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The Cape & Islands New Restaurant Roundup: Summer 2013

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If you haven't been over the bridge since last summer, you'll want to check out these new Cape and Islands eateries. Our roundup of shoulder season openings (plus a few stragglers) has everything from bakeries to burgers, casual to classic, local to global, and a quinoa bumper crop of vegan and vegetarian.


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1. Pickle Jar Kitchen

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170 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
This casual eatery opened in February with a breakfast and lunch menu offered from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. The House Pickles, including Garlic-Dill Cukes and The Mexi-Cali Carrot & Jalapeno, are available by the pound.

2. Maison Villatte

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267 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
774-255-1855
Open since November, this 20-seat patisserie-boulangerie in the heart of Falmouth has been a crowd-pleaser since day one. Owner Boris Villatte, previously a co-owner of Wellfleet’s PB Boulangerie, keeps the 7,000 pound Italian oven busy, serving up to 1,000 croissants a day. [Photo Credit:Yelp

3. Green Lotus Cafe

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349 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02601
Cape Cod's first vegan and vegetarian restaurant, the Green Lotus Cafe, opened in late March on historic Main Street in Hyannis. The casual eatery's menu also includes raw and gluten-free cuisine.

4. The Compound Bar and Grille

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644 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Open since May in the space formerly occupied by Ardeo on Main, this Kennedy-themed restaurant and bar got off to a rocky start with some controversial drink names. The menu is contemporary and creative, with dishes like Cape Cod Red Beer Battered Tempura Shrimp and "The Kennedy Compound" crab cake.

5. T. Murphy's Sports Bar & Grill

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793 Iyannough Road, Cape Cod Mall
Hyannis, MA 02601
T. Murphy's opened in December, serving up pub fare (Guinness Stew, Dublin Nachos) with a few Cape Cod twists (Lobster Quesadilla, Lobster Mac & Cheese) and even a Canadian favorite, French fries with Jamesons Whiskey Gravy.

6. Morelli's Taverna

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280 Underpass Road
Brewster, MA 02631
Located in the space formerly occupied by Ardeo's, the recently opened Morelli's Taverna serves up traditional Italian foodfrom 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The tavern is open until 12:30 a.m. and will serve pizza until midnight in July & August.

7. VERS

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637 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633
When the new Chatham Orpheum Theater opens in July, you'll be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner thanks to VERS. Named for the Dutch word for "fresh," the owners intend to make everything from scratch at both the upstairs cafe and downstairs restaurant. As we mentioned in April, they're also planning on a late-night menu for moviegoers and other nights owls.

8. Karoo Restaurant

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3 Main Street
Eastham, MA 02642
This sister restaurant of PTown's Karoo Cafe opened in April on Eastham's Main Street. The menu at Karoo Restaurant offers a similar menu of South African cuisine, but with a more formal vibe. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are available.

9. The Canteen

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225 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Housed in a 200 year-old wharf building, The Canteen opened on May 16 with a menu of updated Cape Cod favorites and shorefood classics, all made from scratch from high-quality ingredients. Chow down on Cod Banh-Mi, Pucci's Wings, plus vegan and vegetarian options in the communal dining room or grab something to go.

10. PTOWN Cafe

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258 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
PTOWN Cafe opened this spring next to Town Hall with a breakfast and lunch menu including organic coffee, pastries and sandwiches. [Credit: The Year Rounder's Guide to Provincetown]

11. Uma Loucura

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205-209 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Located at the Aquarium Mall, this Brazilian food stand features traditional and vegetarian appetizers, entrees, salads, and sweets.

12. Copper Wok

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9 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Vineyard restauranteur J.B. Blau's latest offering, a pan-Asian restaurant, is set to open any day now at the Mansion House. The menu will feature Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, plus sake and the requisite scorpion bowls. [Logo Credit: Point B Blog]

13. Not Your Sugar Mamas

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32 Winter Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
Not Your Sugar Mamas, purveyors of "powerfully healthy, incredibly tasty handmade chocolate creations" opened a second retail location in May. For self-service 2.0, you, dear customer, can hop on their stationary bike and blend your own smoothie. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and everything is free of refined sugar and gluten. Breakfast, lunch & dinner at NYSM? Why not.

14. Behind the Bookstore

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44 Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
This recently opened gourmet cafe features housemade pastries, cold-pressed juice and fresh-brewed coffee (Intelligentsia and Chilmark Coffee) with counter service and outdoor seating daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located behind Edgartown Books, naturally, the cafe will be open year-round.

15. The Proprietors Bar & Table

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9 India Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
The Proprietors Bar & Table is the latest from Michael & Orla LaScola of Nantucket’s acclaimed American Seasons and Executive Chef/Co-Owner Tom Berry. Scheduled to open this week, "the menu thinks globally and sources locally with internationally accented dishes using ingredients sourced as much as possible from area farms, growers and artisans."

16. Wicked Island Bakery

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147 Orange Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
Early risers rejoice! This year-round bakery opens at 5:30 a.m., serving up Breakfast Sandys, artisanal breads and more.

17. Island Kitchen

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1 Chins Way
Nantucket, MA 02554
Chef Patrick Ridge's Island Kitchen opened earlier this month serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night service (Hand Cut Cheese Fries at 2 a.m.!). Located in the space formerly occupied by the Hen House, reservations are accepted for dinner service.

18. Lola Burger

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1 Sparks Avenue
Nantucket, MA 02554
After closing their location on "the strip" two years ago, Lola Burger is back in new digs by the Rotary. Now serving dozens of craft beers alongside the much-loved burgers.

