Cape Cod Journals

INDIAN SUMMER AT THE CAPE

A September 2003 trip to Cape Cod by Irishdancer

<b>CORPORATION BEACH</b> Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: Cape Cod is like a chameleon. IN SEASON it's crowded, fender-to-fender traffic, and long waiting lines for bridges, restaurants and attractions. INDIAN SUMMER--it's not! The best way to get intimately acquainted with the real Cape is to spend several days in one area and explore all it offers.

INDIAN SUMMER AT THE CAPE

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<b>CORPORATION BEACH</b> Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Most tourists think "Boston" when you mention the state of Massachussetts, NOT Cape Cod. As you cross over the Cape Cod Canal via the Bourne Bridge, you understand why. The Cape is an entity unto itself - a veritable natureland. She entices with her scents of the sea, dazzles with the beauty of her marshes, and tempts with the flavors of her fishermens' catches. You'll never forget her!OBSERVATIONS: - Hydrangeas and roses are bountiful (see photo). Morning glories produce blooms in unusual shades of purples and blues. - "Sand" lawns are the norm topped with scrub brush and pine trees. - "Raking of the Seaweed" - a common ritual along publi...Read More

Jack's Outback Restaurant

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Restaurant | "JACK'S OUTBACK"

Jack's Outback Restaurant Photo, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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FEATURES: - Jack Braginton Smith. You've GOT to meet him. He's the reason we keep going back! - Binoculars at every table to observe a multitude of colorful visitors to his many birdhouses all over the back and side yards of the restaurant. - It's "outback" from the other business establishments in Yarmouthport. - Jams from Denmark i.e., raspberry-rhubarb, orange-pineapple, and strawberry-mango. - Menus don't exist. HOURS: 6:30am to 2pm, Mon - Sat; 7am to 2pm on Sun. Open daily year round for breakfast and lunch.PAYMENT: Cash only. DINING EXPERIENCE: Outsi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2003

Jack's Outback Restaurant
161 Main Street
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675
(508) 362-6690

La Scala

Restaurant | "LA SCALA RESTAURANTE"

La Scala Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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HISTORY: The owners of La Scala Restaurante, Bob Simone and George Fenzell, are longtime friends. They moved here from Wooster, Massachussetts. They opened the restaurant on June 17th of this year with their first waitress, Ellie (see photo). HOURS: Tues thru Sun, 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Closed on Mondays. Open all year round. RESERVATIONS: Recommended in season. Not necessary between Labor Day and Memorial Day. PAYMENT: All major credit cards accepted.WEBSITE: None at this time. DINING EXPERIENCE: We were all in the mood for a dinner of warm, nourishing pasta and crusty Italian bread. La Scala had that t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2003

La Scala
106 Depot Street
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 398-3910

Jake Rooney's

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Restaurant

Jake Rooney's Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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What's the best way to describe Jake Rooney's? It's welcoming, comfortable, layback, lots of friendly locals, and an extensive menu. Debbie, the bartender, has a quick wit and puts you into an instant comfort zone. PLUS, they have Keno! My sister-in-law was only too happy to mentor me in the world of wagering, best odds, etc.LOCATION: Route 28 and Brooks Road(on the bend in Harwichport).HOURS:Monday thru Thursday, 11:30am - close (dinner served till 9pm); Friday and Saturday, 11:30am - close (dinner till 10pm); Sunday, noon - 9:30pm. Open all year. Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.WEBSITE: Access ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2003

Jake Rooney's
119 Brooks Road
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02646
(508) 430-1100

Ebb Tide Restaurant

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Restaurant | "THE EBB TIDE RESTAURANT"

Ebb Tide Restaurant Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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BACKGROUND: THE EBB TIDE opened the summer of 1959 by the McCormick family. It was an antique captain's cottage. Richard and Helen McCormick first ran the restaurant and now their son, Paul, is the Master Chef. His sister, Gail, is at the front desk and his other sister, Patty, is the bartender. Paul's wife, Chris, manages the Gift Shop At The Ebb Tide next door(see entry). The McCormick family operates The Ebb Tide Chalets By The Sea, located directly behind the restaurant. This is truly a "family affair"!LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: The Ebb Tide is located across from the Nantucket Sound in Dennisport. Approach the Cape on Rt 3 or Rt 6 and cross the Sagamore Bri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 5, 2003

Ebb Tide Restaurant
88 Chase Avenue
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02639
(508) 398-8733

Grandma Daisy's / Karen's Korner

Attraction | "GRANDMA DAISY'S/KAREN'S KORNER"

Grandma Daisy's / Karen's Korner Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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"Grandma Daisy's", which also incorporates "Karen's Korner, opened on Memorial Day weekend in 1997. This was after 9 months of intense restoration. The property and buildings which house "Grandma"s" and "Karen's Korner" were originally owned by William Rogers, a blacksmith and shipfitter by trade. NOTE: The owner, Elaine Brown, told me she opened these exquisite shops in memory of her daughter, Karen, who died in 1995.SERVICES: - Interior Design Consultations - Bridal Registry - Gift Certificates - Wish ListsINFORMATION:Major credit cards accepted. Store Phone #(508)394-3373, Office Phone #(508)760-4090, Fax #(508)394-8...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 5, 2003

Grandma Daisy's / Karen's Korner
444 Lower County Road
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02639
(508) 394-3373

Secondhand Rose

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Attraction

Secondhand Rose Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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BACKGROUND INFO: This curiosity shop is a true reflection of its' owner, Rosemarie Pfeiffer(see photo). She worked as a geriatric nurse for 36 years before opening Secondhand Rose two years ago. It's on Main Street in the hub of downtown Dennisport and easy to find. Another added dimension to this remarkable lady is that she is an artist. She didn't start painting till she turned 52. Her mentor, a former patient, owned the art gallery on Main Street and Rose would visit with him to allow his wife some respite. She watched him paint for hours at a time and he encouraged her to start painting. When he died, he left her all his canvasses, brushes, art books, etc. Since...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 2, 2003

Secondhand Rose
668 Main Street
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02639
(508) 394-6620

Gift Shop at Ebb Tide

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Attraction

Gift Shop at Ebb Tide Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: Beside the Ebb Tide Restaurant, across from the Nantucket Sound (see entry on Ebb Tide Restaurant).INFORMATION:Phone #(508)398-3444 or Toll Free #(800) 349-4009. Fax #(508)349-4009. WEBSITE: Ebb Tide Gift Shop.HOURS: They were posted on door as 10am-4pm. However, we made a couple of attempts to shop there during those hours and found a hand written sign up, "be back in 15 minutes", etc. Perhaps, it's because we were there "off-season" and they're short on staff? Also, they close for the season from mid-October to mid-May.PAYMENT: They ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 9, 2003

Gift Shop at Ebb Tide
88 Chase Avenue
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 398-3444