October Reviews

Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Rose


Though our stay was short, it was very, very sweet. Every little need was considered and planned out prior to our coming- food was delicious, late night yummies–

Great! Thank you.
– Bart and Patrice


Thank you for an amazing honeymoon! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay and first visit to Cape Cod.

Looking forward to visiting again.
– Justine and Domenik


We had a wonderful stay at your lovely inn. So beautifully appointed- it brought us back to years gone by. Your staff were so friendly and took such good care. We will remember our stay here and hope to come back.

Thank you,
Tom and Diane


This has been an amazing place to stay, and it has provided us with a wonderful start to our honeymoon. The room is beautiful, the staff is very kind, and the food is excellent! The best part of the Palmer House Inn: Free tea from 3pm to 9pm! Yay tea!

Kim and Chuck


Columbus Day Weekend. 25th Wedding Anniversary! Lovely stay… from the afternoon tea to the ivy covered garden to the comfortable bicycles to the beautiful furnishings and tasty breakfasts to the surprise champagne…. all made for wonderful memories!

Thank you!!
– Jane and Ed


We have stayed in several inns during our trip to New England – The Palmer House Inn is without doubt one of the best. The housekeepers were so attentive, room lovely – whole atmosphere of the inn was welcoming. If we ever have the opportunity to return to Cape Cod, this will be our place of choice to stay.

Many thanks. 
– Ian and Alison


We’ve really enjoyed our stay at the Palmer House! The staff are all very kind and helpful. A special thanks to Bill and Pat for helping us to have such a wonderful “mini-moon.” We also really enjoyed the town of Falmouth and the lovely little shops. We only wish we could’ve had more time here! We hope to return someday for an anniversary or two.

Thank you,
Will and Madison


Bill and Pat,

Thank you for a lovely place to spend our 44th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed every minute, especially the beautiful decorations and colors.

– Mike and Dianne


Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your inn is so beautiful with decorations and furnishings in keeping with the age of the house. We have been extremely comfortable and enjoyed all the extras- coffee, tea, cookies, etc. Thank you for the bog frogs- so delicious, we are going to buy some before setting off to Boston.

Many thanks,
Heather and Alyson.


Thank you!! We had a lovely, relaxing interlude here during our Massachusetts fall road trip. Amazing attention to detail ensuring we are well looked after. We also appreciated the friendly, welcoming email once we had booked and before we travelled to the US. It made us feel welcome before we arrived at the Palmer House Inn.

Thank you again,
Jenny and Rod


Dear Pat and Bill,

My mom and I had another wonderful stay at your  beautiful inn! I ran my first marathon here last year and we had such a wonderful time that I ran it again! We love each and every beautiful detail, the breakfasts and snacks and your lovely staff. And my mom and I enjoy the mugs we bought last year year-round!

Thank you again and see you soon!
– Alexandra and Janice


Thank you for a lovely weekend. We were in town for the marathon and our stay at your inn helped provide the perfect setting. We appreciated the lovely breakfasts and the cookies were a nice after-dinner treat. The welcome basket of goodies and nightly weather reports were a special touch. If we are back in the area you will be 1st on our list to return to for a visit.

Many thanks,
Jeanette and Dan

12 Great Cape Cod Sidewalk Cafes

12 Great Cape Cod Sidewalk Cafes

A Bit Like Paris with a New England Flare of its Own: 12 Great Sidewalk Cafe Eateries on Cape Cod

Ten years ago Main Street, Falmouth had one or two restaurants with sidewalk dining. Now, with twelve eateries to choose from, a stroll down our bustling Restaurant Row is truly a tempting excursion. These great Cape Cod sidewalk cafes are varied and international in flavor. It reminds me of Paris but it’s Cape Cod all the way.

12 Great Cape Cod Sidewalk Cafes
12 Great Cape Cod Sidewalk Cafes
  1. Bean & Cod starts our list and is one of the first great Cape Cod sidewalk cafe on the right as you walk from the Palmer House into town. This little specialty food store (a great place for the New England food connoisseur to pick up jams, olive oils, vinegars, sauces, and pastas), is a fixture in Falmouth. This is one of the stops where many of the local villagers go for their favorite sandwiches. They have only a couple of tables and chairs but it’s a lovely stop for lunch and a glass of wine.

