TGC Grille

Beautiful plate. TCG Grille
View from the patio.
View from the patio.

It’s a bit off the beaten path but well worth the trek to North Falmouth. Chef/owner Jonathan Philips and his wife Jill have done it again. Their flagship restaurant C Salt, on Davis Straits in Falmouth is among the finest on the Cape and now they have opened their newest venture the TGC Grille at The Golf Club of Cape Cod in North Falmouth. Both locations are  trendy, Cape Cod restaurants and wine bars, blending American Cuisine with French and Asian influences. The restaurants feature full bars along with various wine and food pairings to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets.

C Salt Wine Bar & Grille and the TGC Grille specialize in exceptional food, an extensive wine list and great service.

Beautiful plate with greens.
Beautiful plate with greens.

The Golf Club of Cape Cod partnership with Falmouth’s acclaimed, award-winning C Salt Wine Bar & Grille provides members and their guests with exemplary service, a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional food. From a masterfully prepared three-course meal to the new lunch and light fare menu the Grille is outstanding but the best part is that it is open to the public. Diners are invited to make reservations to dine.  Casual elegance and world-class meals are the hallmarks of the dining experience.

Chef Philips’ menu for the TGC location will be different from the original Falmouth location, but the concept of Contemporary American Cuisine with French & Asian Influences will remain consistent.  Don’t be surprised ,however, if some of his signature dishes can be found across town.

TCG Grille Pre-opening party
Pre-opening night party in the dining room at the TGC Grille.

Cape Cod evokes, a casual, relaxed atmosphere that is an important element of the TGC Grille’s mission. The casual atmosphere gives the diner the opportunity to escape the busy life. This presents a challenge to traditional dress code policies. At TGC, members, and guests are permitted to wear denim at lunch and on casual nights. It is only on Friday and Saturday evenings that traditional country club casual attire is required.

The restaurant hours are:

TGC Grille menu
Menu

Lunch
11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday though Sunday

Pub Menu
3:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday though Saturday

Dinner
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday*
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sunday
*Live Music Thursdays with Harry French

Reservations are strongly recommended by clicking here, or by calling Ron Nichols at 508.457.7200, Ext 2.

For all event inquiries, contact Kate Wolstenholme at TGC Grille by C Salt, 508.457.7200, Ext 111.

The C-Salt Story

As Executive Chef at TGC prior to establishing C Salt Wine Bar & Grille in Falmouth, Chef/Owner Jonathan Philips made a name for himself among Falmouth locals and tourists. In 2015, Boston Magazine recognized C Salt as “Best Cape Cod Restaurant” and with the aid of Maitre d’/Sommelier Errol Joseph, Wine Spectator Magazine gave C Salt’s Wine Program it’s prestigious “Award of Excellence”.

“TGC Grille by C Salt is a second C Salt concept open seasonally from mid-April through October. While the golf course remains private, TGC Grille by C Salt offers lunch & dinner to the public.  Reservations are encouraged.

Directions to the The Golf Course of Cape Cod and TGC Grille from the Palmer House Inn:

Turn right as you exit the driveway. At the blinking yellow light turn right onto Route 28. Follow Route 28 until you come to Route 151 towards Mashpee/Hyannis/New Seabury. Turn slight right onto MA-151/Nathan Ellis Highway and follow for 1 mile. Turn right onto Falmouth Woods Road.

TGC

132 Falmouth Woods Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536

Reservations Suggested

508-457-7200 x2


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.

Cupcake Charlies

Cupcake Charlie's in Falmouth Cape Cod

Cupcake Charlie’s for Cupcakes on Cape Cod

“Life is short… Eat a cupcake.”

Written by Chelsea | Photos by Pat O’Connell

Cupcake Charlie's in Falmouth Cape Cod
A cupcake with a smile at Cupcake Charlie’s in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusettes, USA.

We couldn’t agree more with Cupcake Charlie’s store motto. Why not enjoy the sweeter things in life? From Real Estate to Gourmet Cupcakes on Cape Cod, the franchise founders are self-taught bakers who bonded over their dream of owning their own bakery. When visiting the Falmouth and Mashpee stores, one can see the care that the owners have for producing quality-baked goods.

cupcakes
Cupcakes are baked freshly each day using the finest ingredients.

Each location has a display case spread of 16 flavors including one “Flavor of the Day” cupcake chosen from a list of 130 unique recipes. The baker whose daily task is to choose the Flavor of the Day must be torn while flipping through the recipe book, but thankfully there are no wrong choices. Who knew there were that many varieties of cupcakes? It also doesn’t matter which day of the week you decid to stop by, because all of the cupcakes are baked freshly each day!

