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Best Lobster Shacks On Cape Cod

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Whether it's for an annual summer meal that's part of a family tradition or if you are a newcomer to Cape Cod in search of fresh seafood, visiting a classic lobster shack is a must. The following spots have a variety of ways to enjoy lobster including steamed, featured in a lobster roll and more. Check out these lobster spots for your seafood fix this summer.

Lobster Trap
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Lobster Trap
290 Shore Road
Bourne, MA 02532
(508) 759-7600

Located in Bourne is a family favorite for dinner with a view – Lobster Trap. Start off with New England clam chowder, steamed clams or the lobster egg rolls. Then it has everything you could ask for from fried seafood platters to fish rolls. But what's a visit to a lobster shack without steamed hard shell 1 1/4-pound lobsters served with drawn butter, native corn and red bliss potato salad? For the real experience, Lobster Trap also has a lobster "bucket" featuring lobster, steamers, linguica and corn for $33.

Lazy Lobster
247 Orleans Road
North Chatham, MA 02650
(508) 945-0032

Family-owned seasonal restaurant Lazy Lobster, in Chatham, serves breakfast and lunch to locals and visitors, April through October. It takes the work out of de-shelling a whole lobster and instead features some of the best lobster rolls the area has to offer. You can even enjoy its tasty lobster salad on top of a salad for a lighter lunch. Or how about trying something different like The Inferno for $14? This dish features scrambled eggs with fresh lobster, Swiss cheese, red onion and arugula.

Chatham Pier Fish Market
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Chatham Pier Fish Market
45 Barcliff Ave. Extension
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-3474

It doesn't get any fresher than award-winning Chatham Pier Fish Market. Steamy lobster bisque, a hearty lobster roll and even lobster sushi are available for your enjoyment. It also makes a mean scallop roll or fish and chips. Whether you want to buy lobster to make at home from the market or have a sit-down seafood meal, Chatham Pier Fish Market is definitely a go-to eatery for everyone in the area.

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Moby Dick's
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Moby Dick's
3225 Route 6
Wellfleet, MA 02667
(508) 349-9795

Since 1983, Moby Dick's has prided itself on serving the highest quality local seafood available. "Wellfleet oysters, day-boat scallops from Chatham and Provincetown, hooked Atlantic cod and fresh steamers from Chatham" are just a few of the Cape Cod seafood selections it utilizes for its menu. It is the kind of place to let loose, tie your hair back and throw on a bib so you can get down and dirty and dig in to lobster, steamers and all of your favorite sides. Moby Dick's also offers up a gluten-free menu as well as children's offerings. Make sure to leave room for a slice of its infamous key lime pie.

Arnold's Restaurant
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Arnold's Restaurant
3580 Route 6
Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-2575

For over 35 years, Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar has been a family dining destination on the Cape. Not only can you nosh on fried fish, lobster rolls and steamed lobsters from one to three pounds, but there are also 18 holes to play of mini golf, and for dessert, ice cream from Richardson's Dairy Farm. Plus at night, the restaurant comes alive with guests sipping cocktails and slurping goodies from the raw bar.

Related: Best Lobster Shacks On The North Shore

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