All unique in their own way, you will find that the following Falmouth restaurants are frequented by locals …
Nestled right on Main Street, the Quarterdeck exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere that is also both historical and nautical. Much of its interior is salvaged from Mac Dougal’s Boatyard in Falmouth Harbor. Some of the wood dates back to the 1600s and exudes the feeling of being below deck on a sailing vessel. Utilizing their relationship with local fishermen, they specialize in locally-caught seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. You will often find live music here on weekends, adding to a great night out.
Regardless of its off-the-beaten-path location, a visit to Jacks Restaurant and Bar is a complete experience. Owned by a Falmouth resident who’s been in the business for more than 50 years. The menu is mainly a mix of great Pub food, as attested to by their Best of Cape awards for 1st place for “best burger” and “best bar pizza”. They were also awarded “best nightlife/music” and “best bar”. They pride themselves on being “where family and friends gather for good food and great times”, featuring a piano bar and live entertainment.
Fine dining in Woods Hole. This chef owned bistro is considered by many to offer the best and most creative fresh food made from scratch. Sustainably or responsibly sourced ingredients are the inspiration. All of their seafood is sustainably fished and/or farmed. Water Street Kitchen is one of the few restaurants in the area that partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Seafood Watch,” a program that helps to educate consumers and business owners on choosing seafood that is fished or farmed in ways which help keep the ocean healthy. From the waterfront dining room guests can watch the Martha’s Vineyard ferries and fishing boats traverse through the Woods Hole channel, and into Vineyard Sound.
This seasonal summer spot is one of Falmouth’s best kept secrets. Situated on Falmouth Harbor tucked in between 2 more well known restaurants (the Raw Bar and the Flying Bridge) it’s one of the best locations for outdoor dining, or just enjoying a cocktail at the bar among the boats. While it turns into a nightlife mecca for the younger crowd on weekends, during the week it’s one of our favorite spots for afternoon drinks or al fresco dining.
In the heart of the hustle and bustle of Main Street, Liams provides a lively gathering place.
In Ireland, the pub is the beating heart of the community. It’s where folks gather for toe-tapping music, delicious food, and lively banter. Declared one of the Top 10 Irish Pubs in New England by the Boston Globe. This warm and charming pub features a large draft beer selection and wine list making it a great spot for lunch or dinner, appetizers with friends, or to watch the game on one of their 6 big screen TVs.
Owned and run by family from Northern Italy (Emilia Romagna), this warm and cozy bistro serves authentic, regional Italian food. Emilia Romagna is a wedge-shaped region in Northern Italy, encompassing the fertile plains south of the Po River, mountains, and the Adriatic Sea coast to the east. Home to the cities of Bologna, Modena, Ferrara, Parma and Reggio, its where balsamic vinegar was born, and where Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano originate. Osteria La Civetta’s commitment to authenticity goes even further: not only are the owners, the ingredients and the menu from Emilia Romagna, but so are the cooks.
All the restaurant’s wines are from Italy, as are the cured meats (prosciutto, speck, bresaola), cheeses (Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padano) and more. Fresh pasta is made daily. Osteria La Civetta gets all its fish and seafood from The Clam Man in Falmouth and takes advantage of the weekly Falmouth Farmers’ Market for produce. Located in the Center of “downtown” Falmouth, the huge glass windows look out onto vibrant Main Street.
Book your next stay at Inn on the Sound and give one of these local favorites a try!