We at the Palmer House Inn are excited that our Falmouth store has reopened for the season! Just in time to treat ourselves and our guests after another Cape Cod winter. The bakery also has prime location amongst well-loved restaurants, shops, the village green, and the Falmouth  Library on Main Street. The shop is within a 5-minute walk of the Palmer House Inn! There is also the Mullen-Hall Playground conveniently located just behind the Library, where the little ones can have a place to run around after a sweet treat.

Colored Sprinkles
Multi colored sprinkles on vanillas cup cakes at Cupcake Charlie’s in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusettes, USA.

As soon as you walk in the door of Cupcake Charlie’s, you are immediately greeted with the delicious aroma and the mouth-watering display of freshly baked gourmet cupcakes. Customers should be warned of these scrumptious cupcakes, because they are quite tasty. One whiff of the frosting, cake, and filling would bring any mean green diet to its knees.

Choosing a favorite flavor is extremely difficult, because they are all my favorites. However, if I had to choose one to enjoy as I’m writing this blog, I would choose the Rockin’ Red Velvet cupcake. The cocoa, buttermilk cake is deliciously moist without being too dense, it is balanced by the perfectly swirled cream cheese frosting. The deep chocolaty red cake is visually stunning next to the ivory fronting in the display case, which has my mouth watering every time I walk by the shop. This cupcake version of the classic Red Velvet dessert has always satisfied my sweet tooth cravings.

If you do not share my sweet tooth for Falmouth’s Cupcake Charlie’s tasty, “melt in your mouth” cupcakes on Cape Cod, there is always their soft serve ice cream. Vanilla and chocolate are the flavors with your choice of toppings. Nothing beats a classic. This is also, a great choice during those warm late Spring and Summer days while exploring Falmouth’s quaint downtown area.

Cupcake Charlie's sign
Cupcake Charlie’s Sign at Cupcake Charlie’s in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusettes, USA.

The takeaway from this page is: when in Falmouth, take it easy and treat yourself. Cupcake Charlie’s is one of The Palmer House Inn’s local favorites and we highly recommend that you give it a try during your next stay.

More Delicious Experiences in Falmouth

 


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Emily Dickinson Room Five
Cape Cod’s Emily Dickinson Room Five

While all of our guestrooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures on Cape Cod, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.

The Clam Shack at Falmouth Harbor

Fried clams on the picnic tables.

A True Cape Experience, the Clam Shack at Falmouth Harbor

Fried clams on the picnic tables.
Fried clams on the picnic tables.
Outside the Clam Shack in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
The Clam Shack

For those of you who want the true Cape Cod food experience, in Falmouth, we have the Clam Shack of Falmouth. It is located at the very end of Scranton Avenue at the entrance of Falmouth Harbor. It is Falmouth rustic dining at it’s best. It does not have a bar or even a liquor license, just coffee, tea, bottled water or a variety of soft drinks. You will not find fine china, napkins or elegant eating utensils. Your meal is served on a plastic tray, in a paper basket or plate. Plastic knives, forks and spoons are provided with paper napkins. The atmosphere is casual although shoes and shirts are required. It is literally a shack made of weathered boards. with fishing and lobstering artifacts hung from the rafters to add to the nautical surroundings. The menu is written on a chalk board.

Scallops
Scallops

The specialty of the house are the “Plates”. They have clam (with or without the bellies), scallop, shrimp and fish & chips plates. the plates consist of an overflowing portion of the clams, shrimp,or scollops; fries and coleslaw.  However, for those in your party, who do not want seafood, the kitchen also has wings and chicken tenders plates. Hamburgers, cheese burgers and franks are also offered.

What would an, on the water, Cape Cod restaurant be without lobster, clam and scrimp rolls? The Clam Shack has them all.  In addition the clam chowder is excellent as are the onion rings. Your group has a choice of dining inside or out on the dock where the schooner Liberte is docked from the July fourth weekend to Labor Day weekend. Perhaps the best compliment to the tasty food is the view. One can sit at a wooden picnic tables and watch the activities on bustling Falmouth Harbor.

On nautical charts, the harbor is known as Falmouth Inner Harbor. It is mostly a man-made harbor with a mean low water depth of 10 feet. In 1907 an inlet was created through a barrier beach that divided a fresh water pond from Nantucket Sound. Engineers dredged and widened the harbor to give it the rectangular shape that it has today. This harbor is a wonderfully protected location for boaters to weather one of our legendary coastal storms.

Five marinas and many fishing boats are located along the harbor and the Island Queen ferry-boat to Martha’s Vineyard is docked on the eastern side. The Island Queen runs from early June through to Columbus Day.

Fishermen come from all over to use the harbor as a jumping-off location for fishing trips to the Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard sound inshore fishing grounds as well as offshore grounds. One of the best known local fishing fleets is the Patriot Party Boats that sail out of the harbor. They specialize in deep-sea fishing, bottom fishing and sport fishing.  For more info: www.patriotpartyboats.com or call: 508-548-2626.


Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling Cape Cod’s finest cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.