The Ultimate Guide to Waterfront Dining in Falmouth, MA

The Ultimate Guide to Waterfront Dining in Falmouth, MA

Falmouth, Mass., a coastal town on the southwest tip of Cape Cod, offers luxurious living with waterfront views and abundant fresh seafood. Catch-of-the-day lobsters, scallops, clams, squid, bluefin tuna, and other delectable fish species can be found at a number of restaurants across Falmouth. When you seek out waterfront dining in Falmouth, you'll have access to the freshest lobster rolls, clam chowder, pan-seared scallops, and more. If you prefer a variety of choices, Falmouth offers a variety of restaurants offering Thai, Mexican, Italian, and Irish cuisine, as well as some remarkable craft breweries. Here are some of the best restaurants for dining out in Falmouth, MA.

Waterfront Dining

Flying Bridge Restaurant

Cape Cod’s premiere waterfront restaurant is located on Scranton Ave., next to the Falmouth Marine Park overlooking the Falmouth Inner Harbor. The Flying Bridge Restaurant offers sushi and raw bars in addition to regular menu items. While the sushi bar features salmon, tuna, scallops, and shrimp, the raw bar offers Cotuit oysters, littleneck clams, shrimp cocktails, and caviar.

Falmouth Raw Bar

Continuing up Scranton Ave. to the end of Falmouth Inner Harbor, you'll find the Falmouth Raw Bar, voted best raw bar by Cape Cod Life magazine in 2019. The raw bar contains fresh daily oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, jumbo shrimp cocktails, and poke ahi tuna bowls. Fried seafood, lobster rolls, lobster, Atlantic salmon, and grilled ahi tuna plates round out the menu.

Landfall Restaurant

Moving off Scranton Ave. to Luscombe Ave, Woods Hole, located at the southwest tip of Falmouth, takes you to the Landfall Restaurant. Watch the ships and boats navigating the waters on Woods Hole Harbor while the sun sets as you dine on lobster, fresh swordfish, and filet mignon.

Additional Dining Options

While these restaurants can't offer waterfront dining in Falmouth, they do offer some of the finest quality culinary experiences in the region.

The Glass Onion

Located on N. Main Street, The Glass Onion is only open for dinner and has a refined menu that includes seafood, duck, sweet potato gnocchi, and filet mignon entrees. Make sure to book at least two weeks in advance!

The Quarterdeck

Situated on Main Street, The Quarterdeck provides options for the most discerning of diners. Although seafood is still the star, the restaurant offers diverse entrees for a number of different tastes. The Quarterdeck offers lunches and dinners that are comprised of broiled and baked seafood choices, as well as filet mignon and New York sirloin steak.


Shipwrecked is a popular dining destination known for its American-style cuisine with a special focus on seafood and sushi. The restaurant prides itself on offering great food accompanied by a beautiful view, making it an enjoyable dining destination in Falmouth.

Bluefins Sushi

Bluefins Sushi focuses on locally-sourced seafood, specializing in crafting sushi and tempura dishes. Their cuisine draws inspiration from local Cape Cod farm ingredients and aims to celebrate and showcase seafood through classically inspired Japanese methods while honoring traditional New England seafood cuisine. Besides sushi, they have a hot kitchen menu for non-sushi customers and offer fully cooked sushi rolls. The atmosphere is upscale with a fantastic martini bar vibe, making it a suitable spot for meeting friends, dates, or outings​.

Family-friendly dining

The Conference Table

Located on Worcester Ct., The Conference Table is a restaurant that has salads, appetizers, sandwiches, and children's fare for the whole family to enjoy. A local favorite, The Conference Table has some of the freshest local seafood in the Falmouth area.

Simply Divine Pizza

A comfy joint that hand-tosses thin-crust pies with creative toppings, Simply Divine Pizza also serves pasta, sandwiches and beer.

International dining

If you’re craving International cuisine, several restaurants throughout Falmouth are available to satisfy your hunger. Some international Falmouth restaurants include:

Casa Vallarta offers authentic Mexican cuisine and many flavors of margaritas, while Añejo Mexican Bistro specializes in Tex-Mex flavors with an extensive tequila and mezcal list. La Cucina Sur Mare offers authentic flavors of northern Italy, while The Thai Kitchen serves dishes like tamarind pork and pad thai. Lastly, Liam Maguire's Irish Pub offers traditional Irish fare like potato skins and Irish egg rolls. Estia is Cape Cod’s first upscale Greek restaurant.

Craft beer and snacks

The Aquatic Brewing Co.

The Aquatic Brewing Co. offers the best of New England craft beer. The Aquatic Brewing Co. on Main Street features IPAs, American pale ales, fruity sour ales, lagers, and stouts for the beer connoisseur in your life.

Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery

Located on E. Falmouth Hwy, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery boasts a wide selection of craft beers. From regional hard ciders to international-styled pilsners, Bad Martha offers a top-tier experience.

Routinely experience waterfront dining close to your luxury home

As you can see, choosing luxury living in Falmouth gives you access to many waterfront, international, and fine dining options you don't have to go far to enjoy. Consider the coastal setting and the many opportunities you'll have to dine on delectable seafood while enjoying the scenic views of Falmouth when browsing our listings.

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