Postcard from Cape Cod

For a lot of people [from Massachusetts], summer = Cape.  With great company, delicious eats, and unbelievable weather, I'm starting to agree with them about that equation.

The ladies and I began our weekend at Clancy's.  Even though it's now called Chapin's Fish n' Chips, my friend M calls it Clancy's because she refuses to adopt new names, much like the people who attend events at the MCI Center or the Fat Bee Eye Tee Cee H.  Regular Clancy's can be distinguished from Fancy Clancy's, which is now Chapin's Restaurant.  "Beach Bar" is a bit of an overstatement.  You can't see the beach or water from regular Clancy's, but you can eat on a big open deck--good enough for me.

 Seen in this photo:  M's extremely bright employees-only Sundae School t-shirt, onion rings, and copious amounts of wings, dressed, undressed, spicy, and not spicy.  Wings are delicious, whether you eat them on the Cape or alllll the way in Buffalo. 

Fish tacos ftw.  I'm obsessed.  If they aren't fried, I don't want to hear about it.

Big piece of crispy on the outside, melt in your mouth on the inside fish.  COD on Cape Cod.  Start your trip out right.

Chapin's Fish & Chips and Beach Bar on Urbanspoon

 I went to Sundae School twice. Maybe three times?  Razoreo is a favorite, that's raspberry + oreo, a creation of dear M.  But they don't stop there.  There are so many flavors, and they change all the time. If you like Oreos, you're in luck. They have Oreo EVERYTHING.  Coffee oreo is important, and you should really get down to business and have some. 

Steamers and name-labeled butter cups for dinner at home.
Lamar the lobster.  Or maybe this was Barry?  I'm not sure.  He's scary!

If you haven't been to the Cape, find a friend with a parent/grandparent/cousin with a Cape House.  Go, swim in the ocean, waterski in a lake, eat fried fish, and have Sundae School once a day at least.  Have a great time :)

Credit to Seester for some of these lovely photos.  Her real camera is the bomb.


  1. I've never been to the Cape, but pictures like this remind me why I want to go SO BADLY.

  2. PLEASE go to the four seas. Best IC on the cape. And baxters. SO good!!

  3. Ahh, Dennisport.

    If you really want a Cape experience, go to the Sesuit Harbor Cafe, in Dennis, or hit the Land Ho in Orleans.

    And as far as Chapins Fish n' Chips, I can only guess at the amount of money I have drank away there since I first went there when it opened.