    Bean & Cod's sidewalk cafe
    Bean & Cod Sidewalk seating
  2. The Pickle Jar's sidewalk cafe
    The Pickle Jar

    2. At the The Pickle Jar Kitchen they believe,” that any good meal should start with wholesome natural ingredients and be served in a warm and friendly atmosphere.” They have succeeded in their goal and that puts them on our list of the great Cape Cod sidewalk cafes. I chose to have lunch there last Thursday. I had a roasted beet salad with goat cheese on baby arugula in a whole grain mustard vinaigrette. To drink, I had their house made lemonade. It was a delicious meal in a pleasant location.

    roasted beet salad with goat cheese
    Roasted beet salad with goat cheese.
  3. The head chef at Osteria la Civetta is Fabio Pozzati. Both he and the owners are natives of the Emila Romagna region in Northern Italy. All of the dishes reflect the authentic cuisine of their native land. I have heard it said that when one stepping into Osteria it is like stepping from Cape Cod into Italy. All of the furnishings and decor has been brought from Italy. Now they have outside dining both on the sidewalk and on a side patio, to add to the European flavor of the Cape Cod sidewalk cafe experience.
  4. Tisberry

    4. Tisberry’s was founded in the Town of Tisbury on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and now we have this Cape Cod favorite in Falmouth. This family owned eatery features non-fat premium frozen yogurt flavored with the finest all-natural purees and very tasty smoothies.

  5. CupCapes Sidewalk Cafe

    Cup Cake Charlie.s creates baked goods, soups, ice creams, and cup cakes for special events. They strive to create a gathering spot that is inviting, warm and filled with wonderful treats. Their goal is to make every visit an experience and I love to stop in to see the cupcake creation of the week. They recently expanded their seating to include a table and chairs on the sidewalk.

  6. Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar pays homage to their tequilas. Their mission: “To bring you our take on authentic Mexican market food – slowing down the processes and adding some culinary twists of our own.” They are fortunate to have both sidewalk seating on Main Street and comfortable couch seating in the charming alley on their side. It’s wonderful to sip a Margarita while enjoying a warm summer evening go by in good company.
  7. Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium with ice cream, sweets, and fun need we say any more… a warm day isn’t complete without an ice cream and a seat at this great Cape Cod sidewalk cafe.

    Ben & Bills Sidewalk Cafe
    Ben & Bills
  8. Ghelfi’s is where I buy our fine hand-made chocolates that we give to our guests who are celebrating special occasions at our inn. The chocolates are made from the finest ingredients, right here in their kitchen on Cape Cod. They have been perfecting the art of candy making for three generations.
  9. Maison Villatte is a wonderful boulangerie. They will provide you with the most wonderful quiches, breads, and pastries.

    Maison Villatte Sidewalk Cafe
    Maison Villatte
  10. Stone L'Oven's sidewalk cafe
    Stone L’Oven

    Divine Pizza brings together a pizzeria and a great Cape Cod sidewalk cafe. They have hand-tossed, stone-fired pizza in the Neapolitan tradition. They also have signature pasta dishes, specialty sandwiches and gourmet salads. In addition they have fine wines and award-winning regional beer.

  11. Parkside's Cape Cod sidewalk cafe
    Parkside Market

     Parkside Market is located across from Peg Noonan Park. For the health conscious eater, looking to focus on locally sourced food, Parkside is one of the best. Their meats are house roasted and free of hormones and their greens are always organic. They also offer soy milk and gluten-free options.

  12. Bear in Boots Sidewalk Cafe
    Bear in Boots

     Bear in Boots Gastropub is one of the newest establishments in Falmouth and a fun addition to our 12 Great Cape Cod Sidewalk Cafes list. A Gastropub is the combination of a comfortable friendly pub atmosphere with really good food. They have 18 beers on tap, 18 table beers, wine and cocktails. Everything is made in-house right down to the ketchup.


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 charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling the best Cape Cod sidewalk cafe’s, 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.