The Ultimate Foodie’s Guide to Dining in Falmouth

Food started out as a simple need, but has evolved into one of the greatest art forms of the 21st century. It makes sense too – if we’ve got to eat, why not make what we eat more interesting? Innovators of cuisine have spiced things up, added some flair, and built upon classic recipes to create truly extraordinary food, which is why we love it so much at Palmer House Inn. We’ve even put together this handy guide showcasing several of our favorite restaurants in Falmouth, MA! Read on to discover some of the best places to eat near our romantic bed and breakfast. It may even prompt a getaway to Cape Cod so you can taste all of the wonderful local cuisine for yourself!

Chef in a white coat preparing a steak salad

Main Street Fare Within Walking Distance

All of the restaurants featured below are on our beautiful main street, which is within walking distance of the Inn. Stroll through Falmouth’s historic downtown, and look forward to a great meal!

The Glass Onion
A dining experience like nothing else with a classy atmosphere and delicious seafood. It’s the perfect place for a discerning restaurant-goer looking for high-quality cuisine.

Anejo Mexican Bistro
An upscale Mexican restaurant with excellent Margaritas. Come for the food, stay for the drinks!

The Quarterdeck
A laid-back local favorite serving American cuisine and seafood. Its low-key atmosphere is great for a casual lunch or dinner. Also unique in that it’s one of the oldest restaurants in the area.

La Cucina Sul Mare Ristorante and Osteria La Civetta
If you’re in the mood for Italian then you’ve only got one decision to make, north or south? La Cucina Sul Mare Ristorante serves northern Italian cuisine and and features rich and creamy flavors that are a signature of that region, like Fettuccine Alfredo. Osteria La Civetta shakes things up with southern Italian fare and features lighter options with more emphasis on fresh flavors and vegetable dishes. Whichever one you choose, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal.

Estia Greek Restaurant
The Mediterranean diet is all the rage, and you can stick to your New Year’s resolution by dining at this newly opened Greek restaurant right in the village and very close to the Inn! We haven’t gone yet but are excited to try it soon, as we have heard rave reviews from guests who have. So whether you want to grab a coal-fired pizza, savor something from their modern Greek menu, or enjoy some mezedes (appetizers) and live music on the weekends, this may just be the place for you!

Half lobsters on ice with other shellfish

Delectable Dishes in Woods Hole and the Heights

If you’re willing to venture a few minutes farther away from the Inn, there are other fantastic restaurants for you to explore in Woods Hole, about 4 miles away, and Falmouth Heights, only 1-2 miles.

The Boathouse at Pier 37 (In Falmouth Heights)
A charming bar on the water with live music and great food. If you’re looking for atmosphere, this place will be hard to beat.

Shuckers Raw Bar (In Woods Hole)
Do you love seafood? Do you really love seafood? As the name suggests, they’re all about ocean delicacies! With steamed lobster served every day and an expansive menu of other fresh and delicious options, it’s a meal not to be missed by any seafood lover.

Landfall (In Woods Hole)
A great oceanfront restaurant boasting some fantastic views. Things liven up on the weekends with more of a club atmosphere. If you like to party, then this is the place to be.

Water Street Kitchen (In Woods Hole)
A new place looking to cut its teeth in the Woods Hole restaurant scene. It’s a trendy upscale joint serving great food with decisively stylish flair.

Pancakes with bacon and strawberriesat outside table

Savor Delicious Breakfasts at the Inn

With all this talk of lunch and dinner, there’s been no mention of the most important meal of the day! A great day always starts with a great breakfast, and the food at Palmer House Inn will make sure you’ve got the get-up-and-go you need for a day of exploring Cape Cod. A cup of our delicious custom blended gourmet coffee is a great way to get that energy boost you need, while our three-course breakfast fills your belly and your soul. Our culinary masterminds work hard each week to bring new and exciting items to our rotating menu which utilizes fresh herbs from our own garden. If you love food like we do, make sure to check out our catalog of recipes so you can try making some of our favorite dishes at home!

Couple in romantic restaurant with glasses of red wine

A True Food Lover’s Paradise

If you found your mouth watering while reading about all the best places to eat in Falmouth, why not come and try them during a visit to our historic Inn? There are many more amazing restaurants to be discovered and, for a foodie, a trip here is the experience of a lifetime. We’ll provide the impeccable accommodations, so you can focus on experiencing all the amazing food on the quiet side of the Cape. We hope to see you soon, but for now, “bon appétit!”

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