’t agree more!
Again, these are just a few of our favorites. Just to give you a little taste of the local flavor. There are plenty more local favorites, and we’ll be happy to share them all with you! But this is just enough to get you started so you can dine like a local when you come to visit!
The July 4th Celebration in Falmouth Cape Cod will once again include the annual bike and carriage parade sponsored by the Falmouth Village Association.
Participants will meet on the Village Green the morning of July 4th and the Parade will begin by heading down Main Street at 10am. Over the years this event has grown in size to several hundred who enjoy celebrating freedom on this special day.
Children of all ages will be wearing their red, white and blue and it is great fun to see the great decorations people have adorned their bicycles and carriages with. From tricycles, to unicycles to tandem bicycles everyone gets in on the fun. After working up an appetite folks love strolling Main Street and stopping for a snack at Ghelfi’s Candies and Ice Cream of Cape Cod or Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium or for lunch at any number of great eateries like Stone L’Oven, Anejo’s Mexican Bistro, Quarterdeck, La Cucina Sul Mare, Pickle Jar Kitchen or Pies ala Mode Cafe.
The fun for our July 4th celebration does not stop with the parade and fun on Main Street. You should head down to Falmouth Heights Beach or Surf Drive Beach later in the evening to take advantage of the spectacular fireworks show set of on the barge out on the Ocean of Vineyard Sound. The Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association is a proud sponsor of the Fireworks July 4th Celebration.
Falmouth Village Blooming, a Cape Cod Spring Celebration, will kick off on Friday May 1, 2015 and continue through Sunday May 10, 2015 – the day we celebrate Mothers everywhere.
A highlight of the Falmouth Village Blooming events is the display and judging of the May Baskets that can be found all along Falmouth Village Main Street and Queen Buyway at the many retail shops, restaurants and Bed and Breakfast’s that line Main Street. Several awards are given such as Most Creative however the one most enjoy is the People’s Choice Award which is decided based on the many voters who join in on the fun with the Falmouth Village Facebook display of all the participating May Baskets. You can expect more than 30 different participants with unique and creative basket presentations.
All throughout the May 1st through May 10th timeframe you will find Flower Power Happy Hours at the restaurants and Blooming Bargains at retailers.
For the first weekend of festivities, May 1-3, bring the kids for some special fun as part of Kids Spring Hat Weekend. A number of stores and restaurants will provide the ingredients and instruction for special hat-making projects. Some of the participating stores are Eight Cousins Bookstores, Black Dog, Pies ala Mode and Pickle Jar Kitchen Restaurant.
On May 3rd you might enjoy participating in an Estate Walk at Highfield Hall starting at 12:30. You can start in the gardens where Terry Soares, the Highfield Garden Coordinator will be on hand and then join the estate walk docent who will share stories of the Beebe family who built this beautiful estate.
On May 5th join in the 5th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration courtesy of Anejo Mexican Bistro where the adjoining street is closed to traffic and under a tent you will find freshly prepared $5 burritos as well as margaritas and beer all while enjoying live music. The additional nicety is that all the proceeds go to the ALS Foundation.
Also on May 5th from 6-8 pm you may be inspired to head to Highfield Hall and get your hands dirty while you create your very own May garden basket with your teacher for the event Anna Holmes.
A spring story time event is another kid centric activity that is planned on Saturday May 9th at Eight Cousins bookstore. The feature is the ever popular Guess How Much I Love You. Be sure to get your very own photo with Little Nut Brown Hare who will be on hand for the fun.
Closing out Falmouth Village Blooming are two great gardening events.
First is the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association Garden Tour which runs from 1:00 to 3:00 on May 10th.
Last year The Captain’s Manor Inn created a brand new leisure garden for guests. This year be sure to visit The Captain’s Manor Inn and The Palmer House Inn which are both by the Falmouth Village Green. The Captain’s Manor Inn is featuring a new raised bed gardening event with cattle troughs and The Palmer House is doing a herb container garden presentation. The Woods Hole Passage Bed and Breakfast is having a child centered garden project. Several other bed and breakfasts are having tea and cookies on the porch open houses such as Woods Hole Inn and Baileys by the Sea.
Second is the Falmouth Beautification Council Plant Sale from 9 am to 3 pm at Town Hall Square in Falmouth Village. This is a extremely popular annual event where you can find daylilies, shrubs, herbs, annual, perennials, veggies and more. This year some workshops will also be offered for kids and gardeners.
You have a chance to vote on the Falmouth Village Facebook page for your favorite as participants vie for the People’s choice award.
Enjoy Flower Power Happy Hours at participating restaurants from 3- 5 pm during the first two weekends of the May. Throughout the Village be on the lookout for Blooming Bargains at all the participating retail shops.
Some of the very special scheduled events include: Cinco de Mayo celebration at Anejo’s Mexican Bistro on May 5th, Ring around the Maypole at Highfield Hall on May 4th, Annual Falmouth Beautification Sale on May 10th, Just for Kids Colonial Gardening at Falmouth Museums on the Green on May 10th and the Falmouth Bed & Breakfast Association Garden Tour on May 10th from 1 – 3 pm.
There is something fun for everyone during Falmouth Village Blooming. For the latest information and schedule click here to go to the Falmouth Village website.
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in O’Falmouth where everyone has a “bit of the Irish” in them for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The fun and activities begin on Friday, March 14th and continue through Monday, March 17th. We encourage you to keep on top of all the activities by liking the Falmouth Village Association facebook page.
We will also share some of the early plans below as we to tell you about The Captain’s Manor Inn St. Patrick’s Day weekend package.
Guests will arrive on Friday, March 15th and find a “Luck of the Irish” welcome basket with a number of goodies waiting in their guestroom. Your innkeepers, Trish and Kevin, will host a wine, beer and snack “Irish Reception” in the Inn’s Bistro from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. We encourage everyone to check out Liam Maguire himself serenading diners at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub just a stroll down Main Street from the Inn.
Saturday will be a great day to scavenge for all the great green dot sales found on all variety of retail goods at the unique shops on Main Street in Falmouth Village. On both Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy traditional Irish Music at Liam Maguire’s with Rossacroo-Na_Loo starting at 3pm and Shanangan’s starting their entertainment set at 9 pm until closing.
Sunday wake up and enjoy a delicious Irish breakfast at The Captain’s Manor Inn before heading out to enjoy festivities of the day such as the Irish Step Dancing Demonstration across from the Inn at the Museums on the Green.
Monday there will be a Hat Parade down Main Street sidewalks to the Village Green.
Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with spring. Even if you can’t be in Falmouth for May 5, 2013 you can still celebrate Mexican culture and food during May with our Cinco de Mayo package. Along with your simply elegant guestroom and breakfast, your Cinco de Mayo package stay at the Captain’s Manor Inn includes a welcome gift basket with such items as salsa, chips, margarita glasses, margarita mix and tequila and a $50 gift certificate for lunch or dinner at Anejo restaurant.
This is a favorite restaurant of many of our guests. See reviews such as the one below at Tripadvisor:
“I had never had lobster enchiladas before, but these were delicious and so different! The food was great, service was responsive and the atmosphere lively! I would definitely recommend dining here.”
After selecting your room you can add the
“Cinco de Mayo Package” to your guestroom at check out.