Cape Restaurant Review: The Flying Bridge

Lobster Ravioli and White Wine at the Flying Bridge Restaurant

For this Cape Restaurant Review, we recently had a special dinner at the Flying Bridge.

Lobster Ravioli and White Wine at the Flying Bridge Restaurant
Lobster Ravioli and White Wine

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,..).

Lobster Ravioli
Lobster Ravioli

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.

Chris at Flying Bridge Restaurant

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.

View from the Flying Bridge
View from the Flying Bridge

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:

Flying Bridge Restaurant Entrance
Flying Bridge Restaurant

Flying Bridge
220 Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

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.



DJ’S Famous Wings A Family Sports Pub Review

DJs Buffalo Wings T-shirt

Cape Cod Restaurant Review: DJ’s

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.

DJ's Sign
DJ’s Sign

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:

DJs Buffalo Wings T-shirt
DJs Buffalo Wings T-shirt

“The Angry Wing Contest” it is billed as “Man-vs-Wings from Hell.” The rules of engagement are:

  1. You must sign a disclaimer.
  2. You must eat ten”Wings from Hell” to the bone.
  3. You must eat the meat off the bone, no hand picking.
  4. You must eat them in ten minutes.
  5. You may not drink anything.
  6. You may not use napkins or wipe your face.
  7. You must lick your fingers clean.
  8. 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.

Location, Location

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.

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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.


Cape Cod’s Landfall Restaurant Review

New England Dining, lunch and Landfall with tallship at the dock.

How is this for a Cape Cod water view?

Landfall Restaurant, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Cape Cod
Landfall’s water view.

The Landfall is one of our favorite restaurants. It is located in Woods Hole, one of Falmouth’s 8 villages and just 4 miles from The Palmer House. The food is outstanding and the staff is friendly. Landfall is owned by two local brothers and the kitchen specializes in seafood, however, they do have excellent steaks, chops, and chicken in addition to meatless offerings.

Landfall Restaurant, Woods Hole, Falmouth, Cape Cod
Landfall Restaurant

My favorite meal is the “Local Steamers”. Steamers are steamed clams that are served with clam broth and drawn butter. I order it with garlic bread and a salad and I am in “New Englander’s Heaven”. Bill enjoys their “Seafood Newburg” over linguini.

Landfall is open from May through October and they are one of the few restaurants that will take reservations. They also have valet parking.