A November 2006 trip
to Cape Cod by zabelle
Quote: While the rest of the world was fighting the Black Friday crowds, we are relaxing and enjoying the off season beauty of the Cape.
Hotel | "On the Beach"
Formerly known as Jillians, On the Beach has taken over the location at the corner of rt. 151 and 28A. The general set up is similar but the whole look is more open. A wall has been removed between the bar area and the dining room and the large aquarium is no more. Now however there is a game room so it is a good trade off.We began our meal by sharing an order of calamari. They are quite unusual, they are covered with the honey ginger sauce, you don’t dip into it. Quite interesting though more tentacles than I like to see. If you are looking for your silverware, check out the metal bucket in the middle of the table.I ordered a cup of French Onion soup and a Beach Wedge. The onion soup had the usual French bread crouton with a minimal amount of cheese. The broth was sweet but not beefy. Good but not exactly as expected. The wedge was perfect with a large hunk of iceberg lettuce, delicious crispy bacon pieces and chopped tomatoes covered in bleu cheese dressing.Alex had the popcorn shrimp appetizer and it was a large enough portion to be his meal.
Dan had the chowder in a bread bowl. He had wanted the French Onion in a bread bowl but that is the only soup they won’t do in a bread bowl. Being a culinary student he has very definite ideas about how things should taste and look and he gave them an A for both the chowder and the bread. Al had the French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich and it was a loaded roll with nice rare beef. Al gave it two thumbs up and he is very fussy.I couldn’t resist ordering a Stella to drink, they had it on tap. A warning here, you pay for each soda refill. Of course I found this out the hard way when I got a $10 bill for the boys sodas. Ouch. Save room for dessert. They have an unusual offering called a pebble.
It is served warm and comes in chocolate brownie, chocolate chip cookie dough and bananas fosters varieties. You get five little crispy calls of flavor. Our waitress recommended the brownie and even Alex who had insisted he had to have chocolate chip cookie dough admitted he should have gotten the brownie like Dan. I would have gone for the Bananas Foster but I couldn’t talk either of them into sharing with me.The meal cost me $63 before tip. Not cheap but for dinner with my two almost grown grandsons it was well worth every dollar.Parking is located across route 151 from the restaurant.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 3, 2006
The Beach House Restaurant
7 Nathan Ellis Highway at corner of Routes 28A and 151
North Falmouth, MA 02556
Restaurant | "The Bee Hive Tavern"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 3, 2006
Bee Hive Tavern
406 Route 6A
East Sandwich, Massachusetts 02537
Talk of the Town Diner
362 North Falmouth Highway
Cape Cod-North falmouth
874 Main Street
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02540
56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02541
Sandwich Glass Museum
Cape Cod, Massachusetts