Moby Dick’s in Wellfleet, Cape Cod has great seafood for a few clams


What’s for dinner? Well, whenever my husband Bill and I are on the Lower Cape the answer is simple: Moby Dick’s on Route 6 in Wellfleet. We have dined regularly at Moby Dick’s for 20 years and never get tired of its great atmosphere and food. In our humble opinion this is absolutely one of the best seafood restaurants in Cape Town, or for that matter, anywhere. And the prices are always fair. Plus, owner Todd Barry and his wife Mignon are always there to make sure everything is perfect.


Now celebrating 39 years of family business, Moby Dick’s is the epitome of the Cape Cod clam shack where you always wanted to eat. “Yes, we’re a clam shack,” Barry says. “We haven’t reinvented the wheel, but we don’t take shortcuts and buy only the best. Indeed, this is where you’ll find world-famous Wellfleet oysters, of course, as well as classic fried platters, lobster rolls and seafood such as Grilled Cape Scallops accompanied by sweet corn and apples. of earth in the oven. We especially like this dish ($ 27) because it features just-caught scallops grilled in a little butter, and they always hit the mark. (In fact, we order it every time we’re there.)

Only the hot rolls served with your dinner are worth the entrance fee; they are this good. We always get this dinner with a side of steamed broccoli ($ 5) which is amazing with just a little bit of grated cheese on top. Moby Dick’s prices are advantageous and their BYOB policy allows you to bring your own alcohol (which people love to do as there are no cork fees) and there is simply a tip jar for tips. at the counter. You will find, fins down, the freshest seafood (deliveries are daily). Best-sellers on the menu include lobster rolls (market price), clam chowder ($ 6 a cup), and grilled swordfish (market price). Is it any wonder, then, that Cape Cod Life Magazine recently awarded Moby Dick the “Best Lunch on the Outer Cape?” Mr Barry said: “We buy the best and offer it at a reasonable price.”

Dogs are also welcome. Last year, due to COVID, the restaurant created 15 tables to sit outside, and “so many people came with dogs that created a dog station,” Barry said.

Kids are also welcome here, and there’s also a kids’ menu that includes chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

And if you have to, there’s an Impossible Burger for $ 14.

Save room for dessert – Moby’s bakes their own brownies, gets their ice cream from a local Moms and Dads supplier and imports their Southern Lime Pie, and “We make our own whipped cream for this. “Mr. Barry told me. You can order the Key Lime Pie for $ 7 a slice, or get a whole one to go for $ 44.

Whichever way you slice it up, Moby Dick’s is a great food and social experience.

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