1. Pickle Jar Kitchen

170 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
This casual eatery opened in February with a breakfast and lunch menu offered from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. The House Pickles, including Garlic-Dill Cukes and The Mexi-Cali Carrot & Jalapeno, are available by the pound.
170 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

2. Maison Villatte

267 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
Open since November, this 20-seat patisserie-boulangerie in the heart of Falmouth has been a crowd-pleaser since day one. Owner Boris Villatte, previously a co-owner of Wellfleet’s PB Boulangerie, keeps the 7,000 pound Italian oven busy, serving up to 1,000 croissants a day. [Photo Credit:Yelp
267 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

3. Green Lotus Cafe

349 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02601
Cape Cod's first vegan and vegetarian restaurant, the Green Lotus Cafe, opened in late March on historic Main Street in Hyannis. The casual eatery's menu also includes raw and gluten-free cuisine.
349 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02601

4. The Compound Bar and Grille

644 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Open since May in the space formerly occupied by Ardeo on Main, this Kennedy-themed restaurant and bar got off to a rocky start with some controversial drink names. The menu is contemporary and creative, with dishes like Cape Cod Red Beer Battered Tempura Shrimp and "The Kennedy Compound" crab cake.
644 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

5. T. Murphy's Sports Bar & Grill

793 Iyannough Road, Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis, MA 02601
T. Murphy's opened in December, serving up pub fare (Guinness Stew, Dublin Nachos) with a few Cape Cod twists (Lobster Quesadilla, Lobster Mac & Cheese) and even a Canadian favorite, French fries with Jamesons Whiskey Gravy.
793 Iyannough Road, Cape Cod Mall
Hyannis, MA 02601

6. Morelli's Taverna

280 Underpass Road, Brewster, MA 02631
Located in the space formerly occupied by Ardeo's, the recently opened Morelli's Taverna serves up traditional Italian foodfrom 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The tavern is open until 12:30 a.m. and will serve pizza until midnight in July & August.
280 Underpass Road
Brewster, MA 02631

7. VERS

637 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
When the new Chatham Orpheum Theater opens in July, you'll be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner thanks to VERS. Named for the Dutch word for "fresh," the owners intend to make everything from scratch at both the upstairs cafe and downstairs restaurant. As we mentioned in April, they're also planning on a late-night menu for moviegoers and other nights owls.
637 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633

8. Karoo Restaurant

3 Main Street, Eastham, MA 02642
This sister restaurant of PTown's Karoo Cafe opened in April on Eastham's Main Street. The menu at Karoo Restaurant offers a similar menu of South African cuisine, but with a more formal vibe. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are available.
3 Main Street
Eastham, MA 02642

9. The Canteen

225 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
Housed in a 200 year-old wharf building, The Canteen opened on May 16 with a menu of updated Cape Cod favorites and shorefood classics, all made from scratch from high-quality ingredients. Chow down on Cod Banh-Mi, Pucci's Wings, plus vegan and vegetarian options in the communal dining room or grab something to go.
225 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

10. PTOWN Cafe

258 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
PTOWN Cafe opened this spring next to Town Hall with a breakfast and lunch menu including organic coffee, pastries and sandwiches. [Credit: The Year Rounder's Guide to Provincetown]
258 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

11. Uma Loucura

205-209 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
Located at the Aquarium Mall, this Brazilian food stand features traditional and vegetarian appetizers, entrees, salads, and sweets.
205-209 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

12. Copper Wok

9 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Vineyard restauranteur J.B. Blau's latest offering, a pan-Asian restaurant, is set to open any day now at the Mansion House. The menu will feature Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, plus sake and the requisite scorpion bowls. [Logo Credit: Point B Blog]
9 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

13. Not Your Sugar Mamas

32 Winter Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
Not Your Sugar Mamas, purveyors of "powerfully healthy, incredibly tasty handmade chocolate creations" opened a second retail location in May. For self-service 2.0, you, dear customer, can hop on their stationary bike and blend your own smoothie. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and everything is free of refined sugar and gluten. Breakfast, lunch & dinner at NYSM? Why not.
32 Winter Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

14. Behind the Bookstore

44 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
This recently opened gourmet cafe features housemade pastries, cold-pressed juice and fresh-brewed coffee (Intelligentsia and Chilmark Coffee) with counter service and outdoor seating daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located behind Edgartown Books, naturally, the cafe will be open year-round.
44 Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

15. The Proprietors Bar & Table

9 India Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
The Proprietors Bar & Table is the latest from Michael & Orla LaScola of Nantucket’s acclaimed American Seasons and Executive Chef/Co-Owner Tom Berry. Scheduled to open this week, "the menu thinks globally and sources locally with internationally accented dishes using ingredients sourced as much as possible from area farms, growers and artisans."
9 India Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

16. Wicked Island Bakery

147 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
Early risers rejoice! This year-round bakery opens at 5:30 a.m., serving up Breakfast Sandys, artisanal breads and more.
147 Orange Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

17. Island Kitchen

1 Chins Way, Nantucket, MA 02554
Chef Patrick Ridge's Island Kitchen opened earlier this month serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night service (Hand Cut Cheese Fries at 2 a.m.!). Located in the space formerly occupied by the Hen House, reservations are accepted for dinner service.
1 Chins Way
Nantucket, MA 02554

18. Lola Burger

1 Sparks Avenue, Nantucket, MA 02554
After closing their location on "the strip" two years ago, Lola Burger is back in new digs by the Rotary. Now serving dozens of craft beers alongside the much-loved burgers.
1 Sparks Avenue
Nantucket, MA 02554