For this Cape Restaurant Review, we recently had a special dinner at the Flying Bridge.
Lots of folks were there celebrating Mother’s Day and so were we. The Flying Bridge combines a New England cosmopolitan atmosphere with a dock side cafe. The sun was out, the weather was good so we thought it would be fun to sit at their bar, enjoy dinner and the views of the harbor.
The menu features a range of old seafood favorites (Cod, Shrimp Scampi, Steamers,…) and delightful new ones (Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Quesadilla,..).
We dine at the Flying Bridge many times each year. For the special occasion we both had lobster ravioli. It was great. The ravioli was beautifully presented in a bowl of ravioli prepared with leeks, arugula and Roma tomatoes in a cream sauce. Each dish included the meat from half a lobster tail.
Other favorites on the menu include their onion rings, baked stuffed shrimp and baked scallops.
Our bartender for the evening was Chris. He was ready when we arrived with a glass of Bill’s favorite chardonnay, good conversation and a great smile.
The Flying Bridge is located on Falmouth Harbor with fantastic views of the boats at the docks. The second floor, a popular spot for wedding receptions, features even better views of boats moored in the harbor.
As always, we are happy to make a reservation for you or for more information on this Cape Cod Restaurant:
After a delightful evening at the Flying Bridge spend your night at the Palmer House. While all of our rooms have their own relaxing and romantic charm we recommend theTheodore Roosevelt room for its charm, mahogany canopy bed and Jacuzzi-style tub; and the Henry James Penthouse for its elegance, plush pillows and Jacuzzi-style tub.
Last Wednesday evening, on our way back to the Palmer House we happened upon a very busy parking lot at Colonial Plaza on Main Street. As it turned out, it was the first night opening of a wonderful new restaurant – DJ’s Famous Wings A Family Sports Pub.
We looked at each other and Bill said, ” Why not stop in.” We weren’t disappointed. The pub was packed and we happened to run into several friends. We are pleased to report that its menu fills an important gap in Falmouth’s restaurant choices. In the past guests have asked, “Where can we get some good wings and ribs?” Well, now there is a great place just a mile away from the inn. The menu features Buffalo Hot Wings (of course) and includes classic New England fried seafood, like Shrimp Rolls and Clam Strip Plates. With Pub Grub, Steak Sandwiches, soups salads rounding out the menu there’s something for everyone.
The atmosphere is lively and fun and the wait staff is young and energetic. The design and colors are bright and cheerful and the upper portion of the walls are lined with TV’s. Also, each booth has its own TV. The menu is creative and reasonably priced.
DJ’s is a local, family run, business that was started in Hyannis in June, 1989. They opened that summer boasting that they were the first to bring original-style buffalo wings to Cape Cod. They say, “We were the first wing-joint ever to cross the bridge!” They started as a seven seat eat-in, take-out and delivery hot spot. Soon after opening, they expanded the menu to include bone-sucking ribs, specialty sandwiches and daily specials.
In 2004 they relocated to a more spacious location in Hyannis and became the a sports bar. That is when the name was changed to DJ’s Family Sports Pub. Their award-winning wings are what made them famous but now the full menu is outstanding. It is fun, inventive, fresh and delicious. Every item is cooked to order and all of the food is prepared freshly every day.
Now in March of 2013 their second location on Falmouth’s Main Street has opened. One of more creative things that they have started is:
“The Angry Wing Contest” it is billed as “Man-vs-Wings from Hell.” The rules of engagement are:
You must sign a disclaimer.
You must eat ten”Wings from Hell” to the bone.
You must eat the meat off the bone, no hand picking.
You must eat them in ten minutes.
You may not drink anything.
You may not use napkins or wipe your face.
You must lick your fingers clean.
You must wait five minutes after eating.
Your rewards for completing this task are: The wings are free, you get your photo on the “Wall of Flame” and you get a commemorative “Angry Wings” T-shirt.
One of the best things about this vibrant new pub, is its location. It is just steps from the Falmouth Commodore’s Baseball Field. I can just see this place after the games next summer. It will be packed.
Come to Falmouth, see a good old-fashioned American game of baseball then head to DJ’s Famous Wings A Family Sports Pub for an enjoyable meal. Afterwards, head home to one of the Palmer House’s charming bed chambers for a relaxing nights sleep.
Number 170 Main Street is one of the most charming buildings in Falmouth’s downtown. Also known as the “Weeks Building”, it is unique because of its lovely bowed windows with small panes of glass and its sunny yellow color. It is one of the older buildings on Main Street that still has its original appearance. It was built in the 1920’s and currently houses “Twigs”, “Homespun Gardens” gift shops and “Lemon/Lime” Salon (Falmouth shops map). The new kid in the building will be, the “Pickle Jar Kitchen”. It is planned to be a new creative cafe. The owners are Elisabeth & Kevin Lay and Benjamin & Cassandra Gallant. The Gallants and Lays are Falmouth residents and they are fulfilling a dream that was hatched during gatherings in their home kitchens, that involved cooking and in many cases pickling. Their interest in pickles is that they involve combining sweet, salty, and savory flavors in one.
The Lays and Gallants will count on their experience as executive chefs at other Cape restaurants that include Bleu, The Belfry Inn, and Masaki. They plan to create a fresh, casual, fun and affordable dining environment. The Lays and the Gallants believe that a good meal should start with wholesome natural ingredients and be served in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Whether a diner wants to sit and enjoy a relaxing meal or just grab a quick snack and beverage for the road, the Pickle Jar Kitchen will be ready to fill the bill. Ingredients include farm fresh eggs, vegetarian hash, smoked bacon, quinoa, and of a variety of “house” made pickles.
The eatery will also feature pastries, cookies, and other baked goods from the “Butterqueen Cakes” of East Falmouth. Special orders are available upon request for cakes, cupcakes,and other baked goods.Upon your request the chefs will also prepare assorted sandwich platters, large salad bowels, Plowman’s Pickle Platters, roasted meat platters or jumbo loaded fries for take-out. The emphasis is on wholesome food with natural ingredients in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The Pickle Jar Kitchen’s interior has been completely redesigned with a new modern theme that features rich wood tones, soft green walls with red accents, new lighting, clean furniture lines, interesting kitchen antiques and old photos on the walls complete the design. On February 6th the restaurant opened at seven in the morning and is serving a variety of tasty breakfast and lunch fare, Wednesday through Monday. Some of the future planned events will be: beer and wine dinners, fresh pickle workshops, and an array of fun-filled events throughout the year.
The Pickle Jar Kitchen is just a pleasant seven minute stroll from the Palmer House Inn. Bill and I took that walk this morning. The inn was empty so we had a rare opportunity to experience someone else’s breakfast fare. The food was excellent.
Bill had the “Ultimate Hash”. It was served in an iron frying pan that was placed on a wooden base at the table. The hash was topped with two perfectly poached eggs and a light cheddar cheese sauce. It was quite delicious. I ordered the house made oatmeal, it was topped with blueberry compote and sliced granny Smith apples. I put a little half and half on top and had a delightfully warm meal on this cold New England morning. We are looking forward to trying their lunch menu later this week.