Foodie Itinerary

In Orleans, you’re never far from great food and dining experiences. Delicious choices are everywhere, whether you’re on the go or lingering over dessert.

(Note: please check with individual restaurants for hours and services.)

Day One - The Freshest Seafood

Two words: lobster rolls. Nothing says summer on the Cape like sweet lobster meat, piled high on a soft buttery bun. But who has the best one? Make that delicious determination yourself by trying as many as possible at eateries throughout Orleans.

Beyond lobster rolls, fresh seafood – caught locally and prepared onsite – is served all over town, from the catch of the day to savory shellfish and, of course, chowdah.

Orleans Seafood Market

Day Two - Landlubbers Unite!

Where’s the beef? Right here in Orleans. Sizzling steaks, juicy burgers and the best barbecue on the Cape are just some of the offerings. Pizza, pasta, burritos, briskets, quiche and sky-high turkey clubs are waiting, along with filling favorites from south of the border and the Far East.

Loosen your belt and take a look.

Zia Pizzeria

Day Three - A Moveable Feast

If you don’t want to miss a minute of our Cape Cod sunshine, take your feast with you to the beach, park or back to your rental property. Most restaurants in Orleans offer take-out service, while our specialty markets excel in gourmet treats on the go. Friends’ Marketplace, for one, offers store-made salads, sandwiches and entrees .

On your way to Nauset Beach? Stop at Nauset Farms first to pick up lobster bakes in a bag and picnic lunches featuring a variety of made-to-order sandwiches.

Friends’ Marketplace and Garden Center

Day Four - The Sweet Spot

In Orleans, there’s always an ice cream parlor nearby. From homemade scooped ice cream and premium soft-serve to special creations like flavored cones and imaginative toppings, you can end every meal with a fresh ice cream adventure.

But there are more sweet treats in store at our coffee and chocolate shops, serving specialty chocolates, fresh bakery favorites, decadent desserts and every type of coffee imaginable

Ice Cream Cafe