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Cape Cod is synonymous with summer, its dining classics—lobster rolls, soft-serve ice cream—even more so. But the preternaturally preppy New England vacation destination is surprisingly diverse in its culinary offerings: For every roadside clam shack, there's an eclectic new fine dining spot. The trick in this picturesque collection of seaside towns is not finding a place to eat, but rather prioritizing your meals. — Meaghan Agnew, Contributor


Lobster Roll


Local Expert

Mario Mariani

General manager of Pain D'Avignon

"The quality of the air and water on Cape Cod is what really differentiates the dining scene from surrounding areas. You'll be surprised by the unexpected and unpretentious quality of the food. It's never staged or overhyped."

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